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Alexander Reyzelman, DPM
Principal Investigator & President
Board-certified podiatrist Alexander Reyzelman, DPM, is the founder of Bay Area Foot Care in the San Francisco Bay Area. Dr. Reyzelman offers his expertise at the clinic’s locations in the Lower Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco and Castro Valley, California. After he opened the clinic in 1998, Bay Area Foot Care quickly expanded into the 12-branch practice that it is today.
Dr. Reyzelman graduated from the University of San Francisco in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science in biology. Soon after graduating, he began his schooling in podiatry at the California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland. After earning his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, he moved to San Antonio to complete a three-year residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center. During his third year, he earned the title of chief resident.
Dr. Reyzelman opened Bay Area Foot Care after moving back to California from Texas. Soon after opening, he recognized the need for advanced diabetic wound care in the feet. This quickly became the focus of his practice and helped inspire him to open the Center for Clinical Research. There, he directs clinical trials for new and innovative treatment methods for a number of chronic podiatric conditions.
In 2011, Dr. Reyzelman partnered with vascular surgeon Michael Conte, MD, to open the University of California, San Francisco Center for Limb Preservation and Diabetic Foot. There, they work with other experts in numerous fields to form a multidisciplinary treatment approach for patients at risk of limb amputation because of diabetes.
Dr. Reyzelman maintains memberships in the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, the American Podiatric Medical Association, and the California Podiatric Medical Association. These memberships help him gain new knowledge and information to use in his clinics and in his research. He displays a true passion in all of the work that he does and strives to make Bay Area Foot Care the go-to clinic for all podiatric needs.
Mher Vartivarian, DPM
Mher Vartivarian, DPM, is a board-certified podiatric specialist who provides high-quality care at three Bay Area Foot Care locations. He serves patients in the Lower Pacific Heights and NoPa neighborhoods of San Francisco, as well as Castro Valley, California. Dr. Vartivarian specializes in treatments for the back end of the foot and ankle. He frequently performs foot and ankle surgery, reconstructive surgery, sports medicine, and diabetic limb salvage.
Dr. Mher Vartivarian is a Houston native. He earned his Bachelor of Science in biology with a minor in chemistry at the University of Houston in 2005 before being accepted into the California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, where he graduated with honors in 2009. He then completed a three-year residency at Kaiser Permanente North Bay Consortium.
Today, Dr. Mher Vartivarian remains an avid learner and is now a teacher himself. He frequently mentors students, residents, and fellows along their path to a career in podiatry. To continue his own learning and bring new and innovative methods into practice, he holds memberships with the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, the American Podiatric Medical Association, and the California Podiatric Medical Association.
When he isn’t in the San Francisco area restoring patients’ ability to walk with comfort and ease, Dr. Vartivarian enjoys spending time with his wife, Christy, and daughter, Sofie, at their home in Northern California. He enjoys sporting events, concerts, barbecues, and cooking in his spare time.
Podiatrist Dr. Gregory A. Tovmassian was born in Russia after his parents moved there from Armenia. His family immigrated to Sacramento in the mid-1990s, where Dr. Tovmassian graduated from Mira Loma High School. He received a degree in science prior to being accepted to the California School of Podiatric Medicine in Oakland, California. After completing the four-year program, he graduated and was accepted to his top choice residency program at Kaiser Santa Clara in California. There received training in foot and ankle surgery with reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery. After completing his training in 2012, he moved back to the Sacramento area and opened Sacramento Foot and Ankle Center in Fair Oaks, where he enjoys utilizing his knowledge and skills to serve the community he grew up in.
Dr. Tovmassian is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. He is a member of numerous professional associations such as American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS), American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), and California Podiatric Medical Association (CPMA). To further support his profession and local society, he has been serving as a treasurer for the Sacramento Valley Podiatric Medicine Society since 2014. Also, through various local teaching opportunities for Podiatry students and residents, he has served as an Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor, California School of Podiatric Medicine from Samuel Merritt College since 2012.
Since 2012, he has been a Principal Investigator at the Center for Clinical Research, actively participating in clinical trials in wound care and other foot and ankle related research. He is very involved with his church, where he and his wife serve as directors to organize large summer camps for teenagers.
Monara Dini, DPM, is a podiatrist at Bay Area Foot Care in Castro Valley, Pleasanton, and San Rafael, California, along with the Inner Richmond and NoPa areas of San Francisco. She’s board-certified in podiatric surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine.
Dr. Dini attended the University of California, Berkeley and achieved her undergraduate degree in molecular and cellular biology in 2003. She earned her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from the California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland in 2008. She completed both an internship and her residency at St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco.
Dr. Dini specializes in sports medicine, limb salvage, and forefoot reconstruction at Bay Area Foot Care. She has a particular interest in treating lower extremity wounds to help patients recover and avoid amputation.
Dr. Dini is a member of numerous professional associations, including the American Podiatric Medical Association, the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, the California Podiatric Medical Association, and the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care.
Along with private practice, Dr. Dini is passionate about education. She serves as an associate clinical professor of podiatry at the California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University.
She’s a native of Iran and is proud to treat patients in both English and Farsi.
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