Clayton B. Brandes, MD

“I believe that patients need to be active participants in their care.”

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Dr. Brandes is a Board-certified Orthopaedic Surgeon with additional fellowship training in the subspecialty area of foot and ankle. In addition to practicing general orthopaedics, he specializes in treating patients with foot and ankle problems, as well as fractures of both the upper and lower extremities.

Specialties and Areas of Focus

  • Foot & Ankle
  • Trauma & Fracture Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Trauma


Dr. Brandes grew up in Southern California, where he attended UCLA for his undergraduate degree, followed by the USC Keck School of Medicine. He stays up-to-date on current and emerging technologies and treatments for athletic and traumatic injures, acquired deformities and arthritis of the foot and ankle.

Dr. Brandes believes that patients need to be active participants in their care. By thoroughly explaining an injury or condition, patients are better able to select their best treatment options and more actively participate in their rehabilitation and recovery. In his spare time, he enjoys skiing, hiking, cooking and perfecting the art of barbecue with his wife and children. He was a competitive runner through high school and into college and is still an avid runner.

Congratulations to Dr. Brandes for being honored as a 2015 Top Doc by the International Association of Orthopedic Surgeons!


Castle Connolly Top Doctor 

Education & Credentials


Medical School

USC Keck School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA


University of Southern California Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA


Balance Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle / Harbor-UCLA Foot and Ankle Fellowship,
Los Angeles, CA

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


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