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660 East Santa Clara St. San Jose, CA 95112

Tel: 408-292-2485

About Dr. Ky

While most patients do not need surgery, Dr. Ky especially interested in complex foot and ankle reconstructive surgery, diabetic limb salvage, foot and ankle trauma,he has performed over 6,000 foot and ankle surgical procedures. Dr. Ky  has performed countless arthroscopic surgeries of the foot, ankle, and leg as well as advanced treatment for plantar fasciitis including minimally invasive Topaz radio frequency ablation. He tries to incorporate minimally invasive surgical techniques whenever possible which generally have fewer complications and faster rehabilitation. Dr. Ky treats many high school and college athletes, and returning to optimal activity level is very important to his treatment philosopy. Dr. Ky also commonly treats bunions and heel pain/plantar fasciitis, ankle and foot fractures, and Achilles tendon injuries. He has extensive experience treating traumatic injuries, arthritis, major deformity reconstruction, neuromuscular disorders, rheumatoid reconstruction. He is interested in complex foot and ankle reconstructive surgery, diabetic limb salvage, foot and ankle trauma, and preventative medicine. 

Dr. Ky is Board Certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He holds certifications in Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery as well as Forefoot Surgery. 


  • Undergraduate: University California San Diego—Bio Medical Engineering. Bachelor of Science, San Diego, CA. 1996-2000

  • Medical: California School of Podiatric Medicine, San Francisco, CA. 2000-2004

Surgical Training

  • Foot and Ankle Surgery Residency: Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. Los Angeles, CA. 2004-2005. 

  • Foot and Ankle Surgery Residency: East Valley Medical Center, Glendora, CA. 2005-2006.

Professional Affiliations 

  • O'Connor Hospital. San Jose, CA.

  • Regional Medical Center of San Jose. San Jose, CA.

  • Advanced Surgery Center. San Jose, CA.

  • Stevenson Surgery Center. Fremont, CA. 

Research and Presentations 

  • Differences in proteoglycan synthesis in ankle joint osteoarthritis vs. knee joint. (09/01-06/04)

  • Self body image correlation with obesity in comparison to normal weight. (09/01-06/02)

  • Biomechanical Evaluation of the Subtalar Joint. (06/01-09/01)

  • Experimental Psychology Research: Experimenter Bias. (01/98-04/98)

  • Experimental Psychology Research: Congruence of Meaning between Facial Expressions of Anger and Selected Anger Terms. (01/98-06/98)

  • Two-year medical research on patient care for multiple sclerosis patients. Conducted at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. (06/95-09/97)

  • Diabetic Foot Wounds 

  • Science of Chronic Wounds and Application of Apligraft. (2008)

  • Diabetic Foot Complications and The Arthritic Foot. (2008)

  • Diabetes Mellitus and Diabetic Foot Complications. (2007)

  • MS Research at Medical University of South Carolina. (1998)

  • Psychology Research on Experimenter Bias at symposium. (1998)

  • MS Research at U.C. San Diego Research Conference. (1998)

  • MS Research at hospital residency rotation. (1997)

Outside Interests

"In my leisure time, I enjoy travelling, playing basketball, golf, and being outdoors." 

Dr. Ky specializes in the treatment of a variety of foot and ankle procedures including:

  • Foot and Ankle Surgery

  • Chronic Ankle Sprains and Instability

  • Bunions and Heel Pain Treatment

  • Ankle and Foot Fractures

  • Tendon Injuries

  • Arthroscopy

  • Neuromuscular Disorders

  • Arthritic Conditions

  • Ankle and Foot Fusions

  • Congenital Foot Deformities

  • Charcot Reconstruction

  • Orthotic Therapy

  • Customized Functional Bracing for Both Athletes and the Non-Athletic Population

Dr. Nguyen Ky

Board Certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery