Michael L Goddard DPM

Michael L. Goddard DPM


Michael Goddard, DPM provides expert foot and ankle care in our San Clemente, Newport Beach, and Laguna Hills locations. He received his undergraduate degree from California State University, Long Beach and his medical degree from Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine in Ohio. He went on to complete his residency training in Downtown 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 underprivileged children and young adults in Mexico, Honduras, and El Salvador.

After completion of his residency, Dr. Goddard received advanced surgical training in nerve decompression and microscope surgery of peripheral nerves at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Additionally, he is skilled in Lapiplasty, a revolutionary 3-dimensional bunion correction.

Dr. Goddard has been in private practice for over 20 years and he prides himself in making the extra effort to develop a strong doctor-patient relationship. To this day, he continues to devote 2 weeks a year to care for underprivileged children in Honduras through the organization Operation Footprint.

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

  • 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