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P. Benjamin Nikravesh, DPM

P. Benjamin Nikravesh, known to his patients, as "Dr. Nik" is a 1996 graduate of the acclaimed California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco, CA. After receiving his degree, he was trained in a highly regarded surgical residency program in Long Beach, CA, where he was residency director. Dr. Nik continues to teach residents as a surgical and clinical instructor at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He is double board-certified, with both the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics & Primary Podiatric Medicine. He has been in private practice in the Beverly Hills area since 1997. Dr. Nik stays abreast of the latest in foot care innovations and surgery.

Education and Training

  • Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine - 1996
    California College of Podiatric Medicine

  • Bachelors in Science, Cell & Molecular Biology
    California State University at Northridge

Post-Graduate Training

  • Podiatric Surgical Residency - 1997
    Pacific Hospital of Long Beach

Work Experience

  • Director PPMR Residency Program - 2001-2004
    Pacific Hospital of Long Beach

  • Clinical/Surgical Instructor - 2001-2004
    PHLB Podiatric Surgical Residency

  • Director of Clinical Affairs - 2001-2004
    PHLB Primary Podiatric Medical & Surgical Residency

  • Pacific Family Health Clinics - 2000-2003
    2683 Pacific Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90806;
        Director: Dr. Jack Thomas

  • Private Practice in Beverly Hills/Los Angeles, California 1997-Present
    • Well-rounded practice, with a wide application of surgery, orthotics, and office procedures.
    • Regularly lecture to primary care physicians and pediatricians on foot and ankle disorders.
    • Attending, Surgical Instructor @ the Cedars Sinai Medical Center Podiatric Surgical Residency 2000-Present


Hospital Affiliations

  • Cedars Sinai Medical Center
  • Olympia Medical Center

National Television News Appearances/Interviews

  • EYEWITNESS NEWS AT FOUR KABC-TV (ABC) LOS ANGELES
    MARCH 9, 1999 4-5
    Foot & ankle injuries, prevention of injuries, how to take care of injury, athletic shoes

  • FOX 11 NEWS
    MARCH 11, 1999
    Marathon training/orthotics/foot types/heel pain

  • ABC-EYEWITNESS NEWS-CHANNEL 7
    JUNE 11, 1999
    New surgical procedure for heel pain

  • 34 NEWS-KMEX
    OCTOBER 10, 1999
    Bunion/Heel Surgery

  • ABC CHANNEL 7 NEWS
    AUGUST 31, 2000 5-6 PM
    September 3, 2000
    SEPTEMBER 2, 2000 6-7 AM
    Bunion Surgery

  • CBS CHANNEL 2 NEWS
    SEPTEMBER 20 & 24, 2000
    Bunion Surgery

  • KABC-TV CHANNEL EYEWITNESS NEWS
    SEPTEMBER 21, 2000
    Calluses, Onychomycosis

  • KTLA-Warner Brothers Channel 5 News
    December 4, 2000 8-9am
    Metetarsalgia, Plantar fascitis, High heeled shoes

  • TAPESH International Television/Satellite Access
    October 24, 03
    Bunion, Hammertoe Surgeries.

  • ABC-EYEWITNESS NEWS-CHANNEL 7
    May 16, 2006
    Ankle Sprains

  • ABC-EYEWITNESS NEWS-CHANNEL 7
    May 13, 2008 11pm
    Sculptra, metetarsalgia, tx options for met pain.

  • KTLA-CHANNEL 5 NEWS LIVE
    June 29, 2009
    Orthotics, flat feet, nail fungus treatment and etiology 5-8AM

  • ABC-EYEWITNESS NEWS-CHANNEL 7
    July 20, 2009 11pm Lori Corbin
    Rocker bottom shoes for healthy young people. Orthotics

  • FOX-NEWS CHANNEL 11
    November 20, 2009 7AM Live
    Rocker bottom shoes/MBT/Skechers

Radio Appearances/Interviews

  • KRSI 10/25/99, 11/15/99, 12/13/99, 1/9/00, 1/10/00, 1/31/00, 2/26/00, 3/1/00, 3/13/00
    Discussed various foot & ankle issues.

  • KIRN 11/2/00, 12/1/00 Discussed various foot & ankle issues.

Publications

  • Los Angeles Mom Magazine
    Check Your Kidsí Feet Before Returning to School

    Simple At-home Checks Help Spot Foot Problems
    Information for patents' to check kid's feet before school starts. January 2011

  • Los Angeles Mom Magazine
    "Battle With Bunions" , April 28, 2010

  • BEVERLY HILLS WEEKLY, December, 30 1999-January 5, 2000
    Nail fungus, treatment options

  • BEVERLY HILLS WEEKLY, November 18-24, 1999
    Heel pain/ New surgical approach

  • BEVERLY HILLS WEEKLY, February 2000
    Bunion Surgery

  • BEVERLY HILLS WEEKLY, May 2000
    Athlete's Foot

  • BEVERLY HILLS WEEKLY, August 2000
    Shin Splints

  • Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, fall 99 Efficacy of a Surfactant, Allantoin, and Benzalkonium Chloride Solution for Onycomycosis

  • The Foot and Ankle Review, fall 1996 Snowboarding Equipment And Associated Lower Extremity Injuries.    Works in progress:
       - Lower Extremity injuries in Snowboarding vs. Skiing.

Research

  • CLINICS IN PODIATRIC MEDICINE AND SURGERY. Published: April 1994. Volume 11 Number 2. The Center Of Pressure Index In The Evaluation Of Foot Orthoses In Shoes.

Lectures

  • "Heel Spur Syndrome" - 1997

  • "Management of Ankle Sprains"- 1996

  • "Onycomycosis Topical vs. PO Medication"- 1996

  • "Podiatry for the Primary Care Physician"-11/ 2000
    Century City Hospital

  • "Age specific pedal problems"- 12/2000

  • Common Foot Problems Causing Pain- 11/22/03
    Laguna Nigel Ritz Carlton, ABWP (Association of Black Women Physicians) Conference.

  • Diabetes and diabetic foot care. 10-20-2007
    Hilton Gardens for the National Institue of Health grant research study on diabetes by Anne Peters, MD. Look ahead, action in health in Diabetes

Certifications

  • Diplomate, American Board of Foot Surgery
  • Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics & Primary Podiatric Medicine
  • X-ray
Licenses
  • State of California

Extracurricular Activities

  • Snowboarding, Tennis, Water-Skiing, Wakeboarding, Surfing, Mountain biking.

Languages

  • Spanish

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