Dr. Mark Wolpa began his practice in 1977 after completing his residency training in sports medicine and foot surgery. His interest in sports medicine led to his writing a book The Sports Medicine Guide.Dr. Wolpa was the Chief of Podiatry at the Alta Bates-Summit Hospital, a position he held for 10 years. He is a member of the California Podiatric Medical Association where he served on the Board of Directors, as well as the American Podiatric Medical Association, and the Alameda Contra Costa Podiatric Medical Association where he is a past President. As well as sports medicine, Dr. Wolpa treats all different foot problems including children, diabetics, and general foot pain. He is Board Certified in foot and ankle surgery and is also a Fellow in the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Dr. Wolpa developed an interesting hobby many years ago, which led to a full time business venture. He formed a candy company called Toe-Food Chocolates & Candy, which blossomed into a full time endeavor with over 30 different foot themed candies (www.ToeFood.com).
As a result of his unusual combination of professions, Dr. Wolpa has appeared on many a television program including To Tell the Truth, The Food Network, and Evening Magazine. His company was also featured in the Wall Street Journal. Dr. Wolpa holds over 40 trademarks as well as two patents on medical devices. He has published articles on foot surgery and besides his sports medicine book has also authored a children’s book titled Tommy’s Toe-rific Adventures. When not practicing, Dr. Wolpa enjoys participating in sports, travel, theater, and reading.