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DR. MELTZER

THE ART AND CRAFT OF HEALING


Dr. Meltzer first became interested in Podiatry as a patient. He suffered from foot problems for years before seeing a podiatrist who was able to quickly diagnose and treat him. He grew up in New York where he attended the City University of New York receiving his BA with honors. Dr. Meltzer than attended the New York College of Podiatric Medicine and graduated at the top of his class, receiving his DPM degree Summa Cum Laude (with highest honors). He received residency training in foot surgery at Northlake Hospital in Chicago. He later had additional training in foot and ankle surgery at Kaiser Foundation Hospitals at Hayward and Oakland California.

Dr. Meltzer became the Chairman of the Department of Podiatric Medicine at Kaiser Foundation Hospital in San Jose for five years before leaving his position for private practice. He has articles published in the Journal of the American Podiatric Association, the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery, and Clinics in Podiatric Medicine. His other previous positions include Director of Podiatric Training at Good Samaritan and Mission Oaks Hospital, Board of Directors Diabetes Society of Santa Clara Valley, Examiner State of California Board of Podiatric Medicine, Chairman Department of Podiatry Good Samaritan Hospital. He is certified in foot and ankle surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgeons and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot Surgeons. His special interests include Sports Medicine, Pediatrics, and Reconstructive Foot Surgery.

Dr. Meltzer lives in Los Gatos with his wife, Dr. Ada Koransky and his two daughters Rachel and Lauren. His favorite leisure activities include hiking, walking, cycling and playing electric guitars.

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DR. MELTZER

Richard M. Meltzer D.P.M.

15100 Los Gatos Blvd. Ste. 4
Los Gatos, CA 95032
Phone:(408) 358-6234
Fax: (408) 358-3389

Education:

  • City University of New York
  • Brooklyn College, Bachelor of Science Degree 1971-1976
  • New York College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Degree 1977-1981

Honors:

  • Cum Laude, Brooklyn College
  • Summa Cum Laude, New York College of Podiatric Med.
  • Member Pi Delta, National Podiatric Honor Society

Clinical Training:

  • Resident Podiatric Surgery
  • Northlake Community Hospital (JCAH)
  • Northlake, IL 1981-1982
  • Chief Resident Podiatric Surgery
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospital (JCAH)
  • Hayward, CA 1982-1983
  • Rotating Resident Podiatric Surgery
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospital (JCAH)
  • Oakland, CA 1982-1983

Certifications:

  • Diplomate American Board of Podiatric Examiners, 1981
  • Fellow American College of Foot Surgeons, 1984
  • Diplomate American Board of Podiatric Surgery, 1985
  • Qualified Medical Evaluator State of California, 1994

Affiliations:

  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • California Podiatric Medical Association
  • Santa Clara Valley Podiatric Medical Society

Publications:

  • “Postoperative Gas Gangreen” - Journal Of Foot Surgery
    Vol. 22, Number 2, 1983
  • “Tuberculous Arthritis” - Journal Of Foot Surgery
    Vol. 24 Number1, 1985
  • “Polydactyly” - Clinics In Podiatric Medicine
    Vol. 4, Number1, 1987
  • “Macrodactyly - Three Dimensional Imaging” - Journal American Podiatry Association
    Vol. 81, Number 2, 1991

Previous Positions:

  • Chief, Dept. of Podiatric Medicine
  • Permanente Medical Group
  • San Jose, California 1982-1987
  • Director Podiatric Surgical Residency Program
  • Good Samaritan And Mission Oaks Hospitals
  • San Jose, California 1989-1991
  • Board of Directors, Diabetes Society of Santa Clara County, 1991-1994
  • Chairman, Dept. Of Podiatric Surgery
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
  • San Jose, California 1999-2001

Current Positions:

  • Private Practice 15100 Los Gatos Blvd. Ste. 4
  • Los Gatos, CA 95032
  • Expert Examiner - State of California
  • Podiatry Examining Committee
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