Dr. Justin Franson, DPM

Updated 10/14/2018
Justin Franson, Podiatrist Valencia California
Podiatrist Justin Franson Valncia, CA

Dr. Justin Franson’s is a Board Certified Podiatric Foot and Ankle Specialist. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery.

 

His idyllic childhood, growing up in New England, hiking the Appalachian Trail, fishing rivers and streams and eating wild berries all summer long instilled a joy of life that he maintains to this day.

 

It was during this time in Maine that Dr. Franson began a lifelong love of sports, running cross-country and playing basketball. He grew up with enough people to form a basketball team, with eight siblings and his parents. Medicine certainly runs in his family, as half his siblings are involved in various aspects of healthcare.

 

After studying accounting and then leaning toward a physical therapy at Brigham Young University, Dr. Franson decided to pursue podiatry as his career. He then attended the School College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago and supported himself by toiling at a number of part-time jobs until he got his degree. It was during this time he learned how to balance hard work and a busy life. When not working or attending school, the future doctor enjoyed “a lot of Chicago’s famous deep-dish pizza.”

 

Upon graduation in 2001, Franson accepted a three-year residency program at the Greater Los Angeles VA and UCLA County Hospital. His residency-training program included a lot of time in the hospital, emergency room, clinics, and operating room.

 

Dr. Franson specializes in several areas including total ankle replacement and sports medicine. Treating athletes and weekend warriors like himself brings him a lot of joy. “I love being able to provide true relief to the physical problems that people come see me about. I am one of those people who truly enjoy the personal interactions with my patients.”

 

His family, complete with four children, keeps him and his wife busy with numerous sports and activities. Dr. Franson, a resident of the Santa Clarita Valley, is also an active member of the community, donating time and resources to a number of local organizations, clubs and teams.

 

Like his kids, Dr. Franson is active too, running marathons, triathlons, hiking, basketball, and golf. He says, “These activities continue to give me new and valuable insights into different sports injuries and the mindset of those of us who love to participate in them.”

 

Dr. Franson Yelp Patient Review

The following five star Yelp review was posted by University Foot and Ankle patient, Lydia.

5 Star Yelp review, University Foot and Ankle Institute

I was really impressed with this medical office. Recently my 89 year old grandmother moved in with me from out of state. I found this office on Yelp and made an appointment since the reviews were so good.

 

Front office woman was welcoming, all the nurses and staff were friendly and helpful. We saw Dr. Franson and he was wonderful, had great bedside manner. He was able to give my grandma the answers she's been waiting for. We were so satisfied with the appointment and getting answers for some of her conditions that other doctors were never able to give her.

 

Click here to see Lydia's review on Yelp.com.

 

Podiatrist Dr. Franson is available for patient consultations at University Foot and Ankle Institute in Valencia California.

 

Angela and her daughter are both patients of Dr. Franson. In this video she discusses their experience at University Foot and Ankle Institute.

 

PARTNER

University Foot and Ankle Institute

Valencia, California

2004 - Present

 

 

ATTENDING SURGEON / CLINICAL INSTRUCTOR

West Los Angeles Veterans Administration

Los Angeles, California 

2004 - Present

 

University California Los Angeles School of Medicine

Los Angeles, California

2004 - Present

 

 

CONSULTANT

Wright Medical, Inc.

2012 - Present

 

 

MEDICAL TRAINING / EDUCATION

Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine

Chicago, IL
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, 2001

 

Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine

Chicago, IL
Bachelor of Science, Medical Sciences, 1998

 

Brigham Young University

Provo, UT
Bachelor of Science, Zoology/Pre-Medicine, 1997

 

 

POST GRADUATE TRAINING

Chief Resident, Greater Los Angeles Residency Program

Los Angeles, CA
2003-2004

 

Foot and Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery, PSR-24

2002-2004

  • Olive View/UCLA Medical Center
  • West Los Angeles VA Hospital,
  • Century City Hospital.

Intern/Rotating Podiatric Residency

2001-2002

  • Olive View/UCLA Medical Center
  • West LA VA Hospital, Los Angeles, CA

 

LICENSES, BOARDS AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • California License, Board of Podiatric Medicine, Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Board Certified, Reconstructive Rearfoot & Ankle Surgery, American Board of Podiatric Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
  • Member, American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Member, Los Angeles Podiatric Medical Society
  • California License, Radiology and Fluoroscopy
  • ACLS and CPR Certified

 

 

HOSPITAL AND SURGERY CENTER PRIVILEGES

  • Santa Monica/UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, CA
  • West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, Valencia, CA
  • Providence/Summit Surgery Center, Valencia, CA
  • 90210 Surgery Center, Beverly Hills, CA

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

  • “Lateral Ankle Triad: The Triple Injury of Ankle Synovitis, Lateral Ankle Instability, and Peroneal Tendon Tear.” Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, volume 28, number 1, January 2011, pages 105-115.
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome: A Compression Neuropathy Involving Four Distinct Tunnels.” Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery of North America, volume 23, number 3, July 2006, pages 597-609.
  • “Intermetatarsal Compression Neuritis.”  Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery of North America, volume 23, number 3, July 2006, pages 569-578.
  • Essential Insights on Treating Freiberg’s Infraction.” Podiatry Today, volume 19, issue 3, March 2006, pages 101-107.
  • How to address Osteochondral Lesions.” Podiatry Today, volume 18, issue 9, September 2005, pages 82-83.
  • How to detect and treat Tarsal Coalitions.” Podiatry Today, volume 17, issue 11, November 2004, pages 74-76.
  • How to manage Post-operative Hallux Varus.” Podiatry Today, volume 17, issue 7, July 2004.

 

Over 200,000 happy UFAI patients and growing
  • 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.
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    The whole staff at University Foot & Ankle Institute is wonderful!!
    Nathalie R.
  • Yelp
    Enjoyed getting the left foot bunion done so much (LOL), I went back and had the bunion on my right foot removed on Sept.28 ! This recovery has been even faster than on the left foot as we religiously (thanks to my w...
    Duane D.
  • Yelp
    I am 4 weeks post surgery now and just got my cast off today. Dr. Franson is the BEST foot specialist I have ever been to. He is extremely kind, he's caring and compassionate. He truly cares about his patients and has...
    Kathleen C.
  • CustomerSure
    Everyone was beyond nice and very helpful. From the moment I walked in, it was superb service. Loved not having a long wait. The nurse was very efficient and helpful. The doctor made sure I understood what was going...
    Deborah K.
  • Yelp
    My bunions got to the point where I could no longer enjoy wearing nice shoes comfortably, so I decided to find a podiatrist to rid me of this discomfort! After 3 appointments with different podiatrists and not feeling...
    Duane D.
  • CustomerSure
    Have been impressed with the attitude and professionalism of the staff. Waiting times are minimal - it is appreciated.
    David A.
  • CustomerSure
    Everyone at this group is awesome!!
    Helena O.
  • Yelp
    I had a bad break on my 5th metatarsal when I was out of state. I called Dr. Franson's office as soon as I came back home. The office staff was great and got me right in. Dr Franson was amazing and took great care of...
    Glenna Rae W.
  • Yelp
    Dr. Franson has seen my entire family for foot/ankle problems, and treated and solved all of them. The office staff is incredible. I highly recommend this doctor.
    H.W.
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