Trent Brookshier, DPM
Trent Brookshier, DPM

Trent Brookshier, DPM

Name: Trent Brookshier, DPM

Title: Podiatric Surgeon

Location: El Cajon, CA

School/Program: Western University

Currently Wearing: The Bernard Slim Fit Lab Coat

Why did you choose your profession?:
I love people and I have always been passionate about surgery, so I thought what better than to operate on peoples' soles!

Current Passion Project:
Diabetes awareness. I am involved in several diabetes research projects and currently on the team to re-stage and re-structure the way we treat the disease. Flying to Korea next week to talk with the international congress and share significant findings as well as collaborate on plans.

Who was/is your inspiration?
Dr. Harkless was the first podiatric surgeon I met who really inspired me to get into the field. His passion to help and teach others is remarkable.

Fun Fact 1:
I love being active and working out. I actually broke one of the world records in push ups.

Fun Fact 2:
I currently live with my wife, two sons, two dogs, and a pet snake.

Do you have any advice for others interested in entering your field?
If you love medicine / surgery but you also love your life, this field provides a great work life balance.