• 80 Maiden Ln #905D New York, NY 10038
  • 145 Henry Street #1G, Brooklyn, NY 11201
  • 36 west 44th street, 6th floor, New York, NY 10036

Cutting-edge technology

State of the art surgical suite, modern surgical techniques focusing on minimally invasive approaches, rapid healing, fast return to work.

Board certified podiatrist

An experienced surgeon, evidence based, no pain surgery, teaches residents on newest and most advanced surgical techniques.

Same day appointment

We are open every weekday, appointments are available immediately in either Downtown Manhattan or Brooklyn.

Who are we?

Podiatry Physicians NYC

Downtown Podiatry Physicians provide minimally invasive solutions to some of the most common conditions of the foot and ankle. Patients are treated inspanidually with a tailored and empathetic approach.

Consultations are comprehensive with emphasis on patient education. Our office is centrally located in Downtown Manhattan (Financial District), and Downtown Brooklyn in the DUMBO area with convenient access from Brooklyn, Staten Island and New Jersey.

Our facility is modern with state-of the art equipment. About Us Dr. Aakruti Bhalja, DPM Foot/Ankle Surgeon

Podiatry Treatments


An abnormal bending deformity of the toes that can cause pain. Surgical repair is possible with minimal or no scarring.


A bony protrusion at the base of the big toe. This pushes the smaller toes away and can cause pain with normal activities. Permanent repair is possible with minimal scarring.

Foot pain

There are many causes of pain in the foot. Because the foot is an anchor, daily activities can be affected and pain can be disabling. We can help you with diagnosis and treatment.

Corn Removal

Corns are hardened layers of the skin that is caused by friction.

Cosmetic Foot

Sometimes a disfigurement in the foot does not cause pain but is aesthetically not pleasing. There are often minimally invasive surgical options to remove or repair unwanted lumps or bumps.

Ankle pain

The ankle is an area of constant stress with standing and walking. Many injuries can arise as a result. We can help you with diagnosis, and treatment.

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Dr. Aakruti Bhalja, DPM

foot/ankle surgeon
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Our Doctors

Dr. Aakruti Bhalja, DPM

Doctor Aakruti Bhalja, DPM is a talented, award winning, and board-certified surgeon at Downtown Physicians. She believes in a patient centered practice of medicine.

Having undergone extensive training in foot surgery, she can offer patients modern solutions for common foot problems such as bunions, corns, hammertoes, and flat foot. She is an expert in minimally invasive and endoscopic techniques. This means small incision, minimal scarring, and rapid recovery for our patients. Dr. Bhalja is a member of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery.

She was raised in New Jersey and attended Rutgers University. She completed her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, nutrition, and psychology. She then received her doctorate degree from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine.

This is where she trained under the guidance of some of the most knowledgeable foot surgeons in America. In private practice she has continued to give back, as she routinely trains residents in surgical techniques.

Dr. Alina Kogan

foot/ankle surgeon
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Dr. Alina Kogan

Dr. Alina Kogan was raised in Staten Island, NY where she attended the William E. Macaulay Honors College at the College of Staten Island. She graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in biology. Throughout college, she was involved in a number of scientific research projects including Fragile X, and genomic research involving GPCR and Neuroligin1. She then received her doctorate from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, where she acquired an extensive grasp in all aspects of the foot and ankle. While undergoing her residency at the prestigious NYU Langone Health Centers, she became chief resident and was involved in a variety of foot and ankle research projects with an emphasis on hallux limitus. She is also the editor of the King’s Division of the NYSPMA section of the American Podiatric Medical Association.

Dr. Alina Kogan is a Board Qualified Podiatric Foot and Ankle Surgeon at Downtown Physicians. Having trained with world renowned Podiatric and Orthopedic surgeons, she can offer some of the most advanced treatments for Bunions, Hammertoes, Hallux Limitus, Plantar Fasciitis and Flat Foot surgery. She is avidly involved in her residency program where she often lectures to medical staff including other specialty physicians, residents, and orthopedic surgeons on various foot and ankle diseases and surgical techniques.

Training and Memberships:

  • Bachelor’s Degrees from Macaulay Honors College at College of Staten Island
  • Doctorate Degree from New York College of Podiatric Medicine
  • 3-year Residency at NYU Langone Health
  • Member of the American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Board Qualified in Foot Surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery

Patient sharing their experience after undergoingsuccessful foot Surgery

We strive to provide the highest level of care with surgical treatments of Bunions, Hammertoes, Corns & Flat foot. Patients have consistently given us 5-stars in their reviews. From your initial appointment booking, to the interaction with front desk staff, to our doctors, & to the experience at the surgical center, we strive for perfection. Check out our reviews on the top medical review sites.

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    High quality service. Dr Bhalja is very professional and knowledgeable. She is very courteous and was able to obtain my results promptly. She knew exactly what treatment is needed and addressed all my questions and concerns.

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    I’ve been treated by Dr. Bhalja of Downtown Podiatry Physicians over the years. The practice dealt with my Plantar Fasciitis and ankle issues as well as arch/heel problems. It’s close to Downtown Brooklyn and Manhattan so the location is perfect. In every instance the Dr. was thorough in my examination and correctly assessed the location/cause of the pain I experienced- P. Badami.

  • ★★★★★

    Dr. Bhalja is very friendly and put my worries at ease. She listened to all of my concerns and addressed them in a way that made sense. Highly recommend to anyone with foot issues.

  • ★★★★★

    Dr. Bhalja is very knowledgable and polite. She explained my issue to me reviewed the available options for wellness. I appreciate her thoroughness and look forward to my next appointment.

  • ★★★★★

    After living in New York for 12 years and walking everywhere, my feet were killing me. Dr. B worked wonders! Turned out both my arches had collapsed - she made me custom orthotics that fit like a glove. They took away the pain almost immediately! Dr. B also made me feel very comfortable - I feel like I had known her for years! Her entire staff was super friendly too - none of the normal snarkiness that we’ve all become accustomed to in the city

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One of the best

NY’s Leading Surgery-Care

Our surgical procedures are performed at the Surgicore of Jersey City. This a top-level, award winning surgical facility with service, staff, and equipment second to none. We are a comprehensive foot and ankle specialist clinic provider in NYC offering thorough, high-quality, and effective treatment for whatever conditions may be holding you back. Our team provides our patients with the latest and greatest evidence-based foot treatments including both non-surgical and surgical treatments for foot and ankle ailments like Bunions and Hammertoe. The recovery time for bunion surgery and hammertoe surgery is not shorter than ever, schedule an appointment to find out if foot surgery is a fit for you!

The Choice For Podiatry In

Downtown Manhattan & Brooklyn

We’re centrally located in Downtown Manhattan. In the heart of the Financial District, near Wall Street and Downtown Brooklyn in the DUMBO area. Access is easy by subway, car, LIRR, PATH, or ferry. Many of our patients come from New Jersey, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Manhattan. Our office is clean, modern, with state-of-the-art equipment. Our staff provide concierge style service to make your experience friendly & efficient.

Our award winning medical practice is frequented by patients all across the five boroughs of New York City including Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, Brooklyn & Bronx. Our unique approach and extensive medical offerings are offered in our Downtown medical center in the Financial District. Our practice is easily accessible by public transportation from almost anywhere in the Lower Manhattan area including the Lower East Side, Tribeca, Financial District, Downtown Brooklyn, Dumbo, Soho, Chelsea, East Village, Murray Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Williamsburg and the local zip codes of course (10038, 10007, 10022, 10005, 10006, 10280, 10004, 11201, 11251 11217, 11211, 11231 & 10013). Call or visit us todayfor a free consultation. We assure you that our experience and state of the art technology will offer you a perspective on your condition that will be worth your while.

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