Foot and Ankle Surgeon in Orange County


Dr. Gennady Kolodenker, DPM


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Dr. Gennady Kolodenker, DPM is a highly reviewed Sports Medicine and Surgery Fellowship Trained Foot and Ankle Surgeon in Orange County California. He now practices Adult and Pediatric Foot and Ankle Surgery and Medicine in Southern California, Irvine – Orange County. Dr. Kolodenker is a Foot and Ankle Surgeon at Hoag Newport Beach and Irvine. He is also a Podiatrist on staff at CHOC in Orange.

Dr. K specializes in complex and simple adult and pediatric foot and ankle surgery. Procedures range from ankle fractures, foot fractures, torn tendons and ligaments, painful arthritis, joint replacement surgery to bunion and hammer toe surgery, and neuroma excision. He is an expert in wound management along with diabetic and charcot reconstruction. View our website for the entire list of conditions treated.

Dr. Kolodenker is Clinical Assistant Professor at Western University of Health Sciences. He is also a Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) here in Orange County – Southern California. We can also perform an Independent Medical Evaluation (IME) along with expert testimony.

“I have learned and experienced many things during my residency and fellowship. I owe my extensive knowledge and skills to my past patients and attendings” – Gennady Kolodenker, DPM

He completed a three year surgical foot and ankle podiatry residency at University of Medicine and Dentistry in Newark, NJ (UMDNJ). During residency he was taught by general orthopedic surgeons, podiatrist, and foot and ankle specialized orthopedic doctors who were trained at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. The UMDNJ residency provided Dr. Kolodenker with vast experiences in trauma, limb preservation, reconstructive surgery, and cosmetic foot and ankle surgery.

 During his final year he was named Chief Resident.  The broad experiences of his residency are due to the residency program associations with two highly respected hospitals:

Hackensack University Medical Center, (granted a HealthGrades® America’s 50 best Hospitals, ranked by US News in the Orthopedics category as America’s Best Hospitals)

Holy Name Medical Center (HealthGrades® Distinguished Medical Center Awards for Clinical Excellence™ Among the top 5% of Medical Centers in the nation.)

During residency there was a vast experience in trauma and limb preservation. Working in an urban area like Newark, NJ there was a tremendous need to serve the underprivileged population.

He finished his four year medical school training at Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in 2007. The school was established in 1912 and became a member of the Rosalind Franklin University family in 2001. The College is accredited by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education and the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools/The Higher Learning Commission.

In 2003 Dr. Kolodenker graduated cum laude from Seton Hall University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.

During his final year of high school and into college he worked as a medical assistant for four years. “Dr. K” began his medical career filing charts.

Dr. Gennady Kolodenker is also fluent in Russian.


Gennady Kolodenker, DPM,  Ira Esformes, MD,Ralph Napoli, DPM, FACFAS Isolated Chronic Anteroinferior Tibiofibular Ligament Rupture Repair Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery Volume 51, Issue 6 , Pages 787-789, November 2012

John J Stapleton, DPM, Gennady Kolodenker, DPM, Thomas Zgonis, DPM, FACFAS. Internal and external fixation approaches to the surgical management of calcaneal fractures. Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Volume 27/Issue 3, July 2010

Gennady Kolodenker, DPM, et. al. Peroneus Longus Tendon Lengthening for Treatment of Plantar Medial Diabetic Ulcer: A Case Report. ACFAS Conference Poster March 2009


Foot and Ankle Surgeon in Orange County

Dr. Kolodenker






Last Updated 9-2-2017