Our Physicians

  • Dr.
    Brian O'Carroll
    Center of Excellence Surgeon for Lapiplasty 3D Bunion Correction

    Dr. Brian O’Carroll was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. O’Carroll attended Western Michigan University, he majored in Biomedical Sciences with a Minor in Chemistry and Physics, he graduated in 1993. He then attended Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine and earned his DPM degree in 1997. He went on to complete an extensive two-year podiatric surgical residency program in trauma and reconstructive foot procedures in Chicago, Illinois at The Venerated Mercy Hospital and Medical Center.

    Dr. O’Carroll remained on Faculty at Mercy Hospital until his decision to move to the West Coast. In January of 2008 Dr. O’Carroll moved out to the Central Coast with his wife, Meghan, and began his podiatric career with Dr. Steve Clark. Dr. O’Carroll and his wife have two boys, Tommy (10) and Declan (9), who keep them very busy on his days he is not working. Dr. O’Carroll is on staff at French Hospital, Arroyo Grande Community Hospital, Marian Medical Center, and Coastal Surgical Institute.

    Dr. O’Carroll is Board Certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Dr. O’Carroll has a special interest in sports medicine injuries of the foot and ankle, and diabetic wound care. He has pursued specialty training in reconstructive procedures, such as Lapiplasty for Bunion Repair, and is one of the leading performers of this operation on the West Coast.

    Dr. O’Carroll is committed to providing his patients with quality podiatric medical care.

  • Dr.
    Byron N. Collier

    Dr. Collier is a triple board-certified fellowship-trained foot and ankle surgeon. His mission is to provide superior comprehensive foot and ankle care. He is on staff at French Hospital, Arroyo Grande Hospital, Marian Medical Center, Plaza Surgery Center, Coastal Surgical Institute, Twin Cities Hospital, and serves the US veteran’s community at the VA Clinic in Santa Maria.

    Raised in Connecticut, Dr. Collier earned his bachelor’s degree in Chemistry with departmental honors, cum laude at Southern Connecticut State University. Dr. Collier earned his medical degree from Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU) in Pomona, California. He graduated summa cum laude and first in his class. 

    Dr. Collier completed a three-year Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency and earned Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Certification at Mount Auburn, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital, and Tufts Medical Center. His training involved exposure to all aspects of foot and ankle surgery, including total ankle replacement. He served as Chief Resident Surgeon for his final year of training, participated in research publications, served as peer-review editor for multiple journals and presented original research findings at the Annual Scientific Conference of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. 

    In 2019, Dr. Collier completed advanced surgical training through a Fellowship at Duke University Medical School, Durham, North Carolina, within the Division of Foot and Ankle in the Department of Orthopedics. While at Duke, he participated in research publications and presented at regional and national conferences on topics of Charcot Arthropathy and Total Ankle Replacement. Dr. Collier also received additional training in microsurgery and plastic surgery techniques for the foot and ankle.

    Dr. Collier takes great joy in serving his patients and community. He strictly adheres to the principles of focused and patient-centered care, knowing the best outcomes are only possible when both the patient and physician work as a team. Dr. Collier and his wife have a 2 year old girl and newborn boy. He enjoys spending time with his extended family in Los Olivos, swimming, and golfing in his free time.

    ABFAS Board Certified in Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot & Ankle Surgery

    Board Certified, American Board of Podiatric Medicine

    Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

  • Dr.
    Steve Clark

    Dr. Steve Clark is a graduate of the University of Michigan and California College of Podiatric Medicine.

    He completed a surgical residency and a fellowship in reconstructive limb surgery at Kern Hospital and Medical Center in Warren MI.

    Dr. Clark has been practicing on the Central Coast since 2001 and is on staff at French Hospital, Arroyo Grande Community Hospital, Marian Medical Center, and Coastal Surgical Institute. He has a special interest in wound care and diabetic limb preservation/salvage.

    He is a member of the American Board of Wound Management and a Certified Wound Specialist – Physician.

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