• UFAI's 10 office locations in Southern California
  • UFAI's Dr Bob appears on CBS IV League
  • UFAI treatment options for plantar fasciitis
With over 200,000 happy patients to our name, you'll feel confident trusting our decades of experience and state-of-the-art treatments for:
  • Achilles Tendon Injuries and Treatment, University Foot and Ankle Institute

    The Achilles is the largest and strongest tendon and is used whenever you move your foot. It can withstand 1,000 pounds of force, yet prone to injury.

  • ankle arthritis Los Angeles

    Ankles withstand a lot of pressure, but injury, genetics or wear and tear can damage the cartilage. Treatments for this painful, degenerative condition range from conservative to surgical.

  • Bunion, Hallux Valgus, Los Angeles

    A bunion is (usually) when your big toe moves in the opposite direction of the long toe, creating a very noticable bump, pain and loss of function.

  • Chronic Ankle Instability, Ankle Tendons, Univeristy Foot and Ankle Institute

    Chronic ankle instability results from recurring sprains or one that didn't heal properly. The ligaments stretch or tear and it feels like it will "give way."

  • Foot Cysts Los Angeles

    A cyst is a sac-like structure, typically filled with liquid caused by infection, trauma, or clogged oil glands.

    Plantar warts are rough, hardened growths in the outer layers of skin on the soles of the feet.



  • Diabetic Foot Care, Charcot Foot,  Los Angeles

    Diabetes causes many conditions like Charcot Foot, nueropathy, ulcers and infections. Diabetics experience nerve damage in their feet and often not aware of worsening conditions.

  • Flat Feet Collaped Arch Podiatrist Los Angeles

    The posterior tibial tendon, a strong tendon, holds the arch. If damaged, the arch can fall over time and left untreated, it leads to long-term problems and additional conditions.

  • Broken Foot Los Angeles

    Fractures are actual breaks in the bone and can vary from a tiny crack to a shattering break. Early treatment can greatly increase your chances of avoiding surgery or permanent damage

  • Hallux Rigidus Los Angeles

    Big Toe Arthritis is inflammation of the joints at the base of your big toe. Since 90% of your body weight is placed upon the big toe, it's easy to see why this is common.

  • Hammer Toe Los Angeles

    A hammer toe is a muscle imbalance around the toe joints which causes the toe to bend, pushing it upward in a claw-like position. It will never get better without intervention.

  • Metatarsalgia Los Angeles

    Metatarsalgia describes a variety of symptoms that, most often, cause ball of foot pain. There are many causes that contribute to this condition.

  • Mortons Neuroma Treatment, Foot Nerve Pain, University Foot & Ankle Institute

    A neuroma is a benign growth or inflamed nerve. In the ball of the foot, it's called Morton’s Neuroma. The pain it causes feels like you're walking on a pebble.

  • Neuroma and Nerve Pain Los Angeles

    Nerve conditions like nerve entrapment, neuropathy and tarsal tunnel syndrome are caused by irritation or a medical condition, leading to nerve damage.

  • Plantar Fasciitis Treatment, Los Angeles

    Plantar Fasciitis (heel pain) is when the plantar fascia (the thick band of tissue on the bottom of your foot) is swollen or inflamed and can be very painful.

  • Plantar Plate Injury, University Foot and Ankle Institute

    The plantar plate is a strong ligament on the bottom of the foot and keeps toes in their joint and prevents them from drifting. injuries are also called "Ball of Foot Pain."

  • Toenail Fungus Los Angeles

    Even toenails are susceptible to disease, infection or injury.


    Calluses and corns are the thick, rough patches of skin that develop as a result of prolonged pressure.



UFAI's doctors and therapists are nationally recognized leaders in foot and ankle care, committed to delivering the most exceptional care anywhere. meet them all

  • Foot Surgery Los Angeles, Dr. Bob Baravarian, University Foot and Ankle Institute
    Chief of Podiatric Medicine at Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center & Orthopedic Hospital...
  • Podiatrist Los Angeles, Dr. Gary Briskin, University Foot and Ankle Institute
    Former Chief of Podiatric Foot and Ankle Surgery at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Gary is...
  • Foot Doctor Los Angeles, Dr. Justin Franson, University Foot and Ankle Institute
    Attending physician at VA Medical Center in West Los Angeles, Justin is an avid...
  • Los Angeles Podiatrist, Dr. Sydney Yau, DPM, University Foot and Ankle Institute
    Fellowship-trained Foot and Ankle Surgeon, specializating in sports medicine...
  • A surgical specialist trained at Loma Linda's VA Hospital, his passion for outdoor...
  • Former Chief Resident, Dept. of Veteran's Affairs, specializing in sports medicine and...
  • Fellowship-trained in sports medicine & ankle reconstruction, and as a trained dancer she...
  • Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedics and five-time Ironman Triathlete...
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    Dr. Franson is very nice and a knowledgeable physician. I had a pretty bad break years ago, and now I'm having complications. Dr. Franson found the problem and gave me answers within days! Office staff is very easy to...
    Ayla S.
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    I've been seeing Dr Baravarian for about a year for a chronic foot injury and I'm very happy with him and the Sherman Oaks office.  The staff at UFAI is knowledgeable and friendly. It's consistently easy to get an ea...
    Tracy L.
  • 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.
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    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...
    Juan A.
  • Yelp
    I have had foot pain for more than a year now and was receiving little to no information from my PREVIOUS doctor, and even worse, I did not feel like I was being heard... In doing online research about my vaguely diag...
    Amber S.
  • CustomerSure
    Dr. B and all the staff is awesome. I appreciate the level and focus of my care. I have, and will continue, to recommend Dr. Baravarian every chance I get.
    Stephen L.
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    I am not kept waiting. Communication is easy with all levels of staff. I love the reminders that are done via computer, in that there are a lot loose ends in my day, and the reminders help me stay organized without h...
    Sharon E.
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    Everyone was very helpful and I was so happy to be squeezed in for a same day appointment. Thanks again!
    Anci K.
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    Professional, to the point, pleasant. Very happy with service and the ability to schedule via Zocdoc.
    Deborah F.
  • 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.
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