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About Dr. Sabina Malhotra

Dr. Sabina Malhotra is a board-certified foot and ankle physician specializing in sports medicine.

Dedicated to providing personalized, comprehensive care for all conditions of the foot and 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 recently received her Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Podiatric Sports Medicine, making her one of only 36 qualifying physicians in the United States with this distinction.

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 publications including Northern Virginia Magazine, and serves as the consulting doctor for several 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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Endoscopic Plantar Fascia Release (Textbook Chapter)

Malhotra, S. Arthroscopy on the Ankle and Foot: Techniques and Indications. 239-246. 2016 Jan.

Stay in the Game: How to remain active and injury-free with arthritis

Malhotra, S. Arthritis Today | The Arthritis Foundation. 2015 Jan.

Keys to Treating Venous Leg Ulcerations

Zinszer K, Malhotra S. Podiatry Today. 27(8):76-85, 2014 Aug.

Evolution of the Diabetes Caregiver: Tying Together Limb Salvage and Patient Education

Malhotra S, Steinberg J. Diabetes Management. 4(3):293-297, 2014.

Current Therapies for Diabetic Foot Infections and Osteomyelitis

Sagray BA, Malhotra S, Steinberg JS. Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery: Medical and Surgical Management of the Diabetic Foot and Ankle. 31(1):57-70, 2014 Jan.

The Podiatrist’s Role in Treating Running Injuries in Today’s Society

Malhotra S. Podiatry Management. 32(2):83-86, 2013 Feb.

Two-Piece Interlocking Implant for Lesser Digit Fusions: A Case Series

Malhotra S, Cooper P. ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference. 2013 Feb.

Diabetic Foot Ulcerations: Biomechanics, Peripheral Neuropathy, Charcot Foot, and Total Contact Cast

Malhotra S, Bello E, Kominsky S. Seminars in Vascular Surgery. 25(2):66-9, 2012 June.

Utility of Placental-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Foot & Ankle Surgeries: A Case Series

Malhotra S. American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons, Annual Scientific Conference. 2012.

Utility of Triplanar External Fixation to Offload Partial Calcanectomies

Malhotra S. Georgetown University Hospital. 2009.


Arthritis & Sports – Sterling

  • 21475 Ridgetop Circle, Suite 150, Sterling, VA 20166

  • Phone: 703.444.5000

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Here's What Our Patients Say About Dr. Malhotra

Excellent experience from all the awesome people at South Riding who helped me with my Achilles rupture. I had open surgery done (Dr. Malhotra) and so far so good (only one week since surgery). I trust her judgement and treatment guidance. The ladies who helped me with everything have been so wonderful and are making my life as easy as possible. They do all the little things right, and I don’t have to stress about it. I have a long road to recovery, and I am lucky I chose this place to help me through this.

Chris W.

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Dr. Malhotra was wonderful and patient. I had seen another doctor for a tennis injury, and wanted a second opinion. Dr. Malhotra spent time explaining my diagnosis, and even reviewed her injury prevention protocol for future reference. She has a sports background herself, so had great empathy for my situation. Very highly recommended.

Tom D.

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Dr. Malhotra has an excellent bedside manner. She is very patient and thoroughly explains conditions and treatment options. I was grateful that she started with conservative treatments for my broken toe and neuroma before suggesting a steroid shot. When I did need the shot, she once again, took the time to explain every step and prepare me for what I would experience. I highly recommend her.

Charlene H.

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