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Dr. Michael Cornelison, DPM

Dr. Michael Cornelison, an advanced reconstructive foot surgery specialist who emphasizes preventive care for his Santa Clara County patients. The practice treats a wide range of foot conditions, including Achilles tendonitis, bunions, heel spurs, arch strains and more. Dr. Cornelison can also create specialized injury treatment programs for athletes who need to recover quickly.

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  • Northern Virginia Podiatric Institute Residency Program, 1997-2000
  • Podiatric Surgical Residency, 36 months
  • Academic Institutional Sponsor: Medical College of Virginia
  • Affiliated Institutions:
    • INOVA Fairfax Hospital,
    • Georgetown University Hospital,
    • Loudon Hospital Center,
    • Columbia Pentagon City Hospital,
    • Northern Virginia Community Hospital, DVAMC
    • Washington D.C., Kaiser Permanente
  • Comprehensive training in all aspects of foot and ankle surgery, including reconstruction, arthroscopy, trauma, and limb salvage
  • Plastic Surgery Fellowship in diabetic lower extremity reconstructive and limb salvage surgery
  • Georgetown University, Christopher Attinger, MD, Director of Financial Aid


  • University of California at Los Angeles, 1988-1992
  • Bachelor of Science, Physiological Science, 1992

Work Experience:

  • Podiatrist, Practice Associate, Cupertino Podiatry Group, 2000-Present
  • Laboratory Teaching Assistant, Gross Anatomy and Lower Extremity Anatomy Courses, Scholl College, Department of Basic Biomedical Sciences, 1994-1995
  • Tutor, Gross Anatomy, Lower Extremity Anatomy, and Physiology Courses, Scholl College Department of Basic Biomedical Sciences, 1994-1995
  • Legislative Apprentice to Jeffrey A. Stone, D.P.M., Board of Directors, California Podiatric Medical Association, Summer, 1994
  • Office Assistant, Cardiology Consultants, Santa Monica, California, 1992-1993


  • Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, 1993-1997
  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, Summa Cum Laude, 1997


  • Valedictorian
  • Scholl Distinguished Scholar Award (half-tuition scholarship), 1994-1997
  • Lowell Scott Weil Award for Proficiency in Surgery, 1997
  • Department of Basic Biomedical Sciences Award for Proficiency in Podiatric Anatomy, 1997
  • Feder Podiatric Orthopedics Award, First Place, Determination of Subtalar Joint Axis, 1995
  • Durlacher Honor Society, 1994-1997
  • Academic Honors, 1993-1997

Licensure and Certification

  • State of California, active license to practice podiatric medicine and surgery
  • PMLexis passed, Virginia, 1998
  • Board Qualified, American Board of Podiatric Surgery
  • Active DEA number
  • ACLS certified

Professional Memberships

  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • California Podiatric Medical Association
  • Santa Clara Valley Podiatric Medical Society
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