Dr. Gary B. Briskin, DPM, FACFAS

Updated 2/5/2019
Dr. Gary Briskin, Podiatrist University Foot and Ankle Institute

Dr. Gary B. Briskin, a lifelong sports enthusiast, maintains a special passion for hockey and running. He parlays that same spirit into all aspects of podiatry: sports medicine, arthritis prevention and reconstructive surgery.


As co-founder and co-director of University Foot and Ankle Institute, board-certified Dr. Briskin began his medical training by serving a residency at Flint General Hospital in Michigan. Once completed, he established a practice in Century City Hospital, where he soon became chief of podiatric surgery.


In addition to his current work with the University Foot and Ankle Institute, Dr. Briskin also serves as an assistant clinical professor at the UCLA School of Medicine. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.


Dr. Briskin resides in Manhattan Beach with his wife and son. He is currently involved with multiple running, hockey and soccer organizations.


Dr. Briskin is available for consultation at the Santa Monica and South Bay University Foot and Ankle Institute offices.

240 Total 1st Party Reviews
4.9 out of 5 Stars
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    Extremely professional and took care of my problem and appointment immediately. A great experience. A great staff.
    Kenneth G.
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    I had a good visit. The staff were attentive and prompt. Most importantly, the doctor was direct and outlined multiple paths ...
    Jonathan R.
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    I had a great experience and appreciate the care I received.
    Kathy K.
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    Excellent team here
    Dane J.
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    I have always been satisfied with my visits and treatments at the facility
    Helga F.
  • GatherUp
    Very, very happy and feel very comfortable with Dr. Briskin and his team!
    Nancy L.
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    Everyone was kind and helpful
    Anna M.
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    Your office is very professional. Our appointments have always been taken on time. The staff is helpful and doctor is amazing!!
    William C.
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    Great patient care!
    Sonia V.
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    I always get great care from Dr. Briskin's team. Thanks!
    Jeffrey E.

Barbara, a patient of Dr. Gary Briskin discusses her Bunion Surgery experience at the University Foot and Ankle Institute.




Private Practice
2121 Wilshire Blvd., #101
Santa Monica, CA 90403


Private Practice
100 UCLA Medical Plaza Los Angeles, CA
1997 to 2003


Assistant Clinical Professor Dept. of Medicine UCLA

1997 to Present


Private Practice
Functional & Surgical Care of the Foot and Ankle
2080 Century Park East Los Angeles, CA
1984 to 1997


Clinical Assistant Professor
California Collecge of Podiatric Medicine 1987to 1993


California Board of Podiatric Medicine Commissioner Licensing Exam



Los Angeles Ice Dogs 

International Hockey League Podiatric Consultant

1995 to 1997





Undergraduate Degree

B.A. Economics University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan 1978


Graduate Degree

Doctor of Pediatric Medicine
Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine Chicago, Illinois 1982 .





Family Hospital Pediatric Residency

Flint, Michigan




California, 1982
Michigan, 1982
Illinois, 1982






American Podiatric Medical Association

California Podiatric Medical Association
Los Angeles County Podiatric Medical Society

American Academy of Pediatric Sports Medicine



Diplomate National Board of Medical Examiners

Diplomate American Board of Podiatry Surgery

Fellow American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons


Hospital Affiliations

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center - Active Staff
Los Angeles, California 1986-to Present
Podiatric Surgery Division: Chief: 1995 to Present Vice Chief 1991 to 1995


UCLA Medical Center Los Angeles, CA
1997 to Present


Santa Monica/UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, CA
2001 to Present





California Podiatric Medical Association
Delegate Western Podiatry Congress

1987 to 1992


Los Angeles County Podiatric Society


1990 to 1992


Western Division L.A. County Podiatric Medical Society

President 1987 to 1990
Secretary 1985 to 1986