About Dr. Carriero


Dr. Keenan Carriero is a native of Encinitas. He attended San Dieguito High School and as a high school senior participated in the internship program under the direction of Dr. Michael Skyhar at CORE Orthopaedic.

In 1998, Dr. Carriero received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology with Honors, Cum Laude, and played Division 1AA football at Sonoma State University. He went on to the California College of Podiatric Medicine and received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Degree. In 2002, he graduated with National Honors, Cum Laude and Deans list, with a four-year Trustee scholarship. After completing his Residency at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital in Fountain Valley, California, he returned home in July 2004 and joined the CORE Orthopaedic team as a physician, where he developed a foot and ankle department in the group. In March of 2015, Dr. Carriero started his own practice.

Dr. Carriero is Dual Certified in foot, reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Dr. Carriero is section Chief at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas and a Member of the Medical Executive Committee at Scripps Ambulatory Surgery Center. He specializes in podiatric surgery, foot and ankle trauma, congenital deformities, and degenerative conditions.

When not attending to his patients, Dr. Carriero personal interests revolve around his family, football, surfing, snowboarding and traveling.

“I have always enjoyed caring for the weekend warrior to the superstar athletes and everything in-between. My goal has always been to return injured persons to what they love whether it be hiking, walking, running, surfing, snowboarding, skateboarding, motocross, MMA, basketball, football etc. A humble approach and always keeping up on the latest clinical and surgical advancements has enabled me to do so. I enjoy providing complete foot and ankle care from chronic ailments to traumatic injury. After over 10 years of practice with my wonderful colleagues at CORE Orthopaedic, I have decided to open my own practice which has allowed me to spend more time with my patients and provide them with a more personalized care.”  
– Dr. Keenan Carriero