About Gennady Kolodenker, D.P.M.
Dr. Gennady Kolodenker, DPM is a Board Certified, American Board of Podiatric Medicine, Sports Medicine and Surgery Fellowship Trained Podiatrist in Irvine, California. Associate satellite Podiatrist offices located in Orange, Huntington Beach and Newport Beach. He is an Adult and Pediatric Foot and Ankle Surgeon with offices in Southern California. Dr. Kolodenker is on staff at Hoag Newport Beach and Hoag Irvine. He is also a on staff at Children’s Hospital of Orange County in Orange – CHOC.
Dr. K specializes in complex and simple adult and pediatric foot and ankle surgery in Orange County. 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). We also perform an Independent Medical Evaluation (IME) exams, along with expert witness 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 Hospital 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.
- American Board of Podiatric Medicine
- Medical Education - Dr William Scholl College Podiatric Medicine (Doctor of Podiatric Medicine)
- Internship - College of Medicine and Dentistry -NJ (Podiatry)
- Residency - College of Medicine and Dentistry -NJ (Podiatry)
- Fellowship - Irvine Multi-Specialty Surgical Care/CLOSED (Sports Medicine)
- Hoag Physician Partners