Michael L Goddard DPM

Michael L. Goddard DPM



Dr. Goddard joined California Foot and Ankle Institute in 2012 after ten years of private practice. He was born in Orange, CA, and at the age of 4, moved to Solvang, CA, which he refers to as his home town. Sports have been a significant role in his life and he developed an early passion for football and baseball. In high school, he played football and ran track (he is convinced the 400 meters is the greatest track event). Much of Dr. Goddard’s approach to patient care comes from the humble appreciation of teamwork, dedication, and constant learning, all of which he attributes to a competitive sports foundation.


In college, Dr. Goddard started as an architecture major, but after his freshman year he knew his heart was in the medical field. He shifted his studies to pre-medicine and never looked back. Dr. Goddard received his medical education at Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine. He went on to complete his residency training in Los Angeles focusing on reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle. In addition to his surgical training based in Los Angeles, he was intricately involved in the Baja Project for Crippled Children, a medical and surgical mission which served children and young adults in Mexico, Honduras, and El Salvador. After completion of his residency, Dr. Goddard received additional surgical training in nerve decompression and microsurgery of peripheral nerves at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Additionally, he is trained in Lapiplasty, a revolutionary 3D bunion correction. Dr. Goddard has been in private practice for 20 years and he prides himself in making the extra effort to develop a strong doctor-patient relationship.

Dr Goddard lives in South Orange County with his wife and three children and spends most of his free time enjoying the outdoors with his family.  

  • California State University, Long Beach- B.A., Biological Psychology
  • Kent State University/OCPM – D.P.M., Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
  • Western Residency/Silverlake Podiatric Surgical Residency PSR 24+ – Foot and Ankle Reconstructive Surgery, Limb Salvage
  • Baja Crippled Children’s Project- Pediatric Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery for Congenital and Acquired Deformities
  • Nerve Decompression and Microsurgery of Peripheral Nerves -Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Awards and Honors:
  • Academic Scholarship KSU/OCPM
  • Dean’s List KSU/OCPM
Professional Affiliations:
  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • International Foot and Ankle Foundation
  • Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons
  • American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine
  • Lapiplasty 3D Bunion Correction
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Arthroscopy of the Ankle
  • Nerve Decompression/ Repair
  • Sports Medicine
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Woodworking
  • Church/ Volunteer Work