Dr. Sydney Yau knew from an early age that he wanted to care for the sick. The only question was which healing discipline would he chose? The answer came after he shadowed several podiatrists. “They loved their job and I saw they were able to get people back to the things they loved doing,” said Dr. Yau, who served a three-year comprehensive surgical residency at Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Pennsylvania.
Dr. Yau also served a rotation at the International Center for Limb Lengthening/Rubin Institute of Advanced Orthotics at Mount Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. There, he learned how to treat clubfoot, as well as other foot and ankle deformities.
Now, playing an integral role at the University Foot and Ankle Institute, Dr. Yau’s primary focus is helping diabetic patients avoid amputation through correction of deformities and wound healing. He also treats various sports injuries, including sprains, arthritis and fractures.
Originally from Toronto, Dr. Yau received his initial medical training at Temple University in Philadelphia. He specialized in diabetic limb salvage, sports medicine, foot and ankle reconstruction and trauma. He completed his surgical reconstruction fellowship with the University Foot and Ankle Institute, one of only a few fellowships recognized by the American College Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
Dr. Yau spends his free time with his wife, enjoying traveling, trying new foods and restaurants, hiking, snowboarding, and playing softball.
Podiatrist Dr. Sydney Yau is available for patient consultations at University Foot and Ankle Institute’s Simi Valley office located at 2941 Cochran Street, Suite 5, Simi Valley, CA 93065. (805) 222-0477.
Howard is a patient of Dr. Yau, In this video he discusses his surgery for a ruptured Achilles tendon, post-op physical therapy and overall experience at University Foot and Ankle Institute.
Doctors are great. Easy to make an appointment. Highly recommend.
Everyone is amazing.
My 1st time visiting University Foot & Ankle was a great experience! Dr. Yau was very helpful and even provided his email to contact him about any concerns I may have had due to my injury. Awesome staff and great loca...
Customer service is great, doctors are awesome, and it's easy to get an appointment. My daughter went here when she broke her ankle. Excellent treatment!
Professional, to the point, pleasant. Very happy with the service and the ability to schedule via ZocDoc.
The staff was fantastic and it they really took care of me. Some of the best service from medical professionals that I have ever seen!
I appreciated that Dr. Yau called me back quickly after I left a message and he then made time to see me that day.
It's been five months since my surgery, performed by Dr. Sydney Yau, and I've been walking with no pain. Dr. Yau tried to fix my problem with no surgery, and when that was unsuccessful, we decided on surgery and he wa...
Dr. Yau is very compassionate, soft spoken and easy to talk to. He answers all your questions.
I'll love you even more if I get my boot off tomorrow!