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.
Having been trained in various methods of knee replacement and in keeping up with modern technology, Dr. Foster has embraced the robotic total knee replacement method, which he feels is the most consistent and reproducible technique for creating a well balanced, pain free knee after surgery. He offers both standard and robotic knee replacement options to his patients.
Dr. Foster's interests include total hip replacement, total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, shoulder replacement, as well as non-operative treatment of arthritic conditions of the hip, knee, and shoulder. He takes particular interest in spending extra time with patients, educating them on their condition and potential treatment options, and explaining expectations of surgery. The decision to undergo joint replacement is often a life changing one, and he feels this should not be a rushed decision. He enjoys watching patients recover after surgery and return to an improved quality of life.
In his spare time he enjoys weight training, surfing, distance running, hiking, NHL hockey, and Ohio State football.