Surgery of the Foot and Ankle
Dr. Leonora Fihman is a podiatric physician and surgeon specializing in foot and ankle surgery. She combines state of the art implants and fixation devices with the latest and most innovative procedures available today to obtain the best possible aesthetic and functional result with little to no pain. The main focus of her practice is the complete satisfaction of all of her patients. Every effort is made to ensure that her patients make well-informed choices and achieve the best results possible, all within a comfortable and confidential setting. During your consultation, Dr. Fihman always performs a thorough evaluation, explains her findings in detail and creates a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. You will find her warm and direct approach for treatment very comforting. She involves her patients in their care and is easily approachable for questions and concerns.
Dr. Leonora Fihman attended undergraduate school at the University of California at Davis where she completed her Bachelor of Science degree in psychobiology. She volunteered at the UC Davis Medical Center where she learned about various medical specialties. It was there that she was exposed to podiatric medicine and decided to make it a career. She went on to graduate and received her medical degree (DPM) from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. Her postgraduate training was completed at Kindred Rancho Hospital in Rancho Cucamonga and at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base. She received extensive 3 year training in both podiatric medicine and surgery. During her final year of residency, Dr. Fihman held the position of chief surgical resident. Following residency, she underwent additional training in aesthetic foot surgery with Dr. Vladimir Zeetser and after working together, she was asked to join the practice. Dr. Fihman is extensively trained in all aspects of the foot and ankle with a focus on adult and pediatric flatfoot reconstruction, trauma, sports medicine, deformities and wound care. She likes to complete all her surgeries with an aesthetic twist. She is currently on staff at Northridge Hospital, Mission Community Hospital and various surgical centers in the San Fernando Valley. Dr. Fihman is a member of several societies and organizations including the American Podiatric Medical Association and the Los Angeles County Podiatric Medical Society. She is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine (ABPM). Dr. Fihman maintains ongoing training and education to remain up to date on the newest innovations in technology and the latest trends in podiatric medicine and surgery.