Dr. Emmy Oji
Dr. Emmy Oji is a board-certified podiatric foot and ankle surgeon. He earned his medical degree at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine and went on to complete his residency in Podiatric Medicine. He then completed his residency in Podiatric Foot and Ankle Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He specializes in reconstructive and revision surgery, including mid-foot and hind-foot fusion, ankle arthroscopy, total ankle replacement, tendon transfers, and repair, with emphasis on diabetic limb salvage and sports-related injuries including ankle sprains and instability, cartilage damage as well as Achilles tendon pathologies.
He was the Chair of Research and Education Committee at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Residency Program and served as faculty and clinical instructor at UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program. He has received several awards including the Andrea K. Delgado, MD Memorial Award for outstanding academic achievements and community service.
Dr. Emmy Oji is a doctor of choice for utilizing the internal brace system for ankle instability. He is the only Podiatric Foot and Ankle surgeon credentialed to perform total ankle arthroplasty in Fresno and one of a select few providers credentialed to perform bunion surgery via minimally invasive technique allowing for faster return to activity.
Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Sub-Specialty: Podiatric Surgery, Pittsburgh, PA
Internship: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Medical School: Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Undergraduate: University of California, Davis, BS Biochemistry and Molecular Cell Biology, Davis, CA
My name is Dr. Emmy Oji. I've been practicing since 2015.
Why did I choose to be a podiatrist? After college, actually I was volunteering at a homeless shelter. There was actually a podiatrist that was there and we spoke a lot and he introduced me to podiatry. I actually asked my brother who's an anesthesiologist, he would tell me that he worked with podiatrists. They were good guys, they worked hard, they did a good job but they had a good work-life balance.
So what is it about my job that I find fulfilling or valuable? It's own little world and you could do every aspect of medicine. You could do podiatric pathology, could do dermatology, do surgery. You could focus on limb preservation or limb salvage. Our patients have had just chronic pains for years, doing certain procedures and then seeing their new outlook in life, it's very rewarding.
My name is Daphne Gill-Dyangko.
Alot of years back I had a seizure in a shower and both of my ankles went backwards. They didn't really heal properly, so I was in a lot of pain and I finally saw my primary care doctor and he referred me over to Dr. Oji. He says we're going to try and do whatever we can so that you know you can have the function of your ankle. You know we're not going to solder your ankles together and all this and I said, "Okay". So kind to me and explain explained everything to me all the procedures that was going to happen so that I wouldn't go in there blind.
He performed it on me and then I had a bad time with the cast because I wanted to get out but I made it and he has just been there. Just like holding my hand basically all the way through and right now, I can walk without any pain. I would most definitely refer people to see Doctor Oji.
Dr. Oji is great! I would absolutely recommend him! He has great bedside manners and explains everything thoroughly, and at a level, I can understand. It was my first time at his office so I was nervous but after he explained everything and helped educate me on my situation, I felt at ease. His staff is also wonderful! Great place!!
Dr. Olubukunola "Bukky" Oseni-Olalemi, originally from Fresno, California, is a specialist in foot and ankle clinical management and surgical treatment. She has experience in a variety of areas related to the foot and ankle.
Dr. Laura Rowe
Dr. Laura Rowe was born and raised in Hanford, CA, where she grew up playing soccer and cross country and going on numerous trips into the mountains. After majoring in chemistry and taking brief career detours in wine chemistry and AmeriCorps, she went to podiatric medical school in Pomona.