John C. Zimmerman, DPM, FACFAS

As a Bakersfield native, Dr. Zimmerman found it was a pleasure to return home to begin private practice in 1985. Throughout his career he has strived to provide the highest quality of care by utilizing state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment modalities. Dr. Zimmerman frequently participates in opportunities to further his education and surgical training; this allows him to provide his patients the best of outcomes. As the founder and medical director of Trovare’ Clinical Research, Inc., he is actively involved in FDA trials for new cutting edge medications and medical devices.

Active Staff Mercy Hospital
Executive Board Millennium Surgery Center
Clinical Associate Professor, USC Medical Center
Assistant Clinical Instructor, V.A. Loma Linda Hospital

Board Certified: American Board of Podiatric Surgery
Fellow: American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
Fellow: American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
Fellow: Institute for Peripheral Nerve Surgery

Professional Memberships:
American Podiatric Medical Association
California Podiatric Medical Association
Mid-State Podiatric Medical Association
American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine
American Podiatric Arthroscopy Association
International Sclerotherapy Society
American Academy of Pain Management
Founding Member Diabetic Neuropathy Foundation of the Southwest
Association of Clinical Research Professionals

Undergraduate: California State University, Bakersfield, CA
Medical School: California College of Podiatric Medicine, San Francisco, CA
Surgical Residency: V.A. Loma Linda Hospital, Loma Linda CA

Specialty Training:
Institute for Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
Surgical Skills Courses, Orthopedic Learning Center, Chicago, Illinois

  • Comprehensive Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy
  • New Techniques
  • Forefoot Controversies
  • Tendon Repair
  • Advanced Rear Foot Reconstruction
  • Advanced Fore Foot Reconstruction
  • Flat Foot Reconstruction
  • Complex Foot and Ankle Trauma

About Myself:
I am the proud father of five wonderful children. My wife Lisa, the kids, and I have developed vineyards and are winegrowers on the Central Coast (I’m the chief tractor driver). We are presently starting our own label and winery.

I also enjoy the aviation world as a commercial, multiengine, instrument pilot with my favorite destination being the mountains for snow skiing.

Having enjoyed years of running, including a number of marathons; I understand the athlete and their injuries. And as managing partner of the Foot & Ankle Institute, I look forward to many more years of practice and providing the latest technologies in patient care.