Dr. Ryan M. Sherick

Fellowship -Trained Foot & Ankle Surgeon

Dr. Sherick grew up on a small farm in Idaho learning at a young age the value of hard work and discipline. Many of his tasks would involve using his hands, and complex tools/instrumentation leading to a stable foundation to build upon for a young physician and surgeon.

As a competitive athlete Dr. Sherick sustained several major lower extremity injuries which sparked an interest in patient care, surgical treatment of injuries, and sports medicine. While many would struggle to find a positive outlook on this experience, Dr. Sherick has been able to turn this situation into a positive by being able to have genuine empathy for his patients, while also being able to relate to patients on a personal level.

Dr. Sherick prides himself on taking care of his patients as if they’re his own family members. He puts his patient’s needs first, centering treatment around clear patient education, patient’s goals, and expectations for their treatment outcome. This patient-focused care approach allows Dr. Sherick to work harmoniously with patients to achieve their specific goals and tailor treatment to each individual’s needs and lifestyle to get patients back on their feet.

Fellowship: Silicon Valley Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery Fellowship- Palo Alto Medical Foundation -Emphasis on Advanced Sports Medicine, Reconstruction, and Trauma of the lower extremity.
-Mountain View, California
Residency: INOVA Fairfax Medical Campus – Level 1 Adult + Pediatric Trauma and Heart & Vascular Center -Served as the Chief Resident while named #1 Hospital in Washington, DC region by U.S. News & World Report.
-Falls Church, Virginia & Washington, DC
Medical School: Samuel Merritt University -Graduated with honors and received the Timothy Holbrook Memorial Award of Excellence in Podiatric Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.
-Oakland, CA 

Dr. Ryan M. Sherick is a Fellowship-Trained, Board-Certified Foot and Ankle Surgeon who specializes in Advanced Foot and Ankle Reconstruction, Trauma, and Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Lower Extremity. Proudly seeing patients in Thousand Oaks, California at Apex Foot & Ankle Institute.

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Dr. Sherick is honored to have had the opportunity to have completed what many in the field of foot & ankle consider the top residency and fellowship programs in the country for this particular field of medicine. He served as the chief resident for the leading level 1 trauma center in the Washington D.C. area before completing his prestigious fellowship at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation in the SF Bay Area. This specific training has blessed Dr. Sherick with the ability to learn under the mentorship of many top national and world-leading surgeons.
For example, during surgical and clinical training Dr. Sherick was trained by physicians and surgeons responsible for treating the following organizations:


With a passion for education and research, Dr. Sherick has published multiple foot and ankle-related scientific journal articles on groundbreaking surgical techniques and frequently presents at the national and state level on numerous innovative surgical techniques within the field of foot and ankle surgery.

Recently, Dr. Sherick was a part of the selected surgical faculty to teach the next generation of Foot & Ankle Surgeons. This course consisted of many Foot & Ankle Surgical Fellows from around the nation traveling to Dallas, Texas. Fellows had didactic lectures from faculty and private surgical lab time with Dr. Sherick and several other respected surgical faculty. Each surgical faculty member traveled from other parts of the country to provide this course and fellows with the latest insights into the most innovative surgical techniques of the lower extremity.

Dr. Sherick has extensive high-volume surgical experience for all aspects of foot and ankle-related conditions in both pediatric and adult patients.

↓ Notable Special Interests and Surgical Expertise ↓ 

Advanced Lower Extremity Plastic Surgery Techniques + Microsurgery
Complex Lower Extremity Limb Deformity Correction
Computer-Assisted Deformity Correction with External Fixation Devices
Custom 3D Printed Foot and Ankle Implants
Minimally Invasive Foot and Ankle Surgery
Primary and Revision Total Ankle Replacement / Cartilage Repair
Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery
Sports Medicine Related Injuries + Arthroscopic Treatment for Joint/Tendon Pathology
Trauma of the Foot and Ankle
Use of Orthobiologics such as Stem cells/PRP/amniotic membrane/umbilical cord treatment