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Dr. Sam Sanandaji, also known as Dr. Sam, was raised in Encino, CA and earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from the University of California, Los Angeles. He then completed a one-year post graduate clinical medical research study evaluating the effectiveness of medication to treat the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) which led to several publications.
Dr. Sanandaji completed his Doctor of Podiatric Medical degree from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco. Afterward, he completed a prestigious three year residency program in Podiatric surgery at Kaiser Permanente, Hayward/Fremont.
Dr. Ben Scherer is a podiatric foot and ankle surgeon. He completed a three year comprehensive surgical residency in Chicago, IL with emphasis on foot and ankle reconstructive surgery and diabetic limb salvage. As a collegiate athlete, he developed a special interest in preventative medicine and treatment of sports related injuries.
Constance Ornelas, DPM, treats patients of all age groups and different foot ailments. She joins the practice highly trained in sports medicine injuries, reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, diabetic limb salvage, and wound care. Dr. Ornelas is certified in Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care.
A Northern California native, Dr. Ornelas obtained her Bachelor's degree in physiological sciences from UCLA.
As one of the founding members of The Foot Center, Dr. Donald Feigelson helped to create and maintain an extremely high level of service and patient care that he sustained for more than thirty years. Before his retirement he was able to oversee a transition of care for his patient to the other experienced and caring doctors at The Foot Center. Since his retirement The Foot Center has incorporated cutting edge techniques, like the use of the Pin-Pointe laser for nail fungus and MLS laser for pain management. The physicians at The Foot Center have received recognition both locally at Cedar-Sinai as well as nationally and internationally through media interactions.