Downtown Los Angeles Podiatry Location


In this video Beverly discusses her bunion treatment and overall experience at University Foot and Ankle Institute.


If you’re suffering from a foot or ankle condition, you can rest assure that our Los Angeles team of internationally recognized foot and ankle doctors will ease your pain and get you back on your feet.

Our team of specialists have decades of combined experience and have successfully treated over 200,000. They pride themselves in offering the very latest treatment options in a relaxed and family friendly environment.


Downtown Los Angeles Podiatry Location

1245 Wilshire Blvd.

Suite 810

Los Angeles, CA 90017

(213) 878-1107

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1245 Wilshire Blvd.

Suite 810

Los Angeles, CA 90017

About Our Downtown Los Angeles Location

University Foot and Ankle Institute of Downtown Los Angeles is a preferred provider for UCLA Medical Group.

Our internationally recognized foot and ankle doctors comprehensively treat all foot and ankle problems from simple tendonitis conditions, heel pain, ankle sprains to the most complex reconstructive surgery and limb salvage of the foot and ankle.


The Physicians at UFAI Downtown Los Angeles specialize in:

  • Bunion Treatment: Conservative and Surgical

  • Sports Medicine of the Foot and Ankle
  • Trauma and Fracture Care

  • Heel Pain and Plantar Fasciitis 
  • Orthotic and Brace manufacturing
  • Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Arthritis Care
  • Tendon Repair
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Ankle Replacement



UFAI's Advanced Technologies include:

  • Digital X-ray
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

  • Neurosensory Testing
  • Non-invasive Vascular Testing
  • Q-Clear Laser for Nail Fungus Treatment
  • Tenex Therapy for Soft Tissue Damage

  • Topaz Coblation for Chronic Achilles Tendonosis and Plantar Fasciitis

  • Regenerative Treatments including, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Amniotic and Stem Cell Cell Therapies


Meet your Downtown Los Angeles Foot and Ankle Doctor:


Dr. Ryan Carter was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. As part of a sports family, he spent many hours on the practice fields, running on the track, or at professional sporting events.


Dr. Carter received his bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of Missouri, Columbia, where he played on the men’s lacrosse team and was captain during his senior year.


After receiving his medical degree at Midwestern University Arizona School of Podiatric Medicine, Dr. Carter then completed a three year surgical residency at Kaiser Permanente in Santa Clara, California. During his residency, he received comprehensive training in all aspects of the foot and ankle. During his final year of residency he served as chief resident.


In his free time, Dr. Carter enjoys running and spending time with his 10 year old corgi Kobe.


Over 200,000 happy UFAI patients and growing
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    The staff up front, especially Michelle, was great with scheduling and billing issues. The therapy team, especially Suzanne and Kristel, were incredible (as usual). Everyone is always friendly and professional, and I ...
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    I can't express how grateful I am for The University Foot & Ankle Institute! I rolled my ankle a while back, and these guys had me fast on the road to recovery. They have experienced surgeons and therapists and 8 loca...
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    Very satisfied, and will definitely recommend to friends and family!
    Pauline M.
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    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.
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    I broke my foot while working on a film production. One of my friends told me about the Foot and Ankle institute. They provided a great treatment for my foot and I was pain free within a week. I would definately recom...
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    I am so surprised by the negative reviews over insurance billing.  Everyone hates insurance companies and I consider myself lucky when insurance follows through and gets it right! If there is an issue with my insuranc...
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    Dr. Bob is outstanding.  A week ago today he performed surgery on my tarsal tunnel, and I am well on the mend from his handiwork.  He is professional, patient, and thorough in explaining his procedures and opinions.  ...
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    Dr. Morris was great, as well as all the office staff. I live far, but it has been worth the drive. Thank you!!!!
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