Our Team

Loretta Chou, MD

Division Chief, Foot and Ankle Service

Loretta Chou, M.D

Dr. Chou is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Chief of Foot and Ankle Surgery. She has been practicing at Stanford for 16 years, specializing in Foot and Ankle disorders and Orthopaedic Trauma. She is Board Certified in orthopaedic surgery from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Chou is one of the company physicians of Ballet San Jose, the Orthopaedic Surgery consultant for Menlo Park Academy of Dance, and also works closely with Stanford athletic team physicians to treat foot and ankle injuries.

Dr. Chou has over 40 published peer reviewed scientific articles, over a dozen book chapters, and numerous invited presentations and lectures. She is the co-editor of the E-Version Updates for the largest selling textbook on Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery - Coughlin, Mann and Saltzman's Surgery of the Foot Ankle, eighth edition. She is also a reviewer for highly regarded Orthopaedic Surgery journals including the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and Foot & Ankle International.

Dr. Chou 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 & Ankle 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 arthritis of the ankle, arthritis of the foot, total ankle arthroplasty, ankle arthroscopy, gait analysis, Achilles tendon disorders, osteochondral defects of the talus, foot and ankle anatomy, fusions (arthrodesis) of the foot and ankle, and sports injuries of the foot and ankle.

Kenneth Hunt, MD

Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Kenneth Hunt, M.D.

Dr. Hunt has been a member of Stanford's foot and ankle service for more than three years. He is a board certified, fellowship-trained foot and ankle specialist with a clinical practice focused on sports injuries to the foot and ankle, correction of foot and ankle deformities, orthopaedic trauma, and treatment of ankle arthritis, including ankle replacement surgery.

Dr. Hunt is team physician for Stanford Football and works closely with Stanford Athletics on the prevention and treatment of foot and ankle injuries for athletes in all sports. He is also a consulting physician for the San Francisco 49ers and the Golden State Warriors.

Dr. Hunt is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. He is on the board of directors for the Northern California Orthopaedic Society, and is the chairman of the Managerial Board of the National Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Outcomes Research Network (OFAR).

Dr. Hunt received his undergraduate degree in Nutritional Science from Brigham Young University, his medical degree (M.D.) from the University of Utah, School of Medicine. He completed his surgical internship and orthopaedic residency at the University of Utah where he was selected as administrative chief resident. His fellowship training was completed with Drs. Bob Anderson, Hodges Davis, Bruce Cohen, and Carroll Jones at Orthocarolina's Foot and Ankle Institute in Charlotte.

Dr. Hunt's scientific research focus is on the treatment and prevention of sports-related injuries to the foot and ankle, including Jones fractures, high ankle sprains, turf toe injuries, osteochondral lesions of the talus (OLTs), and Achilles injuries. Currently ongoing projects include investigations of pain-related cytokines present with OLTs and ankle arthritis, as well as studies of ankle kinematics after common ligamentous injuries, and after treatment for those injuries.

As the chairman of the Managerial Board of the National Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Outcomes Research Network (OFAR), Dr. Hunt is overseeing a nationwide pilot project investigating patient related outcomes for various common foot and ankle conditions. The Network is in the process of expanding to include additional centers and launching multi-center prospective studies to more effectively evaluate patient outcomes after foot and ankle procedures, and to optimize the instruments we use to measure patient outcomes.

Rosanna Duester, PA

Physician Assistant

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