Dr. Azar Dastgah graduated from California School Of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University. She completed a comprehensive, three-year surgical residency at St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco. During her training, she had extensive exposure in the areas of Foot & Ankle Trauma, Sports Medicine, Wound Care, and Limb Salvage.

Dr. Dastgah received the prestigious Department of Defense National Science Scholarship during her undergraduate studies at San Francisco State University. Her research focus was on the design and synthesis of enzyme inhibitors for use in targeting cancer cells. She co-authored publications in national scientific journals.

After her undergraduate studies, Dr. Dastgah began working at Gilead Sciences, a leading Bay Area Biotechnology company aimed at discovering various antiviral pharmaceuticals.  Her interest in podiatry grew from dealing with her painful flat feet and bunions. Following recovery from her bunion surgeries, she began to pursue her studies in Podiatric medicine and surgery.

Dr. Dastgah’s interests are in elective surgery, foot and ankle trauma, sports medicine, and wound care. She encourages her patients to be active participants in their recovery, emphasizing education and exercise as an important component to their treatment program.  She is credentialed at Good Samaritan Hospital and El Camino Medical Hospital Los Gatos.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and staying active.