Dr. Sanjay Patel

Dr. Sanjay Patel is a board-certified foot surgeon with more than 30 years of experience in the fields of podiatric medicine and podiatric surgery.

Although he was born in India, Dr. Patel grew up mostly in the United States. His family moved frequently, spending time in Texas, New York City, and here in Connecticut. As long as he can remember—since at least age 4 or 5—he’s always wanted to be a doctor and help as many people as possible.

Dr. Patel completed his undergraduate studies at SUNY Stony Brook, earning a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry. He earned his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine at the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, and completed his surgical residence training at the VA Medical Center in West Haven, CT.

Dr. Patel is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and the Connecticut Podiatric Medical Association, as well as a professional member of the American Diabetes Association. He is also Diplomate of The American Board of Podiatric Surgery, as well as Fellow of American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and Fellow of American Society of Podiatric Surgeons.

He served as the President of the Connecticut Podiatric Medical Association from 2018-2020, and was named its Podiatrist of the Year in 2018.

Dr. Patel’s primary goal has always been to not only make your feet feel good and return you to your activities, but do so in a way that is gentle, caring, and compassionate. He is married with two wonderful children.

Doctor Patel


  • Surgical Preceptorship
    Milford Podiatry Associates/New Haven Foot Surgeons, P.C.
    1989 – 1990
  • 1st Year Podiatric Surgical Residency
    Veterans Medical Center – Yale Affiliated
    Veterans Administration Medical Center
    West Haven, CT
    1990 – 1991
  • 2nd Year Podiatric Surgical Residency
    Veterans Administration Medical Center
    West Haven, CT
    1991 – 1992

Academic Affiliations

  • Assistant Clinical Instructor (1990 1995)
    College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
    University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Services
    Des Moines, IA
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor (1995 2001)
    California College of Podiatric Medicine
    San Francisco, CA
  • Attending Surgical Staff (1995 2002)
    Associate Professor of Surgery
    West Haven VA Medical Center
    West Haven, CT
  • Curative Wound Care Center (1999 2001)
    Staff Podiatrist

    Hamden, CT

Hospital and Surgical Affiliations

  • Hospital of St. Raphael, New Haven, CT
    Attending Surgeon (1992 – present)
  • Milford Hospital, Milford, CT
    Attending Surgeon (1992 – present)
  • Temple Medical Center, New Haven, CT
    Attending Surgeon (1994 – 2003)
  • West Haven VA Medical Center, West Haven, CT
    Attending Surgeon (Attending Staff) (1995 – 2002)
  • Curative Wound Care Center
    Podiatrist on Staff (1999 – 2001)
  • Yale – New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
    Attending Surgeon (1997 – present)
  • Hamden Surgery Center
    Provider (2019 – present)

Society Memberships

  • American Podiatric Post Graduate Medical Association (1989 – 1990)
  • Connecticut Podiatric Medical Association (1990 – present)
  • American Podiatric Medical Association (1990 – present)
  • Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Surgery (1995 – present)
  • Associate, American College of Foot Orthopedists (1995 – present)
  • Fellow, American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons (1996 – present)
  • American Diabetes Association (2001 – present)
  • American Podiatric Practice Management Association, Member (2001 – present)


  • Patel, S.V.; Pressman, M.M.; Niemi, W.J.:
    “Spindle Cell Hemangioendotheliom: A Case Presentation And Literature Review of a Rare Lower Extremity Tumor.”
    Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
    35(4): 309-311, 1996
  • Patel, S.V.; Pressman, M.M.; Niemi, W.J.:
    “Bilateral Interosseous Lipoma of the Calcaneus.”
    Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
    87(4): 1981 – 191, April 1997
  • Patel, S.V.; Bell, T.W.; Hu, L.Y.:
    “Alkylation of Heteroaryl Halides by 2:1 Grignard Reagent / Copper (I) Mixtures. Synthesis of Alkylated Octahydrodibenzo[b,j][1,10]phenathrolines”
    Journal of Organic Chemistry
    1987, 52, 3847-3850