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Timothy Dutra
DPM

Dr. Dutra is Assistant Professor in Applied Biomechanics and Clinical Investigator at the California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, CA. He serves as a principle investigator in clinical trials in diabetic wound care at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital, Oakland. Clinical trials in DFU studies include: Abbott, Integra, PriMatrix, Heal-or, Sanuwave, Derma Sciences, and Plurogen.  He was in private practice for over 20 years in San Leandro, CA. Dr. Dutra is a Distinguished Practitioner of the National Academies of Practice/ Podiatric Medicine Academy. He is a podiatric consultant for the intercollegiate athletic teams at the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Dutra is a pool physician for Kaiser Hospital, Oakland.  He is a board member of the Joint Commission of Sports Medicine & Science, the first podiatrist to be elected to the board. He is a past president of the Alameda-Contra Costa Podiatric Medical Association (1996-1998 & 2012-2014), and a past president of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine (2006). He is a fellow of the following organizations: American College of Sports Medicine, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine, American Professional Wound Care Association, and National Academies of Practice/ Podiatric Medicine Academy.  His special interests are in youth sports injuries, wound care, and exercise. He is a national lecturer in podiatric sports medicine.

Education

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine at the California College of Podiatric Medicine, 1985

Bachelor of Medical Science at the California College of Podiatric Medicine, 1983

Master of Science in Kinesiology at California State University, Hayward, 1980

Master of Health Care Administration at California State University, East Bay, 2009

Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology at University of California at Davis, 1978

Podiatric residency at Pacific Hospital in Long Beach, 1985-1986

Podiatric sports medicine fellowship through the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine at Memorial Hospital in Long Beach, 1986-1987

Teaching Interest

Biomechanics/ Sports Medicine

Podopediatrics

Diabetes & Wound Care

Courses Taught

Biomechanics II, III; Second year biomechanical skills; Third year biomechanics rotation; Highland Hospital clinical instructor for second, third, and fourth year podiatry students.

Peer Reviewed Publications

Numerous articles on podiatric sports medicine 



 

Peer Reviewed National & International Presentations

Lecture & Workshop Topics at National and Regional Sports Medicine Meetings:
Calf & Achilles Injuries in Sports
Foot & Ankle Injuries in Sports
Forefoot Injuries in Sports
Midfoot Injuries in Sports
Rearfoot & Ankle Injuries in the Athlete
Assessment of the Injured Athlete
Golf, Tennis, and Walking Injuries
Orthotics in Sports
Podiatric Injuries in Youth Sports
Athletic Shoe & Sock Selection
Athletic Taping & Bracing Techniques
Heel Pain & Equinus
Running Injuries
Evidence Based Podiatric Sports Medicine
Childhood Obesity & Exercise
Bracing & Taping for Foot & Ankle Injuries
Diabetic Foot/ Wound Care
How to Develop a Sports Medicine Practice
Common Foot Problems in College/ Student Health Populations
Case Studies in Podiatric Surgery & Medicine/ Sports Medicine
Podiatric Injuries in Endurance Athletes
Gait Analysis/ Biomechanical Exam of Athlete
Offloading in Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Exercise is Medicine: Exercise Prescription in Podiatric Medicine
Barefoot vs. Shod Running

Grants & Fellowships

Distinguished Practitioner, National Academy of Practice, Podiatric Medicine Academy, Inducted 2012
American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine Robert Barnes, DPM Distinguished Service Award, 2011
Podiatry Management V.I.P. 2006 Award: America’s Most Influential Podiatrists, Best of 2006
Podiatry Management V.I.P. 2012 Award; America’s Most Influential Podiatrists, Best of 2012
American Podiatric Medical Association Podiatrist’s Recognition Award, Continuing Medical Education
American Podiatric Medical Association Speaker Recognition Award: 2003-2008

Professional and Community Service and Professional Memberships

Professional Organizations:
American Podiatric Medical Association
California Podiatric Medical Association
Alameda Contra-Costa Podiatric Medical Association (Past President)
American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine (Past President & Fellow)
American College of Sports Medicine (Fellow)
American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine (Fellow)
National Academy of Practice (Fellow)
Joint Commission of Sports Medicine & Science, Board of Directors
Community Service:
San Leandro Chamber, Past President & Board of Directors
San Leandro Kiwanis, Past President & Board of Directors
Fairmont Hospital Foundation, Past President & Board of Directors
Eden Medical Center Foundation, Past Board of Directors
Diabetes Self Management Community Advisory Board
Northern California Special Olympics Volunteer Medical Staff for Summer and Winter Games
Castro Valley Sports Foundation, Founding Member
Castro Valley Arts Foundation, Past Board of Directors
Castro Valley Youth Sports Coach for soccer, basketball, baseball, and high school boys and girls tennis.
Castro Valley Little League, Past Board of Directors
Castro Valley Youth Soccer League, Past Board of Directors
Volunteer Medical Staff, Napa Valley Marathon, Oakland Marathon

Contact Info

Name
Timothy Dutra
DPM
Title
Assistant Professor
Department
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
Email

Faculty Profile

Timothy Dutra
Timothy
Dutra
DPM
Assistant Professor
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
tdutra@samuelmerritt.edu
510-869-6511

Dr. Dutra is Assistant Professor in Applied Biomechanics and Clinical Investigator at the California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, CA. He serves as a principle investigator in clinical trials in diabetic wound care at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital, Oakland. Clinical trials in DFU studies include: Abbott, Integra, PriMatrix, Heal-or, Sanuwave, Derma Sciences, and Plurogen.  He was in private practice for over 20 years in San Leandro, CA. Dr. Dutra is a Distinguished Practitioner of the National Academies of Practice/ Podiatric Medicine Academy. He is a podiatric consultant for the intercollegiate athletic teams at the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Dutra is a pool physician for Kaiser Hospital, Oakland.  He is a board member of the Joint Commission of Sports Medicine & Science, the first podiatrist to be elected to the board. He is a past president of the Alameda-Contra Costa Podiatric Medical Association (1996-1998 & 2012-2014), and a past president of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine (2006). He is a fellow of the following organizations: American College of Sports Medicine, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine, American Professional Wound Care Association, and National Academies of Practice/ Podiatric Medicine Academy.  His special interests are in youth sports injuries, wound care, and exercise. He is a national lecturer in podiatric sports medicine.

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine at the California College of Podiatric Medicine, 1985

Bachelor of Medical Science at the California College of Podiatric Medicine, 1983

Master of Science in Kinesiology at California State University, Hayward, 1980

Master of Health Care Administration at California State University, East Bay, 2009

Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology at University of California at Davis, 1978

Podiatric residency at Pacific Hospital in Long Beach, 1985-1986

Podiatric sports medicine fellowship through the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine at Memorial Hospital in Long Beach, 1986-1987

Biomechanics/ Sports Medicine

Podopediatrics

Diabetes & Wound Care

Biomechanics II, III; Second year biomechanical skills; Third year biomechanics rotation; Highland Hospital clinical instructor for second, third, and fourth year podiatry students.

Numerous articles on podiatric sports medicine 



 

Lecture & Workshop Topics at National and Regional Sports Medicine Meetings:
Calf & Achilles Injuries in Sports
Foot & Ankle Injuries in Sports
Forefoot Injuries in Sports
Midfoot Injuries in Sports
Rearfoot & Ankle Injuries in the Athlete
Assessment of the Injured Athlete
Golf, Tennis, and Walking Injuries
Orthotics in Sports
Podiatric Injuries in Youth Sports
Athletic Shoe & Sock Selection
Athletic Taping & Bracing Techniques
Heel Pain & Equinus
Running Injuries
Evidence Based Podiatric Sports Medicine
Childhood Obesity & Exercise
Bracing & Taping for Foot & Ankle Injuries
Diabetic Foot/ Wound Care
How to Develop a Sports Medicine Practice
Common Foot Problems in College/ Student Health Populations
Case Studies in Podiatric Surgery & Medicine/ Sports Medicine
Podiatric Injuries in Endurance Athletes
Gait Analysis/ Biomechanical Exam of Athlete
Offloading in Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Exercise is Medicine: Exercise Prescription in Podiatric Medicine
Barefoot vs. Shod Running

Distinguished Practitioner, National Academy of Practice, Podiatric Medicine Academy, Inducted 2012
American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine Robert Barnes, DPM Distinguished Service Award, 2011
Podiatry Management V.I.P. 2006 Award: America’s Most Influential Podiatrists, Best of 2006
Podiatry Management V.I.P. 2012 Award; America’s Most Influential Podiatrists, Best of 2012
American Podiatric Medical Association Podiatrist’s Recognition Award, Continuing Medical Education
American Podiatric Medical Association Speaker Recognition Award: 2003-2008

Professional Organizations:
American Podiatric Medical Association
California Podiatric Medical Association
Alameda Contra-Costa Podiatric Medical Association (Past President)
American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine (Past President & Fellow)
American College of Sports Medicine (Fellow)
American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine (Fellow)
National Academy of Practice (Fellow)
Joint Commission of Sports Medicine & Science, Board of Directors
Community Service:
San Leandro Chamber, Past President & Board of Directors
San Leandro Kiwanis, Past President & Board of Directors
Fairmont Hospital Foundation, Past President & Board of Directors
Eden Medical Center Foundation, Past Board of Directors
Diabetes Self Management Community Advisory Board
Northern California Special Olympics Volunteer Medical Staff for Summer and Winter Games
Castro Valley Sports Foundation, Founding Member
Castro Valley Arts Foundation, Past Board of Directors
Castro Valley Youth Sports Coach for soccer, basketball, baseball, and high school boys and girls tennis.
Castro Valley Little League, Past Board of Directors
Castro Valley Youth Soccer League, Past Board of Directors
Volunteer Medical Staff, Napa Valley Marathon, Oakland Marathon

History

Member for
5 years 7 months