Dr. Saxena was born in Palo Alto, California and was motivated to become a sports medicine doctor by the founders of the PAMF Sports Medicine Department. He has since built an international reputation in the treatment of sports-related foot & ankle injuries. In 2008, 27 of his patients competed in the Olympic Trials, with 14 qualifying for the U.S. Olympic Track & Field team.
He accepts same-day emergency appointments -- especially for injured athletes -- including fractures and tendon ruptures, as his aim is to get them better as soon and as safe as possible using both surgical and non-surgical means. His goal is to help you regain a healthy active lifestyle. High school students are given same-day or next day appointments with notice from their coach, trainer or doctor whenever possible.
Dr. Saxena has published more than 60 articles and chapters (including over a dozen in orthopedic publications) and is currently authoring the textbook "International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery" with more than two dozen international surgeons. He has presented lectures worldwide, including his favorite topics: Achilles tendon, chronic ankle & Lisfranc's pathology and stress fractures. He serves as a sports medicine consultant for USA Track & Field and other professional teams, including the Nike Project. He is a product consultant for Arthrex Inc., Mondeal North America & Storz Medical.
Dr. Saxena in the News
Paula Radcliffe: "After training I couldn't even walk, let alone run. That's why I finally had surgery to blitz my bunion", (Daily Mail, June 2010)
Scholl College Graduate serves as Podiatric Physician to Greatest Olympic Runners and Athletes,(Rosalind Franklin University, 2010)
Noted Podiatrist Amol Saxena, Will Treat Runner Alan Webb, (USA Today, August 2009)
Race Against Time for Paula Radcliffe (Telegraph.co.uk., April 2009)
Moving Past Foot Woes, Clearing Path to Games, (The New York Times, March 2008)
Published journal articles by Dr. Saxena
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