carol frey

Carol Frey, M.D. is a current honoree recognized in the 2020 Southern California Super Doctors® list, as published in Southern California Super Doctors Magazine delivered with the Los Angeles Times and online at

Carol Frey


The selection process for Super Doctors is a rigorous multi-step process designed to identify healthcare providers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Super Doctors is a selective yet diverse listing of outstanding doctors, representing consumer-oriented medical specialties.

They evaluate candidates on 10 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.

• Years of experience
• Hospital appointments
• Fellowships
• Professional activities
• Leadership positions
• Academic achievements/positions
• Board certifications
• Publications, lectures & presentations
• Honors and awards
• Other outstanding achievement

Carol Frey, M.D. is considered one of the top international foot and ankle specialists. She works with Olympic athletes, Division I college players and the most complex and critical cases.

She is a graduate of Stanford University, where she was a Division I swimmer. She is also a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC) School of Medicine.

Her training includes a residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In addition, Dr. Frey completed a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at the Hospital for Joint Disease/NYU in New York City. She also has completed a fellowship in orthopaedic research at UCSD. She has been a member of the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS), the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), and California Orthopedic Association (COA) for over 20 years.

Carol Frey, M.D. has held public office and served as a board member, program chairman, committee and course chairman, faculty member, task force member, spokesperson, educator, author and editor.

She has published more than 100 manuscripts and book chapters, in addition to editing and authoring several books on sports injury and foot and ankle topics. Dr. Frey is on the editorial board of Foot and Ankle International, MedScape and Orthopedics Today.

Dr. Frey has shared her expertise through many media outlets, including ABC News, the Associated Press, CBS News, CNN, Dateline NBC, Good Morning America, the New York Times, People magazine, Readers’ Digest, Runner’s World, USA Today, The Today Show, 20/20, the Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine, Vogue, and the Wall Street Journal.


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