Douglas J. Ichikawa D.P.M.

Douglas J. Ichikawa D.P.M.
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  • English


  • Podiatry (foot care)


Dr. Ichikawa has been practicing podiatry in the Seattle area since 1991 (when Microsoft was considered a startup). He's been with UW Medicine since 2000 (when 'smartphone' meant it could do voice calls and text). He treats problems of the foot and ankle: bunion deformities, flatfoot deformities, plantar fasciitis/tendinitis, hammertoe, neuroma, diabetic feet and sports injuries. He has special expertise in foot surgery and in the prescription of custom foot orthoses.

He strives for good patient communication, which includes explaining the diagnosis and outlining a treatment plan with conservative and surgical treatment options. 

His major area of interest is in the 'syndesmosis bunionectomy', a newer surgery that allows for full bunion correction without the need for a bone cut or joint fusion.

Patient Care Philosophy

I believe in good doctor-patient communication. My goal is to thoroughly explain the diagnosis and treatment options on the first visit. I am conservative in treatment choices, and board-certified in foot surgery.

Research Interests

The syndesmosis bunionectomy which allows for complete bunion correction without the need for bone cuts or joint fusions; microsurgical ligation of nerve endings in recurrent neuromas.


Institution Credential Year
California College of Podiatric Medicine Medical education 1988
Fifth Avenue Hospital Residency
Degree Institution Year
DPM California College of Podiatric Medicine 1988

Board Certifications

Certification Specialty Year
American Board of Podiatric Surgery Podiatry 1994