UFAI Valencia Welcomes Dr. Tanler Volkmann!


Born in Puerto Rico, Dr. Volkmann and his family migrated across the country to Olympia, Washington soon after his father finished his physician’s residency through Columbia University. In the great Pacific Northwest, Dr. Volkmann had an active childhood that included skiing, backpacking, soccer, football, and competitive swimming.

Upon completing his undergrad at Evergreen State College and Seattle University, Dr. Volkmann landed a job as an orthopaedic technologist for the athletic department at San Diego State. It was here that he realized his true passion for podiatry and sports medicine.

He launched head-first into a post-baccalaureate program in biological and chemical sciences at the American University in our nation’s capital, and then completed medical school at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine to earn his DPM. He completed his surgical residency at the Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs in L.A. before finding a long-term home in the Santa Clarita Valley with UFAI Valencia.

Dr. Volkmann specializes in sports medicine and surgical management of the foot and ankle, and will be available for appointments in the Valencia office beginning in September.

Warmest welcome, Dr. Volkmann!

University Foot & Ankle Institute Staff

University Foot & Ankle Institute Staff

For almost fifteen years, University Foot and Ankle Institute and their nationally recognized physicians have been providing the most technologically advanced medical care for the foot and ankle with the highest success rates in the country.

Our patients are our number one priority and we consider them, along with our own families and our dedicated staff, to be our greatest assets.

We are driven to get our patients back to their normal activities with the highest level of function, in the least amount of time, using the least invasive treatments possible. From start to finish, we are with you every step of the way.
University Foot & Ankle Institute Staff

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