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

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