Podiatrist – San Diego
University Foot and Ankle Specialist, Inc.
4475 University Ave.
San Diego, CA 92105
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 Antonio, Beth 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/UCSF, Highland (Oakland) General Hospital, Seton Medical Center, Kaiser 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.
Thanks for visiting our website,
Richard Tu, DPM, AACFAS
Foot and Ankle Specialist