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Diane Koshimune, DPM, MS, AACFAS

Assistant Professor of Podiatric Medicine, Surgery & Biomechanics, College of Podiatric Medicine

College of Podiatric Medicine

E-Mail: dkoshimune@westernu.edu

Phone: 909-706-3778 | Fax: 909-706-3500
Website: www.westernu.edu
Join year: 2011


Dr. Koshimune received Bachelor’s degrees in both Biology and Psychology at the University of California, Riverside before moving to the Midwest to earn her doctorate and a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration and Management. 

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine – Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, IL

Master of Science – Healthcare Administration and Management – Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, IL

Bachelor of Science, Biology – University of California-Riverside, Riverside, CA

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology – University of California-Riverside, Riverside, CA

Education Experience

After completing her education in Illinois, she returned to the west coast where she trained at a comprehensive three year residency program at the Department of Veterans Affairs – Palo Alto Healthcare System.  Dr. Koshimune and the other Podiatric medicine and surgery residents trained alongside the Stanford Medical Students and Residents.

Residency Podiatric Medicine and Surgery-36 (PM&S-36) – DVA Palo Alto Healthcare System, Palo Alto, CA


Board Qualified: Foot Surgery – American Board of Podiatric Surgery

Board Qualified: Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery – American Board of Podiatric Surgery


California Podiatric Medical Association (CPMA)

American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA)

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS)


During her residency, Dr. Koshimune became active in her local podiatric medical society.  She served as the Secretary and also had the opportunity to represent her colleagues at the Western Podiatric Medical Congress, two years in a row.  She is a strong believer in the importance of active involvement at the local, state and national level.

Returning to Southern California after seven long years away, Dr. Koshimune is very excited to join the team at Western University.  Outside of work, she enjoys cooking and baking, and is a self-proclaimed ‘foodie’.  She also enjoys volunteering for local walks and runs as medical and non-medical staff.  One day, she hopes to complete a half marathon.  Until then, she will continue to participate as a volunteer.