Craig T. Jex, DPM, FACFAS

Upon completion of his three year residency in Foot and Ankle Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Jex started his medical career in Michigan. He moved to Bakersfield in 2007 and having lived here for more than five years he and his family now call Bakersfield home.

Dr. Jex brings exceptional skills to the Foot & Ankle Institute with his special training and certification in reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery. He has been active with the ABPS in developing exam questions for new resident graduates and is involved in administering the yearly tests. He is currently on staff at Memorial Wound Care Center and manages the many challenges in the lower extremities of diabetic patients. In addition, Dr. Jex is skilled in managing work related injuries for Worker’s Compensation Insurances.

Our doctors each bring their own unique strengths and specialties to the practice, thus making Foot and Ankle Institute one of the finest podiatric groups in the country. We feel Dr. Jex brings an important aspect of care to our team. We were thrilled that he has recently joined us at the Foot & Ankle Institute.

Active Staff San Joaquin Hospital
Active Staff Memorial Hospital
Active Staff Mercy Hospital
Active Staff Heart Hospital of Bakersfield
Active Staff Kern Medical Center

Board Certified: American Board of Podiatric Surgery: Foot Surgery
Board Certified: ABPS Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery
Fellow: American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

Undergraduate: University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
Medical School: California College of Podiatric Medicine, San Francisco, CA
Surgical Residency: St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Gross Point, MI

Academic Achievements:
Oral Examiner for ABPS Examination
Cumulative GPA of 4.0 at California College of Podiatric Medicine
Final Class Rank 1/59 Valedictorian
H.R. Burkhead Award – CCPM 2001
Pi Delta National Podiatric Honor Society – CCPM 2001
Foundation for Excellence in Podiatric Medicine Scholarship – CCPM 2000-2001
Presidents Honors List – CCPM 1997-2001

Analysis of Three Types of Fixation of the Weil Osteotomy. Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Jan 2006 45:1 (13-19)

Specialty Training:
External Fixation Course – Orthofix International, San Antonio, Texas
Internal Fixation Cadaver Workshop – ACFAS Scientific Seminar, Long Beach, CA
Total Ankle Implant Arthroplasty – Wright Medical Inbone Seminar, Palo Alto, CA

About Myself:
I grew up in the west and I’m happy to be back in this part of the country. I enjoy spending time with my wife, three children and two dogs. We love taking advantage of all the great outdoor activities that Central California has to offer. My wife and I enjoy traveling, playing basketball with the kids, and hiking.

In my practice I treat every patient the same as I would one of my children. I strive to listen to my patients, make sure they understand their problem completely, and together come up with a treatment plan that best serves the patient. I am excited to be a part of the Foot & Ankle Institute, and enjoy working with this group of physicians to serve the Bakersfield community.