Dr. Sydney Yau

Dr. Yau was able to diagnose my issue during my first appointment with him, something that other doctors hadn't done after several visits and tests. Anonymous
Podiatrist Sydney Yau, Valencia, UFAI

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.
  • Angies List
    I went to see Dr. Sydney Yau with foot and ankle pain. After trying many alternative treatments I ended up needing surgery. Dr. Yau was very kind and informative. He has always been available if I had any questions. ...
    Lisa W.
  • Yelp
    Like many, my husband is a classic car buff. I call it classic car nuts! Well one nice day we're going through some car stuff in the garage and BAM!! A steel car rim falls on my foot. Yes, the pain was excruciating! I...
    Irma G.
  • HealthGrades
    Dr. Yau takes time with his patient(s) and explains the foot condition professionally. I highly recommend Dr. Yau as a podiatrist.
    Art H.
  • ZocDoc
    Professional, to the point, pleasant. Very happy with the service and the ability to schedule via ZocDoc.
    Deborah F.
  • CustomerSure
    Dr. Yau is the kindest doctor I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. He is very informative and never makes you feel rushed. As far as his staff goes, I absolutely love them all. They are all very friendly and make ...
    Lisa W.
  • Yelp
    Very happy with entire staff. They are efficient when booking the appointment and getting you into the office. The staff in the office were awesome. The nurse was amazing and very helpful. Took her time to explain ...
    Debbie K.
  • Dr. Franson and Dr. Yau are GREAT. I've referred my daughter and will continue to refer patients. I called Dr. Franson on Labor Day evening and he answered, took the time to talk to me and gave me direction as to seei...
    Joan A.
  • ZocDoc
    Dr. Yau is very compassionate, soft spoken and easy to talk to. He answers all your questions.
    Vriginia B.
  • CustomerSure
    I appreciated that Dr. Yau called me back quickly after I left a message and he then made time to see me that day.
    Virginia B.
  • CustomerSure
    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!
    Ryan P,.
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