A SoCal native, Dr. Tsuchida graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Science in Physiological Sciences. He then received his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in New York and completed a comprehensive 4-year foot and ankle surgical residency at New York Presbyterian Queens, a Level 1 Trauma Center.
During his training, Dr. Tsuchida was exposed to all manner of foot and ankle pathologies ranging from fungal nails, heel pain, ingrown nails, tendonitis, arthritis, and lacerations, all the way to complicated foot and ankle trauma and reconstructive surgery. He was also fortunate to spend a significant portion of his senior year at NYP Columbia & NYP Weill Cornell. At NYP Columbia, he furthered his knowledge of sports medicine and complicated elective reconstructive surgeries. At NYP Weill Cornell, Dr. Tsuchida worked with the Program for Advanced Limb Preservation (PALP) team which furthered his expertise in preventing major amputation and managing complicated ulcers & infections as part of a comprehensive interdisciplinary team.
Dr. Tsuchida believes that patient care centers around the patient, not just the pathology. He seeks to tailor a patient’s treatment plan to their specific circumstances and ensures that you will understand what is happening every step of the way. Happy and excited to be back in sunny Southern California, Dr. Tsuchida is eager to work with you to get you back and on your feet!