Cherri S. Choate

Associate Dean for Educational Affairs DPM

Programs and Courses Taught

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

PM 770 Biomechanics I
PM 771 Biomechanics II
PM 773 Biomechanics Skills Workshop
PM 782 2nd Year Clinical Skills

About Me

Although a native of Idaho, I moved to the Bay Area to attend Podiatric Medical School in San Francisco, and I am now a Californian.  I started out my professional life in private practice in Berkeley, and that experience of being a small business owner and being part of the East Bay community really defined my life as a podiatric physician.  After 18 years in practice, I decided to devote the second half of my career to my true passion...teaching.  I love my job and I feel fortunate to be surrounded by young, eager hearts/minds.  I am honored to be part of their journey. My efforts are focused on empowerment of thought and curiosity as the students are become physicians.

Each and every day, I am personally empowered by the love of my husband and son.  We love to travel, experience the world and tackle new adventures.  I am energized by creative endeavors such as writing poetry,  taking photographs and planning new trips for our family.  I also enjoy making others happy by taking care of them or providing them with a little ray of sunshine during their day.


I completed my doctorate of Podiatric Medicine degree at the California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco, California in 1990. Following graduation I went to Long Beach and completed my Podiatric Residency at Pacific Hospital of Long Beach.  During my residency, I also received my Master's of Medical Education from CCPM.   In 1992 I completed the Diabetic/Wound Care Fellowship at CCPM.

Teaching Interests

Critical Thinking, Learning Styles, Medical Education, Character, Professionalism in Medicine, Practice Readiness,  Biomechanics

Scholarly Interests

Learning Styles,  Biomechanics, Women's Health


Watkins L.  “Watkins’ Manual of Foot and Ankle Medicine and Surgery.” Wolters Kluwer:  2017.  (Contributing Author)

Scherer PR “Recent Advances in Orthotic Therapy: Improving Outcomes With a   Pathology-Specific Approach.” Lexington: Lower Extremity Review; 2011. (Contributing Author)

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American Board of Podiatric Medicine            
International Society of Critical Thinking                    
American Podiatric Medical Association                        
California Podiatric Medical Association                        
American Association of Women Podiatrists                    


Honors & Awards

Gary Bianchi DPM Award                             
        CSPM Alumni and Associates
    Awarded for outstanding dedication to CSPM