The Division of Podiatry is part of the Department of Orthopaedics at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Podiatrists at The Allen Hospital provide expert care for disorders of the foot, with the goal of restoring alignment and function, reducing pain and discomfort, and improving patients' quality of life. All surgical podiatrists at The Allen Hospital are on the staff of New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, one of the country's major academic medical centers. This means that patients experience the level of exceptional care expected from NewYork-Presbyterian in a personal and accessible environment.

The team takes a nonsurgical approach to foot and ankle care whenever possible, reserving surgery only for those cases where other treatments are not effective. Most surgical procedures can be performed under sedation, allowing the patient to make an easy transition to home on the same day and achieve a quicker return to daily activities.

Allen Hospital podiatrists treat a wide range of foot and ankle disorders, including:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Heel pain
  • Flatfoot
  • Pain in the ball of the foot
  • Tendinitis
  • Other foot deformities

Special Care for People with Diabetes

Allen Hospital podiatrists are part of the team that provides medical and surgical care for wounds associated with diabetes in both inpatients at The Allen Hospital as well as outpatients. About 15 percent of people with diabetes develop such wounds on the bottom of the feet. These wounds often take a long time to heal, creating discomfort for the patient and increasing the risk of infection.

The healthcare team customizes a plan of care for each patient to treat existing diabetic foot wounds and to reduce the risk of others developing in the future. Therapies include the use of specialized wound dressings and surgical approaches to speed healing. Our team also works closely with an orthotist to create specialized footwear for patients with active wounds, a history of wounds due to diabetes, or poor circulation. Examples include extra-depth shoes with molded inlays, bracing, or specialized devices to shift the distribution of weight on the foot.


NewYork-Presbyterian/Allen Hospital

5141 Broadway (at 220th Street)
New York, NY 10034
Telephone: 212-355-4229, 866-NYP-ALLEN