Our Team

Loretta Chou, MD

Division Chief, Foot and Ankle Service

Dr. Chou has been specializing in orthopaedic surgery at Stanford for more than nine years and is a member of the Stanford Trauma Service.

Her sub-specialties are foot and ankle surgery and orthopaedic trauma. She is Board Certified in orthopaedic surgery from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Chou is also Company Doctor of Ballet San Jose, and works closely with Stanford athletic teams treating foot and ankle injuries.

She graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, and went on to complete orthopaedic surgery residency at Howard University Hospital. She then finished fellowships at Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland ( AO/ASIF fellowship), and with Dr. Roger Mann of the Foot Fellowship Program in Oakland, California.

Dr. Chou's research has focused on the prevention and treatment of chronic and traumatic foot and ankle disorders/injuries. Her research interests include: gait analysis, Achilles tendon, osteochondral defects of the talus, foot and ankle anatomy, fusions (arthrodesis) of the foot and ankle, and sports injuries of the foot and ankle.

Michele Toussaint, PA

Born and raised in New York, Michele relocated to the Bay Area and joined the Orthopedic Trauma service in February of 2005.

She attended Penn State University and studied Athletic Training and Kinesiology prior to receiving her Bachelor of Science and Physician Assistant certification from St. Vincent's Catholic Medical Centers of New York/CUNY in 2000.

As a Physician Assistant, Michele has worked in Cardiac Surgery and Critical Care at Mount Sinai Medical Center, as well as the Insall-Scott-Kelly Institute for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. 

Currently, Michele is a Physician Assistant for the Orthopedic Trauma team, and is extensively involved with perioperative management of trauma patients, as well as seeing patients for preoperative counseling and follow up care.  She is also involved with research.

In her free time, she enjoys cooking and participates in triathlons.

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