Brad W. Ruetenik, DPM, FACFAS


Dr. Brad Ruetenik has been in practice in Encinitas, CA since 1994. He has also been contracted with the U.S. Navy as a Podiatric Surgeon at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton since 1994, and Naval Medical Center San Diego from 1998-2013. Dr. Ruetenik completed his two year Podiatric Surgical Residency at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton in 1993, after receiving his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco in 1991.

Dr. Ruetenik has been a resident of San Diego North County since 1984, where he lives with his wife in Encinitas. He has a history of involvement with running and triathlons including numerous marathons, ultra-marathons, and Ironman triathlons. These have blended well with his interest in Podiatric Sports Medicine and Biomechanics. He continues to compete, and is nationally and internationally ranked in competitive sailing events throughout the world.

Educational Background

  • Bowling Green State University
    B.S. Biology / Pre-Med
  • California College of Podiatric Medicine : San Francisco
    DPM – Doctor of Podiatric Medicine 1991
  • Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton
    Two year Podiatric Surgical Residency 1993


  • Board Certified, American Board of Podiatric Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • California Board of Podiatric Medicine – Ankle Certificate
  • Licensed X-ray and Fluoroscopy Operator

Professional Memberships

  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • California Podiatric Medical Association
  • San Diego County Podiatric Medical Society


  • Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas
  • Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton – Staff
  • Naval Medical Center San Diego – Staff
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery – Western University of Health Sciences