David E. Oji

Orthopaedic surgeon, Foot and ankle surgeon, Arthritis and joint replacement surgeon, Sports medicine surgeon

Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

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Dr. David Oji is a board certified and fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in the operative and non-operative treatment of all aspects of foot and ankle disorders. After finishing his orthopaedic surgery residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, he did his fellowship at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland under the leadership of Dr. Lew Schon, the former president of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. There he underwent advanced training in the forefront of foot and ankle surgery including total ankle replacements, use of stem cells to promote healing of acute and chronic conditions, non-fusion techniques of great toe arthritis, and complex ankle and foot reconstruction.

During his training, he assisted in treating the Baltimore Orioles and amateur ballet dancers. Dr. Oji also took part in conducting advanced biomechanical and clinical research and has written chapters in textbooks with topics ranging from arthroscopic treatment of talar cartilage defects to the diabetic foot.

After fellowship, he was in private practice working closely with the community as the team physicians for many of the local high school sports teams.

In June of 2017, Dr. Oji joined the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine as a Clinical Assistant Professor. In addition to his usual clinical and educational responsibilities, he is also one of the team physicians for Stanford University Athletic programs.

Since starting at Stanford, he has been on the forefront of ankle and foot surgery. He has performed the first out patient total ankle replacement and the first total talar replacement at Stanford. He is an advocate of minimally invasive ankle and foot surgery performing one of the first MIS (minimally invasive surgery) bunion surgeries in the Bay Area. Whenever possible, the smallest incision and the least invasive approach will be done to allow the patient to heal faster including tendosopy, small joint arthroscopy, endoscopic Haglund's resection, minimally invasive osteotomy, and minimally invasive great toe cheilectomy.

He has a special focus in the treatment of ankle and foot orthopaedic sports injuries such as chronic ankle instability, cartilage injuries, Achilles injuries, using surgery only as a last resort to return the patient to peak athletic form.

In addition, he has extensive experience in complex ankle and foot reconstruction such as ankle replacements, flatfeet reconstruction, fusions of the foot and hindfoot, and Charcot foot/ankle reconstruction.

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Residency: Johns Hopkins University Hospital Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery (2012) MD
  • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery (2015)
  • Fellowship: Medstar Union Memorial Hospital (2013) MD
  • Medical Education: Case Western Reserve School of Medicine (2007) OH

Administrative Appointments
  • Team Physician, Stanford University Athletic Department (2017 - Present)


Practice Locations

Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Los Gatos Los Gatos, CA
Los Gatos, CA

555 Knowles Drive, Suite 201

Los Gatos , CA 95032

(408) 866-6651

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Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Redwood City Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

450 Broadway Street

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 723-5643

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(132 reviews)

Dr Oji is Great!
He's a true professional, wonderful bedside manner, gracious, kind, clinically brilliant and he helped guide me in this process of surgical removal of bone spurs. He's wonderful!
Dr. Oji was very professional, informative, respectful, and kind. I am looking forward to working with him on my left ankle.
He is one of best and most caring physicians I have ever met.
I am extremely lucky to have your time and expertise. The video visit is more than acceptable but I would have preferred a face to face because it's real.
Would highly recommend!
Fabulous physician and educator.
Dr. David Oji is the best!
Very clear explanation of my issues and availability of surgery.
Dr Oji was very professional and thorough with his examination of my ankle post op assessment and future work to address the arthritis pain in the ankle. His surgery to remove the steel was very effective.
Dr Oji and Melinda were both excellent, caring, and attentive.
Good listeners who provided pertinent information and appropriate therapies
Dr Oji is wonderful
Excellent care. Amazing experience and feel so lucky to have found this doctor and team.
DR. Oji was great and advised me on my foot how to go forward.
Appreciate the fine professional hdlp
Dr Oji was excellent and answered all my questions and listened to my concerns and worries
Nice demeanor, clear easy discussion..options clear. All good.
Good doctor, nice, personable and kind.
I am very pleased with his professionalism, timeliness and knowledge. Looking forward to continuing under his care.
Your team is awsome
prompt, professional,
All of the staff, front and back office were very efficient and professional. The office and exam rooms were very clean. The provider took his time and answered all questions. What a great clinic.
Kind, personable and knowledgeable Doctor!
Appointment started an hour later than it was supposed to.
He was so kind to agree to take time out from his sabbatical to work with Dr. Wilson on my case. He was very knowledgeable and reassuring. Surgery was yesterday and they said it went well.
Dr Oji was very professional
Dr. Oji is thorough and extremely knowledgeable. Staff—reception and med. assist.. efficient and professional.
Dr. Oji is a kind wonderful doctor. I appreciate the care he took. Thank you Dr. Oji.
Fantastic doctor. Even though I did not get the prognosis I wanted, I trust that he is taking good care of me.
Dr. Oji was knowledgeable, kind, and answered all my questions.
Excellent surgeon, good communicator, and nice person
Dr Oji seemed very knowledgeable and was helpful.
Excellent care by staff
Excellent Doctor and staff.
Excellent communication throughout entire visit, from front desk to doctor
Reception, X-ray tech, The resident and Dr Oji were all excellent.we’re
Dr. Oji is a good listner and also explains things very well
Dr Oji is a very professional and highly skilled Surgeon who demonstrates a genuine caring attitude towards his patients and their medical needs and well being, I would highly recommend him for patient medical needs.
Excellent Orthopaedic
He was professional very kind, took his time, listened well and answered our questions.
Provided a helpful, practical assessment of my situation.
Dr. Oji is very professional and thorough. He is a fantastic surgeon and takes time with his patients. Highly recommend him for any foot and ankle need.
Dr Oji is a brilliant, creative surgeon, but also a genuinely compassionate, thoughtful, and considerate friend. I'm very grateful for his expertise and skill, and for his kindness. There's none better. r
Excellent service, great staff & plenty of time allowed with Dr. Excellent!!
Good surgeon, very nice, explains things well
Very thorough, took his time, kind and attentive.
Dr. Oji did a great job on explaining what I need to do to heal my foot fater.
Dr. Oji is very thorough and competent. I always feel like i am in good hands going to Stanford. Thank you for the excellent medical and customer service!
I have extremely sensitive bottoms of my feet. Trying to remove stitches from this area is a challenge. Dr. Oji was both patient and understanding, and with some deep breathing on my part, he was able to remove the stitches. I very much appreciate his patience and understanding.
All of staff was great, i felt very comfortable!
Dr. Ogi is honest and excellent
Dr. Oji is simply an amazing provider, and the front desk staff are very nice
Excellent service all the way around!
Quick Efficient High Quality Listened
Dr Oji is so kind. Overall great doctor.
Efficient and helpful.
Dr. Oji is always very personable and answer my questions.
Nice staff and like Dr Oni. Really like X-ray tech - wish I could remember her name !
Dr Oji is an excellent Orthopedic. He has guided my Achilles back to normal.
Everyone that I had contact with was extremely polite and also they all expected me and my longest wait was probably 3 minutes for just one if the interactions- everyonre eas very professional and of Course Dr. David Oji is a truly knowledgeable professional - this was an extremely pleasant visit - I was very impressed - very smooth experience for a difficult situation
I have been in pain for 8 months. He did not even look at my foot. His intern did for 30 sec.
Doctor Oji, was excellent. Help me on all the concerns, and give a good feedback, explain very well BEFORE and AFTER surgery, I fill very safe. specially when he talk to me for the first time on the PRE operation appointment
on time and professional
Wow. I got lucky with cancelations and whatnot so they were able to see me on short notice, but everyone was really really amazing.
Nothing has changed. Dr Oji and his team are the best!
Very nice man who listens and explains well.
Excellent care
He is my hero!!! I had pain in my foot for years! Now after surgery my ankle has been rebuilt and I’m healing ahead of schedule!
Did the best possible for a difficult ankle.
Great people
Awesome In every respect
Dr Oji is the best. When I was told that it was too late for surgery I went to him for a second opinion. He performed the surgery two months ago and I'm well on my way to recovery.
Dr. Oji and staff are always very kind and helpful.
Staff listened to my story, asked appropriate questions, understood my limitations and made suggestions on how to move forward to resolve my ankle issue. I have seen 4 previous doctors over the last 3 years. I am very excited to work with Dr Oji.
Nurses were TERRIFIC! Dr Oji was great and am glad I was referred to him.
Dr Ogi is kind, thorough, great communicator, always excellent.
Thank you for sharing your suggestions & quickly agreeing to explore other potential solutions. I appreciate your taking the time to review the history before the call! Thank you.
I already did!!!
Dr. Oji is the best. He is kind, communicative, shows empathy, and supremely skilled. He answers all my questions patiently.
A caring Doctor who listens and addresses ones concerns.
Dr Oji is a caring and awesome doctor. He is doing so much to help me identify the cause of my foot pain. He is professional and extremely concerned which means a lot to me. I highly recommend him to anyone that needs an orthopedic foot and ankle specialist
Dr Oji is the best and very caring Dr
Dr Oji explains things very well and cares for his patients. He is pleasant and informed.
He's outstanding.
Dr. Oji was very thorough in explaining the pain in both ankles and hammer toe problem.
Like the doctor a lot but did not care about the factors already described.
Stanford Health Care is the best!!
Dr David E Oji answered all my questions, listened to my concerns and was very clear about recommened next steps.
Excellent and very talented doctor
He is great!
Excellent provider in person and online. I could not have asked for more.
All the physitians I have visited are very good. Dr Oji is also one of the excellent doctor and would strongly recommend him to family and friends.
Dr. Oji is great, as was his resident, Marc.
Listening fully to all my concerns, answered all my questions, gave me a comprehensive plan going forward
Excellent Doctor!
Dr Oji has been outstanding throughout this experience. Explained things clearly, checked if I had any questions or if things made sense to me. Very warm and friendly. Would recommend him if anyone needed ortho surgery.
Dr. Oji is a very talented surgeon. He's friendly, easy to talk to. Great doc!
Dr Oji is a fantastic surgeon with great "bedside" manner. I never feel rushed. he takes time to explain and write things on the board so I can snap a photo for memory. just a great caring doctor. I feel very well taken care of
Dr. Oji is amazing to work with. His bedside manner is incredible and he shows an interest in his patients.
Took time to explain everything -- not in a hurry.
I feel so lucky I found Dr. Oji. So far superior to other surgeons I met with (at Kaiser).
Dr. Oji was great.
overall excellent
Dr. Oji was great and very much accommodated by request to be seen urgently. I really appreciated this.
really great experience
Dr. Oji is excellent in every way. Very knowledgeable, very skilled at communicating, very patient and interested. The thing that really makes him stand out is that he takes the time needed for full understanding.
He was very helpful and made my options clear. There was little talk about follow up.
Very caring demeanor and thorough explanations to questions and concerns.
Dr. Oji is remarkable!
my doctor is amazing!! he takes time to listen to me and provides great information. highly recommend!!!
great team of doctors
I could not imagine a better experience with my caregiver for all the reasons marked above, and because I received that 5 star treatment late in the afternoon of a day when Dr. Oji had been so very busy, which is remarkable.
Dr. Oji has been exceptional. I am extremely happy with the care he has provided me.
I really liked that he spent a lot of time with answering my questions.
Dr Oji is wonderful! i feel fortunate in having him as my doctor. he is a very skilled surgeon. great bedside manner. takes the time to fully explains things. he is good about answering my emails with questions. he answers my emails within a couple of hours!
Dr. Oji has been stellar - highly recommended
Dr. Ojii is great. He takes time to address my concerns.
Dr Oji is grest. very talented surgeon. involves you in your care.
dr.oji and staff wonderful
Everybody was very professional
Dr. Oji is great! He has a great bedside manner. Listens to your concerns & gives you choices. He is a very skilled surgeon. So glad to have him as my MD highly recommend him!
Dr. Oji is the best doctor around, & it is because of him I went to Stanford Health Care in Los Gatos.
Dr. Oji & fellow were very knowledgeable & caring.
first visit very good
I really liked the doctor. we connected and he remembered what we had talked about in previous appointment.
physician was perfect! I wouldn't change a thing, he was energetic and was eager to discuss everything and answer everything! he was great!
Dr. Oji addressed all my questions and I appreciated his conservative approach.
Dr. Ojii is fantastic and always takes time to explain things in detail.

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