Joan Oloff, DPM, FACFAS
15047 Los Gatos Blvd.
Los Gatos, CA 95032


All our professionals at Los Gatos Foot and Ankle Center maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in podiatry.

Joan Oloff, DPM, FACFAS

Dr. Oloff was born and raised in a suburb of New York City. She graduated, magna cum laude, from NYU. After receiving her medical degree from the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, she did a surgical residency at Lindell Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

After marrying Murray Solomon,M.D., they moved to San Francisco, where she began an academic career at the California College of Podiatric Medicine. She continued her teaching career while being invited to join an existing private practice.After her 3 children came along, she decided to focus on her private practice in Los Gatos.

Dr. Oloff continued lecturing throughout the country, published in peer reviewed journals,and edited a textbook. She continues to embrace the latest technologies which may serve to improve the surgical outcomes for her patients.

Dr. Oloff has enjoyed playing sports throughout her life. The athletic population has embraced her passion and ability to help them return to pre-injury performance. She embraces an integrative approach, while preaching injury prevention and performance enhancement.

"While I have confidence in my surgical skills, I take pride in the fact that I only recommend surgery if I believe it to be the absolutely best solution. My patients are an extension of my family and friends. Everyone on my staff does their best to provide a warm and supportive environment. We like to make the experience as pleasant as it can be."


Dr. Pekarek
Dr. Pekarek joined our practice in February 2015 from Columbus, Ohio.  He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, and did his undergraduate work in Microbiology at Michigan State University.  He then went to Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine where he received his podiatric medical training.  He then did a two year surgical residency at Cancer Treatment Centers of America Midwestern Regional Medical Center.  He then married his wife and moved to Birmingham Alabama for her medical training and was in private practice there for 4 years with Norwood Clinic.  He then moved back to Ohio where he taught surgery at Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine.  He then moved to Columbus Ohio where he was in charge of Podiatry for compounding pharmacy and assisted in research.  He then moved with his wife to the Bay Area. 

He interests include diabetic wound care and limb salvage.  He has several publication on this topic and was previous associate editor of the Journal for American College of Certified Wound Specialist.  He has also presented at the SWAC wound care conference, as well as being the Scientific Co-chair for the Kent State University Southern Exposure and Southeast National Conferences since 2009.  He has also been a reviewer for the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery.  He is board certified in Wound Care through the American College of Certified Wound Specialist.  




Kelly Nix, DPM

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Dr. Nix earned her doctorate from the California College of Podiatric medicine, with honors in 1999. After graduation she trained at Kaiser Foundation Hospitals in Santa Clara and Sacramento, specializing in podiatric surgery, trauma and podiatric medicine. She is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery. She has been in practice in Los Gatos since completing residency. She is dedicated to providing complete podiatric care for each patient. Diagnosing and treating the cause of podiatric aliments to help each patient maintain the most active life style possible.

She is an active member of the Santa Clara Podiatric Medical Society, currently an officer, and a member of the California Podiatric Medical Association and American Podiatric Medical Association.

Dr. Nix is a native of Northern California and attended University of California, Davis for her undergraduate degree. That is where she met her husband Dr. Ned Nix. They currently live in San Jose with their son, Ryan. When she is not working she is an active sport enthusiast, walker, golfer and mom.