Monte Schmalhaus DPM

Monte Schmalhaus, DPM



Monte Schmalhaus, DPM offers advanced patient-focused foot and ankle care at Artisan Foot and Ankle Specialists. Dr. Schmalhaus treats a variety of pathologies including arthritis, bunions, ankle injuries, tendon injuries, gout, neuromas, bone / joint infection, hammer toes, and athletes foot. He is particularly interested in ankle trauma, foot and ankle reconstruction and ankle replacement.

Dr. Monte Schmalhaus was born in San Ramon, CA and grew up in both Colorado and Utah. He graduated with Honors from Utah Valley University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science. He was also a scholarship athlete and captain of the Division I wrestling team.

During undergraduate studies Dr. Schmalhaus worked as a home health aide where he was first introduced to the medical field. The combination of his sports background and desire to help others achieve a healthy lifestyle led him to pursue post-graduate studies in Podiatric Medicine.

Dr. Schmalhaus earned his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine where he was a member of the Pi Delta National Honor Society.

He then completed his residency at an intensive surgical training program, the San Francisco Bay Area Foot & Ankle Residency at Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers. As chief resident, Dr. Schmalhaus was trained in complex foot and ankle reconstructive surgery under highly-qualified leaders in the profession. He also had the opportunity to perform multiple research projects and volunteer his services on a medical mission trip to Santa Cruz Bolivia as a part of Operation Rainbow.

He is excited to be a part of the Artisan Foot and Ankle Specialists team and make Orange County his home. Outside of medicine, he enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, hiking, playing golf, and trying new restaurants.

Dr. Schmalhaus’ goal is to make patient specific treatment plans based on research based evidence. He is accepting new patients at Artisan Foot and Ankle Specialists, so book an appointment by phone or online today.

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Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine | 2016-2020
Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
DPM Candidate Class of 2020
Candidate, Pi Delta Honor Society

Bachelor of Science | 2009-2015
Exercise Science
Utah Valley University Orem, UT


Podiatric Resident | 2020-Present
Kaiser San Francisco Bay Area Foot & Ankle Residency Program Oakland, CA



Schmalhaus, M., Castellucci-Garza, F., Doyle, M., Weintraub, M. Incidence of Ankle Valgus after Indirect Repair of the Deltoid Ligament with Open Reduction Internal Fixation in Unstable Ankle Fractures-Research in Process

Creer A, Bohne M, Sawyer R, Garner A, Schmalhaus M, Allphin N, & Slack J. Effect of Initial Training Phase on Body Composition, Strength, and Power Characteristics of Collegiate Wrestlers. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 46(5), 57-58, 2014


Schmalhaus, M. J., Mitchell, L. H., & Dickinson, J. D. (2022, February 24). Patient Specific Implant for Treatment of Large Osteochondral Shoulder Lesions of the Talus. 80th Annual American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Scientific Conference Poster Presentation 2022, Austin, TX

Ishibashi, M. A., Schmalhaus, M. J., & Williams, M. L. (2021, May 21). An Unusual Case of Pediatric Ankle Pain: Trevor’s Disease. 79th Annual American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Scientific Conference Poster Presentation 2021, Las Vegas, NV


American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Scientific Literature Review: Johnson MA, Park K, Talwar D, Maguire KJ, Lawrence JTR. Predicting Outcomes of Talar Osteochondritis Dissecans Lesions in
Children. Orthop J Sports Med. 2021 Nov 15;9(11). Reviewed by Schmalhaus, M. (2022, February)

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Scientific Literature Review: Meijer DT, de Muinck Keizer RO, Stufkens SAS, et al. Quantification of Postoperative Posterior Malleolar Fragment Reduction Using 3- Dimensional Computed Tomography (Q3DCT) Determines Outcome in a Prospective Pilot Study of Patients with Rotational Type Ankle Fractures. J Orthop Trauma. 2019;33(8). Reviewed by Schmalhaus, M. (2020, July)


Schmalhaus, M. Kaiser San Francisco Bay Area Surgery Resident lecture General Orthopedic Trauma and Emergencies. Oakland, CA | 2022
Schmalhaus, M. Bay Area Residency Forum
First Metatarsal Base Fracture Open Reduction Internal Fixation. Oakland, CA | 2021
Schmalhaus, M. Alameda Contra Costa Podiatric Medical Association Prosthetic Joint Infection in Total Ankle Replacement. Oakland, CA | 2021
Schmalhaus, M: Kaiser San Francisco Bay Area Surgery Resident lecture Charcot Neuroarthropathy Limb Salvage. Oakland, CA | 2021


Podiatric Medical Assistant | 2017-2020
Acorn Podiatry Center-Dr. William Finn Oak Park, IL

Clinical Anatomy Lab Tutor | 2017-2018
Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine North Chicago, IL

Home Health Aide | 2014-2016
Homewatch Caregivers
Harmony Home Health & Hospice ICare Home Health & Hospice Orem, UT

Rehabilitation Intern/Personal Trainer | 2014-2015
Intermountain Healthcare – Utah Valley Regional Medical Center Cardiovascular Rehabilitation
Orem, UT


Medical Mission Trip with Operation Rainbow. Santa Cruz, Bolivia | 2022
Health screenings through Outreach for Health. Chicago, IL | 2016-2020
Chicago Marathon medical tent. Chicago IL | 2017 and 2018
Wisconsin Ironman Race medical tent. Madison, WI | 2018
Midwest Podiatry Conference, Chicago, IL | 2018
Midwinter Seminar hosted by Illinois Podiatric Medical Student Association. Chicago, IL | 2017
Friday’s Kids Respite to children with special needs. Orem, UT 2014 and | 2015
Student Athlete Advisory Committee liaison between athletic advisors and athletes | 2013 and 2014
Organized talent show for Toys for Tots fundraiser. Orem, UT | 2013 and 2014
Organized and participated in canned food drive for underprivileged. Orem, UT | 2012 and 2013


Alameda Contra Costa Podiatric Medical Association | 2021-2023

American College Foot and Ankle Surgeons | 2016-Present

American Podiatric Medical Association | 2016-Present
2019 Quiz Bowl representative, APMA National Conference

American Society of Podiatric Surgeons | 2016-Present
Student chapter of Institute for Podiatric Excellence and Development | 2017-2018


Candidate, Pi Delta Honor Society | 2016-2020
Dr. Philip R. Brachman, DPM ’34 Memorial Endowed Scholarship | 2019
APMA Foundation: Orange County Podiatric Medical Association Scholarship | 2019
APMA Foundation Scholarship | 2018
RFUMS/SCPM Merit Based University Funded Scholarship | 2018


CPR, AED, and First Aid Certified with Emergency Care and Safety Institute | 2009-Present
International Foot and Ankle Foundation Ankle Arthroscopy Surgical Course | 2021
Passed National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners, Part I and II | 2018-2020
Certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) | 2014-2018
Certified Nurses Assistant (CNA) | 2014-2016


Intercollegiate Athletics
Utah Valley University, Division I, Varsity Wrestling Team | 2009-2014
Team Captain: | 2011-2014
WWC All-Academic team | 2013-2014
NWCA All-Academic team | 2012-2013


Christy King, DPM, FACFAS
Foot and Ankle Surgeon and Residency Director
Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center- Oakland, CA Phone: (510) 813 3813
Email: [email protected]