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Bruce Lerman, DPM, FACFAS

Center of Distinction Center of Distinction

“As a skier and hockey player in college, my passion became the biomechanics and function of the lower extremity. As an athlete, I was intrigued to learn that the way the foot contacts the ground is a key component for athletic performance and injury prevention. This concept applies to everyone from the professional athlete, to children taking their first steps, to even diabetic patients dealing with complex multiple comorbidities. Today, I love to put a patient on the treadmill and offer them suggestions to improve their gate.”

Bruce Lerman, D.P.M. and his associate podiatrists, offer comprehensive podiatry services. Over 20 years ago, Dr. Lerman was also a founder of the O’Connor Wound Care Center and currently serves as t...

he medical director. The center is supported by a multidisciplinary team of 10 physicians and 20 nurses specializing in treating patients with complex wounds, who often also need assistance with diabetic treatments. For more information regarding the center, please call 408-947-2804.

Podiatric Education

  • Undergraduate degree from The University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from Temple University College of Podiatric Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • Podiatric Surgical Residency
    • Metropolitan Hospital, Philadelphia
    • Microsurgical Training, Bryn Mawr Hospital
    • Sports Medicine Training, University of Pennsylvania Sports Medicine Center


Professional Designations

  • Board Certified in Foot, Ankle and Reconstructive Rear Foot Surgery (Diplomat, American Board of Podiatric Surgery)
  • American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics Diplomat
  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery Fellow
  • Certified for Foot and Ankle Surgery by the State of California
  • Certified Laser Treatments for the Foot and Ankle by Pfizer Laser Systems
  • Qualified Medical Examiner, State of California
  • Founding Physician of the O’Connor Hospital Wound Care Clinic established in 1992
  • Wound Care Clinician
  • Commissioner for the State of California
  • Member of the Novartis Tissue Engineering Committee
  • Certified Ossitran Therapist for Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy
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Advanced Skills Training

This Lapiplasty® surgeon has attended a Lapiplasty® Advanced Skills Training course in the last 24-months

Mini-Incision™ Procedure

This Lapiplasty® surgeon performs the Lapiplasty® Mini-Incision Procedure

Levels of Distinction