Jeffrey S. Hurless, DPM
Dr. Jeffrey S Hurless is a Podiatrist and Foot and Ankle Surgeon with a distinguished career spanning over two decades, dating back to 1999. He holds the title of Diplomat of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and is board-certified by the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS). Dr. Hurless commenced his academic journey at the University of Akron in Ohio, where he earned his undergraduate degree in Biology. Demonstrating unwavering commitment to academic excellence, he furthered his scholarly pursuits by obtaining a master's degree in physiology at the same institution. Venturing to San Francisco, Dr. Hurless pursued his doctorate at the renowned California College of Podiatric Medicine, where he garnered the highest honors. His thirst for knowledge and commitment to excellence led him to refine his podiatry and surgical expertise through a rigorous residency training program at Kaiser Permanente in Santa Clara, CA, culminating in a comprehensive three-year surgical residency within the Department of Orthopedics. Beyond his clinical proficiency, Dr. Hurless is a respected lecturer, having delivered captivating presentations across the nation on a wide range of topics, including Diabetes, Sports Medicine, and Pediatric Foot Pathology. His depth of knowledge and engaging speaking style have made him a sought-after authority in the medical community. Dr. Hurless's dedication to his chosen field stems from the diverse patient population it affords him the privilege to serve, ranging from infants to elderly grandparents. With a substantial track record of successful bunionectomies and reconstructive forefoot surgeries, Dr. Hurless has solidified his reputation as an accomplished expert in the field. Beyond his role as a dedicated healthcare professional, he is a devoted husband and father of three, taking great pride in fostering a true family-oriented medical practice. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf, watching college football, wine tasting and spending time with family and friends.
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 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.
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.
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.
I have been in the medical field for over 7 years. Have previous experience working in the Vascular and Dermatology specialty. I received my medical assistant certificate at Conejo Valley adult school in 2015. It has always been my passion to help and serve others; I look forward to continuing to do so here at Advanced foot and ankle center for many years to come.
Claudia graduated from Valley College of Medical Careers in 2009. She has always had a passion for caring of others in an empathetic manner. She truly enjoys being around people and making them feel comfortable. She enjoyed working as a caregiver at Sunrise Senior Living as well as her previous experience as a Medical Assistant. She is happy to be a part of our team here at Advanced Foot and Ankle Medical Center