Eric W. Tan

Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
Eric W. Tan

Areas of treatment:

Achilles Rupture & Reconstruction
Achilles Tendonitis
Adult (Acquired) Flatfoot
Ankle Arthroscopy
Ankle Fractures
Ankle Impingement
Ankle Sprains & Instability
Arthritis of the Foot & Ankle
Calcaneus (Heel Bone) Fractures
Cartilage Preservation & Restoration
Cavovarus Foot Deformity
Charcot Arthropathy
Deformity of the Foot & Ankle
Diabetic Foot Care
Flexible Flatfoot in Children
Fractures of the Foot & Ankle
Hallux Rigidus (Big toe pain/stiffness)
Hallux Valgus (Bunions)
Hammer Toe & Claw Toe
Heel pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
Juvenile Hallux Valgus (Bunions)
Lisfranc (Midfoot) Fracture
Morton’s Neuroma
Nerve pain
Orthopaedic Trauma of the Foot & Ankle
Orthotic Devices
Ostechondral Lesions of the Talus
Peroneal Tendinopathy
Pilon Fractures
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction
Primary & Revision Surgery
Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Foot & Ankle
Sports Injuries of the Foot & Ankle
Stress Fractures of the Foot & Ankle
Stem Cell Injections
Talus Fractures
Tarsal Coalitions
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
Toe and Forefoot Fractures
Tendon disorders
Total Ankle Replacement


  • Orthopaedic Surgery


  • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Eric W. Tan, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery

Practicing locations:

  • Keck Hospital of USC
  • USC Healthcare Center 2

About this doctor:

Dr. Eric Tan is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery at USC, and he specializes in both common and complex problems of the foot and ankle. He has extensive experience in arthroscopic procedures, joint replacements and reconstructive procedures and is actively involved in scientific research. Author of numerous articles and book chapters, Dr. Tan has presented work at various national and international meetings. His areas of interest include foot and ankle arthritis, total ankle replacements, cartilage preservation and restoration, fractures of the foot and ankle, and application of stem cells in the treatment of various foot and ankle conditions. In addition, he is actively involved with numerous national organizations including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Association and the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. Philosophy of Care: At the USC Foot & Ankle Center, we are dedicated to the advanced treatment of common and complex foot and ankle problems. Whether you are a professional athlete or performer, weekend warrior, or just someone who enjoys being on your feet, we offer not only innovative surgical care, but perhaps more importantly, unique, one-of-a-kind treatment and rehabilitation plans. Our goal is to develop a partnership focused on helping you relieve your symptoms and achieve your goals. Your care team is composed of physicians, surgeons, physiatrists, physical therapists, and orthotists. All of them have different areas of expertise, but one common focus you! Together, we will develop customized nonoperative and operative solutions to meet your individual needs. Finding the right medical care is a daunting task. Our mission is to provide you the most comprehensive and compassionate foot and ankle care, so you can continue to put your best foot forward. Dr. Tan received his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and he completed a fellowship in the foot and ankle program in Baltimore, Maryland.




MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2009


Johns Hopkins University, Orthopaedic Surgery, 2009-2010


Johns Hopkins University, Orthopaedic Surgery, 2010-2014


MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, Foot & Ankle Surgery, 2014-2015


Board-Eligible, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons


AAOS/OREF/ORS Clinical Scholar Career Development Program, 2013
AAOS Alan Levine Scholarship in Orthopaedic Graduate Medical Education, 2013
American Orthopaedic Association Emerging Leaders Program, 2013-Present
Administrative Chief Resident; Johns Hopkins University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2013-2014
Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, 2006-2007
Eagle Scout, 2000