Dr. Amol Saxena, DPM
Palo Alto Foundation
Medical Group
Dept. of Sports Medicine
3rd Floor, Clark Building
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Office: 650-853-2943
Fax: 650-853-6094
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Dr. Amol Saxena, DPM

About Dr. Saxena

Dr. Saxena’s practice specializes in Sports Medicine and Foot & Ankle Surgery, incorporated into the Palo Alto (CA) Foundation Medical Groups' multispecialty Sports Medicine department in 1993, in the home town where he was born and raised.  Clinical & research interests include sports medicine/running injuries, acute and chronic ankle pain (ankle osteochondral injuries), Achilles and Peroneal Tendons, stress fractures (especially Navicular and Jones), midfoot injuries (Lisfranc’s), revision surgery, flatfoot surgery and 1st MPJT arthritis. He has pioneered several surgical techniques (such as the endoscopic Gastrocnemius recession and other Achilles procedures), classifications and instruments (including a bone grafting retractor, an arthroscopic drill guide and various locking plates). He is an international and nationally recognized surgeon, speaker and author, and has published over 100 articles and chapters including in dozens of orthopedic journals and texts. Dr. Saxena is the editor of “International Advances in Foot and Ankle Surgery” (Springer 2012), a unique text of internationally re-known podiatric, orthopedic and trauma surgeons with 45 chapters, and 68 authors. Also editor of two sub-texts “Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery of the Foot and Ankle” and “Special Procedures in Foot & Ankle Surgery”.

Dr. Saxena is currently President of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine (AAPSM). He serves on the editorial Board for Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery and for Muscle, Ligament & Tendon (Italian). He is a lifetime honorary member of the German Association for Foot and Ankle Surgery (www.gffc.de). He serves as consulting Podiatrist for Nike Oregon Project, Bay Area Track Club and local high school athletic teams. He has been director of Fellowship training at PAMF since 1999.  In 2004 he was awarded Humanitarian of the year by the CPMA . He currently has treated and operated on dozens of Olympians from around the world (including Gold Medalists and world record holders), and Olympic Trials qualifiers, numerous professional athletes including from the Nike Oregon Project, Golden State Warriors San Francisco Giants and 49ers, and San Jose Earthquakes, and many top area high school athletic scholarship winners. Dr. Saxena is board certified/Re-certified in Foot and Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery (American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery), Fellow American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons, American Academy Podiatric Sports Medicine (which he was presented the Schuster Award for outstanding research in 2011), and serves as Vice-Chief of Podiatric Section at Stanford University Hospital.

Dr. Saxena  has been awarded Alumnus of the Year and Honor Medal from Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine during their centennial anniversary (2012).. He has competed in several Boston Marathons and Duathlon (run, bike, run) World Championships. He is married and has three children. He is able to converse in English, German, French and Hindi. Co-Founder, along with his wife who is race director, of the “Juana Run”, which has raised over $250,000.00 for Palo Alto local schools since 1997.


Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine Alumni of the Year 2012
American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine Biomechanics/Schuster Award 2011
California Podiatric Medical Association Humanitarian of the Year 2004
Board Certified, American Board of Podiatric Surgery,
(Foot and Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery)
1993, 1995
Re-certified, American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgeons through 2023
Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons 1993
Fellow, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine 1990
Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopaedics and Medicine 1995
Marquis Who's Who of the World 1992-93, 1995-96
Outstanding Young Man in America 1986-89
Outstanding Young Man in America , Board Member 1996-97


American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine Board/Current President 2014-Present
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons, Div I Vice President 2011-Present
Board of Podiatric Medicine, CA Expert Reviewer 2010-Present
American Medical Athletic Association, Advisory Board (volunteer) 2000-Present
Surgecenter of Palo Alto, QA & Medical Advisory Board 2000-Present
Section Chairman, Stanford University Hospital, (Podiatric Surgery) 2001-Present
Washington University (St. Louis) Young Alumni "W" Club Board 1995-2000
Washington University (St. Louis) (volunteer); “Alumni Admissions” 1995-Present
USA Track and Field Sports Medicine Executive Committee, Regional Chair (volunteer) 1993-1998
Reviewer, Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery Editorial Board 1995-2001
Editorial Board, Foot & Ankle Quarterly 1999-Present
Scientific Chairman "Sports Medicine and Reconstruction Foot Surgery"
(S.C.P.M. Summer Seminar)
Aug. 1995, Aug. 1996, Aug. 1998, Aug. 2000, June 2002
Podiatric Sports Medicine Editor, The Lower Extremity 1994-1998
Adjunct Clinic Faculty, California College of Podiatric Medicine 1995-2003
Sports Medicine Committee, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons 1998-2002
Stanford Myofascial Institute, Board (volunteer) 1997-2000
“Fifty Plus”, Board Member (volunteer); Research Committee 2000-2004

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS (from most recent)

  1. Percutaneous plating for fibular fractures (accepted JFAS)
  2. Medial Displacement Calcaneal osteotomies: Screws vs Plates 2016 J Foot Ankle Surg
  3. Radial Soundwave for Sesamoiditis 2016 J Foot Ankle Surg
  4. Synovial Chondromatosis of the ankle: two patients with 22 and more than 120 loosebodies 2016 J Foot Ankle Surg
  5. Naviculo-cuneiform coalition: case reports of two sibling soccer players 2016 J Foot Ankle Surg
  6. Chapter: Shoes for Cross-training: in Athletic Footwear M Werd (Ed) Springer 2016
  7. Subtalar Arthroeresis: Prospective study on 100 adult patients 2016 J Foot Ankle Surg
  8. Current evidence of extracorporeal shock wave therapy in chronic Achilles tendinopathy 2015 Int J Surg
  9. Clinical relative effectiveness of focused ESWT in the treatment of chronic plantar fasciitis 2015 J Bone Joint Surg
  10. Rate of Surgical Site Infection Following the Implementation of an Antibiotic Prophylaxis Protocol. J. American Society of Podiatric Surgeons 2014
  11. Endoscopic Gastrocnemius Recession in Arthroskopie Fuss- und Sprunggelenk (German)
  12. Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy in Arthroskopie Fuss- und Sprunggelenk (German)
  13. Medial locking plate versus two screw fixation for fixation of the Ludloff Osteotomy, J Foot Ankle Surg, 2013
  14. Comparison between Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy, Placebo ESWT and Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy for the Treatment of Chronic Plantar Heel Pain in the Athlete. J Musc Lig Tend, 2013
  15. A unique procedure for treatment of Osteochondral lesions of the Tarsal Navicular: three cases in athletes. J Foot Ankle Surg, 2013
  16. Vibration and Pressure Wave Therapy for Calf Strains: a Proposed Treatment. J Musc Lig Tend 2013
  17. Commentary in Foot & Ankle Quarterly on “Treatment of Achilles Tendinopathy with Platelet-Rich Plasma”, 2013
  18. Commentary in Foot & Ankle Quarterly on “Surgical Interventions for treating acute Achilles tendon rupture: key findings from a recent Cochrane Review”, 2013
  19. Plantar Fascia injuries in athletes (Ch 32) in Foot & Ankle in Sport, (Altchek et al, eds, Lippincott) Nov. 2012
  20. Endoscopic Gastrocnemius Recession J Arthroskopie (German) Nov 2011
  21. Use of a novel treadmill for rehabilitation of the Achilles tendon: a pilot study (Poster @ 2010 ACFAS Ann’l Meeting)J Foot Ankle Surg 50(5) 2011
  22. Magnetic Resonance Imaging and incidental findings of lateral ankle pathological features with asymptomatic ankles (presented @ 2010 ACFAS Ann’l meeting) J Foot Ankle Surg 50(4) 2011
  23. Extra-corporeal Pulsed-activated Therapy(“EPAT” Soundwave) for Achilles tendinopathy: a prospective study J Foot Ankle Surg 50(3) 2011
  24. Post-operative physical therapy in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  25. Endoscopic Gastrocnemius recession in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  26. Anterior Ankle & Subtalar Arthroscopy in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  27. Acute Achilles & other tendon ruptures in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  28. Os Trigonum Syndrome in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  29. Ankle OCDS in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  30. Plantar Fasciitis in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  31. Lisfranc’s sprains in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  32. Stress Fractures: Jones, Navicular and Medial Malleolar in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  33. Turf Toe in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  34. Peroneal Tendonopathy in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  35. Insertional & mid-substance Achilles Tendonopathy in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  36. Lapidus Procedure in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  37. Revision First Ray Surgery in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  38. Hallux Rigidus: Distal First Metatarsal Osteotomy/Hohmann procedure in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  39. Hallux Rigidus: Valenti Arthroplasty in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  40. Extra-corporeal pulsed activated (“EPAT”) sound-wave for Achilles tendinopathy: a prospective study ( J Foot Ankle Surg 50(2): 2011, Poster 2011 ACFAS Ann’l meeting)
  41. Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy Recession in Minimally Invasive Foot & Ankle Surgery, Maffulli & Easley, eds. Springer 2011
  42. Endoscopic Gastrocnemius Recession in Minimally Invasive Foot & Ankle Surgery, Maffulli & Easley, eds. Springer 2011
  43. Rehabilitation of the operated Achilles tendon: parameters for success. J Foot Ankle Surg 50(1):37-40, 2011
  44. ACSM Sports Medicine Review: test questions for Lower Extremity Stress Fractures, Ankle sprains, Running shoes & orthoses, Brian Davis, MD (ed) 2011
  45. Navicular Stress Fractures: Letter to the Editor, Am J Sports Med 2010
  46. Peroneal Retinaculum Repair: surgical results in 31 athletes J Foot Ankle Surg 2010
  47. Endoscopic Gastrocnemius Recession (w Chris DiGiovanni, MD), in “Minimally Invasive Surgery in Orthopaedics”, (Springer, Scuderi & Tria, Editors), 2009
  48. Subtalar arthroereisis (w Mark Easley, MD), Techniques in MIS Orthopedic Surgery 2009
  49. Lapidus Bunionectomy: early evaluation of crossed lag screws versus locking plate with plantar lag screw. J Foot Ankle Surg 2009
  50. Removal of an unusual pedal ossicle in an elite athlete: case study. J Foot Ankle Surg 2009
  51. Cuboido-navicular coalitions J Foot Ankle Surg 2009
  52. Wound Complications with Achilles tendon surgery: report on 219 cases. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 2008
  53. Endoscopic Gastrocnemius Recession Zeitschrift fuer Orthopaede (German) 2007
  54. The Achilles Tendon, Ankle Equinus and the Athlete (w Chris DiGiovanni, MD), in “The Achilles Tendon” (N. Maffulli, MD & L Almekinders, MD Editors) Springer-Verlag 2007
  55. Articular injuries to the talus in athletes: results of treatment with microfracture and autogenous bone graft. Am J Sports Med 2007
  56. Radiographic findings of bioabsorbable subtalar arthroereisis implants. J Foot Ankle Surg May-June 2007
  57. Navicular Stress Fractures in Athletes: a prospective study. Foot Ankle Int’l Nov. 2006
  58. Implantable Bone Stimulation: Fusion Rates in 26 Cases. J Foot Ankle Surg, Nov/Dec 2005
  59. Bioabsorbable Screws for Lisfranc’s Diastasis J Foot Ankle Surg, Nov/Dec 2005
  60. Guest Editor, Indian Journal of Foot Surgery, Peroneal Tendon Pathology, 2005
  61. Endoscopic Gastrocnemius Recession: Preliminary Report on 18 Cases. J Foot Ankle Surg, Sept/Oct 2004
  62. Uni-portal Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy in Athletes: a prospective study. Foot Ankle Int, Dec. 2004
  63. Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis: 10 Cases in the Ankle. Foot Ankle Int’l Nov. 2004
  64. Plantar Fascia Ruptures in Athletes. Am J Sports Med May-June 2004
  65. Results of Achilles Tendon Surgery in Elite and Sub-elite Track Athletes. Foot & Ankle Int’l Sept. 2003
  66. Surgical Results of Sesamoidectomy in the Athletic and Active Patients. Foot & Ankle Int’l May 2003
  67. Peroneal Tendon Tears: 49 Cases in 41 Patients. J Foot Ankle Surg July/Aug 2003
  68. “Retrospective review of 91 surgeries for chronic Achilles pathology”. J Am Pod Med Assoc July/Aug 2003
  69. “Peroneal Tendon Abnormalities: a review of 40 cases”. JAPMA July/Aug 2003
  70. Tarsal Coalitions: Activity levels with and without surgery. JAPMA July/Aug 2003
  71. Quinolones and Achilles Tendon Rupture. JAPMA July/Aug 2003
  72. Ankle Dorsiflexion in Adolescent Athletes. JAPMA July/Aug 2003
  73. Guest Editorial, J Am Pod Med Assoc, July/Aug 2003 Sports Medicine Issue
  74. “Endoscopic Gastrocnemius Tenotomy” Jan/Feb, 2002, J Foot Ankle Surg
  75. “Achilles Tendinopathy” Kader, Saxena, Moven & Maffulli, July 2002, Br. J Sport Med
  76. “Hypophosphatemic Rickets presenting as recurrent stress fractures in a middle-aged woman” Linde, Saxena & Feldman, March/April, 2001, J Foot Ankle Surg
  77. "The Watershed Band of the Achilles Tendon: Cadaveric and MRI findings” Saxena & Bareither, May/June 2001 J Foot Ankle Surg
  78. “Proximal Fourth Metatarsal Stress Fractures: Jones fracture of the fourth metatarsal” Saxena, Krisdakumtorn, & Erickson July 2001, Foot & Ankle Int’l
  79. "Pushing the Envelope: How soon you can and cannot return an athlete to sports" Fall 2001,Clinics in Pod. Med. & Surg
  80. "Bone Stimulation on Stress Fractures: A Case-Control Study with a Comparison to the Literature" Foot & Ankle Quarterly (13)2, Summer 2000
  81. Guest Editor, Foot & Ankle Quarterly, “Sports Medicine” Summer 2000 (Editorial)
  82. “Return to Athletic Activity after Foot & Ankle Surgery: A Preliminary Report on Select Procedures” March/April 2000, J. Foot Ankle Surg
  83. “Results of Treatment of 22 Navicular Stress Fractures and a New Proposed Radiographic Classification System,” March/April 2000, J. Foot Ankle Surg
  84. “The Incidence of the Plantaris Tendon - Magnetic Resonance, Surgical and Cadaver Findings,” Foot and Ankle Int’l July, 2000
  85. Expert Analysis: Foot & Ankle Quarterly: Posterior Tibial Dysfunction (Talo-navicular Fusion), 2000
  86. Guest Editor: Foot and Ankle Quarterly: New Surgical Techniques, Winter Issue 1999 (Audio Lecture: Surgery for Chronic Achilles Problems)
  87. "Keeping Healthy"; Chapter 26, in Breakthrough Running, Human Kinetics Publishing, 2000
  88. "Tips, Quips and Pearls: The Evans Calcaneal Osteotomy," J. Foot Ankle Surg, (2) 2000
  89. “Lis Franc’s Injuries: A Round Table” Biomechanics April1999
  90. “The Effect of Foot Orthoses on Patellofemoral Syndrome,” June, 1998, The Lower Extremity
  91. “An Interactive Symposium on Procedures to Reduce the First Intermetatarsal Angle,” June 1998, The Lower Extremity
  92. “Tips, Quips, and Pearls: Soft Tissue Anchors,” March/April 1998, Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  93. “An Algorithmic Approach to Lisfranc’s Joint,” December, 1997, The Lower Extremity
  94. "Longitudinal Peroneal Tendon Tears," May/June 1997, Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  95. "The Ludloff Osteotomy: A Critical Analysis," March/April 1997, Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  96. "Sports Medicine Grand Rounds," Nov/Dec 1996. Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery
  97. "Retrocalcaneal Pain: An Algorithmic Approach," March 1996, The Lower Extremity
  98. “The Long Term Results of Dorsal Approaches to Sesmoidectomies,” Sept 1995, The Lower Extremity
  99. “The Valenti Procedure for Hallux Limitus/Rigidus,” Sept/Oct 1995 J. Foot and Ankle Surgery
  100. "Lateral Ankle Reconstruction: A Comparison of Soft tissue Metal Anchors versus Split-Peroneus Brevis Tenodesis," March 1995, The Lower Extremity
  101. "Surgical Treatment of Chronic Achilles Tendinitis," May/June 1995, Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  102. "Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis of the Ankle," March/April 1995, The Lower Extremity
  103. "Metabolic Etiologies for Pedal Stress Fractures," Mar/Apr 1995, The Lower Extremity
  104. "An Unusual Case of Achilles Paratendinosis," Jan/Feb 1994, Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  105. "Unusual Foot Pathologies Mimicking Common Sport Injuries," Mar/Apr 1993, Journal of Foot Surgery
  106. "Postoperative Physical Therapy for Podiatric Surgery," Aug 1992, American Journal of Podiatric Medicine
  107. "Effects of Stretching the Gastrocnemius Muscle," May/June 1991, Journal of Foot Surgery
  108. "Anatomic Dissection of Posterior Tibialis Muscle and Correlation to Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome," Mar/Apr 1990, Journal of Foot Surgery
  109. "A New Radiographic Angle to Assess Intra-articular Calcaneal Fractures," May/June 1989, Journal of Foot Surgery
  110. "Footwear and Ankle Stability in the Basketball Player," Apr 1988, Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery


  1. Outcomes of Navicular Stress fractures
  2. Results of Debridement and peritenolysis for Achilles tendinopathy
  3. Plating for Jones Fractures (in review JFAS, w Chad Seidenstricker, Rich Bouché)
  4. Treatment of plantar fasciitis with radial soundwave: is early intervention better? (in review JFAS)


Munich/GFFC: Sports Med Myths, Achilles Update, 1st Ray surgery Dec 2016
AAPSM Stand Alone: Seminar Vice Chair; Achilles update, Cadaver Lab, Hallux Rigidus Oct 2016
Texas State Meeting:Navicular Injuries, Sports Med Panel Sept 2016
Midwest Podiatry Conference Percutaneous Achilles repair, Sports Med Myths Apr 2016
ACFAS AnníL Meeting: Microfracture; EGR&EPF,Return to Sports;Panel Feb 2016
Munich:German Foot & Ankle Conf: Myths & reality of sports medicine, Achilles Surgery, Ludloff vs Lapidus Dec 2015
CA School of Pod Med Surgical Conf: Scary Cases, Ludloff vs Lapidus Oct 2015
AAPSM Standalone: co-chair, Myths & reality of sports medicine Sept 2015
Midwest Pod Conf: Achilles Surgery, Surgical anatomy, PRP workshop Mar 2015
Munich:German Foot & Ankle Conf Peroneal, Calc Osteotomies, Ludloff vs Lapidus, Cadaver lab Dec 2014
Am Med Ath Assoc Boston Marathon Meeting: Myth & Realty of Treating Runners Apr 2014
Midwest Pod Conf: Surgical anatomy, Current Treatments of Tendinopathy Apr 2014
AAPSM Stand Alone: Case studies, Ankle workshop Mar 2014
VUMEDI Ankle Arthroscopy Webinar Sept 2013
Achilles & Ankle Workshop (NYC) Sept 2013
Am Pod Med Assoc Ann’l Meeting: Return to Sport after Foot & Ankle Surg July 2013
InnovationsFuss(Kiel Germany) Ankle Arthroscopy, Retrograde Drilling June 2013
Midwest Pod Conf: New Technologies in Tendinopathy, Myth of Stretching, Leg Pain Workshop Apr 2013
Muscle Ligament & Tendon Ann’l Meeting (Italy) Nov 2012
Learning in the Vineyard (Napa, CA) Oct 2012
ArthroscopyLab (GFFC-Germany) Sept 2012
Midwest Podiatry Conf (Chicago) April 2012
Achilles Master Course Feb 2012
Orange County Foot & Ankle Meeting Sept 2011
Int’l Musc. Shockwave Therapy Soc (Kiel, Germany) June 2011
Midwest Pod Conference March 2011
Geselleschaft fur Fusschirurgie (Munich Germany) Dec 2010
Midwest Pod Conf Apr 2010
Arthrex Foot & Ankle June 2010
APMA Ann’l Meeting, Seattle, WA July 2010
IPMA Ann’l Meeting Sept 2010
Geselleschaft fur Fusschirurgie(Munich Germany) Dec 2009
NYCPM Geriatric Conf Oct 2009
Midwest Podiatry Conf Mar 2009
Geselleschaft fur Fusschirurgie(Munich Germany): Sesamoidectomies in athletes, Endoscopy December 2008
Arthrex/AAPSM Foot & Ankle Surgery in the Athlete October 2008
Luebeck (Germany): Endoscopy, Calcaneal Osteotomies, FHL transfer September 2008
Midwest Podiatry Conference: Endoscopic Gastrocnemius Recession March 2008
Geselleschaft fur Fusschirurgie: Complications with Achilles tendon surgery December 2007
Am. Ortho Soc Sports Medicine Ann’l Meeting: Talar Articular Injuries July 2007
Univ of Calgary Foot & Ankle Update June 2007
Am Coll of Foot & Ankle Surg Ann’l: Current techniques in “OCD” repair; Endoscopic Gastrocnemius Recession, Midfoot pain in athletes: Case studies 2007
Grand Rounds: Kaiser Bay-area Residency program: Navicular fractures 2007
Grand Rounds: San Diego Scripps Residency Program: Achilles, Revision Surgery 2007
NYCM AAPSM Sports Med Day 2007
Midwest Podiatry Conference: Hallux Rigidus in athletes, Rehabilitation of Achilles & Lisfranc’s injuries, Ankle Allografts
Wound Complications with Achilles Tendon Surgery: a report on 219 cases (Poster/Abstract presented by Nic Maffulli MD, PhD @ the British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, 2006)
Fusschirurgie: Munich Germany: Subtalar Arthoereisis 2006
Western Pod. Conference: Implantable Bone Stimulators, Equinus & the Athlete 2006
International Foot & Ankle Symposium: Arthroereisis 2006
AAPSM Student’s Day @ CSPM: Treating Elite Athletes 2006
Midwest Podiatry Conference: Endoscopic Gastrocnemius Recession 2006
Grand Rounds: Yale University Medical Ctr: Implantable Bone Stimulators 2006
Grand Rounds: Harvard/Beth Israel/Deaconess: Implantable Bone Stimulators 2006
Am College Foot & Ankle Surgeons Ann’l: “Cast or Cut: Achilles Ruptures, Sports Medicine Injuries” 2006
California School of Podiatric Medicine: Student ACFAS Day 2006
Fusschirurgie: Munich, Germany: Ankle Equinus, Achilles, Plantar Fasciitis& Stress Fractures, Arthrex Techniques 2005
International Flatfoot Symposium: Lab instructor for flatfoot techniques. 2005
Northwest Podiatry Conference: Ankle Equinus, Peroneal Tendonopathy, Lisfranc’s Pathology 2005
Midwest Podiatry Conference: Foot & Ankle Surgery in Athletes, Lisfranc’s Pathology  
Univ. of Wisconsin Podiatry Meeting: Achilles & Peroneal Tendonopathy, Lisfranc’s Pathology 2004
Am College Foot & Ankle Surgeons Ann’l: Achilles Tendon Imaging, Achilles Tendon Surgery, Endoscopic Gastrocnemius Recession 2004
Midwest Podiatry Conference: Ankle Equinus, Sesamoiditis 2004
Fusschirurgie: Munich, Germany: Sesamoidectomy, Subtalar Arthroresis, MRI of the Foot & Ankle in Sport 2003
Western Podiatric Medical Congress: Lis Franc’s Pathology, The Equinus Debate 2003
Midwest Podiatric Conference: Endoscopic Gastrocnemius Tenotomy, Lis Franc’s Pathology, 1st MPTJ Pathology in Athletes, The Sports Medicine Patient 2003
ACFAS: Sports Medicine Workshop, Tendon Repair Workshop 2003
AAPSM Sports Medicine Day @ CSPM: Soccer, Basketball & Baseball Injuries 2003
German Foot Association: Achilles, Endoscopic Gastrocnemius Tenotomy, Sesamoidectomy 2002
SCPM/Northwest Pod Meeting: Achilles & Peroneal Tendonopathy 2002
Am Pod Med Assoc: Running Injuries 2002
German Foot Association: Rearfoot Fusions & Osteotomies, Flatfoot Surgery 2002
Am Coll Foot & Ankle Surg Ann’l Meeting: Sports Medicine Track (Stress Fractures)
Posters: Tarsal Coalitions; Endoscopic Gastrocnemius Tenotomy
University of Calgary Foot & Ankle Seminar: Endoscopic Gastrocnemius Tenotomy; Peroneal Tendonopathy 2002
Midwest Podiatry Conference: Tarsal Coalitions; Pearls of Podiatric Practice; Pearls of Flatfoot Surgery 2002
Am Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine: Results of Achilles tendonopathy surgery on elite and sub-elite track athletes. @ AAOS (3/3/01 San Francisco, CA) 2001
Am Coll of Foot & Ankle Surgeons Ann’l Meeting: Sports Medicine Track (2/9-10/01 New Orleans, LA) 2001
Midwest Podiatry Conference: Chronic Achilles Tendonopathy (4/26/01 Chicago, IL) 2001
Western Podiatry Congress : Heel Pain in the Athlete; Stress Fractures (5/24/01 Los Angeles, CA) 2001
CCPM Sports Med Course: Achilles & Peroneal Tendonopathy (4/03/01 San Francisco) 2001
EBI Forum Chair: Stress Fractures, Achilles Tendonopathy (6/08/01 NJ) 2001
Am Pod Med Assoc. Ann’l Meeting: Achilles Tendonopathy; Soccer, Basketball & Football Injuries (8/16-17/01, Chicago, IL) 2001
German Association of Foot Surgery: Achilles Tendonopathy; Tarsal Coalitions; Effects of Non-Wt Bearing on 1st Met Osteotomy; Bioabsorbable Fixation (12/15-16/00 Munich Germany) 2000
Am Coll of Foot Ankle Surgeons Ann'l Meeting: Guest Lecturer, Sports Medicine Track & Abstract Presenter 2000
USA Track & Field Sports Medicine Committee Scientific Session “Pushing the Envelope: how fast an athlete can & cannot return to running”
Guest Lecturer, CCPM Sports Medicine Course
Western Podiatry Congress: Sports Medicine Track 2000
Chairman, Foot & Ankle Update Fundraising Meeting for SCPM & NWPF 2000
Am Coll of Foot Ankle Surgeons Annual Meeting: Guest Lecturer, Sports Medicine Track 1999
Guest Lecturer, Montana State Meeting 1999
Guest Lecturer, Oklahoma State Meeting 1999
Guest Lecturer, "Essentials of Practice", CCPM 1999, 2000
Lab Instructor, "Sports Medicine & MRI" 1999
“Stress Fractures, Peroneal Tendon Abnormality and Retrocalcaneal Pain,” SCPM Summer Meeting August 1998
EBI Podiatry Forum March 1998
“Peroneal Tendon Tears and Ankle Instability,” American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Annual Meeting. February 1998
“Running Injuries,” American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine Annual Meeting September 1997
"Long Term Results of Trauma to Lisfranc's Joint" and Ludloff Osteotomy," American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Annual Meeting. February
"Use of Mitek Anchors in Foot and Ankle Surgery," Northwest Podiatry Foundation Feb/Oct 1995
"Retrospective Analysis of the Valenti Procedure," "Surgery for Chronic Achilles Ruptures," American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Annual Meeting Feb 1994
"Deformation Characteristics of Midsoles," Dept. of Bioengineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 1987-1988


Cadaver Lab AAPSM Oct 2016
PRP & Ultrasound Midwest Pod Conf Apr 2016
PRP & Ultrasound Midwest Pod Conf Mar 2015
Cadaver Lab: Calcaneal Fractures, osteotomies, Ankle fractures & 1st Ray Apr 2014
Cadaver Lab: Achilles Tendon Surgery Western U Sep 2013
Cadaver Lab: Arthroscopy GFFC Sep 2012
Cadaver Lab: Achilles Tendon Surgery Western U Feb 2012
Cadaver Lab: Arthrex Road Show, Universal City CA Jan 2009
Cadaver Labs: Geselleschaft fuer Fusschirurgie: Sep & Dec, 2008
Cadaver Labs 2008: PacMed/Arthrex Feb, May & October, 2008
Cadaver Lab: GFFC, SF, CA Mar. 2006
Cadaver Lab: Livermore, CA (Arthrex) Sept. 2006
Cadaver Lab: Seattle, WA Oct. 2006
Cadaver Lab: Kerlan-Jobe, CA Nov. 2006
Cadaver Lab: German Foot & Ankle Association Hawaii Oct. 2005
Cadaver Lab: Palo Alto, CA Oct. & Nov. 2005
Cadaver Lab: Midwest Pod Conf, Chicago Apr 2005
Cadaver Lab: Livermore, CA (Arthrex) May 2004
Cadaver Lab: Naples, FL (Arthrex) March 2004
Cadaver Lab: Salt Lake City, UT (Arthroscopy, Endoscopy, Ex-Fix, Flatfoot) May 2003
Cadaver Lab: Western Pod Med Congress LA, CA (Endoscopy) June 2003
Cadaver Lab: German Foot Association, Luebeck, Germany September 2002
Cadaver Lab: SCPM/Northwest Pod Meeting, Martha’s Vineyard, MA June 2002
Cadaver Lab: St. Lukes Hosp Residency, Denver, CO May 2002
Cadaver Lab: Menlo Park Surg Hosp, CA May 2002
Cadaver Lab: Palo Alto, CA (Arthroscopy, Endoscopy) November 2001
Cadaver Lab: Chicago, IL (Endoscopy) August 2001
External Fixation Lab. Parsippany, NJ June 2001
Cadaver Lab: MA (Arthroscopy, Endoscopy, Flatfoot) August 2000
Cadaver Lab: LA, CA (Achilles Surgery) June 2000
Workshop: Munich, Germany (1st Met Osteotomy) December 2000
Cadaver Lab: Seattle, WA (Achilles, Endoscopy, etc) August 1999
Cadaver Lab: MA (Misc. procedures) August 1998
Cadaver Lab: ACFAS (Anchor workshop) Mar 1996
Cadaver Lab: MA (Misc. procedures) August 1995


AO Trauma with Hans Zwipp, MD Dresden, Germany Dec 2004
Agility Ankle Implant Aug 2004
ACFAS External Fixation Feb 2004
IM Nail (Midwest Pod Conf) Apr 1999
EBI External Fixation Apr 1997
ACFAS Ankle Arthroscopy Mar 1995
ACFAS Ankle Arthroscopy Oct 1992


PA USATF Anníl Banquet Feb 2016
Nike Running Club Aug 2013
Bay Area Summer Running Camp
July 2012
Strawberry Canyon Track Club Aug 2011
SCPM Student Presentation on Sports Medicine March 2011
Google Corp Jan 2011
Running Clinic, Sportissimo Oct 2010
Nike Running Oct 2009
USATF Long Distance Podium Project: Foot & Ankle Injuries Dec 2009
PAMF Soccer Clinic Oct 2008
USATF Long Distance Podium Project: Foot & Ankle Injuries Dec 2006
CA NATA: Foot & Ankle Injuries in Sports Nov 2006
Coaches Clinic Sep 2006
USATF Long Distance Summit: Running Injuries Dec 2005
Sports Medicine/Athletic Training, San Jose State Univ. Instructor Fall 2005
USATF Long Distance Summit: Running Injuries Dec 2004
ASHA Running Club July 2004
Palo Alto Med Found. Comm. Lecture Series: Heel Pain Feb 2004
Palo Alto Run Club Jan 2004
USATF Long Distance Summit: Running Injuries July & Dec 2003
USOC Olympic Training Ctr: Athlete Eval & Lecture Apr & Oct 2003
Avenidas Center Jan 2003
Avenidas Center Seminar Aug. 2001
Team Sheeper Triathlon Camp Aug. 2001
Fifty Plus March 2001
Team in Training Feb. 2000
Palo Alto YMCA January 1998
Sun Microsystems March 1998
San Francisco Marathon Expo July 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995
USA Track and Field Trainers, NATA Annual Meeting June 1996
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Mitek Anchor Workshop March 1996
USA Track and Field Sprint/Hurdles Coaches Seminar: Guest Lecturer Dec 1995
Northwest Podiatry Foundation, Stress Fractures and Mitek Anchors Oct 1995
SCPM Summer Meeting: Achilles Tendinitis, Stress Fractures and Orthoses Aug 1995
SLAC May 1995
Hewlett Packard Santa Clara, Common Foot Problems May 1995
Bay to Breakers, Running Injuries May 1995
Pacific Athletic Club, Common Foot Problems Apr 1995
City of Palo Alto, Running Injuries Apr 1995
Northwest Podiatry Foundation Meeting, Use of Mitek Anchors in Foot and Ankle Surgery, Surgery for Chronic Achilles Problems Feb 1995
Decathlon Club, Common Foot Problems Jan 1995
Physical Therapy Post-op Foot Surgery Jan 1995
Sun Microsystems, Common Foot Problems Nov 1994
Palo Alto Run Club, Running Injuries Oct 1994
Oracle Corp., Common Foot Problems July 1994
American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, Stress Fractures, Achilles Problems June 1994
SRI Lecture, Common Foot Problems Apr 1994
Apple Computer, Running Injuries Mar 1994
Central Coast Podiatric Medical Society, Use of Mitek Anchors in Foot and Ankle Surgery Mar 1994
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Annual Meeting, Results of the Valenti Procedure and Surgery for Chronic Achilles Problems Feb 1994
CME Update, ECH Podiatry and Primary Care Medicine Dec 1993
Run Club Lecture Nov 1993
Fleming Physical Therapy Nov 1993
AAPSM Sports Medicine Day at California College of Podiatric Medicine Oct 1993
Sequoia Center of Sports Health June 1993
Stanford Running Camp Aug 1993
Fifty-Plus Running Injuries Apr 1993
Sun Microsystems, Common Foot Problems Mar 1993
Podiatric Sports Medicine at Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine Oct 1992
AAPSM Sports Medicine Day at CCPM Sept 1992
Lecture at The Palo Alto Soccer Club Aug 1992
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Annual Meeting: Valenti Procedure and Effects of Stretching the Gastrocnemius Feb 1992
Reach, Los Altos, Lecture to personal trainers Feb 1992
Foot Injuries on the Job, Mountain View Physical Therapy Jan 1992
Orthopedic Nurses Association Meeting at Stanford Oct 1991
Lecture at the Palo Alto Soccer Club Aug 1991
CCSP Lecture Series on the Foot and Ankle July 1991
Stanford University Athletic Department June 1990
Hewlett Packard Cupertino May 1990
CCPM Sports Medicine Class Athletic Footwear Feb 1990
Department of Family Practice, ECH Common Foot Problems Jan 1990
Palo Alto Run Club Dec 1989
Athletic Footwear, SCPM Biomechanic Class Mar 1989


Achilles Tendon rehabilitation Lower Extremity Review Oct 2011
“Kinesio Tape” Runner’s World Feb 2009
“Current perspectives of Podiatric Sports Medicine” Podiatry Today Dec 2008
Podiatry & Research”, Podiatry Management, by Mark Haspel Jan 2005
“Secrets to treating stress fractures about the ankle”, Podiatry Today June 2002
“Runners Ten Commandments to Staying Healthy,” Running Times October 1998
“Pre and Post Marathon Tips,” Pacific Association Newsletter Nov/Dec 1997
"Achilles Heel Revisited," Pacific Association Newsletter May/June 1997
"Plantar Fasciitis," Pacific Association Newsletter May/June 1996
"Ankle Sprains and Calf Cramps," Pacific Association Newsletter Nov/Dec 1995
"Protecting Those Puppies," City Sports  
"Guidelines for Resuming Physical Activity," American Athletes Summer 1992
"Care and Prevention of Stress Fractures," American Athletes Winter 1991
"Everything You Wanted to Know About Orthotics But Were Afraid to Ask," RunCal Mar/Apr 1990
"ShinSplints," RunCal  
"Your Achilles Heel," RunCal  
"Why Do Some People's Toes Look Different?" RunCal  
"Adolescent Injuries," RunCal  
"Taking Care of Injuries at Home," RunCal  
"Where Did You Get Those Orthotics?" RunCal  


San Francisco Marathon, Prime Network July 1996
San Jose Mercury News, Orthoses Sept 1995
Walking Magazine, Shin Splints Sept 1994
Outside Magazine, Orthoses Aug 1994
Palo Alto Weekly Cover Story: Master of the Agony of the Feet June 1993
ESPN, Road Race of the Month 1992
Running Times, The Orthotics Revolution Nov 1992
KGO-TV SF, Marathon Aug 1992
Palo Alto Times Tribune, Choosing Running Shoes Aug 1991
Chicago Tribune, Summer Running Shoes Aug 1986


Hospital Staff: Stanford University, El Camino, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital, Palo Alto Surgecenter, Fremont Surgery Center  
American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine 1994-2008
William Stickel Society 1994-Present
American Academy of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (Fellow) 1990-Present
American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine (Fellow) 1990-Present
American College of Sports Medicine 1989-Present
CA and American Podiatric Medical Association
DEA# BS1590214 CA DPM License# E-3588A (Ankle Certification)


USA Track & Field National Championships, Sacramento, CA June 2014
US Figure Skating National Champs 2012
Podiatrist, Nike Oregon Project 2006-current
Podiatrist, Golden State Warriors 2009-2011
Podiatrist, San Jose Earthquakes 2008
Podiatrist, USATF Club Cross Country Championships 2006
Podiatrist, NCAA Track & Field Championships 2006
Podiatrist, NCAA Track & Field Championships 2005
Podiatrist, US Olympic Track and Field Trials, New Orleans, Louisiana 2004
Podiatrist, US Track & Field Championships, Stanford, CA 2002/2003
Podiatrist, US Olympic Track & Field Trials, Sacramento, CA 2000
Podiatrist, Jr. Olympic National Championships, San Jose, CA 1995
Member USA Track and Field Sports Medicine Executive Committee 1993-2000
USA Track and Field Champs (Staff) 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997
Podiatrist, US Olympic Track and Field Trials, New Orleans, Louisiana 1992
Team Podiatrist, St. Francis (Mt. View), Gunn (Palo Alto) and Los Altos High Schools 1989-Present
Junior Olympic Regional Championships 1994
Team Podiatrist, Stanford University 1989-1992


Mondeal, Inc. & Tekartis (Royalty & consultant) 2007-current
Storz Medical AG (Consultant, researcher) 2006-current
Alter-G, Inc (Advisory Board, Stock holder) 2007-current
Arthrex, Inc.(Royalty) 2004-current
Darco, Intl 2005-current
KMedic (Saxena Bone Grafting Retractor) (Royalty) 1999-current
AM Surgical 1997-2005
Mitek Surgical Products, Inc. 1994-2002
Reebok International 1993-1994
Puma Etonic-Tretorn 1991-1992
Puma USA 1986-1990


Veterans Administrative Medical Center-Westside, Chicago, Illinois
Podiatric Surgical Resident: Performed and assisted on approximately 400 surgical foot procedures. Additional rotations through Anesthesia, Emergency Room and Pathology Departments at Westside VA, along with Pediatric and General Orthopedics at Cook County hospitals. Served as Team Podiatrist for Stevenson High School in Prairie View, Illinois
July 1988-July 1989
William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, Chicago, Illinois 1984-1988 D.P.M.
Cum Laude, B.S. Biological Sciences 1988


American College of Foot Orthopedists' "Outstanding Student in Foot Orthopedics" 1988
Berman Award for Proficiency in Orthopedics (Biomechanics) 1988
Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges 1988
Outstanding Young Men of America 1986-1987
Dean's List 1984-1987
Northlake Podiatry Department Educational Corporation Scholarship 1987


Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Palo Alto, California (Department of Sports Medicine) 1988
Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Illinois (Foot and Pediatric Orthopedics Service) 1987-1988
Northampton V.A., Northampton, Massachusetts (Department of Podiatric Medicine) 1988


President, Treasurer and Member, Sports Medicine Club
Organized and presented 26 lectures and workshops by leading podiatrists, orthopedists and other health professionals for the largest club at S.C.P.M. Authored the club's by-laws, established research grants for students and the first Annual Orthoses Seminar, allocated funding for a treadmill and allowed students from local medical schools to participate in club activities.
Founder and Director, Summer Running Clinics
Funded this free community service project by obtaining a grant from PUMA, which covered all advertising and equipment costs. Clinics are conducted at major Chicago road races, increasing the visibility and patient load of S.C.P.M. by providing injury prevention, footwear and training advice.
Member, Phi Alpha Pi Fraternity 1985-1987
Member, Podopediatrics Club 1985-1986
Tutor, Anatomical Sciences and Biomechanics 1985-1987


Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri 1982-1984
BA in Psychology 1984
Extracurricular Activities:  
Dean's List 1984
Cross Country and Track Team 1982-1983
Research: "EDG: A Change in Podiatry?" 1984
University of California at Davis, Davis, California 1980-1982
Major: Biological Sciences 1980-1982
Extracurricular Activities:  
Dorm Co-President 1980-1981
Cross Country and Track Team 1980-1981
Volunteer: Physical Therapy Assistant 1981-1982
Research in Psychology: "Sex Differences and Age Differences" 1982
Henry M. Gunn High School, Palo Alto, California Graduated 1980


Born:  Palo Alto, California, June 5, 1962
Family:  Married, three children
Hobbies:  Sports, cooking and writing

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