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Jeffrey S. Hurless, DPM

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Jeffrey S. Hurless, DPM

Dr. Hurless is a board certified Podiatrist and Foot and Ankle Surgeon who has provided care for Southern California since 1999. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of Akron in Ohio, he earned a Masters Degree in Physiology at the University of Akron as well. Dr. Hurless then moved to San Francisco and received his doctorate with honors at the California College of Podiatric Medicine and later acquired his podiatry and surgical training at the Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Santa Clara, CA. This was an extensive 3 year surgical residency with the orthopedic department.

Dr. Hurless has led podiatric lectures all over the country on topics such as diabetic feet, children’s feet, wound care and advances in podiatric medicine. He chose this field of medicine because of the range of patients; he has the opportunity to treat infants through great-grandparents. As a husband and father of three, he prides himself on having a true family practice.

 

Ana Emirzian, DPM

Dr. Ana Emirzian
Ana Emirzian, DPM

Native to the Los Angeles area, Dr. Ana Emirzian was born and raised in Burbank, California. She completed her undergraduate education at UCLA, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychobiology. Dr. Emirzian earned her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from Western University of Health Sciences, amongst the top of her class. She went on to complete her surgical residency training at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus in Northern Virginia, one of the most prestigious podiatric surgery programs in the country. While there, she performed a variety of lower extremity procedures including foot and ankle trauma, forefoot and rearfoot reconstruction, total ankle replacements and minimally invasive bunion surgery. Dr. Emirzian also served as chief resident and was involved with numerous research publications throughout her training. She is an active member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and The American Podiatric Medical Association. While she has extensive experience in all areas of foot and ankle surgery, Dr. Emirzian has a special interest in pediatric and adult flatfoot reconstruction, arthritis, minimally invasive bunions, foot and ankle trauma, and sports medicine. She also has specialized training in arthroscopic and minimally invasive techniques.

Whether it be conservative care or surgical intervention, Dr. Emirzian strives to deliver personalized and compassionate care. No two patients are the same and she understands the importance of tailoring medical care to the individual. Her goal is to work with you to coordinate the best care consistently, supported by the latest technology and evidence-based medicine.

Dr. Emirzian enjoys spending her free time being outdoors with her husband and dog, Indie. As she has participated in competitive sports most of her life, she enjoys running, cycling, and generally remaining active. She is also a big foodie and enjoys exploring local restaurants and cooking for her friends and family. She is excited to return to her southern California roots and practice in a region where she can treat patients, and deliver high-quality care that supports a long-term active and healthy lifestyle.

 

Wade Chimerofsky, DPM

Dr. Wade Chimerofsky
Wade Chimerofsky, DPM

Dr. Wade Chimerofsky is a foot and ankle surgeon practicing in Thousand Oaks, CA and is thrilled to return to his home state after obtaining advanced training at the prestigious Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is passionate about improving patient outcomes in foot and ankle surgery with innovative evidence-based techniques. Dr. Chimerofsky offers expertise in minimally invasive surgery (bunions, hammertoes, arthroscopy), arthritis, flatfeet, reconstructive foot & ankle surgery, heel and joint pain, wound care, and complications with peripheral vascular disease/diabetes. He also enjoys treating athletes with sports injuries allowing them resume competitive activity. When creating a custom treatment plan, Dr. Chimerofsky collaborates with his patients and their other medical providers to enable his patients to achieve greater health. As a patient of his, you can expect a warm demeaner, attention to detail, and empathy.

Dr. Chimerofsky is a California native raised in Santa Clarita, CA. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Biology at Loyola University Chicago. He then completed his medical education at New York College of Podiatric Medicine, earning his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree. He was accepted to Yale-New Haven Hospital Foot and Ankle Surgery residency program and ultimately served as Chief Resident, completing comprehensive training specializing in foot & ankle reconstruction and limb salvage. Dr. Chimerofsky is an associate of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS), American Podiatric Medicine Association (APMA) and is board qualified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine (ABPM).

In his free time, Dr. Chimerofsky enjoys spending time with his family (including his twin sister), traveling, cooking, enjoying California beaches/vineyards, weightlifting, and cycling.

 

Our Staff

aubrey-adams
Aubrey Adams,
Medical Assistant

Aubrey has over 18 years of experience working in the medical field and helps patients schedule surgeries with the doctors. She enjoys serving others and looks forward to helping you with any questions or needs you may have when visiting the office.

Alice
Alice Nguyen,
Medical Assistant

She graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2017 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and Psychology. Shortly thereafter, she received her Medical Assistant certificate at Conejo Valley Adult School. Her interest in the medical field has only continued to expand since she has started working for Advanced Foot and Ankle Medical Center. Alice has always loved helping patients heal and she wants to continue doing that, one foot at a time.

Nicole Ruggieri
Nicole Ruggieri,
Medical Assistant

In 2010 Nicole received her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention from the University of Southern California. She also earned her Medical Assistant Certificate from Simi Valley Adult School in 2012. She is Dr. Hurless’ medical assistant. She has had an interest in medicine from a very young age which has led her to explore a career in a medical office.

Natalie Crosby
Natalie Crosby,
Billing and Collections

Natalie has been in the medical field for 25 years performing revenue management such as billing and collections. She also has several years of experience in physician credentialing and insurance contracting. She is always willing to educate patients regarding their insurance and billing concerns in a patient, professional manner. She is a supportive, team player who has a compassionate heart.

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