3311 West 4th Avenue Vancouver   Tel: 604 876 8838   Fax: 604 876 8100

"Keep your eyes on the stars,

your feet on the ground."

Theodore Roosevelt


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Dr. Ian YuDr. Ian Yu was born and raised in Vancouver, BC. One might say he followed in the footsteps of his parents, who are both physicians in Vancouver. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto with distinction and a Bachelor   of Sciences in Nutrional Science and Sociology.  He then completed his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (D.P.M.) at the California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco. He also received a Masters of Science in Medical Education and has been involved in the teaching of medical students and residents. He completed a three year surgical residency at the prestigious Washington Hospital Center and was the chief resident in the department of Orthopedics in his final year.  He has been in practice in Vancouver since 1999 and has surgical privileges at Providence , Langley Memorial Hospital and the Ambulatory Surgical Center of Vancouver. He is Board Certified by the American College of Podiatric Surgery. He has additional training in the areas of cartilage resurfacing from the Orton Orthopedic Hospital in Helsinki , Finland. He has also completed training in Flat foot reconstruction, peripheral nerve surgery, laser therapy for onychomycosis.  He is fluent in English and Cantonese.  He is an avid cyclist, runner and tennis player.  He has lectured nationally and internationally in the area of podiatric medicine and surgery.



- Fellow of the American College of Podiatric Surgeons 2004- present

- Board Certified /Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery

- Masters of Science in Medical Education ,California College of Podiatric

 Medicine, 1999

- Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

- 3 year Podiatric Surgical Residency Training at Washington Hospital Center

- Certified Pinpointe laser for onychomycosis

- Certified in Flatfoot surgery  at the Orthopedic training center in Illinois

- Surgical Privileges at Providence Hospital (Mt. St Josephs/St Pauls) in the

Department of Orthopedics (link?)

- Surgical Privileges at Langley Memorial Hospital

- Surgical Privileges at the Ambulatory Surgical Center of Vancouver (link)

- Microsurgical techniques  training in Peripheral Nerve Surgery (The

Association of Peripheral Nerve Surgery) trained at

the Mayo Clinic in Arizona

- Member of the Canadian Podiatric medical Association

- Member of the British Columbia Podiatric Medical Association

- Extra-corpseal Shockwave therapy

- Completed over 3600 surgical procedures including diabetic limb salvage,

reconstructive forefoot and elective surgical privileges

- Special interest in diabetic foot care, peripheral nerve surgery, complex foot

pain, surgical and general podiatry.

- Speaks Cantonese, Mandarin

- Practice since 1999

- Enjoys cycling completing the Ride to Conquer Cancer , running

Dr. Heather BuiDr. Bui graduated cum laude  with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Texas, West Texas A&M. She earned a scholarship from the Californial  College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco, California and earned her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. She completed two years of post-graduate training at the San Francisco General Hospital and at the Premier Surgical Center in Washington ,DC.  She has special interest in general podiatric foot care, pediatrics and sports medicine.  She is fluent in English and Vietnamese.  She enjoys yoga.




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  • Tom Gibbs

    "My entire experience with Westside Podiatry has been just wonderful. The entire staff are extremely caring and efficient. When I found out I had to have foot surgery for my ingrown nail, I was terrified. I have never had surgery before, but the doctor made me very comfortable and his staff helped me calm down. After a speedy recovery, all of my foot pain is gone. I was treated with the best care at Westside Podiatry. I would recommend Westside Podiatry to anyone in need foot care." - Tom Gibbs

  • Sandy Hooke

    "At first I was at first a little apprehensive about bunion surgery. Even though it caused me a great deal of pain to walk, I was hesitant about having surgery. However, after meeting the entire team at Westside Podiatry Clinic, I felt completely at ease with having the surgery performed. Dr. Yu explained everything to me and it felt good to know what was going on. From the initial x-rays, through the operation and each physical therapy session, I always felt comfortable and calm. The staff here really cares about their patients. It has now been close to a year since my procedure and I'm happy to say that I'm fully recovered. I can dance and hike and run again! Hats off to Dr. Yu and his talented team."

  • Jason Stein

    "Before I came to Westside Podiatry Clinic I researched several doctors. After seeing all of Dr. YU's certifications and reading about his medical experience I decided to make an appointment. His staff is amazing. They are caring and kind to everyone and Dr. Yu's is incredible. He spends time with his patients and explains procedures. You can tell that he actually cares about his patients and is proud of his work. He loves what he does. His facility is high tech, comfy, and very clean. Dr. Yu doesn't overbook and he has never kept me waiting. I hope I don't have to have any more foot surgeries, but if I do, I would trust my feet again to Dr. Yu and his staff. "

  • Hamish McDonald

    "It is simple. Dr. Yu is the BEST podiatrist in Vancouver. As a diabetic I have a lot of foot problems and Dr. Yu is simply great! I would highly recommend him to anyone. "

  • Xing Mang

    "As a runner I was none to thrilled about my Achilles injury. But thanks to Dr. Yu I am really recovering well. I ran a half marathon last weekend in 1 hour 32 minutes and 16 seconds! I am very happy about the fact that I was able to run it and in a better than expected time. A zillion thank yous."

  • John Jackson

    "To tell you the truth, I was extremely skeptical But, I had intense heel pain due to bone spurs. I did not mind the invasiveness of the required operation but I could not afford the long recovery time away from my business. I had a 30% reduction in pain level after the first treatment and it continued to improve with the successive treatments. Now my heel pain is virtually gone."









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