Our Doctors

Board Certified Foot Surgeon

Downtown Manhattan Office

Minimally Invasive Treatments

Welcome to Downtown Physicians


DR. Aakruti Bhalja, DPM was raised in New Jersey and attended Rutgers University. She completed her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, nutrition and psychology. Throughout college, she was involved in volunteering at local hospitals, nursing homes and traveled overseas to participate in service work. She then received her doctorate from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, where she gained extensive knowledge of all aspects of the lower extremity. During her time there, she was involved in a service trip to Kolkata, India which served the local underprivileged diabetic population.

Dr. Aakruti Bhalja is a Board-Certified Podiatric Foot Surgeon at Downtown Physicians.  Having trained with some of the top surgeons in America, she can offer advanced minimally invasive treatments for foot problems such as Bunions, Hammertoes, Corns, and Flat Foot.  Due to her expertise, many podiatry residents in training scrub into her cases to learn her techniques.  She provides lectures for various medical staff including doctors, physical therapists, chiropractors, and residents, on various topics on the diseases of the foot and surgical techniques.



  • Bachelor’s Degree from Rutgers University
  • Doctorate Degree from New York College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Member of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery



We are obsessed with providing the highest level of service.  Every step of your experience at Downtown Physicians will be with attention, care, and empathy.  We pride ourselves on our patient-centered approach.  Due to our central location, access to the office is easy with multiple modes of transportation including subway, car, ferry, LIRR, and PATH.  Booking appointments is easy via our online portal, ZocDoc, or by phone.  Patient records are accessible online.

About Us

We provide some of the highest rated podiatry treatment options in New York City. Our medical practice is a quick subway ride from anywhere in Manhattan or Brooklyn. We take pride in the positive outcomes we provide for patients with minor conditions of the foot to complex injuries and deformities...Read More

Contact Us

Downtown Podiatry Physicians

80 Maiden Ln #905D

New York, NY 10038

(212) 379-6767

(Maiden Lane & Gold Street)

Office Hours

Mon – Fri
9:00am – 7:00pm