Joseph Stern, DPM, has more than 30 years’ experience practicing podiatry in San Francisco, and has been affiliated with Saint Francis Hospital from the start. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree from Wilkes College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Dr. Stern moved to the Bay Area in order to attend medical school. In a program that included externships with the Extremities Service at SF General Hospital, he graduated with a Doctorate from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in 1977.
Doctor Stern’s expertise in the anatomy and biomechanics of the foot, along with three decades of treating its maladies, has brought him a wealth of knowledge. Convinced of the foot’s importance to the wellbeing of the whole person, Dr. Stern has a deep commitment to excellent patient care. Convinced that there is art, as well as science, in the practice of medicine, he incorporates humor, common sense, and authentic empathy in his approach to healing. Be sure that Dr. Stern brings all of his medical knowledge, experience, and skill to each and every patient.