Podiatrist Staff

Dr. Brian Hochman and Dr. Van Dao Hochman are founding partners of Crystal Falls Foot + Ankle Specialists. They strive to provide their community with first-rate solutions to your foot and ankle concerns. 


Dr. Brian Hochman, D.P.M., AACFAS

Leander, TX Podiatrist

Crystal Falls Foot + Ankle Specialists

Dr. Brian Hochman was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He received his undergraduate degree from Appalachian State University and graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Industrial Design/Furniture Design. He then went on to receive his Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine from Barry University. Dr. Hochman completed a rigorous three-year surgical residency at Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence, Rhode Island where he served as Chief Resident. During residency, he gained extensive and meticulous training in elective foot and ankle procedures, sports medicine, and limb salvage/wound care. Dr. Hochman is Board Qualified in Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery, which are recognized by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He is a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, the American Podiatric Medical Association, and the Texas Podiatric Medical Association. After completing residency he and his wife, Dr. Van Dao Hochman, moved to Leander to open their practice, Crystal Falls Foot + Ankle Specialists.

Dr. Hochman co-authored a textbook chapter on metatarsalgia as well as presented original research on the incidence of hot foot in the cycling community.  He has been a speaker at multiple regional podiatric conferences. Dr. Hochman treats all types of problems in adults and children, with a special interest in sports medicine and biomechanics. He is an avid cyclist who has crossed the United States twice with organizations raising money and awareness for affordable housing. 

Dr. Hochman enjoys spending time with his wife, Dr. Van Dao Hochman. In his spare time, he also enjoys the great outdoors, including cycling, running, hiking, swimming, and kayaking. Other hobbies include woodworking, ceramics, and chair restoration.


Dr. Van Dao Hochman, D.P.M.

Leander, TX Podiatrist

Crystal Falls Foot + Ankle Specialists

Dr. Van Dao Hochman was born and raised in Plano, Texas. She received her undergraduate degree from The University of Texas at Dallas with a B.A. in Biology.  Dr. Dao Hochman comes from a family with a strong background in Podiatry and went on to receive her Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine from Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. She completed a prestigious three-year surgical residency at Beaumont Hospital - Farmington Hills (formerly Botsford Hospital) in Farmington Hills, Michigan. During residency, she gained extensive training in diabetic wound care, elective foot and ankle procedures, various pediatric foot ailments, and a strong base of clinical patient care. During residency, Dr. Dao Hochman was actively involved in Operation Footprint, a mission trip in Tegucigalpa, Honduras where she spent a week evaluating and treating congenital deformities in young children. During residency, Dr. Dao Hochman spent time with a renowned pediatric orthopedic surgeon in Washington, D.C. to further her knowledge in pediatric patients. Dr. Dao Hochman is Board Qualified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Dao Hochman is a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, the American Podiatric Medical Association, and the Texas Podiatric Medical Association.

Dr. Dao Hochman has completed research in areas of recurrent tarsal tunnel syndrome, wound management in open fractures, and athletes with acute Achilles tendon ruptures.

Dr. Dao Hochman is fluent in Vietnamese.  She enjoys spending time with her husband, Dr. Brian Hochman. She also enjoys spending time with her family, exploring the outdoors, and traveling.