Ron Lieberman DPM

Ronald Lieberman, DPM, FACFAS


Dr. Ron Lieberman has been in private practice in the North County of San Diego since 1985. After receiving his Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine, he completed a hospital based podiatric surgical residency program then established offices in Carlsbad and Encinitas. He has been active within his specialty having served as past president of the San Diego County Podiatric Medical Society. He has also served as past chief of podiatry at Scripps Memorial Encinitas Hospital.

Dr. Lieberman resides in Carlsbad with his wife and has 2 grown daughters. He is active in the community as a member of Rotary, a service organization dedicated to helping those in need. He enjoys involvement in youth leadership activities. He stays fit by being an avid racquetball player.

Educational Background

  • California State University Los Angeles
    B.S. Degree Biology 1978
  • Veterans Administration Sepulveda
    Medical research 1978, 1979
  • California College of Podiatric Medicine: San Francisco
    B.S. Degree Basic Medical Sciences 1982
  • California College of Podiatric Medicine: San Francisco
    D.P.M. Degree Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (with honors) 1984
  • Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center
    Rotating medical externship 1983-1984
  • Villa View Hospital
    Podiatric surgical residency 1984-1985
  • Baja Project for Crippled Children
    Surgical training 1985



  • Board certified, American Board of Podiatric Surgery
  • Diplomat, American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine
  • Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Fellow, American Professional Wound Care Association
  • Licensed x ray and fluoroscopy operator


Professional Memberships

  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • California Podiatric Medical Association
  • San Diego County Podiatric Medical Society
    President 1992-1993
    Vice President 1991-1992
    Treasurer 1989-1991



  • Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas
  • Medical staff 1986 – present
    Chief podiatric surgery 1998-2002
    Surgery supervisory committee 1998-2002
  • Scripps Surgery Center
  • UCSD Center for Surgery of Encinitas 1986 – present
  • Chief, podiatric education Villa View Hospital


Civic Involvement

  • Member, Rotary Club of Encinitas
    Director youth and vocational service
    RYLA youth leadership camp
    Project Mercy
    Encinitas Rotary Soccer Cup
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Dear Dr. Lieberman,

Allow me to thank you and your staff once again for such professional and compassionate treatment.

This past spring, after several consultations with other orthopedic specialists, I was truly concerned that I would not find the appropriate clinician to properly diagnose and treat the injuries my feet sustained during a surfing accident. I am fortunate to have found you as my podiatric specialist.

Specifically, your approach to planning and operating on my feet was very successful. Additionally, your staff very understood of my pain, accommodating to my schedule and worked very diligently to make me feel comfortable while visiting your clinic office.

Today, my feet are back to normal. If only you could reverse the aging process! Ok, you can only work so many miracles!

If necessary, I look forward to referring family, friends, and colleagues to your clinical practice.

Best regards,
N. G.


Dear Dr. Lieberman,

Thanks for the removal of the bunion and pin for my toe. I only took three pain pills at the beginning. I could wear tennis shoes out in 3 1/2 weeks and then slippers around the house. By the time we had our 50th-anniversary cruise the end of June I was healed. That was a total of 6 weeks.

Thanks again,


Doctor Lieberman:

My praise goes out to you for relieving me from constant pain on my right knee and lower pain on the right side of my hip and back. The pain was due to the gait of my walk in which I have high arches and elevated pads on my feet.

When I arrived at your office for an appointment, I saw how you and your staff handle my situation with efficiency and professionalism. You evaluated my problem and went to work to relieve my pain.

Today, after three weeks of wearing my orthotics, that were molded from my feet, I walk, back to my workouts, pain-free and enjoy living and walking pain-free.

Thank you, to you and your staff.
T.B., walking tall


Dear Dr. Lieberman,

I don’t think I have ever written a Doctor before to thank him for operating on me. I really want to share my experience with any and all of your prospective patients.
I was apprehensive and hesitant to have the operation on my “hammer toe”. I must tell you that I did not experience one second of pain from the time I got in the chair in your office to the removal of the stitches. The regret I have is that I did not do it sooner.

All those years of limping around and trying to find the right shoe are history. Thanks to you.


Dear Dr. Lieberman,

I wanted to write to tell you that the orthotics you designed for me have worked wonders! The numbness and tingling that I was experiencing on a daily basis have disappeared completely. I am able to hike and do aerobics again. I even had the best experience ice skating with my children, which I had always endured in pain before these fantastic orthotics.

Thank you for all your help!


Dear Dr. Lieberman,

I am writing at this time, to express my extreme compliments for the very important role you performed in detecting the vascular problem which Mr. C. S. was having, and being influential in getting him to the Vascular Specialists who could treat his disease. What could have been a disaster in his lower extremity has turned into a very good clinical result?

These popliteal aneurysms are very prone to embolize, and limb loss is a very common occurrence. The fact that we could admit him to the hospital relatively early, treat him with a clot lysing materials and the proceed to bypass a popliteal aneurysm will give this patient a good long term result.

Yours very truly,
Dr. A. G., M.D.
Cardiovascular & thoracic surgery


I wish I could remember the kind person who recommended Dr. Ron Lieberman to me over fifteen years ago. I owe them many thanks.

I haven’t any crutches to throw away but many times I have painfully limped in, only to leave with a spring in my step.

He is especially well trained. He works hard for his patients, not only in his office but after hours reading extensively to keep up-to-date with the latest information in his field. He is friendly, generous with his time, and intuitive in diagnosis based on patient’s description of foot problems.

My world has been enhanced by my relationship with him. I am a firm believer in high levels of exercise but at my age, walking is one of my few options.

I’m sure that as long as he is in practice, I’ll be power walking.
B. J.


Dr. Lieberman,

Thanks for everything. I was in terrible pain and afraid to have the ingrown nail procedure done that you recommended. When I finally gave in, it was so easy and painless. I am very grateful.

You were right!
N. D.


Dear Dr. Lieberman,

Just a note to let you know how pleased I was with the results of the recent bone surgery that you performed on me. I never had a bit of pain from day one so the pain pills were never used. I’ve talked to other people that had similar operations from other doctors and they said they did experience some difficulties. So, thanks for correcting my problem and making it easier for me to wear shoes and walk without problems.

Yours truly,


Dear Dr. Lieberman,

I really can’t thank you enough for the excellent work you did on my foot. It has made such a difference to me, as I do so much enjoy walking and can look forward to good long hikes in the desert this year without the need for pads on my poor toes.

All my best wishes,
A. W.


Dr. Lieberman and Staff,

Many thanks for your care of my tibialis rupture – not only your intricate, expert suturing but also your attention and concern all the way through.
Also, Darlene, thanks for an office well-run.

Many good wishes,
J. T.


Dr. Lieberman and Staff,

It was my father who taught me to walk – who kept me steady on my feet and helped pick me up when I was down.
Now that I am in my second childhood – you guys have taken over.

So Happy Father’s Day


I wish I could shout this from the rooftops (but I’ll settle for the Internet): Dr. Ronald Lieberman is a podiatrist par excellence! For over six months, I suffered pain each day from ingrown toenails. Three previous podiatrists trimmed the nails, but couldn’t alleviate the pain or alter the condition. Dr. Lieberman came up with a painless solution in just a single visit and assured me I wouldn’t be afflicted with the problem again. Dr. Lieberman is unique in that he’s compassionate, highly skilled and extremely knowledgeable. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone with any kind of foot problem.

Carlsbad, CA


Had an issue with my toenail that wouldn’t let me sleep due to the pain. I almost wanted to head to the ER during the night. It was truly excruciating! Soon as their office opened I called, didn’t get an answer and left a message for them. I figured they were busy so I hoped for the best. 10 minutes later I got a call from the office and was able to head right in. Dr. Lieberman was absolutely amazing. I had full trust in him from his very calm and professional demeanor. Although I just left and need a little more time to see the healing process… He is amazing. Please see him if you’re in need!

San Diego, CA


I am an oral surgeon that had a phenol treatment done on two big toes over a year ago. The Podiatrist used too much phenol and three sides out of four got recurrent infections from nail growing back in. I went to Dr. Lieberman and him re-did the three areas. It was painless. Postoperatively there was minimal discomfort and the areas looked completely different in terms of inflammation Dr. Lieberman is very professional, very precise in his surgical technique and never rushes. I am so happy I found him after searching extensively for an excellent Podiatrist! I would highly recommend him to all patients. You can have complete confidence in him…so just relax.

Carlsbad, CA


Dr. Lieberman performed my foot surgery 7 weeks ago; though it is too early to evaluate the long-term outcomes, I am very pleased with his practice. I had 2 appointments with him before scheduling my procedure, and he patiently answered my (many) questions and provided a thorough analysis of my foot structure and mechanics. I consulted 2 other surgeons prior to him, and never received as much information from the other physicians. Dr. Lieberman also took the time to explain the surgery/ recovery in detail. In the week after my surgery, I contacted his office twice with questions about my healing. Each time, he came to the phone to speak with me personally. I have had a smooth, pain-free recovery from what is often a painful surgery, and I credit his skill and post-operative instructions. His medical assistant, Nick, is also great and makes follow-up appointments pleasant.

Vista, CA


I was afflicted by polio as a child so have a deformed right foot. I get corns at very awkward placed (like under my twisted toenails) Dr. Lieberman has been taking care of my problem for several years now. He is so good with that and he is very careful not to ‘hurt’ me when he removes those very difficult corns. He is always so cordial and polite. It is a pleasure to go to him. Peggy and the crew are super friendly and extremely helpful in finding me an appointment when I need one in a hurry. Thank you so much for all that you do. I am very grateful that you have been there whenever I have needed you.

Carlsbad, CA


The office was on time for my appointment and the staff at the front task was friendly and helpful. Dr. Lieberman took a time to examine my foot and explained everything thoroughly. He recommended surgery but did not pressure me for it. It was a very ‘pleasant’ experience for a doctor’s appointment. My neighbor recommended him highly after she had her surgery with Dr. Lieberman. I will have to wait and see if the surgery will work out well for me, but for a doctor’s visit, I give him and his staff 5 stars.

Carlsbad, CA


His laser treatments for toenail fungus are reasonably priced and really work. Within 6 months a misshapen toenail normalized and the others look so much better.

Encinitas, CA


Dr. Lieberman made me orthotics, I am an avid walker and my feet were hurting, so when I went to Dr. Lieberman he made me some custom orthotics from a cast that he made of my feet then he sent them off to a lab. The orthotics fit well and took the pain away when I do my walk. I am happy to be out of pain and back to my daily walk!!

Carlsbad, CA


At long last, I have met a medical doctor that epitomizes the Hypocratic Oath and that is Dr. Ron Lieberman! Dr. Lieberman corrected a previous surgical procedure which had deteriorated into a painful non-healing mess. During his thoroughly professional treatment, he displayed actual “non-whitecoat” humanistic qualities consisting of compassion and warmful demeanor. My surgical wound is now healing rapidly and I am extremely grateful for his care. Our waiting room experience was also pleasantly enhanced with the attention, efficiency, and concern, expressed by his office staff, Nick, and Kathleen. Thank you, Dr. Lieberman!!

Oceanside CA


Dr. Lieberman has performed foot surgery on both of my feet (2008 and 2016) for arthritis and I am very pleased with 2 successful outcomes! He and his office staff are very pleasant, punctual and professional. I whole-heartedly recommend him!

Cadiff, CA


My experience with Dr. Lieberman was very good. He took the time to listen to my foot problems. He answered all my questions regarding treatment for my foot pain and even gave some hints in preventing this from happening again. I walk almost every day 1-4 miles each day., so this was helpful. Being pain-free is a great experience.

Oceanside, CA


I visited Dr. Lieberman with a terribly painful infected cyst. He kindly freed up the last minute appointment and immediately performed a surgery to relieve the pain and clean the infected area. He basically saved me a trip to the emergency room! I had a full recovery in a very short time. The support staff was very nice and professional and Dr. Lieberman was very kind and gregarious throughout the entire procedure. He is easily one of the best doctors I have ever visited and I enthusiastically recommend Dr. Lieberman as a podiatrist!

Freemont, CA


Now after a few months and treks deep into Alaska I can’t thank Dr. Lieberman enough! I finally got the relief I needed! I fully recommend Dr. Lieberman and I am sure that if you give him the chance you will be as pleased as I am!
If they had a 10 star offering I would give him that!!
I would have never been able to make the glacier climbs I did without the help from Dr. Lieberman! Before he treated me just steering my plane with my feet hurt. Afterwards . WOW I not only flew out to the glaciers but actually climbed them!!!!

Oceanside, CA


I have been suffering from a high level of foot pain. My old foot doctor retired. The Doctor that took over his practice leaves a lot to be desired. I have been through several other foot doctors looking for relief. Dr. Lieberman has reduced the pain in one foot now and had gotten me to a comfort level I have not seen in years!! I hope when I go back he can do the same with the other foot!
I have orthotics from other doctors and will have some made here in hope that I will gain some relief!
I am very leery as I have heard it all as the saying goes. But Dr. Lieberman is definately top notch!
thank you Dr. Lieberman!!!!

RJ. J.
Oceanside, CA


I am a patient of Dr. Lieberman. When my daughter was getting married, I, of course, wanted to wear my wonderful shoes that went with my mother of the bride dress. Well, a couple of weeks before the wedding I got terrible pain in the heel of my left foot. I made an appointment with Dr. Lieberman. He is my existing Podiatrist. During my visit, Dr. Lieberman used the ultrasound machine to diagnose my Plantar Fasciitis. With one visit I was cured. I was able to wear my lovely shoes for the wedding and what a wonderful day we all had. I would recommend Dr. Lieberman to all my family and friends. His office staff is also very nice and professional. PS– I also use his custom orthotics every day in my workout shoes, I walk on the treadmill every morning for my exercise.

San Marcos, CA


I’ve been seeing Dr. Lieberman once a month for the past four years both at his Carlsbad and Encinitas locations. I can’t even say what a difference he has made in the quality of my life. Dr. Lieberman is the most professional and knowledgeable doctor I have ever seen and an absolute expert in his field. His office staff is caring and professional. They are also always punctual, which is appreciated with our busy schedules. I always feel that he does everything possible to help solve the problems without more surgery. I have recommended him to friends and would highly recommend him to anyone needing a podiatrist.

San Diego, CA