Provider Spotlight: Dr. Samuel Parmar Enhances Development of Maimonides’ Podiatry Department

Foot and ankle specialists at Maimonides get patients up on their feet — whether they have traumatic injuries, complications from diabetes, or other concerns that can greatly affect their overall health and quality of life.

Podiatry is one of Maimonides’ more recently formed specialties housed within our world-class, award-winning Bone & Joint Center. In December 2019, Ronald Soave, DPM, signed on as Chief of Podiatry at Maimonides, to enhance and provide his educational and clinical expertise to the department. Now, in 2023, our Podiatry Division has established its reputation as an expert center for care, providing patients the same level of quality they expect from all of our Bone & Joint Center services and for all patients at Maimonides Medical Center.

Samuel Parmar, DPM, joined the Podiatry Department as an attending physician in 2021, and has utilized his high-level training, expertise, and patient care skills to expand podiatry care at Maimonides.

“Joining the department gave me an opportunity to help build this program from the ground up,” said Dr. Parmar.

Patients and Physicians Alike Benefit from Dr. Parmar’s Extensive Experience

Dr. Parmar’s expertise makes him an invaluable resource for patients who need a wide range of podiatry services. He evaluates and treats patients of all ages in both inpatient and outpatient settings, offering operative, nonoperative, and minimally invasive techniques.

While Dr. Parmar recognizes that patient education is a critical component of preventative podiatric care, he has also been working to share his specialized knowledge with colleagues to better serve patients who require multidisciplinary care spanning Maimonides’ medical specialty divisions.

“I’m establishing a protocol to streamline and treat foot and ankle patients in the emergency room and collaborating with vascular surgeons to improve treatments for lower extremity ulcers among diabetic patients,” Dr. Parmar said. “I also perform minimally invasive surgical techniques for bunion and hammertoe correction, as well as other conditions.”

An Early Passion Turned Sustained Specialty  

His interest in foot and ankle injuries and conditions began while Dr. Parmar was in high school. After becoming a student athletic trainer, he began working with student athletes to both prevent and treat sports injuries. From there, his interest in podiatry naturally flourished, gaining experience and knowledge based on the injuries these student athletes frequently encountered.

That’s not the only thing that prepared him for working at Maimonides and living in Brooklyn.

“New York City reminds me of my childhood in Bombay [Mumbai], India,” said Dr. Parmar. “City living is exhilarating and I could not think of any better place than Brooklyn to call home.”

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Parmar or to refer a patient, call (718) 283-7400 or schedule online with MaimoCare.

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