Laura Shin, DPM

Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery

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Dr. Shin received her BA in behavioral biology from Johns Hopkins University. Her interest in the potential for stem cell mediated repair in diabetic wounds and her deep commitment to patient care led her to pursue a dual PhD and DPM degree at the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Dr. Shin joined the Keck School of Medicine of USC and the Southwestern Academic Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) in 2018 after completing residencies in Podiatric Surgery and Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery and a fellowship in Limb Salvage and Reconstruction at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Dr. Shin is dedicated to preserving and restoring mobility, which she believes is crucial to a patient’s quality of life.


  • Remission Strategies with Fat Grafting to Prevent Recurrence of Pedal Ulcerations and Pain: A Case Series Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2023 Sep; 11(9):e5232. . View in PubMed
  • Prescribing Home Digital Thermometry Coupled with Activity Dosing and Optimized Offloading to Prolong Diabetic Foot Remission: A Case Report Int J Low Extrem Wounds. 2023 Jul 04; 15347346231184008. . View in PubMed
  • Initial Clinical Experience with a Simple, Home System for Early Detection and Monitoring of Diabetic Foot Ulcers: The Foot Selfie J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2023 01; 17(1):79-88. . View in PubMed
  • Tackling diabetic foot: limb salvage during the COVID-19 pandemic Ther Adv Endocrinol Metab. 2023; 14:20420188231157203. . View in PubMed
  • Evolution of WIfI: Expansion of WIfI Notation After Intervention Int J Low Extrem Wounds. 2022 Sep 01; 15347346221122860. . View in PubMed
  • Dosing Activity and Return to Preulcer Function in Diabetes-Related Foot Ulcer Remission J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2021 Sep 01; 111(5). . View in PubMed
  • Midterm Fate of the Contralateral Foot in Charcot Arthropathy Foot Ankle Int. 2020 Oct; 41(10):1181-1189. . View in PubMed
  • Predictors of Major Adverse Limb Events after Open Forefoot Amputation in Patients with Chronic Limb-Threatening Ischemia Ann Vasc Surg. 2020 Jul; 66:614-620. . View in PubMed
  • Functional ambulatory status as a potential adjunctive decision-making tool following wound, level of ischemia, and severity of foot infection assessment J Vasc Surg. 2020 08; 72(2):738-746. . View in PubMed
  • Saving the Diabetic Foot During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Tale of Two Cities Diabetes Care. 2020 08; 43(8):1704-1709. . View in PubMed
  • Building a scalable diabetic limb preservation program: four steps to success Diabet Foot Ankle. 2018; 9(1):1452513. . View in PubMed