Michael Cornelison, DPM

Michael Cornelison, DPM


Dr. Michael Cornelison, is an advanced reconstructive foot surgery specialist who emphasizes preventive care for his Santa Clara County patients. The practice treats a wide range of foot conditions, including Achilles tendonitis, bunions, heel pain, arch strains and more. Dr. Cornelison can also create individualized treatment programs to help his patients recover quickly and efficiently.

Dr. Cornelison graduated as valedictorian from the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in 1997. He completed his residency in foot and ankle surgery at INOVA Fairfax Hospital, Virginia in 2000, receiving the John Grad Memorial Award as its outstanding graduate that year. He is certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

He has been practicing in Cupertino, California since 2000, and was President of Cupertino Podiatry, Inc. from 2003 to 2018, up until its merger with Foot and Ankle Associates in Los Gatos, California in 2018.

Michael J. Cornelison, DPM, FACFAS, was officially sworn in as President of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) at the organization’s 2022 scientific conference in Austin, Texas. Dr. Cornelison will serve as President of the national surgical association of over 7,900 foot and ankle surgeons for the following year.

He is Past-Chief of the Department of Podiatric Medicine at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, and is Past-President of the Santa Clara Valley Podiatric Medical Society. In addition, Dr. Cornelison is a clinical faculty member of the Primary Sports Medicine Fellowship of the San Jose-O’Connor Family Medicine Residency Program.



  • Northern Virginia Podiatric Residency Program, 1997-2000
  • Podiatric Surgical Residency, 36 months
  • Academic Institutional Sponsor: Medical College of Virginia
  • Affiliated Institutions:
    • INOVA Fairfax Hospital,
    • Georgetown University Hospital,
    • Loudon Hospital Center,
    • Columbia Pentagon City Hospital,
    • Northern Virginia Community Hospital, DVAMC
    • Washington D.C., Kaiser Permanente
  • Comprehensive training in all aspects of foot and ankle surgery, including reconstruction, arthroscopy, trauma, and limb salvage
  • Extensive training in diabetic lower extremity reconstructive and limb salvage surgery, Georgetown University


  • University of California at Los Angeles, 1988-1992
  • Bachelor of Science, Physiological Science, 1992


  • Valedictorian
  • Scholl Distinguished Scholar Award (half-tuition scholarship), 1994-1997
  • Lowell Scott Weil Award for Proficiency in Surgery, 1997
  • Department of Basic Biomedical Sciences Award for Proficiency in Podiatric Anatomy, 1997
  • Feder Podiatric Orthopedics Award, First Place, Determination of Subtalar Joint Axis, 1995
  • Durlacher Honor Society, 1994-1997
  • Academic Honors, 1993-1997


  • Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, 1993-1997
  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, Summa Cum Laude, 1997

Licensure and Certification:

  • State of California, active license to practice podiatric medicine and surgery
  • Board Certified, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Active DEA certificate

Professional Memberships

  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • California Podiatric Medical Association
  • Santa Clara Valley Podiatric Medical Society

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