Jarna Rathod-Bhatt, DPM, partners with her husband, Rahul Bhatt, DPM, to run Apple Podiatry Group in Arlington and Irving, Texas. She specializes in wound care, lower extremity trauma, and elective foot and ankle reconstruction.
A native of Kenya, Dr. Rathod-Bhatt has lived in the United States since she was 10 years old. She is fluent in Swahili, Gujarati, and Hindi, and hopes to return to Kenya one day on a mission trip to provide care for the people there.
Dr. Rathod-Bhatt studied in New York City and received her Bachelor of Science in biology from Saint John’s University in Hillcrest, Queens. She later earned her Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from New York University located in Washington Square Park, Manhattan.
Dr. Rathod-Bhatt completed her residency in podiatry at North Shore-LIJ Hospital in Forest Hills, Queens, New York, and followed it up with fellowship training at Hunt Regional Medical Center in Greenville, Texas. Mentored by Steven Brancheau, DPM, she focused on podiatric surgery and medicine.
Dr. Rathod-Bhatt is recognized by the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons as a qualified forefront and rearfront surgeon. She’s also certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine.
As a podiatrist, Dr. Rathod-Bhatt seeks to provide community-based, inclusive health care. She believes in conservative treatment and patient education. Dr. Rathod-Bhatt chose podiatry because she sees it as the perfect marriage of her lifelong love of art and science. When’s not caring for patients, Dr. Rathod-Bhatt enjoys water sports, traveling, and hiking.
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