Dr. Affan Akhtar

Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgeon

Dr. Affan Akhtar

About Dr. Akhtar

Dr. Affan Akhtar is a podiatric physician and surgeon whose services can be accessed at a number of locations. Dr. Akhtar is board-certified by the American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery, and he is on the medical staff at Robert Wood Johnson/Rahway, seeing patients for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, and St. Joseph's Healthcare System in both Wayne and Paterson.


  • Board Certified in Foot Surgery

  • Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Surgery

  • Optimal Ankle & Foot, LLC – Current Podiatric Surgeon

  • Robert Wood Johnson Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

  • St. Josephs Hospital/Regional Medical Center Patterson and Wayne New Jersey

  • 1/2009-1/2013 Secretary – Kimball Medical Center – Dept of Podiatry

  • 2007-2008-Medical Education Committee – KMC

  • Wound Care Institute – KMC

  • 2010-Infection Control Committee – KMC

  • Robert Wood Johnson (Rahway) 2015- performed the first two Total Ankle Replacements

About Dr. Akhtar

  • Podiatric Medicine & Surgery (PM&S-36) Chief Resident; Roger Williams Medical Center/Boston University School of Medicine;Providence, RI- 7/2004 – 6/2007

  • Comprehensive clinical and surgical training in foot and ankle surgery: Orthopedic Surgery- Plastic Surgery- Vascular Surgery

  • Medical rotations: Dermatology, Rheumatology, Neurology, Anesthesia, Radiology, Pathology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, and Internal Medicine.

  • Surgical Courses: Ankle Arthroscopy – AO Comprehensive – Accumed Orthopedic Foot and Ankle – Depuy External Fixation of Foot and Ankle – EBI External Fixation of Foot and Ankle – Othofix External Fixation of Foot and Ankle – Arthrex Foot and Ankle Biologic Course


  • New York College of Podiatric Medicine; NY,NY Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine-5/2004

  • Fairleigh Dickinson University; Teaneck, NJ Bachelor of Science-6/2000 Major: Chemical Biology


  • A Closer Look at Metatarsal Osteotomies- Podiatry Today, June, 2011 -Affan Akhtar, DPM, AACFAS, Darren Diiulio, DPM, AACFAS, and Luke Cicchinelli, DPM, FACFAS

Professional Memberships/Activities

  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

  • 2007 ACFAS Complication Seminar- Lecture preformed

  • Ankle & STJ Fusion American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine

  • New Jersey Podiatric Medical Society

  • NYCPM Honor Council Representative 2000-2004

  • American Podiatric Medical Association

  • American Professional Wound Care Association


  • State of New Jersey

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