Aprajita Nakra, DPM, FACFAS
About Aprajita Nakra, DPM, FACFAS
Dr. Aprajita Nakra is board certified in reconstructive ankle and foot surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. She is also a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. She successfully finished a surgical residency program at Emory Hospital in Atlanta and began practicing podiatric ankle and foot medicine and surgery in Arizona in 2000.
In 2004, Dr. Nakra founded Advanced Ankle and Foot specializing in Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Medicine and Surgery located in Gilbert, AZ. Besides private practice, Dr. Nakra has authored chapters in ankle and foot surgery text books and in medical journals. She has also been listed in the Phoenix’s Best Docs List and more recently, was named as an editor of “McGlamry’s Comprehensive Textbook of Foot and Ankle Surgery, 4th edition.” Most recently, Dr. Nakra was selected as the newest Residency Director of St. Johns Episcopal Hospital New York – AZ Division.
Dr. Nakra’s medical philosophy is to help individuals regain mobility, reduce pain, and have a good quality of life. To foster this philosophy Dr. Nakra lectures at national and international medical conferences on non-surgical and surgical ankle and foot topics. She is also involved in clinical and scientific research studies. In addition, Dr. Nakra continues to utilize her surgical skills by taking part in medical missions to Central, South America and Africa as well as Southeast Asia since 1997.
Dr. Nakra’s commitment to podiatric ankle and foot medicine and surgery is seen by her involvement in all aspects of medicine – as such, she was elected and has served as the President of the Arizona Podiatric Medical Association; she sits on the Medical Executive Committees of various local hospitals and surgery centers and is a faculty member at the surgical residency program at the Maricopa Medical Center, Midwestern University Arizona School of Podiatric medicine and at the internationally renowned “The Podiatry Institute”.
Most recently, Dr. Nakra was the recipient of the Best Preceptor Award from Midwestern College of Podiatric Medicine-Class of 2014.
Always an innovator and trailblazer in medicine, Dr. Nakra just participated in the first Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything), assisting fellow “redditors” with general questions about medicine and her accomplishments in foot and ankle medicine. http://redd.it/2jgrzk
An avid sports enthusiast, growing up in Canada, Dr. Nakra remains to this day a loyal Maple Leafs Fan.
Keep up with Dr. Nakra and her innovative approaches as well as commentary on many ankle and foot topics by reading her blog. http://drnakrablog.tumblr.com/
Dr. Aprajita Nakra is very active in the podiatry community with many speaking engagements and opportunities to provide expert testimony for foot and ankle related injuries all over the United States and Canada.