About Dr. Patel

Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

Diplomate of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery

Item Writer for the National Board Certification and LEAD Exams for the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery

Regenerative Medicine Specialist utilizing stem cells, amniotic and placental tissue technology for muscle, tendon, ligament and bone regeneration

Living Cartilage Transplant Specialist

Sports Medicine Specialist

Diabetic Neuropathy Specialist employing a multimodal targeted treatment for reduction and/or elimination of nerve pain along with better diabetic glycemic control


Established in 2005.

A patient’s comfort level and confidence in his or her doctor is key to building a great relationship and paramount to the way I practice. Rest assured that every avenue of treatment will be explored and discussed from conservative to surgical means while allowing you to walk away with complete knowledge of the problem as well as having full confidence in the solution.

About Dr. Patel

Dr. Rahul Patel is a highly trained Board-Certified Podiatric foot and ankle surgeon who is also on the forefront of the world’s most advanced medical breakthroughs as a regenerative medicine specialist using stem cells/bone marrow aspirate concentrate, and amniotic tissue grafts. He was the the first surgeon at New York Presbyterian Queens to introduce stem cell grafting for foot surgery. He also serves as a committee member on the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery as one of 50 item writers across the country writing questions for the national surgical board certification exams and LEAD exams. Despite being trained in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, he also focuses on non-surgical podiatric needs such as foot & ankle injuries, tendinitis, diabetic foot care, heel pain, ingrown/fungal toenails, warts and other skin disorders. He is trained in kinesio taping, therapeutic exercises that involve functional body work that include the entire axial skeleton to work synergistically with the lower extremity and also works with Hypervolt gun technology in his office for therapeutic percussive treatment to increase bloodflow, reduce scar tissue and release muscle tension. He is also trained in ultrasound usage for in-office musculoskeletal diagnosis as well as injection guidance. Lastly, not only does he taps into eastern medicine principles and homeopathic type treatments in conjunction with his western medicine training, but he also has an extensive knowledge in proper footwear for runners, basketball, and tennis athletes which he uses as part of his comprehensive treatment protocols.
Dr. Patel graduated from undergrad at NYU concentrating in Biochemistry and was a part-time teaching assistant in calculus, organic chemistry and physics. He then graduated the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in 2001 with a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree. He began a comprehensive 4 year residency program at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip, New York, finishing as chief resident in July 2005 and earning Chief Resident of The Year honors among nearly 50 peers. His surgical training encompassed everything from bunions and hammertoes to trauma and clubfoot deformities.
Dr. Patel has also lectured at various hospitals and in 2001, provided abstracts for the Compendium of Foot and Ankle Surgery, and regularly volunteers at health fairs for the economically underserved.

In his spare time he enjoys playing sports, reading, traveling, concert going (you may run into him at an EDM show!) and watching movies. His background as a basketball hooper and tennis player comes in handy when he’s treating his athletes!  Lastly he’s also a big pop culture guy who is into comics, videogaming, sci-fi and even goes to Comic-Con!