Dr. Justin Franson, DPM

Updated 7/7/2020
Podiatrist Justin Franson Valncia, CA

Dr. Justin Franson 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 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.”

 

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

2,420 Total 1st Party Reviews / 4.9 out of 5 Stars
  • Google
    Dr Franson is an answer to my prayers. I switched from a different surgeon and health insurance plan so that he could do my sur...
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    I've been seeing Dr Franson for about eight years now best foot doctor awesome staff I trust Dr Franson 100% since I've been go...
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    You were great!
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    Cheryl C.
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    Very satisfied
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  • Yelp
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    We’ve always appreciate his thoroughness and thoughtfulness at each visit, he has a brilliant bedside manner, he is the best, a...
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Angela and her daughter are both patients of Dr. Franson. In this video, she discusses their experience at University Foot and Ankle Institute.

DR. JUSTIN FRANSON, DPM, FACFAS
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

University Foot and Ankle Institute

Partner

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

 

 

POSTGRADUATE 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.

 

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.

 

The front office woman was welcoming, all the nurses and staff were friendly and helpful. We saw Dr. Franson and he was wonderful, had a 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.