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Foot & Ankle Specialist & Surgeon

Dr. Sunny J. Patel, FACPM, CMO

Dr. Sunny J. Patel, DPM, FACPM, AAENS has comprehensive training in all aspects of podiatry; including elective and non-elective foot and ankle reconstructive surgery. His education includes complex trauma of the foot and ankle, ankle and rearfoot arthroscopy, sports medicine of the lower extremity, wound care and diabetic limb salvage,  joint implants, cosmetic forefoot surgery, and surgical correction of  foot and ankle deformities. He is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Podiatric Medicine, and an Affiliate of the Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons.


Podiatric Medicine
Foot & Ankle Surgery
Wound Care

Board Certification

The American Board of Podiatric Medicine


The American Society of Podiatric Surgeons

The American College of Podiatric Medicine

Virginia Podiatric Medical Association

American Podiatric Medical Association

Doctor Schedule

Monday08:30 - 05:00
Tuesday09:30 - 05:00
Wednesday08:30 - 05:00
Thursday08:30 - 05:00
Friday08:30 - 05:00


Dr. Sunny J. Patel, DPM, FACPM, AAENS received his double bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Sociology from the University of Virginia and his medical degree in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. He completed an all-encompassing Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Surgery residency  program at Drexel University College of Medicine/Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, where he served as chief resident in his final year before returning back to his hometown of Richmond to serve his community’s foot and ankle needs. 

Dr. Patel serves as the Chief Medical Officer at Achilles Foot and Ankle Center.  As the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Patel is responsible for overseeing health care delivery and ensuring that it’s of the highest quality and safety.

Dr. Patel is originally from Chesterfield, Virginia. Dr. Patel graduated from the prestigious Chesterfield County Mathematics and Science High School at Clover Hill in Chesterfield, Virginia in 2006. He currently resides in Glen Allen, Virginia with his wife and son.


University of Virginia

Charlottesville, Virginia

  • Dr. Sunny J. Patel, DPM, FACPM, AAENS received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville , Virginia in 2010.

Temple University 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Dr. Sunny J. Patel, DPM, FACPM, AAENS began podiatric training at the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, PA in August of 2010 and graduated May 2014

  • Degree study consisted of two years of didactic courses and two years of clinical training in all aspects of medicine and foot and ankle specialization.

  • Temple Univeristy is one of the nation’s top colleges of podiatric medicine and has remained at the forefront of podiatric medical education for over 50 years.

  • Temple University has regional and national affiliations with over 45 world-wide hospitals and more than 350 private practitioners nationwide that provide externship training to TUSPM students.

  • Founded in 1963, the School of Podiatric Medicine has graduated thousands of podiatrists who have made outstanding contributions to the field and study of podiatric medicine​

  • Temple University owns one of the largest podiatric medical treatment facilities anywhere, the Foot & Ankle Institute, with approximately 40,000 patient visits annually.

Drexel University College of Medicine/Hahnemann University Hospital

Philadephia, Pennsylvania

  • Dr. Sunny J. Patel, DPM, FACPM, AAENS received surgical training in Forefoot and Rearfoot/Ankle Reconstruction from July 2014- June 2017

  • A 496-bed level 1 trauma hospital 
  • Multidisciplinary team of Podiatry, Plastic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Interventional Radiology, Occupational and Physical Therapy.

  • Performed complicated reconstructive limb salvage procedures on diabetic patients as a means to prevent lower extremity amputations

  • Working closely with the occupational and physical therapist the team had positive preliminary outcomes.​

  • A three year program which conveys a graduated system of education, from simple fore-foot to complicated rear-foot and ankle procedures.

    • Training includes a strong emphasis on perioperative care, as well as management of the complicated surgical patient and diabetic limb salvage.

    • Training in Anesthesia and Wound Care in a Wound Care center was also provided.

  • Dr. Sunny J. Patel, DPM, FACPM, AAENS performed over one thousand surgical procedures and treated more than 3000 patients.

  • Dr. Sunny J. Patel, DPM, FACPM, AAENS served as the Chief Resident his third year.

  • Dr. Sunny J. Patel, DPM, FACPM, AAENS completed his training in June 2017 achieving board certification by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine.

Awards and honours

2017 – 2020 – Healthgrades Distinguished Physician Honor Roll

Conditions treated

Ultrasound Guided Injections100%
Wound Care of the Foot, Ankle and Leg100%
Ankle Pain and Injury of Tendons100%
Diabetic Shoes, Nail Care, and Callus Care100%
Ingrown Nails100%
Foot Pain and Injuries including Tendons100%
Hammertoes and all toe deformities100%
Bunions and all foot deformities100%
Heel Pain including Achilles Tendon and Plantar Fasciitis100%
Thick, Painful Fungal Toenails100%

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