The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff’s training, professional credentials and work experience.

Ronald Lieberman, DPM, FACFAS


Dr. Ron Lieberman has been in private practice in the North County of San Diego since 1985. After receiving his Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine, he completed a hospital based podiatric surgical residency program then established offices in Carlsbad and Encinitas. He has been active within his specialty having served as past president of the San Diego County Podiatric Medical Society. He has also served as past chief of podiatry at Scripps Memorial Encinitas Hospital.

Dr. Lieberman resides in Carlsbad with his wife and has 2 grown daughters. He is active in the community as a member of Rotary, a service organization dedicated to helping those in need. He enjoys involvement in youth leadership activities. He stays fit by being an avid racquetball player.

Educational Background

  • California State University Los Angeles
    B.S. Degree Biology 1978
  • Veterans Administration Sepulveda
    Medical research 1978, 1979
  • California College of Podiatric Medicine: San Francisco
    B.S. Degree Basic Medical Sciences 1982
  • California College of Podiatric Medicine: San Francisco
    D.P.M. Degree Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (with honors) 1984
  • Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center
    Rotating medical externship 1983-1984
  • Villa View Hospital
    Podiatric surgical residency 1984-1985
  • Baja Project for Crippled Children
    Surgical training 1985

Certifications

  • Board certified, American Board of Podiatric Surgery
  • Diplomat, American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine
  • Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Fellow, American Professional Wound Care Association
  • Licensed x ray and fluoroscopy operator

Professional Memberships

  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • California Podiatric Medical Association
  • San Diego County Podiatric Medical Society
    President 1992-1993
    Vice President 1991-1992
    Treasurer 1989-1991

Appointments

  • Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas
  • Medical staff 1986 – present
    Chief podiatric surgery 1998-2002
    Surgery supervisory committee 1998-2002
  • Scripps Surgery Center
  • UCSD Center for Surgery of Encinitas 1986 – present
  • Chief, podiatric education Villa View Hospital
    1987-1989

Civic Involvement

  • Member, Rotary Club of Encinitas
    Director youth and vocational service
    RYLA youth leadership camp
    Project Mercy
    Encinitas Rotary Soccer Cup

Brad W. Ruetenik, DPM, FACFAS


Dr. Brad Ruetenik has been in practice in Encinitas, CA since 1994. He has also been contracted with the U.S. Navy as a Podiatric Surgeon at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton since 1994, and Naval Medical Center San Diego from 1998-2013. Dr. Ruetenik completed his two year Podiatric Surgical Residency at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton in 1993, after receiving his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco in 1991.

Dr. Ruetenik has been a resident of San Diego North County since 1984, where he lives with his wife in Encinitas. He has a history of involvement with running and triathlons including numerous marathons, ultra-marathons, and Ironman triathlons. These have blended well with his interest in Podiatric Sports Medicine and Biomechanics. He continues to compete, and is nationally and internationally ranked in competitive sailing events throughout the world.

Educational Background

  • Bowling Green State University
    B.S. Biology / Pre-Med
  • California College of Podiatric Medicine : San Francisco
    DPM – Doctor of Podiatric Medicine 1991
  • Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton
    Two year Podiatric Surgical Residency 1993

Certifications

  • Board Certified, American Board of Podiatric Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • California Board of Podiatric Medicine – Ankle Certificate
  • Licensed X-ray and Fluoroscopy Operator

Professional Memberships

  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • California Podiatric Medical Association
  • San Diego County Podiatric Medical Society

Appointments

  • Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas
  • Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton – Staff
  • Naval Medical Center San Diego – Staff
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery – Western University of Health Sciences

Jack Reingold, DPM, FACFAS


Retired


Stephanie Dal Porto-Kujanpaa, DPM, AACFAS


After graduating from the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Dal Porto, a San Diego County native, received her doctorate in podiatric medicine from Midwestern University, Arizona School of Podiatric Medicine, graduating with high honors. She has completed the prestigious and rigorous 3 year podiatric surgical and medical residency program at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego where she trained under 30+ podiatric and orthopedic surgeons. She has exhibited strong leadership and organizational skills having served as Chief Resident. She has expertise in the medical and surgical management of all foot and ankle disorders. This includes injuries, trauma, infections, diabetic limb salvage, and correction of common foot and ankle structural deformities.

Dr. Dal Porto was born and raised in Escondido, California and was a competitive figure skater for 14 years and then performed professionally for 5 years, touring around the world with Holiday on Ice and Royal Caribbean. Her hobbies include figure skating, physical fitness, travel, baking and love of animals. She is married and her husband is currently serving in the United States Marine Corps.

Educational Background

  • University of California, Irvine
    Bachelor of Science, Biology 2012
  • Midwestern University, Arizona Scholl of Podiatric Medicine
    Doctor of Podiatric Medicine 2019
  • Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego
    Podiatric Surgical Residency 2019-2022

Certifications

  • Board Qualified, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Associate, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • ACLS/BLS

Professional Memberships and Appointments

  • Scripps Memorial Hospital, Encinitas, Staff
  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • California Podiatric Medical Association
  • San Diego County Podiatric Medical Society
  • Past Chief podiatry resident, Scripps Mercy Hospital
  • Academy for Physicians in Wound Healing, past vice president
  • American Association for Women Podiatrists, past treasurer
  • American Academy of Podiatry Sports Medicine, past secretary

Honors and Distinctions

  • Professional Figure Skater
    • Holiday on Ice 2009-2010
    • Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines 2010-2015
  • Professional Figure Skating Coach 2013-2015
  • Pi Delta National Podiatric Honor Society
  • MWU PICA Scholarship
  • APMA Educational Foundation Scholarship
  • Officer’s Souses of Yuma Scholarship
  • College of Health Sciences Travel Scholarship

Hobbies

  • Figure skating
  • Travel
  • Physical fitness
  • Baking