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Dr. Joseph Stern is a SportMedBC board member and has been an active part of the Vancouver podiatric medicine community for more than 20 years. He is the immediate past president of the Canadian Podiatric Medical Association and one of the assigned podiatrist of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. Originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, he grew up in Vancouver, and later went to the University of British Columbia where he completed a Bachelor of Science degree. 

After finishing at UBC, Joseph wanted to merge his interests in health care, biomechanics and sport –making podiatry an obvious first choice of professions. He went on to study at Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia. After finishing his four year doctorate program, Joseph did his residency at Mission Oaks Hospital in Los Gatos, California. 

Acting past president of CPMA
Board member of SportMedBC
Board member of the Canadian Council of Podiatric Medical Education
Fellow Faculty Podiatric Medicine Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow


Dr. Stern in the news

TV Appearances

Watch the Sun Run InTraining TV video clip featuring Dr. Stern


Watch the Sun Run InTraining TV video clip featuring Dr. Stern


News Articles

Think fish pedicures are safe? Think again
by Melissa Dunne

Choosing the right toddler shoes
by  Lola Augustine Brown

Pedicure pitfalls: Dos and don'ts of foot pampering 
by Helen Branswell - June 2014

What Your Feet Say to Your Shoes
Senior Living Magazine
by Lisa Evans - July 2012

Happier Feet
Zoomer Magazine
by Tara Losinski - April 2012

Should Kids Run Barefoot?
Canadian Running Magazine
by Kate Kift

We all get sore feet from running, but what should you do when an ache turns to lingering pain?
Vancouver Sun
by Tiffany Crawford

You won't believe what extreme runners are doing to their toenails
The Globe and Mail
by Amy Stupavsky

Take care of your feet: Use good running shoes and give yourself some rest days
Vancouver Sun
by Dr. Joseph Stern

Happier Feet
Zoomer Magazine
by Tara Losinski