Doctor of Medicine: Ohio State University

Residency: Ohio State University

Fellowship: Matta Hip and Pelvis Reconstruction, St. John's Hospital


Dr. Foster grew up in rural southern Ohio, where his interest in medicine was piqued from various sports injuries. After graduation from Miami University, he attended The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He was drawn to the immediate improvement in quality of life orthopedic surgery could offer patients, and thus he stayed at Ohio State to complete his Orthopedic Surgery residency. Joint replacement became his primary interest with the desire to help patients regain their mobility after degenerative joint conditions or fractures.

He came to southern California to complete the prestigious hip and pelvis reconstruction fellowship at Saint John's Hospital in Santa Monica. Under the tutelage of Dr. Joel Matta, the world leader and primary innovator of anterior approach total hip replacement, he learned the least invasive technique in hip replacement which allows a rapid recovery and virtually eliminates risk of dislocation. He enjoyed the southern California patients and lifestyle, and decided to stay and continue his career at Beach Cities Orthopedics. 

His primary focus is total hip and knee replacement and fracture surgery, as well as nonoperative treatment of arthritic conditions of the hip and knee.

In his spare time he enjoys weight training, distance running, cycling, hiking, NHL hockey, and Ohio State football.