Laura Shin, DPM, PhD

Podiatric Surgery and Limb Salvage
Accepting New Patients


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1450 San Pablo St. HC4 - Suite 6200 , Los Angeles, CA 90033

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. - 5 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

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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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1520 San Pablo St. HC2 - Suite 4300 Ste 4300, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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About Laura Shin, DPM, PhD


Laura Shin, DPM, PhD, is a reconstructive surgeon and physician-scientist who specializes in podiatry, including foot and ankle deformities, Charcot neuroarthropathy, limb salvage, wound care and diabetic feet and ankles. 


Her interest in stem cell biology and the potential for using stem cells to repair diabetic wounds, along with her passion for patient care, led her to pursue a dual PhD and DPM degree. In her clinical and research pursuits, Dr. Shin is dedicated to preserving and restoring mobility, which she believes is crucial to quality of life. She has a special interest in patients with diabetes and other high-risk conditions.  


Her research focuses on stem cell regeneration and the body's capacity for healing. In particular, she is examining tissue and stem cell repair in older adults, people with diabetes and people whose immune systems are compromised. 


Away from Keck Medicine of USC, Dr. Shin loves spending time with her family, including her two young children, sharing a taste for travel and exploring the outdoors. She also plays tennis and enjoys photography and reading.  


Compassion and empathy are extremely important to me. Relating to my patients and understanding how I can enhance their quality of life are my main goals. Open communication is key. I want my patients to know they can discuss any aspect of their health with me.   


I love working with people from all walks of life. I am mechanically inclined and a problem solver and want to use those skills to help improve my patients’ lives.” 


  • Podiatric Surgery and Limb Salvage
Areas of Focus
Limb Salvage, Diabetic Wound Care, Podiatric Medicine and Surgical Wound Care, Limb Reconstruction, High-Risk Limbs, Charcot Deformity, Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery. Stem-Cell Mediated Repair
Academic Title
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery

Insurances Accepted

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

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