Bruce A. Lehnert, DPM

Foot & Ankle Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist

Bruce A. Lehnert, DPM

Foot and Ankle Surgery/ Podiatry
Physiatry Medical Group/ SOAR Spine


Specializing in the treatment of foot and ankle trauma, deformities and sports-related injuries. Dr. Lehnert cares for children and adults using advanced surgical and non-surgical treatments with the latest evidence based treatment algorithms.

B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY

D.P.M., California College of Podiatric Medicine
Oakland, CA

Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System
Palo Alto, CA

Fellowship, Reconstructive Foot and Ankle surgery
Hadassah University Medical Center
Jerusalem, Israel

Board Certification
American Board of Podiatric Surgery

American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics

Qualified Medical Examiner

Teaching Posts

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine
2014 – Present

Adjunct Clinical Professor, Temple University

Adjunct Assistant Professor, California School of Podiatric Medicine

Residency Director, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Healthcare System

Clinical Instructor, Stanford University

Hospital Affiliations
Stanford University Hospital, Active Staff
SOAR Surgery Center, Active Staff
Sequoia Hospital, Active Staff
Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Healthcare System, Active Staff

Professional Societies
American Podiatric Medical Association
California Podiatric Medical Association
San Francisco/San Mateo Podiatric Medical Association

Founder, International Extremity Project, Chief Medical Officer
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Consultant, EK Health
Reviewer for industrial injuries

View Dr. Lehnert’s CV

Help me correct deformities in Vietnamese Children
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Dr. Lehnert Is In the News! Click Here for the Full Article

Dr. Lehnert is back from his 13th medical mission with the charity he started- International Extremity Project.

This time the mission took place in Namibia. You can read the latest update at Week 2 in Namibia: 14 Surgeries Complete

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Dr. Lehnert is going to Vietnam for his 12th time in December 2017 to operate on children with lower limb deformities.  He started his charity in 1998.  The International Extremity Project goes to both Namibia and Vietnam on an annual basis.

Dr. Lehnert invented a procedure for tendon harvesting.  A series of cases and the technique have been accepted for publication in the peer reviewed journal Foot and Ankle International.