David E. Oji M.D.
Orthopedic Surgeon, Foot & Ankle Specialist
David Oji MD

Dr. David Oji is a board certified and fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in the operative and non-operative treatment of all aspects of foot and ankle disorders. He completed his fellowship at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland under the leadership of Dr. Lew Schon, the former president of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. There he underwent advanced training in the forefront of foot and ankle surgery including total ankle replacements, use of stem cells to promote healing of acute and chronic conditions, non-fusion techniques of great toe arthritis, and complex ankle and foot reconstruction.

After fellowship, he spent many years in private practice. During that time, he worked closely with the community and was one of the team physicians for many high schools in the area.

As of June of 2017, Dr. Oji has joined the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine as an Assistant Clinical Professor.

He has a special focus on treating adolescents and adults with sports-related injuries such as ankle sprains and instability, cartilage lesions, and Achilles tendon injuries using surgery only as a last resort to return the patient to peak athletic form. During his training, he assisted in treating the Baltimore Orioles and amateur ballet dancers. Dr. Oji also took part in conducting advanced biomechanical and clinical research and has written chapters in textbooks with topics ranging from arthroscopic treatment of talar cartilage defects to the diabetic foot.

He has expertise in treating complex and simple foot and ankle conditions and trauma, such as bunions, ankle fractures, pilon fractures, congenital coalitions, tendon injuries, hammertoes, arthritic conditions, and flatfeet deformity.

Education:

  • Fellowship: Morton K. Blaustein Foot and Ankle Center at Medstar Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD.  Director Lew Schon, M.D.
  • Chief Resident: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Baltimore, MD
  • Residency: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Baltimore, MD
  • Internship: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of General Surgery, Baltimore, MD
  • Research Fellowship: Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA
  • Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH. Harry Resneck Memorial Award for Medical Excellence
  • Undergraduate: Carleton College.  BA Chemistry.  Graduated Magna Cum Laude, Member of the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society

Credentials:

  • Member American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • Member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Board Certified

Personal:

Dr. Oji is fluent in Japanese having been born in Japan and moving to the US at an early age. He learned the importance of hard work and family values working at his family’s small business at an early age. His pursuits outside of medicine have taken him around the globe including teaching English in Morocco to climbing Mount Fuji. In his free time, Dr. Oji enjoys cooking, reading, anything outdoors, and most of all, spending time with his family.

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