Kaiser San Francisco Bay Area Foot and Ankle Residency
2019-20 Chief Residents
Dr. Ishizuka was born and raised in Honolulu, HI. He received two Bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Psychology from Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. He published an undergraduate research investigating fungal seed bank pathogens as a biological control for invasive weed species, funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Joint Fire Sciences Program. In 2017, he graduated with Honors and a member of the Pi Delta National Podiatric Honor Society from California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, CA. During his time as a student he was involved in two Podiatric research projects, President of Wound Care Club, and volunteered at free student-fun clinics aim to serve the underpriviledged in the local community. He was grateful to earn various academic scholarships, most notable from the CSPM Alumni Foundation and American Pediatrics Medical Association. He is a foodie at heart, and he enjoys traveling, playing tennis, volleyball, cooking and exploring the outdoors.
Dr. Luke McCann was born and raised in Upstate NY. There he attained a Bachelors degree in Clinical Science and a Masters degree in Physical Therapy from Ithaca College. At Ithaca he played 4 years of college football and also met his wife. His wife’s career would eventually bring them to the Bay Area. As a Physical Therapist he enjoyed biomechanics, sports medicine, and working with post-operative foot and ankle patients. After working as a P.T. for a decade he decided to return to medical school, focusing on the foot and ankle. In 2017 he graduated from the California School of Podiatric Medicine in Oakland. As a student he excelled and was the recipient of several scholarship awards as well a member of the Pi Delta National Honor Society. Having worked in the Bay Area for most of his career he became familiar with the Kaiser system both professionally and as a patient. Kaiser’s emphasis on practicing evidence based medicine, preventative care, as well as their excellent reputation are what drew him to their program. Outside of medicine he enjoys sports, traveling, exploring new cities, and spending time with his wife and their hound dog. He is thrilled to be a part of the Kaiser family and looks forward to serving all Kaiser members.
He was raised in Spring, Texas and graduated from University of Houston with a bachelors of Science in Kinesiology. There, he was first introduced to the field of podiatry and further explored the profession. His experiences during his undergraduate career led him to peruse a career in podiatry. Then, Dr. Prasla graduated with a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from Kent State University in Independence, Ohio and was awarded membership in Pi Delta Honors Society. He chose Kaiser Permanente because is known for their excellent level of care with a large system that excels in research, advanced level of patient care, and all aspects of medicine. Furthermore, podiatry is a specialty that is intriguing since it incorporates multiple body systems that challenges one to discover a vast set of knowledge of skills. His interests outside of medicine include traveling, watching and playing sports such as golf, football, and basketball. Also, he enjoy spending time with family and friends.
2nd Year Residents
Shontal Behan Dionisopoulos
Dr. Shontal Behan Dionisopoulos was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Fresno State University in Biology and Anatomy, and her Doctorate from the California School of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Dionisopoulos has always been very active in community service projects by volunteering her time and services to hospitals and clinics throughout California. While in medical school she served as the Co-Director of Clinica Tepati in Sacramento, Education Chair of her class, was awarded multiple scholarships for academic achievements and published numerous research projects. Dr. Dionisopoulos graduated with honors as a member of the Pi Delta National Honor Society and was the recipient of two awards; the Scepter Award, exemplifying scholarship and devotion to the interests of patients, and the Philip Gardner Award for Outstanding Student in Podiatric Medicine. Outside of the hospital, she spends her time with family and friends traveling, soaking up the sun and dancing anytime music is playing.
Dr. Megan Ishibashi was born in Santa Monica, CA and raised in Sacramento, CA. She received her Bachelor’s of Science from Loyola Marymount University where she was awarded several scholarships through the RAINS Undergraduate Research Program to investigate the effects of sodium bicarbonate on competitive judo athletes. This opportunity ignited her passion for research and inspired her to continue developing innovative projects throughout medical school. In 2018, she graduated from the California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University. While in school, she participated in two cadaveric studies one of which, won an award at the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Annual Scientific Conference. Throughout her studies, she received several academic scholarships including a membership induction to the Pi Delta National Honor Society. She also actively volunteered at free clinics, community health events, and Special Olympics Fit Feet. Outside of medicine, Megan enjoys exploring the Bay Area food scene, outdoor activities, judo, and hanging out with her family and friends.
Dr. Lewis Kane was born and raised in Oakland, CA. He went to the University of Colorado Boulder, where he completed a concurrent Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree program in Integrative Physiology. While in Boulder, he worked closely with student athletes as an athletic training intern. This, along with his lifelong passion for running, led him to discover the field of Podiatric Medicine. In 2018, Dr. Kane graduated co-Valedictorian from the California School of Podiatric Medicine. During medical school, he was the editor-in-chief of the National Foot and Ankle Review, led the school’s Journal Club, and participated in medical missions serving the community of San Ysidro. Outside of work, you might find him logging miles in our regional parks or delivering freshly baked bread to family and friends.
1st Year Residents
Dr. Logan Mitchell was born in Woodland, CA and raised in Dixon, CA. He completed his undergraduate training at University of California, Davis, earning his Bachelor’s of Science in Neurobiology. While at Davis, he coached competitive youth basketball and participated in research on adolescent sleep patterns at the UC Davis Sleep Lab. In 2019, he graduated from California School of Podiatric Medicine with his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. Throughout his training, he received numerous academic scholarships, as well as an induction to Pi Delta National Honor Society. While in school, he participated in biomechanical studies at the Motion Analysis Research Center and provided volunteer podiatric service for events such as Special Olympics Fit Feet and The Bandon Dunes Summer Solstice Golf Tournament. Outside of medicine, Logan enjoys cooking, playing and watching sports such as basketball and golf, and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Fernando Ramirez was born and raised in Petaluma, California, an hour north of San Francisco. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of San Diego where he received both a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. Fernando spent a semester studying abroad in Sydney, Australia where he worked on a variety of research projects. He spent the year after graduation working as a histological technician creating and analyzing histological data. Dr. Ramirez graduated from the California School of Podiatric Medicine. During his time in medical school, he received multiple academic scholarships, held several leadership positions, and published numerous research articles. He was Co-Director of the Clinica Tepati – a student run clinic in collaboration with UC Davis Medical School which provides medical services to the underserved community of the greater Sacramento area. This position was very fulfilling in that it allowed Dr. Ramirez to give back to his community, something which he is very passionate about. Outside of medicine, Fernando enjoys spending his free time in the outdoors, fishing, camping and snowboarding with family and friends. He is honored to be a part of the Kaiser Permanente Health System.
Dr. Jeffrey Sanker was born in Los Angeles, CA and raised in the Inland Empire of Southern California. He received a Bachelor of Science from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a double major in Neuroscience and Biology. There, his service within the community inspired his interest in podiatric medicine and working with the underserved. Dr. Sanker received his doctoral degree from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA. As a medical student, he served as an American Podiatric Medical Student’s Association delegate and liaison to the American Public Health Association. Dr. Sanker was inducted to the Pi Delta National Podiatric Honor Society and the recipient of research grants and scholarships from organizations including the American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery, and American Board of Podiatric Medicine. Outside of work, you can find him enjoying the outdoors, exploring the Bay Area food scene, and spending time with friends and family. He is excited to be a part of the Kaiser Permanente team and looks forward to serving the Bay Area.