Francis E. Glaser, M.D.

Francis E. Glaser, M.D.


Foot & Ankle Surgery, Ankle Replacement, Sports Medicine, and Lower Extremity Fracture Care Specialist

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Dr. Francis Glaser is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with subspecialty fellowship training in foot and ankle. As a foot and ankle doctor in Fresno, California, his practice encompasses sports medicine, adult reconstructive, and trauma surgery.

He serves as the head team physician for the Fresno State University men’s basketball team and is a consulting physician for Fresno Pacific University. Dr. Glaser is trained in cutting-edge orthopedic techniques, including ankle replacement surgery, arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgery, complex fracture care, and tendon reconstruction surgery. He also treats common foot problems, including bunions, hammertoes, neuromas, and plantar fasciitis.

Dr. Glaser graduated from Stanford University in 1989 with Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in biological sciences. He earned his M.D. from the University of California, Irvine College of Medicine in 1994.

Dr. Glaser completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of California, Irvine in 1999. Following this, he performed a fellowship in orthopedic foot and ankle surgery with Roger A. Mann, M.D., in Oakland, California.

He is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society. Dr. Glaser is also an assistant clinical professor and the Director of Foot/Ankle for the UCSF Fresno Orthopaedic Surgery residency program.

A native of Fresno, Dr. Glaser was valedictorian at Bullard High School in 1985. Dr. Glaser enjoys spending time with his family, camping, photography, skiing, and tennis. He is actively involved with the Boy Scouts of America.

Dr. Glaser is currently accepting new patients, including industrial medicine/workers’ compensation, at Sierra Pacific Orthopedics' Herndon Campus located at 1630 East Herndon Avenue, Fresno, California. To contact Dr. Glaser’s office, please phone (559) 440-9524.

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Education, Training, and Affiliations

  • Medical Degree, University of California, Irvine
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California
  • Fellowship, Foot and Ankle Surgery, Roger A. Mann, M.D.
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Fellow, American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
“"I had a bunionectomy in October of 2007 done by a podiatrist. Unfortunately, it was not a good experience. First of all, I felt part of the surgery. When I relayed this to the podiatrist, he told me that was not possible. When he tried to make another cut and I reacted, he believed me. Secondly, I developed an infection immediately following the surgery. He was on vacation for a week immediately following my surgery, so I had to see anther podiatrist for treatment. The results from the surgery were not satisfactory so I decided to seek additional medical advice after allowing 18 months for healing. At that point, I contacted Dr. Glaser as to what to do. In September of 2009, I decided to have surgery to repair the damage. Two screws were placed in my foot to correct the problem created by the first surgery. Fortunately, I had an uneventful recovery period - everything went, as it should. I am so thankful to Dr. Glaser, and his staff for their skill and knowledge of the foot. I have told all my friends and all who ask, if you have foot problems, do not seek assistance from anyone other that a true specialist, Dr. Glaser. One does not realize how important feet are until a problem arises. Thank you, Dr. Glaser!"”
– Sharon N.
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