In 2017, Dr. Zapf was awarded HCA’s Frist Humanitarian Award. The award was named after Thomas Frist, M.D., the co-founder of Health Corporation of America and true humanitarian. The award is given out to physicians (as well as nurses and hospital volunteers) who embody Dr. Frist’s volunteer spirit and compassion.
Dr. Zapf’s civic involvements include a 30 year membership in the Rotary Club of Westlake Village Sunrise, (where he also served as president) the Conejo Free Clinic, Los Angeles County Podiatric Medical Society, and various community events. Through the Rotary Club he helped found Operation Footprint and participated in the first 7 brigades to Central America to perform surgeries for those in need. Now more than 600 children’s foot surgeries have been performed.
2016 saw the celebration of his 30th year in practice. He keeps the Conejo Valley on their feet treating a wide variety of patients- High School athletes who need to get back on the field, nurses who need to preserve their feet for the 12+ hour work day, toddlers, 106 year-olds, and so on.
Congratulations, Dr. Zapf!
In 2013, Dr. Zapf was appointed by Governor Brown to the California Board of Podiatric Medicine. This is the state agency that licenses podiatrists and makes sure they are current in their continuing education and answers complaints by consumers/patients about any podiatric problems they may have. He has served in various roles on the board, including that of President.
Dr. Michael Zapf was the 2014 recipient of the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the California Podiatric Medical Association. He was awarded this special honor at the yearly Western Podiatric Medical Conference.