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.
The American Society of Podiatric Surgeons
The American College of Podiatric Medicine
Virginia Podiatric Medical Association
American Podiatric Medical Association
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 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.
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.
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.
Dr. Sunny J. Patel, DPM, FACPM, AAENS received surgical training in Forefoot and Rearfoot/Ankle Reconstruction from July 2014- June 2017
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.
2017 – 2020 – Healthgrades Distinguished Physician Honor Roll