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Dr. Bob Baravarian is currently a member of UCLA Medical Group, chief of podiatric surgery at Santa Monica/UCLA medical center and Orthopedic Hospital and an assistant clinical professor at the UCLA School of Medicine. He also serves as co-director of University Foot and Ankle Institute. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and one of only a handful of foot and ankle surgeons to have both foot and reconstructive rearfoot and ankle certifications as a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Dr. Baravarian has been published over 100 times, written 7 books and multiple book chapters on the diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle ailments. He is Editor Emeritus of the international medical journal, Foot and Ankle Specialist. Dr. Baravarian has been involved in athletics his entire life and played competitive tennis in high school and college. He performed a comprehensive three year residency at the University of Pittsburgh, Southside Hospital (formerly St. Francis Health System Residency Program) with emphasis of sports medicine, reconstructive surgery, foot and ankle trauma and diabetic limb salvage of the foot and ankle. He then joined UCLA for a period of four years prior to opening University Foot and Ankle Institute. He has an interest in sports medicine, arthritis therapy and trauma/reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle and is internationally recognized as an expert in bunion surgery, ankle ligament and tendon injuries and ankle arthritis/ankle replacement and cartilage damage treatments. He is also a consultant to the ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) tour, multiple running organizations and several shoe manufacturers.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Baravarian has amazing bedside manner! So glad I found him on ZocDoc!
Wasn't impressed by his male assistant (who was cold) but the doc was amazing!
Excellent visit. The office staff made me feel welcome and Dr Baravarian was very helpful in the discussion and solving my foot problem. I will be returning the next time I have a problem. I will also recommend Dr. Baravarian to all of my running friends!
I drove in the worst traffic after this appointment to get him so not sure it's quite worth the trouble yet . I can appreciate a doctor who spends time with their patients . That being said I waited a bit over an hour before seeing him and then running the x rays I needed and additional orthotic fitting it took another hour so for most people this is enough to go somewhere else I think . Bedside manner was ok and made a fast "diagnosis" to reccomend PT for my feet issues . I would of liked perhaps a more thorough feeling from the experience and more of a deeper understanding and reason to how he came up with diagnosis . Would of made a difference for me . I'll be back for atleast one therapy session to grasp more of a feel for this doctor before I'll make any reccomendations myself . But I wouldn't label it a doctor I wouldn't recommend . The staff seems content and relaxed . The doctor is very nice but again you may feel when leaving you could of used more of a explaination for the symptoms .
After telling him about my condition that I had for years, he insisted on two very expensive tests despite the fact that he agreed that all my symptoms pointed to the issues I know I have. He also seemed to want to push surgery on me and didn't see physical therapy as an option for me at all which seems pretty strange to me.
Felt a bit rushed, but friendly none the less.
Very professional,very knowledgable, I will recomend him to any one!
I thought the office wait was long but I found Dr. Baravarian to be very pleasant, very professional and all in all worth the wait.
Dr. B gave me excellent advisement regarding several bruised toe nails on my right foot. His assistant Alex trimmed my toe nails and I was a little scared at first but he had very good technique and it didn't hurt at all.
Listened and understood my concerns, did an appropriate evaluation, recommended possible treatment choices according to my preferences, very professional and personable!
Emphasis on collections a bit heavy handed, but Dr. Bob is excellent. He recommended a very conservative treatment and was very knowledgeable and thorough. I am very pleased to have him as my Dr.
Great appointment. Great communication, explained my particular situation very well, blending medical terms and everyday terms. Staff was very friendly and answered all my questions.