Our Staff

The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.

Kenneth Passeri, DPM

Kenneth J. Passeri, DPM is a highly trained and skilled podiatric physician and surgeon. A 1984 graduate of the California College of Podiatric Medicine, in San Francisco, California, he has practiced the art and science of medical and surgical foot and ankle care for over twenty years. After completing his residency in podiatry and foot surgery at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Seattle, Washington, he moved back to his home town of San Mateo, California and started practice. Dr. Passeri combines the latest medical and surgical adavnces in foot care and foot surgery with a time honored approach to good patient care; communication and full time and attention to the patient's needs and concerns.

Dr. Kenneth Passeri is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Dr. Passeri is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and the California Podiatric Medical Association. He is on the Medical Staff of Mills-Peninsula Hospital, San Ramon Regional Medical Center and Chinese Hospital. Private practice locations are in San Mateo and San Ramon California.


Carla Porter-Pursnani, DPM

Dr. Carla is a well trained, compassionate podiatrist specializing in podiatric medicine.  She graduated from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in 1998 and completed 4 years of residency in New York City.  She is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine and belongs to both the American Podiatric Medical Association and the California Podiatric Medicine Association.  When not working she enjoys time with her family and training for triathlons.















Joy Wong


Joy is our office manager. She is skilled and knowledgeable in insurance billing, Medicare, checking eligibility for coverage, and handling all payment related issues. Joy has been with our office since 2006, after completing her medical assistant training at the College of San Mateo. She previously ran a family photography business and understands the value of individual customer service, and she will take the time to answer all your financial questions. She is originally from Hong Kong and speaks both Cantonese and Mandarin.






Amber Gutierrez

Amber is our Medical Assistant.  She graduated at the top of her class in October of 2018, and is now a certified medical assistant.  Here is her message:

Hello.  My name is Amber Gutierres and I was born in one of the most beautiful places on earth, Hawaii.  I'm very passionate about caring for others, which is why I chose to go to into the medical field.  I had the wonderful opportunity to join the Comprehensive Foot and Ankle team and enjoy my job more and more every day.  It's a blessing to be part of such an awesome team...