Meet Dr. L. Mae Chandler

Dr. L. Mae Chandler

Podiatrist Serving Santa Barbara

Dr. L. Mae Chandler first came to the University Foot and Ankle Institute as part of our foot and ankle surgical fellowship, one of the few such programs recognized by the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Prior to coming here, Dr. Chandler was Chief Resident during her final year of residency training. In addition to being a foot and ankle surgeon, she is also a formally trained ballerina. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, running, cycling, camping, and trips to the beach with her husband. She serves the Santa Barbara location.

Why Choose Dr. Chandler?


  • University Foot and Ankle Institute, Fellowship in Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • University of Florida/Shands Jacksonville Medical Center, Podiatric Medicine and Surgical Residency/Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery
  • Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

  • Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
  • UCLA – Santa Monica

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • California Podiatric Medical Association
  • International Association for Dance Medicine and Science


  • English

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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.

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