The Best Santa Barbara Podiatry Group

Updated 3/8/2024

In this video, Brenda, a patient in Santa Barbara, talks about how the decision to have surgery at UFAI has changed her life.


At University Foot and Ankle Institute, we're proud to extend our nationally recognized podiatric services to Santa Barbara and the surrounding communities.


Named Best Foot and Ankle Surgeons in California and Best Podiatrists by Los Angeles Magazine, we believe in providing not just exceptional treatment but also a caring and welcoming environment for all our patients

489 Total 1st Party Reviews / 4.9 out of 5 Stars
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    Dr. Johnson was so kind and explained everything so well.
    Robin M.
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    I was given some CBD cream to use on my foot, but was not told that it cost $60 until we strated doing the charge card process.
    Kathleen L.
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    My visit to Dr Johnson have always been positive. He is friendly, knowledgeable, and kind.
    Margaret D.
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    I very much appreciated Dr Johnson paying attention to the wound on my leg and very quickly got me into the Wound Clinic. The w...
    Carla S.
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    Would prefer being able to directly make appointments and get reminders through my local office rather than the outside service...
    Linda S.
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    Your Santa Barbara office and Dr. Johnson always give me excellent care!
    Jayne A.
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    Dr. Johnson is the first podiatrist to really explain what might be the condition of my toes; he has a very professional, yet a...
    Mary L.
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    I was a previous Dr. Pengh patient and was highly disappointed I had to ‘start over.’ Dr. Johnson put me at ease right away. Ki...
    Mari B.
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    Very helpful and very professional.
    Lynn H.
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    I was quite delighted with the service and treatment I received. Dr. Johnson was thorough and thoughtful with his explanations.
    Jessica F.
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    Dr. Johnson is very knowledgeable and caring. I'm very please with him and the office staff.
    George R.

The Best Santa Barbara Podiatry Group

14 E. Arrellaga Street

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

(805) 284-0836


Schedule a consultation with a UFAI Foot & Ankle Specialist near you.
or call 877-989-9110
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

About Our Santa Barbara Location

Why choose UFAI Santa Barbara?

Our podiatrists are leaders in the field, committed to continuous education and utilizing the most advanced treatment methods. They understanding that each patient is unique and personalized treatment strategies that focus on your specific health goals.


Our clinic is designed for comfort and equipped with the latest podiatric diagnostic and treatment technology. From your first consultation to your recovery, we provide guidance, support, and education to ensure a smooth and successful treatment journey.


Whether you're suffering from sports injuries, diabetic foot care needs, bunions, heel pain, ingrown toenails, or any other foot or ankle condition, our experts are here to provide you with the highest standard of care.


Leveraging the latest advancements in podiatric medicine, our Santa Barbara clinic provides a wide range of innovative treatments and services, inlcuding:


UFAI Santa Barbara Podiatry Advanced Foot and Ankle Care Technologies include:

  • Digital X-ray
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound
  • Neurosensory Testing
  • Orthotic Manufacturing



Meet your Santa Barbara Foot and Ankle Specialist:


Dr. Johnson welcomes you to the Santa Barbara clinic

Dr. Abimbola Johnson, DPM, took his undergraduate degree at Loyola University Chicago, where he played Division II rugby and was also involved in social justice clubs aimed at helping younger students prepare for college.


Upon graduation, he entered Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, where he served as president of the practice management club and volunteered as coordinator at the Free Foot Clinic in Chicago. He served his residency at Regions Hospital/Health Partners in St. Paul.


Dr. Johnson provides comprehensive medical and surgical care for a wide spectrum of foot and ankle conditions, including common and complex disorders and injuries. The doctor is uniquely qualified to detect the early stages of disease that exhibit warning signs in the lower extremities, such as diabetes, arthritis, and cardiovascular disease.


Dr. Johnson can be seen at our Santa Barbara location.



Patient Review, In Her Own Words

The following review was submitted by UFAI Santa Barbara patient, Patricia W...


5 Star review, University Foot and Ankle Institute

I am so pleased with my visit and the care I got as well as the efficiency of the process.


The care was thorough, smoothly accomplished; Dr. was caring, efficient and compassionate.


I am relieved to be able to carry on with my usual exercise with no pain. Such a freeing thing.



About University Foot and Ankle Institute's Santa Barbara Podiatry Location

The healthcare providers are University Foot and Ankle Institute are nationally recognized as among the very best Podiatrists and Foot and Ankle Surgeons in the nation.


Our Santa Barbara is located at 14 E. Arrellaga St. and serves Santa Barbara, Hope Ranch, Hidden Valley, Mission Canyon, West Mesa, Lower State, Montecito, Summerland, Camarillo, Thousand Oaks, Goleta, Oxnard, Ventura and the surrounding areas. We are accpeting new patients now!

A Look at Our Santa Barbara Office:

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  • Podiatist Santa Barbara,  Dr Mae Chandler, University Foot and Ankle Institute