Colby Berger, DPM, AACFAS

Associate American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery

DR. COLBY BERGER grew up in Orange County, California. He graduated with honors from UCSB with a degree in biopsychology. While there, he discovered his passion for medicine after completing a medical internship at a hospital in Eastern Africa.

Dr. Berger attended New York College of Podiatric Medicine in Manhattan, where he participated in multiple research projects and graduated with Dean’s List honors.

After this, he furthered his medical education by completing his residency in foot and reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery in Houston, Texas. During his residency training, he presented at multiple conferences and received various awards. He served as Chief Resident in his final year. After completing his residency, Dr. Berger moved back home to Southern California to begin practicing podiatric medicine.

Dr. Berger joined Synergy Orthopedics in 2022 and sees patients at the La Jolla office. He is an active staff member at Scripps La Jolla Hospital, Scripps Encinitas Hospital, Sharp Memorial Hospital, and Sharp Grossmont Hospital.

In his free time, he enjoys running, golfing, traveling, attending sporting events, and trying new restaurants.


University of California, Santa Barbara
B.S. Biopsychology 2011-2015

New York College of Podiatric Medicine
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine 2015-2019

HCA Houston Healthcare, Kingwood
Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency with a credential in Reconstructive Rearfoot/ Ankle Surgery 2019-2022

Hospital Affiliation

  • Scripps La Jolla

  • Scripps Encinitas

  • Sharp Memorial

  • Sharp Grossmont

Specializes In:

  • Achilles ruptures
  • Ankle pain/sprain/instability
  • Arthritis
  • Bunions
  • Diabetic foot care
  • Flatfoot Fractures: ankle, metatarsal, toe
  • Hammertoes
  • Heel pain
  • High arches
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Neuromas
  • Osteochondral lesions
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Plantar warts
  • Tendinitis
  • Ulcers

Practice Locations

La Jolla Podiatry - CC01
9850 Genesee Ave, Suite 510
La Jolla, 92037

Phone: (858) 450-9218