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 306

Los Angeles, CA 90017

(213) 878-1107

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1245 Wilshire Blvd.

Suite 306

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.



Dr. Carter Patient Review, In His Own Words

The following five start review was posted by University Foot and Ankle Institute patient, Brad...


5 Star review, University Foot and Ankle Institute

Love Dr. Carter. I've had 20+ surgeries because I push the limits.


He is the best surgeon I have ever had.



Over 200,000 happy UFAI patients and growing
  • Yelp
    I did some research online for a podiatrist after I broke my ankle and I found Dr. Bob. He worked in UCLA before opening his own office, where he now has multiple doctors working with him. He is amazing with patients ...
    Saman S.
  • Yelp
    My feet have been killing me for the past two months and I put off getting it checked out. I finally came to see Dr. Briskin and I regret nothing! My appointment time was mostly kept and he found the problem right awa...
    Cynthia S.
  • ZocDoc
    Very professional and very knowledgeable. I will recommend him to any one!
  • Yelp
    Dr. Franson and the entire staff at University Foot & Ankle Institute - Valencia are awesome!! I had both feet corrected (bunion surgery) by Dr. Franson and he did amazing work!! He is caring, gentle and friendly, and...
    Helena O.
  • Thank you for all your care and support. After 5 years of pain, you took care of things permanently for me. I can't tell you what a joy it is to be able to walk or simply pick up my kid and not be in pain. I'm foreve...
  • Yelp
    So fortunate to have found Dr Franson. I was treated by him last year for a torn achilles tendon, and today my daughter was treated by him. She's pregnant and he was very attentive to her concerns about treatment for ...
  • CustomerSure
    You all are very good at your job. So glad I am going here.
    Helena O.
  • Yelp
    What a great medical experience. They were running early and I saw Dr. Baravarian within 5 minutes.  A very high tech operation, and a great bed side manner.
    John K.
  • CustomerSure
    Very satisfied!
    Pearl W.
  • Yelp
    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.  ...
    Karen L.
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