The Achilles Injury Institute Advantage

Dr. Bob Baravarian,
Chief of Podiatric Medicine at Santa Monica / UCLA Medical Center and Orthopedic Hospital
Dr. J. Braxton Little,
Former Chief of Podiatric Foot and Ankle Surgery at St. John's Medical Center
Dr. Jason Morris
Sport Medicine Specialist and Associate of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Dr. L. Mae Chandler
Attending physician at VA Medical Center in West Los Angeles
Dr. Gary Briskin,
Former Chief of Podiatric Foot and Ankle Surgery at Cedars Sinai Medical
Center
Dr. Justin Franson,
Attending physician at VA Medical Center in West Los Angeles
Dr. Sydney Yau
Fellowship-trained Achilles specialist and an Associate of College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

Advanced Achilles Tendon Treatment

Respected Authorities on the Achilles Tendon

The Achilles Injury Institute was established at the University Foot and Ankle Institute (UFAI) in 2003 as a center of excellence for the care of patients with Achilles and heel pain symptoms. Our founding doctors, Dr. Bob Baravarian and Dr. Gary B. Briskin, are UCLA Medical Group members and Assistant Clinical Professors at the UCLA School of Medicine. The doctors of University Foot and Ankle Institute are considered among the top Achilles specialists in the field, and have trained countless other foot and ankle specialists in the latest treatments and technology related to the care of Achilles tendon ailments.

Podiatrists from around the world including the Far East, the Middle east, Europe and South America have visited our team of doctors to receive these specialized training in both regenerative and surgical treatments of Achilles injuries. Our Achilles surgeons are world renown, having given international lectures in:

  • The United States
  • Germany
  • Austria
  • Japan
  • Israel
  • Saudi Arabia

Trusted By the Leading Med-Tech Companies

Not only are our Achilles specialists on the cutting edge of Achilles treatments; they are also widely regarded as authorities in the field. Dr. Baravarian has been quoted in Podiatry Today on the use of Topaz treatment, among many other subjects, and is Chief of Podiatric Surgery at Santa Monica / UCLA Medical Center.

Our Achilles specialists are able to provide insight on the latest medical devices because they are constantly tapped by orthopedic product companies as consultants. These companies trust our doctors to participate in product design, provide feedback, and train other physicians in the use of the latest techniques. Because of our relationships with so many top companies, our patients have the option to choose procedures that are not performed elsewhere.

If you are living with Achilles tendon pain, make your appointment to see the Achilles specialists at the Achilles Injury Institute. Their combined expertise, research, and cutting-edge techniques make them the obvious choice for your Achilles tendon treatment.

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Testimonials

I am so grateful to have found you. I was dealing with so much pain and frustration for a lack of diagnosis. You have been very patient with me and all my questions and concerns. I appreciate how you take the time to sit down and talk. You are very good at what you do and I think it is important for you to know.

Thanks again,
Brittania ....

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