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Monara Dini, D.P.M.

Monara Dini, D.P.M.

  • Associate Clinical Professor
  • UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Chief, Podiatric Surgery Section
  • San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center
  • Assistant Clinical Professor
  • California School of Podiatric Medicine
  • Samuel Merritt University

Contact Information

1001 Potrero Ave, SFGH 9, 212
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 94143

Voice: 415-206-8812
Fax: 415-647-3733
[email protected]
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2000 - 2003 University of California Berkeley, B.A., Molecular & Cellular Biology

2004 - 2008 California School of Podiatric Medicine, D.P.M., Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

  • 2008 - 2009 Saint Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco, Internship, Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
  • 2009 - 2011 Saint Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco, Residency, Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Forefoot Reconstruction
  • Lower Extremity Wound Care
  • Farsi

Dr. Monara Dini, D.P.M., is one of the treating physicians at the UCSF Center for Limb Preservation, which specializes in treating lower extremity wounds in patients at high risk of amputation, particularly those with diabetes and peripheral Arterial disease.

Dr. Dini received her B.A. in Molecular & Cellular Biology from UC Berkeley in 2003, and went on to graduate from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in 2008 with a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree. She then completed a three-year residency in podiatric surgery at the St. Mary's Medical Center in San Francisco.

Dr. Dini has served as the Chief of Podiatry in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery since 2011. She is also an Assistant Clinical Professor at the California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University. 

Dr. Dini is a member of numerous professional associations such as the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), Associate member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS), California Podiatric Medical Association (CPMA), and the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC).

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  1. Gomez-Sanchez C, Werlin E, Sorrentino T, El Khoury R, Lancaster E, Parks C, Goodman B, Dini M, Iannuzzi J, Reyzelman A, Conte MS, Gasper W. Open revascularization approach is associated with healing and ambulation after transmetatarsal amputation in patients with chronic limb threatening ischemia. J Vasc Surg. 2023 04; 77(4):1147-1154.e3. View in PubMed
  2. Ravine M, Kumaravel S, Dini M, Parks C, Shader SW, Shih CD, Vartivarian M, Guo A, Reyzelman A. Outcomes of Partial Calcanectomy in an Academic Limb Salvage Center: A Multicenter Review. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2023 Mar-Apr; 62(2):275-281. View in PubMed
  3. Allen R, Parks C, Dini M. Desmoplastic Fibroblastoma (Collagenous Fibroma) of the Foot: A Case Report of a Rare Benign Tumor in an Atypical Patient. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2022 May-Jun; 112(3). View in PubMed
  4. Haskell A, Dedini R, Dini M. Safe zone for placement of talar screws when fusing the ankle with an anterior plating system. Foot Ankle Int. 2015 Jun; 36(6):730-5. View in PubMed
  5. Dobbs BM, Cazzell SM, Dini M. Central talar dome lesions: a unique surgical approach with incorporation of a talar allograft for joint reconstitution and restoration of function. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2011 Mar-Apr; 101(2):192-5. View in PubMed


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