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Dr. Chou is a San Francisco transplant from Southern California. She fell in love with her husband and the Bay Area while attending UC Berkeley. She then spent the next few years in cheerful exile while earning her podiatric medical degree in windy Chicago. Acceptance into the prestigious Kaiser North Bay Consortium residency program paved the way for her triumphant return in 2008. Upon her graduation as Chief Resident three years later, she was faced with the dilemma of choosing a safe, reliable job, working for someone else or bravely striking out on her own to create the practice of her dreams. After careful consideration, she chose to follow her dreams and has never looked back.

Dr. Chou is active with her local running club, Golden Gate Running Club, and runs many races every year. She is also an avid cyclist and loves riding all day with friends. A big part of why she loves living in San Francisco is because she can enjoy all the things she loves best: good weather, beautiful ocean views, open parkland, fantastic restaurants and amazing people.


Education

  • Undergraduate Education: UC Berkeley, Classical Civilizations - Berkeley, CA
  • Medical Education: Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine - North Chicago, IL
  • Residency Training: Chief Resident at Kaiser North Bay Consortium - Vallejo, CA
Extra training
  • Certified in Basic and Advanced AO techniques - CA
  • Trained in Arthroscopy of the Foot and Ankle - Rosemont, IL
  • Trained in Microsurgery techniques - San Francisco, CA
Research and Publications
  • Relative Risk of Post-operative Infections Among Diabetics Undergoing Elective Foot and Ankle Surgery: A Retrospective Cohort Study
  • First Report of Phoma Osteomyelitis in the Foot; Poster presentation, ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference, 2011
  • ACFAS Scientific Literature Review - “Chemoprotection of Flexor Tendon Repairs Using Botulinum Toxin”, 2010
  • AAPSM Handbook of Podiatric Sports Medicine, 3rd edition; Lesser Tarsal Fractures, 2006

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