Dr. Bill J. Metaxas is the principal of San Mateo Podiatry Group; his practice includes a variety of medical and surgical issues relating to the foot and ankle, from sports medicine and acute injuries to post traumatic complex limb deformities. His specialty interests include ankle arthroscopy, minimally invasive foot surgery, and external fixation applications for complex foot, ankle, and limb deformities. Dr. Metaxas also has a medical legal component to his practice, serving as a qualified medical examiner for the State of California and as a medical legal expert witness.
Dr. Metaxas is a proud graduate of Sacred Heart Cathedral College Preparatory, and the University of San Francisco, where he completed his undergraduate work earning a Bachelors in Biological Sciences. He earned his Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Metaxas then completed his podiatric medical and surgical residency (PM&S-36) under the direction of world renowned Dr. Guido A. LaPorta, DPM, at the prestigious Lourdes Hospital.
Postgraduate Training and Notable Rotations
His surgical training focused intensively on podiatric medicine and surgery with an emphasis on reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, advanced external fixation applications, diabetic limb salvage and deformity planning and correction.
Dr. Metaxas completed a three month surgical rotation at the Sinai Hospital Rubin Institute of Advanced Orthopedics and International Center for Limb Lengthening in Baltimore, Maryland training with world renowned surgeons Dror Paley, MD, John Herzenberg, MD, Janet Conway, MD, Bradley Lamm, DPM and Shawn Standard, MD. His training emphasized advanced orthopedics with adult and pediatric orthopedic deformity planning and correction, special focus on limb lengthening and deformity correction via external fixation, treatment of non-unions, bone defects and infections, brachymetatarsia, and Ponseti method of clubfoot treatment.
Dr. Metaxas completed an Orthopedic Trauma Rotation at the Northeastern Pennsylvania Regional Trauma Center at Geisinger’s Community Medical Center, in Scranton, PA. His time on the Orthopedic Trauma Service was supervised by Dr. Eugene Chiavacci, MD. During this time, he participated in the comprehensive acute triage, surgical, and inpatient management of adult orthopedic trauma.
Dr. Metaxas also trained with Dr. Bruce Shafiroff, MD and Dr. Hadley Falk, MD at Plastic and Hand Surgery of Central New York at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, NY. During his time with Drs. Shafiroff and Falk, his emphasis was on plastic and peripheral nerve surgery.
Dr. Metaxas has presented research both domestically and internationally at local and national conferences, focused on applications of existing surgical technologies to small joint surgery and surgery of the foot and ankle to improve patient outcomes.
Dr. Metaxas was a lead author and among the first investigators into the use of monolateral external fixators in rearfoot arthrodesis. He was also the lead author on the initial research into the use of nitinol memory compession staple applications in foot and ankle surgery.
Professional Society Memberships
- San Francisco San Mateo Podiatric Medical Association
- President, 2013-2014
- California Podiatric Medical Association
- Health Policy Committee
- Corporate Relations Committee
- California Podiatric Political Action Committee
- Board Member
- American Podiatric Medical Association
- American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons