3444 Kearny Villa Road, Ste 100
San Diego, CA 92123

858.268.3566
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Richard Tu, M.D. (Podiatry)

Podiatrist – San Diego
University Foot and Ankle Specialist, Inc.
4475 University Ave.
San Diego, CA 92105

(619) 269-4747

Hi my name is Dr. Richard Tu. I was born and raised in San Diego. Thank you for allowing me to be part of your healthcare needs. I perform surgical procedures with affiliations at local Surgery Centers. I am proud to be on staff these hospitals because they demonstrate high quality of care delivered by doctors who make decisions based on the best interests of their patients.

I received my undergraduate degree from UC San Diego in Biochemistry and my Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree at CSPM in San Francisco in 2004. I trained as as a guest at UTHSC San AntonioBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Harvard), Cambridge Hospital (Harvard), and at Yale-New Haven Hospital (Yale).

I completed an three year Advanced Surgical Residency at St. Mary’s Medical Center and UCSF. It was a honor for me to be one of the top three doctors chosen among my peers to be at St. Mary’s Medical Center. I was trained in Plastic Surgery as well as Foot and Ankle Reconstruction. In addition, I also had a clinical teaching appointment at CSPM and UCSF teaching podiatry students, medical students and interns/residents. I have extensive experience in plastic surgery, orthopedic trauma, and the diabetic foot.

The hospitals I trained at included St. Mary’s Medical Center, Sisters of St. Mary’s Clinic, San Francisco General Hospital/UCSFHighland (Oakland) General HospitalSeton Medical CenterKaiser San Francisco, as well as Kaiser Santa Rosa. The faculty I have trained with are the best on the Western United States.

I enjoy spending time to teaching patients using new technology available. Overall, I have 7 years of specialized education and training about the foot and ankle, and no I am not attracted to people’s feet. =)
My learning and excellence does not end because I am a proud member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and Foot Health Facts.

I have specialized interests in flatfoot repair, laser toenail treatment, failed foot surgery, failed ankle surgery, restoration, and preventive medicine.

I speak both Vietnamese and conversational Spanish. I keep up with current medical procedures and the standard of care. I treat patients no less than my own family members.

In my leisure time I enjoy telling my staff silly jokes, exercising, maintaining our office saltwater fish tank, going to the ZooSeaWorld, and Legoland with my family.

Thanks for visiting our website,

Richard Tu, DPM, AACFAS
Foot and Ankle Specialist