Chia-Ding Shih, DPM

Podiatry, Podiatric Surgery and Limb Salvage, Vascular Surgery
Accepting New Patients


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1808 Verdugo Blvd. Suite 209 Ste 209, Glendale, CA 91208

Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m

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1808 Verdugo Blvd. Suite 208 Ste 208, Glendale, CA 91208

Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m

Provider Details

Languages Spoken
Mandarin, English
About Chia-Ding Shih , DPM
Chia-Ding (JD) Shih, DPM, MPH, specializes in chronic wounds of the foot and ankle, lower extremity biomechanics, and foot and ankle reconstructive surgery. Dr. Shih is board certified in Podiatric Medicine and holds a master’s in public health.

His research interests include population studies in non-traumatic amputation prevention and health care disparities, along with biomechanics and foot and ankle reconstruction as part of wound management. He is widely published in peer-reviewed medical journals on topics such as diabetic foot epidemiology, diabetic foot ulcer and infection diagnostic imaging and diabetic foot prevention strategy and policy.

Dr. Shih is active in the American and California podiatric medical associations and the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine, where he serves as a mentor. He received the Arthur E. Helfand Award for outstanding research and the John and Janet Carson Public Health Advocacy Award, both from the American Public Health Association.

He completed the Lawrence B. Harkless Fellowship in Limb Preservation at Keck Medicine of USC in 2019. He received his doctorate in Podiatric Medicine with honors from the California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University, then served his residency in podiatric medicine and surgery with the Department of Veterans Affairs and multiple hospitals across Los Angeles. Dr. Shih’s interest in preventing amputations led him to get his Master’s in Public Health from The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. His goal is to help patients across Southern California preserve their mobility and live active, healthy lives.

He grew up in Taipei, Taiwan, and has lived in the United States for more than half his life, residing on both the east and west coasts.
“My philosophy of care is to work with you and your family together as a team. Regardless of what the condition may be, the most important part of my treatment plan is to make sure patients and families are on the same page with me.

“I believe this personalized care, in addition to the hard-earned clinical evidence and close-knit interdisciplinary care at Keck Medicine, will bring you the best possible outcomes.”


  • Podiatry
  • Podiatric Surgery and Limb Salvage
  • Vascular Surgery
Areas of Focus

Chronic Foot and Ankle Wounds

Foot and Ankle Reconstruction

Lower Extremity Biomechanics

Non-Traumatic Amputation Prevention

Academic Title
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery

Insurances Accepted

Note: Please contact the practice directly to confirm your health plan is accepted.

Benefits among health plans and employers vary. Please contact your health plan to verify benefits and network providers for specific products. It is important to note that not all of our providers participate in all of a health plan's products or networks.

  • Aetna
  • Watchtower
  • Medicare
  • Health Net
  • Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital
  • Health Net Covered California
  • Anthem Blue Cross Covered California
  • TriWest Healthcare Alliance (UHC)
  • Beech Street Corporation /WC
  • Interplan
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Anthem Blue Cross Prudent Buyer
  • Blue Shield Covered California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Health Plans of Nevada
  • Kern Health Systems
  • Laundry and Dry Cleaning Workers Health & Welfare
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Marian Health Services
  • MultiPlan
  • First Health
  • NEXT
  • Pacificare
  • GEHA
  • Private Health Care Systems
  • Great-West Healthcare of California, Inc.
  • Take Care (GUAM)
  • Brand New Day
  • Union Roofers Health & Welfare Fund
  • United Healthcare
  • USC Network

Ratings and Reviews

  • Provider Explanations Easy to Understand
  • Provider Gave Easy to Understand Instructions
  • Provider Showed Respect
  • Provider Listened Carefully
  • Provider Knew Medical History
  • Provider Spent Enough Time

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