Comprehensive Foot & Ankle Care for San Francisco

Dr. Katherine E. Chou provides thorough, individualized treatment of foot and ankle conditions for patients throughout San Francisco and the Bay Area. Our office is welcoming to all patients.

Our commitment to personal attention means that patients not only receive the care they need, but also the knowledge to understand their conditions and be an empowered part of their own ongoing health care. As a patient, your questions and concerns always matter, and can have a significant impact on tailoring your treatment plan to meet your specific needs.


We provide a range of foot and ankle services with a focus on non-surgical treatments, seeking results while avoiding the need for surgery whenever possible. Our methods range from tried-and-true traditional treatments to new advanced technology.

Sports Injuries

Custom Orthotics

Skin & Nail Conditions

Foot Deformities



I had a very pleasant experience with Dr. Chou and her staff.  Dr. Chou was very professional and listened to my concerns. I was actually seen before my appointment time, which has never happened with any physician in the past. She is the best Podiatrist I’ve had since my previous Podiatrist retired and moved away. She is the most conscientious Podiatrist I’ve ever been treated by.  I will continue seeing Dr. Chou.

Barbara V.


I’m so thankful that my primary care doctor referred me to Dr. Chou.   She has everything that I look for in a specialist:  she is personable, very knowledgeable, and practical.  

She’s relatable as a person and understands her patient’s needs.  Dr. Chou really knows her stuff and it shows!  She quickly answered every question I had and provided answers in a non-medical way that I could understand.  Finally, she offered affordable solutions to my foot pain that work with my active lifestyle.

Andrea H.


Dr. Chou is professional, caring, thorough, knowledgeable, and attentive. She really takes the time to understand your symptoms and mechanics. I’m so happy I found Dr. Chou. I had knee pain, back pain, foot pain, and very poor mechanics. She fixed all of it. I highly recommend Dr. Chou!

Mercy C.


My first visit with Dr. Chou was for an ulcer in my left foot. I immediately felt I was in good hands. She has a great manner about her. At the same time, you know she is a real professional. She took the time to properly examine me and provide the appropriate prescription – and follow up appointment.

Jim S.

New Patients

Our San Francisco office welcomes all new patients! Please call or use our online contact form to schedule an appointment, and review the resources below for patient forms and information that can cut your first visit wait time.

Our Staff

Dr. Katherine Chou

Dr. Chou is a San Francisco transplant from Southern California. She fell in love with the Bay Area while attending UC Berkeley, 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 return in 2008.

Upon her graduation as Chief Resident three years later, Dr. Chou 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 a multi-sport athlete and has run several marathons and was the sole female to complete an Ironman distance race on a day with rain, sleet, and hail. She is currently overcoming her fear of heights by learning to climb. 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.

Jessica Cortes-Romero

As the office manager, Jessica oversees the daily operations and ensures that your experience at the office is a positive one. She first began working with Dr. Chou as the receptionist. Over time, she learned the ins and outs of what makes the practice run smoothly.

Jessica graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in kinesiology and is happy to be near home as a Bay Area native. As she figures out her next steps for her post-baccalaureate education, she continues to be involved in the healthcare field as much as she can. In her free time, she loves to go dancing with friends, explore parks in the Bay Area, and take photos of her pets, Cilantro and Pinguino.

Celia Gonzalez

Celia was born and raised in San Francisco and has been a Mission-Bernal Native her whole life. After graduating as a Medical Assistant in 2002 she has enjoyed working and learning in the healthcare field. In her free time, she loves traveling with her daughter and visiting dog parks with their dog Miso.

Emily Starelli

Emily Starelli grew up in the peninsula, in San Mateo with her family. She enjoys being with family and friends, the great outdoors, her 3 dogs (Bailey, Whiskey, and Wilson), and is a big SF Giants and Niners fan!

Odalys Morfin

Odalys is a Bay Area native and a lover of all things pink and glittery. She is a “Professional Bruncher” who loves trying new restaurants. She also has a passion for adventure and discovering new things.

Payment Portal

We wish to make it as easy and convenient as possible for patients to pay for services. Our online portal provides a secure option for patients who wish to pay electronically.

Contact us

If you have any questions about our practice or would like to schedule an appointment, never hesitate to get in touch! Call our office or fill out our contact form to reach a member of our staff.