Kaiser Permanente physician
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Hello, and welcome to my Web page. My name is Dr. Chodos. I am a board certified orthopedic surgeon with subspecialty training and expertise in the area of foot and ankle reconstruction and sports medicine.
I was born and raised in Southern California. I graduated from UC Berkeley in 1995 with a double major in history and immunology. I attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles. During medical school, I spent over one year traveling around the world, training in Swaziland, Africa; Tel Aviv, Israel; and Edinburgh, Scotland. Following medical school, I completed residency in orthopedic surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. After residency, I finished a foot and ankle fellowship at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore. I moved to San Diego in 2006, and was in private practice for nine years. I was also an associate physician at UC San Diego from 2011-2015. I am a fellow of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and an active member of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. I am also a reviewer for several orthopaedic journals.
In September 2015 I transitioned from private practice to Southern California Permanente Medical Group. I strive to provide the highest quality of operative and nonoperative orthopedic care, with the goals of relieving pain, restoring function, and improving quality of life. My elective practice exclusively consists of orthopedic problems below the level of the knee.
I have run several marathons, starting at the age of 16. I enjoy traveling and scuba diving (I have a rescue diver certification). I have a bit of a garden in the backyard (my wife calls it the Chodos Farm), and I grow a lot of our vegetables. I played soccer when I was younger, and always enjoy watching a good match. I spend most of my free time with my wife and children. I think I get most of my exercise chasing after the kids these days.