Richard Pollak, D.P.M., M.S.
He graduated from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA in 1973, and received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in 1977. In 1979, Dr. Pollak completed a two-year surgical residency at Northlake Community Hospital in Northlake, IL, and later earned his Master of Science degree from the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine in 1983.
Dr. Pollak has served on several committees for the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, the Texas Podiatric Medical Association and local hospital committees. He is currently a member of the Texas Podiatric Medical Association, American Podiatric Medical Association and Bexar County Medical Society. He is also a Diplomat of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Additionally, Dr. Pollak has authored and published many scientific articles, is a noted national lecturer and has been a principal clinical investigator in more than 125 clinical trials.
In private practice with San Antonio Podiatry Associates, P.C. since 1979, Dr. Pollak also has staff privileges at St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital, Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital, Santa Rosa Northwest and other surgical facilities in San Antonio. He is a clinical assistant professor with the Podiatry Service of the Department of Orthopedics at the University of Texas Health Science Center.
When asked why he became a podiatrist, Dr. Pollak said that it was because his grandmother lost all ten toes from gangrene, giving him an incentive to improve foot health care. Dr. Pollak lives in San Antonio with his family, and when not working, loves to participate in outdoor sports such as golf, jogging and skiing, and socializing with family and friends.