Dr. Alexander Reyzelman is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. He is a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, American Podiatric Medical Association, and California Podiatric Medical Association. He received his B.S. in Biology from the University of San Francisco in 1991. He graduated from California College of Podiatric Medicine and completed a three-year residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. In his final year at San Antonio, he was given the privilege of being the academic chief resident. After completing surgical training, Dr. Reyzelman moved back to the Bay Area and opened Bay Area Foot Care in 1998. At that point, he realized that preventing amputations and managing complicated diabetic wounds was a major healthcare problem that desperately needed attention. Research in advanced diabetic wound care became his passion.
In 2003, he opened the Center for Clinical Research. Clinical trials are crucial in advancing medicine and helping the medical community find new treatment methods for a wide variety of chronic conditions. He is dedicated to bringing education and awareness on the positive benefits of clinical trials to patients, physicians, and the wider healthcare community.
In 2011 he dedicated time and effort to develop a UCSF Center for Limb Preservation and Diabetic Foot. He partnered with Dr. Michael Conte MD, a vascular surgeon, to establish the center of excellence in amputation prevention. This first of its kind center in the Bay Area brings together the expertise of vascular surgeons, podiatric surgeons and other specialists to provide a multidisciplinary team approach to patients who are at risk for an amputation. His mission is to provide patients with Diabetes and peripheral arterial disease an opportunity to save their feet from an amputation.