Dr. Amol Saxena, DPM
Dr. Saxena’s practice specializes in sports medicine and foot and ankle surgery, incorporated into the Palo Alto Medical Foundation multi-specialty Sports Medicine Department in 1993, in the home town where he was born and raised. Clinical & research interests include sports medicine/running injuries, acute and chronic ankle pain (ankle osteochondral injuries), achilles and peroneal tendons, stress fractures, midfoot injuries (Lisfranc’s), revision surgery, flatfoot surgery and first MPJT arthritis. He has pioneered several surgical techniques (such as the endoscopic gastrocnemius recession and other Achilles procedures), classifications and instruments (including a bone grafting retractor, an arthroscopic drill guide and various locking plates). He is an international and nationally recognized surgeon, speaker and author, and has published over 100 articles and chapters including in dozens of orthopedic journals and texts. Dr. Saxena is the editor of “International Advances in Foot and Ankle Surgery” (Springer 2012), a unique text of internationally re-known podiatric, orthopedic and trauma surgeons with 45 chapters, and 68 authors. Also editor of two sub-texts “Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery of the Foot and Ankle” and “Special Procedures in Foot & Ankle Surgery”.
Dr. Saxena serves on the editorial board for Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery and for Muscle, Ligament & Tendon (Italian). He is an instructor for the German Association for Foot Surgery. He serves as consulting podiatrist for Nike Oregon Project, Bay Area Track Club and local high school athletic teams. He has been director of fellowship training at PAMF since 1999. In 2004 he was awarded Humanitarian of the Year by the CPMA. He currently has treated and operated on dozens of Olympians from around the world (including gold medalists and world record holders), and Olympic trials qualifiers, numerous professional athletes including from the Nike Oregon Project, Golden State Warriors, San Francisco Giants, San Francisco 49ers, San Jose Earthquakes, and many top area high school athletic scholarship winners. Dr. Saxena is board certified/re-certified in foot and reconstructive rearfoot/ankle surgery (American Board of Podiatric Surgery), Fellow American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons, American Academy Podiatric Sports Medicine (which he was presented the Barnes Award for outstanding research in 2011), and serves as section Chief of Podiatric Surgery at Stanford University Hospital.
Dr. Saxena has recently been awarded Alumnus of the Year and Honor Medal from Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine during their centennial anniversary (2012). He has competed in several Boston Marathons and Duathlon (run, bike, run) World Championships. He is married and has three children. He is able to converse in English, German, French and Hindi. Co-Founder, along with his wife who is race director, of the “Juana Run”, which has raised over $200,000.00 for Palo Alto local schools since 1997.
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