Dr. David J. Rueter, D.P.M.

Dr. Rueter is a longtime associate of California Foot and Ankle Institute, joining the practice in 1982. Dr. Rueter has two years of experience using the Nd:YAG Fotana Laser for the treatment of fungal nails. He is trained in minimally invasive techniques and has 30 years of experience in all phases of podiatry and sports medicine.


Over the course of his career, Dr. Rueter has developed an expertise in the following areas of podiatry:

  • Flat foot Reconstruction
  • Limb Salvage
  • Orthobiologics
  • Pes Plano Valgus Surgery
  • Posterior Tibial Dysfunction
  • Charcot Arthropathy
  • 2nd Metatarsal phalangeal joint Instability
  • Morton’s neuroma: Diagnosis and treatment


Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Degree, 1976. California College of Podiatric Medicine, San Francisco

Bachelor of Arts, Biology, 1972, University of Texas, Austin


Mercy Style of Care Clinical Award, Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego, 2004 & 2005

American Board of Podiatric Surgery Outstanding Professional Conduct Award, 2004

Pi Delta National Podiatry Honor Society, 2003

William J. Stickel Bronze Award for research & papers in podiatric medicine, 2003


California DPM Ankle Surgery license, 2012

ABPS Foot & Ankle board qualified, 2007

DEA license

Smith & Nephew External Fixation skills course, 2007

AO Foundation Advanced Foot & Ankle skills course, 2006

AO Foundation Foot & Ankle specialty course, 2006

ACFAS Foot & Ankle Arthroscopy skills course, 2005

AANA Foot & Ankle Arthroscopy skills course, 2004

ACFAS Scientific Seminar

Western Medical Scientific SeminaDef-Con Diabetic Research Seminar