Section of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

The Section of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, as a part of the Division of Foot & Ankle Reconstruction / Surgery, provides comprehensive care of the foot, ankle, and lower leg, addressing foot and leg biomechanics, sports injuries, foot trauma, palliative and accommodative care, and comprehensive, advanced wound care and limb salvage. We also offer reparative and reconstructive surgeries to correct foot deformities. Our board-certified podiatrists are experienced in all aspects of foot care. We evaluate and resolve foot abnormalities with a focus on returning patients to an optimal lifestyle in terms of health, comfort, and level of activity. The podiatrists in the Section work closely with our orthopedic and medical colleagues to address issues of the foot and other medical conditions, in order to provide the most comprehensive care to our patients.

For our podiatrists’ practice locations, please look under ‘Our Team’ on the Division of Foot & Ankle Reconstruction / Surgery webpage.

Gregory Clark, DPM, FACFAS (Division Head)
Clay Ballinger, DPM, FACFAS
Joan Bradley, DPM, ABMSP
Ryan Diaz, DPM, FACFAS
Bahram Moghadam, DPM, FACFAS
Dean Vayser, DPM, FACFAS
Travis Weber, DPM, FACFAS

Featured Services

  • Outpatient and inpatient foot surgery and procedures

  • Diabetes-related foot care

  • Advanced Lower Extremity Wound Care

  • Hammertoe repair

  • Bunion surgery

  • Achilles tendonitis

  • Arthritis of the foot and ankle

  • Reparative surgery or immobilization of fractures

  • Podiatric Sports Medicine

Our Division members serve as attendings within the Scripps Mercy Podiatric Surgical residency program, working closely in surgical, clinical and research activities with the podiatry and medical residents.

For more information or to apply, please visit the Graduate Medical Education page.

Our Division members conduct ongoing research through the Shiley Center for Orthopaedic Research and Education in La Jolla, CA