Dr. Vishal Patel, DPM, DABPM

About Dr. Patel

Dr. Vishal R. Patel was born and raised in New Jersey. He obtained his undergraduate degree at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ with a BA in Biological Sciences with a minor in Psychology. He then went on to obtain his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) from Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine in Miami Shores, Florida. He is Board Certified with the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Patel completed his surgical residency in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery with an added credential of Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery at Hackensack Meridian Palisades Medical Center. Based on the selection of administration, he was chosen to serve as Chief Resident.

Dr. Patel is a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and American Podiatric Medical Association. Dr. Patel specializes in all ailments of the foot and ankle including elective forefoot surgery such as bunions and hammertoes, rearfoot reconstructive surgery, emergent trauma with internal and external fixation methods, diabetic limb salvage, infections, sports medicine, arthroscopic procedures, plastic surgery techniques, and Charcot reconstruction.

When not in the office or operating room, Dr. Patel enjoys playing and watching basketball, football, baseball, and golf. He can be found at the nearest dog park, on the local hiking trail, or at the farmer’s market getting ready to cook his next meal. He has traveled all over the world with his fiancée and they both hope to make Atlanta their home for life.

Professional Statement

“It is my utmost pleasure serving the community of Sandy Springs and the greater Atlanta area. I take pride in providing the best and latest treatments available to all of my patients. As a lifelong athlete, I understand the desire and drive to get back on your feet after an injury. I strive to treat each and every patient as if they are family, because they truly are.”


  • Undergraduate: Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
  • Medical School: Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine, Miami, FL
  • Residency: 3-year Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency with the added credential in Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery (PMSR/RRA) at Hackensack Meridian – Palisades Medical Center
    • Chosen to be Chief Resident by senior staff
  • Board Certified, American Board of Podiatric Medicine

Professional Affiliations / Memberships

  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • American Podiatric Medical Association

Professional Honors / Leadership Positions

  • Hackensack Meridian – Palisades Medical Center Chief Resident

Hospital Affiliations / Surgery Center Affiliations

  • Piedmont Atlanta

Professional Interests

  • Minimally Invasive Bunion Correction
  • Minibunion MIS Bunion Procedure
  • Minimally Invasive Hammertoe Correction
  • Sports medicine
  • Arthroscopic procedures
  • Forefoot and rearfoot reconstruction
  • Trauma
  • Diabetic Limb Salvage
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Podiatric Wound Care

Publications / Certifications / Presentations / Special Courses & Seminars

  • Contributor to the Annual Dr. George Perez Research Colloquium (Seton Hall University) – Lead Author- Case report: Perineurioma of the Heel: A case report of a large soft tissue mass of the foot
  • Arthrex Internal Brace workshop, NJ
  • Wright Medical “Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery” Course NY
  • ACFAS Arthroscopy Course, Chicago, IL
  • Stryker Hoffman LRF Lab, Mahwah, NJ
  • Integra Arthroscopy + Internal Fixation Lab, NJ
  • Zimmer Biomet Trabecular Metal TAR Lab, NJ
  • Synthes Internal Fixation Lab, NJ
  • SEAL External Fixation Lab, PA
  • Paragon Tenotac and Phantom Intramedullary Nail, Denver, CO
  • Minibunion from Crossroads, Atlanta, GA
  • MIS Pecaplasty Percutaneous Bunion Correction Novastep, Atlanta, GA