Meet Dr. Rikhil D. Patel, Podiatrist, Podiatric Physician & Surgeon

Dr. Rikhil D. Patel, DPM

Dr. Rikhil D. Patel

Dr. Patel specializes in the treatment of the full spectrum of foot and ankle conditions. His special areas of interest include:

  • Regenerative Medicine: Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and/or Amniotic Stem Cells are used to help aid with tendon, ligament, muscle tears, joint arthritis, and post operative healing.

  • MSK Ultrasound: Utilizing ultrasound in the office helps quickly target a painful area and determine if there is a cyst, tear, foreign body, inflammation, stress fracture, fracture, spur, or lesion. Ultrasound can also be used to guide our injections to the exact location we need to get the job done.

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS): MIS can be used for a Bunionectomy, spur resection and tendon scar tissue debridements. Post procedure there is minimal scaring, immediate weightbearing allowance and less scar tissue formation. Many times only a temporary pin is needed.

  • Prosthetics and Orthotics: Having a biomedical engineering background, I have great interest in non surgical approaches to minimizing pain with orthotics, bracing, and GAIT adjustments.

  • Teaching and Community Outreach: I love to teach students, residents, fellows, and most importantly all of my patients themselves. Empowering the community with a better understanding of why they are having pain and what their options are makes the path to recovery alot smoother for everyone.

  • Local Anesthesia Procedures: I like to keep things simple for both my patients and myself. Some procedures such as hammertoe corrections, minor hardware removal and local excisions of a soft tissue mass or cyst can be performed in our Ambulatory Surgical Center or in office. This prevents the patients from having to undergo general anesthesia.

  • Sports Medicine & Trauma: Falls, tendon tears, ligament injuries and fractures suffered from exercise or sport, or even a random accident while walking. I take pride in fixing it appropriately and getting you back on your feet as safe as possible.


Rikhil D. Patel, DPM


Dr. Patel grew up in New Jersey, near Philadelphia.  He graduated from Rutgers University with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering but was inspired to become a doctor, during his senior year of undergrad, to help people more directly.  He then graduated form Temple University in Philadelphia and received his Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine in 2013.  He then went on to pioneer a surgical residency at Phoenixville Hospital in PA.  He further honed his skills by doing a surgical fellowship in Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Surgery and Limb Salvage.  His knowledge of prosthetics and biomechanics have helped him become a well respected surgeon as he practiced in Naples, FL from 2016 to 2019.

Dr Patel now joins Annapolis Foot and Ankle Center to be closer to family and get back to the type of weather and terrain he and his wife can enjoy year round.

Outside of the office and hospital, Dr Patel is an artist, painting abstract, digital art, and sculpting clay.  He is also active in CrossFit, soccer, martial arts, and golf.  He and his wife also enjoy hiking and playing with their Jack Russel Terrior, Rameses.


  • Podiatric Medicine and Surgery with Rearfoot/Ankle credential (PMSR-RRA), Phoenixville Hospital, Pennsylvania 2013-2016


  • Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery with Diabetic Limb Salvage, Family Foot and Leg Center, Naples, FL, 2106


  • Undergraduate: Rutgers University | Piscataway, NJ - 2008

  • Medical: Temple University | Philadelphia, PA - 2013


  • Top Doctor Award, 2018 and 2019, Naples Illustrated Magazine

  • Advisory Council Member, Stroke Recovery Foundation
    Delaware Valley Foot and Ankle Symposium,  CFO and Operations Manager       
    Phoenixville Hospital Podiatric Surgery Residency,    -Chief Resident and Co-Coordinator


  • Board Qualified, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery


  • Medical Staff: Anne Arundel Medical Center


“Treatment of Intermetatarsal Neuroma With Decompression and Translocation to Adjacent Metatarsal Phalangeal Joint Capsule”
M. Hurwitz, K Lam, R Patel — Poster presentation at ACFAS Scientific Conference 2018

“Minimally Invasive Bunionectomy: The Lam Modification of the Traditional Distal First Metatarsal Osteotomy Bunionectomy”

- K. Lam, R. Patel, T. Merrill — published in Podiatry Institute Update 2017 (Chapter 2)

“The Association of Vitamin D in Stress Fractures – A Retrospective Cohort Study”

 - J. Miller, K. Dunn, L. Ciliberti, R. Patel, B.. Swanson — published into JFAS 2015

“Reconstructive Surgery after Metastasis of Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma to Fibula”

 - J. Miller, R. Patel, K. Krejci — presented poster at ACFAS Scientific Conference 2015

Universal Gait Advancement Orthosis Design for Step Walkers
- R. Patel, A Bhatt — Medical device for stroke and rehab patients to increase ambulation.


  • Anne Arundel Medical Center

  • Anne Arundel Medical Center Wound Care Center


  • American Podiatric Medical Assoc.

  • Associate, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery