Dr. James Ratcliff, DPM
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Dr. James Ratcliff prevents and treats sports-related injuries of the foot and ankle. He is board certified in foot surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
A Los Gatos native, Dr. Ratcliff received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine in 1991. He completed his residency in podiatric medicine and surgery at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in West Los Angeles in 1992.
An avid triathlete for over 20 years, Dr. Ratcliff completed the California Ironman in 2000. He has run several marathons and suffered many of the common overuse injuries that he treats daily. Early diagnosis and treatment are key to rapid recovery, and Dr. Ratcliff strives to get his patients "up and running" as quickly as possible.
Dr. Ratcliff lives in Los Gatos and has two adult sons. He enjoys surfing, snowboarding, and relaxing with his family.
  • Professional Affiliations
    • American Podiatric Medical Association
    • California Podiatric Medical Association
    • American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine
    • Silicon Valley Podiatric Medical Society

  • Hospital and Surgery Center Affiliations
    • Stanford Hospital
    • Good Samaritan Hospital
    • Silicon Valley Surgery Center
    • Waverly Surgery Center
    • Bascom Surgery Center


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Dr. Ratcliff finished the 2010
New York Marathon in 3:41


Dr. Ratcliff runs the
2017 Santa Cruz Triathlon


Dr. Ratcliff runs the
2009 Santa Cruz Triathlon


Dr. Ratcliff runs the
2009 Boston Marathon


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