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Dr. Malhotra Receives Inaugural Certificate in Podiatric Sports Medicine

Dr. Sabina Malhotra has become one of the first foot and ankle physicians in the country to receive the inaugural Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Podiatric Sports Medicine. She was 1 of only 36 qualifying physicians achieving this distinction.

One of over 125 CAQs available for providers by the American Board of Medical Specialties, this certification sets Dr. Malhotra apart from other providers within Podiatric Sports Medicine. This CAQ is specifically designed to recognize and distinguish excellence among foot and ankle physicians whose practice emphasizes expertise and experience in the field of Sports Medicine.

The CAQ in Podiatric Sports Medicine is provided by a Podiatric Certifying Board, and is offered in conjunction with the American Board of Podiatric Medicine and the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine.

Dr. Malhotra, a lifelong athlete and fitness enthusiast herself, is passionate about helping others reach their activity goals safely, and getting her patients back to doing what they love. Please congratulate Dr. Malhotra on this exceptional honor!


Dr. Sabina Malhotra specializes in providing personalized, comprehensive care for all conditions of the foot & ankle. Dr. Malhotra’s areas of expertise include treatment of athletic and sports-related injuries, reconstructive surgery, and injury prevention. Her professional motto is simple: "Patients first."

A native of Northern Virginia, Dr. Malhotra attended Flint Hill School where she played varsity tennis. She then received her Bachelor of Science at The College of William & Mary before obtaining her medical degree from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. Following medical school, Dr. Malhotra completed three years of surgical residency at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. Throughout her training, Dr. Malhotra was blessed to work under the mentorship of several world-renowned physicians in the fields of podiatric, orthopaedic, vascular and plastic surgery.

Dr. Malhotra is Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. She is also an Associate Member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, an Associate Member of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, and is Board Qualified by the American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery. An active member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, Dr. Malhotra has authored for many professional journals, including the Clinics in Podiatric Medicine & Surgery.

Frequently recognized by her patients and peers as a “Top Doctor”, Dr. Malhotra has appeared in several Top Doctors publications and serves as the consulting doctor for a number of local running clubs. Dr. Malhotra believes in the natural healing properties of the body and encourages her patients to remain active throughout the recovery process. She places a high emphasis on fitness of both body and mind, and believes in leading a healthy lifestyle.

In her free time, Dr. Malhotra enjoys traveling, tennis, hiking, biking, motorsports, and photography. She is fluent in English, Spanish, Hindi, Urdu, and Punjabi.


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