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Dr. Alayna Puccinelli, DPMDr. Puccinelli is a “Midwesterner” at heart having grown up in Chicago, Illinois who now considers California her new home. She received her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and earned her degree of Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from Des Moines University in Iowa.

Dr. Puccinelli completed extensive surgical and clinical training during her three years of residency with the first 2 years spent at Scripps Mercy in San Diego and her final year at Kaiser Sacramento. She has comprehensive training in general podiatric medicine and surgery, diabetic limb salvage and wound care, sports medicine, and foot/ankle trauma. Dr. Puccinelli is currently board qualified in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery through the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. She truly enjoys helping and treating patients with a wide array of foot and ankle problems.

Dr. Puccinelli really appreciates living in San Diego. In her time away from the office, she enjoys hiking, running, going to the beach, recreational sports, watching movies, and spending time with friends and family.



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