Adam Sternak DPM

Adam Sternak, DPM


Dr. Adam Sternak is dedicated to establishing your optimal foot health to optimize your body’s best function and fitness.

Dr. Sternak was born in Poland, where he finished his Master of Science in Kinesiology and Physiotherapy. He then moved to the United States to work as a physical therapist. He further pursued education in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at Samuel Merritt University. He finished his residency in Los Angeles where he worked at USC Keck Hospital in limb salvage and preservation, complex diabetic foot, and vascular surgery of the foot. During residency, he also worked at multiple Kaiser locations – South Bay, Fontana, and Ontario. This included extensive work in foot and ankle surgery, trauma, and orthopedics.

He is passionate about orthopedics, sports medicine, and biomechanics. With over 10 years of practice as a physical therapist prior to becoming a podiatric surgeon, he grants a unique approach to how ailments of the foot contribute to knee, hip, and back pain. Through his experience, he is able to discern the best rehabilitation and noninvasive options as well as provide surgical interventions as needed. He enjoys meeting new people and helping them reach their physical goals.

Dr. Sternak is the father of two wonderful children. He is a great enthusiast of swimming, cross-country running, martial arts, and enjoys a pick-up game of basketball. Prior to settling in San Francisco, he traveled around Europe and the Americas. He enjoys traveling and discovering other cultures and great food.

He supports his patients in both English and Polish.


  • Master of Science in Kinesiology and Physiotherapy – Poland
  • Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from Samuel Merritt University
  • Residency completed at USC Keck Hospital – Los Angeles, while working at multiple Kaiser locations

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (Certified)

Hospital Affiliations

  • California Pacific Medical Center
  • St. Mary’s Medical Center
  • Mills-Peninsula Medical Center