Meet the Doctors

Dr. Kim L. Dao, DPM

Kim L. Dao, DPM, is Board Certified with the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. She graduated from the California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, CA, in 2013.

She completed her externship at the Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center and her podiatric surgical residency at the Carl T. Hayden Veterans Administration Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ. She joined Southwest Austin Foot & Ankle Clinic in 2016.

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Dr. Michelle Vi Nguyen, DPM

Michelle Vi Nguyen, DPM, is Board Certified with the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. She graduated from the California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, CA, in 2015.

Dr. Nguyen completed her Podiatric Surgical Residency at St. Mary’s Medical Center of San Francisco and externships at multiple west coast programs which include Kaiser Bay Area Medical Centers, Highland Hospital, and San Francisco General Hospital. She joined Southwest Austin Foot & Ankle Clinic in 2018.

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Jaya S. Rajagopalan, DPM

Jaya S. Rajagopalan, DPM, is a graduate of the California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, CA. During her training, she completed multiple externships at programs such as Swedish Medical Center, Boston University, and Kaiser Santa Clara.

She then completed her competitive podiatric surgical residency at the Palo Alto VA in California. Dr. Rajagopalan, or “Dr. J,” as her patients like to call her, joined Southwest Austin Foot and Ankle Clinic 2021.

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Dr. Vanatius Babila Tita, DPM

Vanatius Babila Tita, DPM, is a graduate of the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine in Ohio. After completing his doctoral degree, he fulfilled a 3 year surgical residency training in foot and ankle surgery at Mercy Regional Hospital/Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

Prior to earning his DPM degree, Dr. Tita earned three bachelor’s degrees, including a microbiology degree from the University of Buea, Cameroon, a biology degree from Eastern New Mexico University, and a nursing degree from Touro University in Nevada. Dr. Tita joined Southwest Austin Foot & Ankle Clinic in 2021.

 

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Dr. Mark D. Whitesides, DPM

Mark Whitesides, DPM, is the owner and founding physician of Southwest Austin Foot & Ankle Clinic. Dr. Whitesides is Board Certified with the American Board of Podiatric Medicine and graduated from the California College of Podiatric Medicine with Honors in 2000.

He completed his residency at the VA Medical Center Palo Alto/Stanford University and had multiple externships at the University of California at San Francisco Medical Center.

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