About the Doctors

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Lawrence Silverberg, DPM

Aditi Shastri, DPM

John Lupoli, DPM

Julia Akkerman, DPM

Ilona Shtarkman, DPM

Dr. Lawrence Silverberg

Education:

Dr. Silverberg graduated from State University of New York at Albany with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology.Then he spent 4 years in Podiatric medical school at the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he obtained the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (D.P.M.) Degree.

Residency Training:

Dr. Silverberg finished 3 years of residency training. The first year was spent in a Primary Podiatric Medicine Residency (PPMR) at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, New York. Additionally, he trained in a two year, Podiatric Surgical Residency (PSR24), at the Allegheny University of Health Sciences, City Avenue and Parkview Hospitals, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This surgical residency is one of most sought after residencies in the country due its extensive surgical diversity and excellence.

Private Practice:

Dr. Silverberg owns and operates three offices all located in Midtown Manhattan with four doctors providing excellent podiatric care to our patients.

Affiliations:

Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY
Gramercy Surgery Center, New York, NY
(formerly) Cabrini Wound Healing Center, New York, NY

Board Certification:

Board Certified Foot Surgeon by The American Board of Podiatric Surgery (ABPS).
ECSWT Certification: Healthtronics Ossitron Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy


Dr. Aditi Shastri

Dr. Shastri takes great pride in providing you with the expert care, diagnosis and treatment of your foot and ankle disorders that you deserve. Her practicing philosophy is defined by providing a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan for every patient. An experienced podiatric doctor and a supportive staff are dedicated to relieving your foot problems. The benefit of this commitment is that many of your foot conditions are treated quickly, comfortably, and effectively.

Education:

  • School – Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Surgical Residency – Cabrini Medical Center, New York, NY

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Beth Israel Medical Center – Petrie Division

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Gujarati

Professional Memberships:

  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • New York State Podiatric Medical Association
  • American Association for Women Podiatrists

Dr. John Lupoli

No matter how big or small your foot problem is, you can feel confident that your health is our number one priority. We are fully equipped to handle all of your foot and ankle problems. Our new, state of the art office takes advantage of the newest diagnostic technologies available.Your treatment options will be fully explained and you will leave understanding your specific problem. Dr. Lupoli provides expert care in a relaxed environment.Take the first step towards a healthy future.

Education:

  • School – Barry University
  • New York Harbor Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Masters in Microbiology and Immunology at New York Medical College

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • Spanish

Dr. Julia Akkerman

Education:

Dr. Akkerman earned her undergraduate degree in biology from Boston University and accomplished her doctoral degree at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine.

Dr. Akkerman then completed her residency in podiatric surgery at the Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center – Petrie Division and her fellowship in wound care at the St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, both in New York.

Board Qualification, Board Certification and professional memberships:

Dr. Akkerman is Board-qualified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgeons and Board-certified in wound care through the Academy of Physicians in Wound Healing. She is a member of the American Board of Podiatric Medicine, the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, and the New York State Podiatric Medical Association. She is also certified in hyperbaric oxygen therapy as well as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) for the professional rescuer.

Private Practice:

Dr. Akkerman is a friendly and engaging podiatrist and a leading podiatric surgeon practicing in Midtown Manhattan. She is extensively trained in all aspects of foot and ankle care, including medical and surgical treatment of foot deformity and pain, bunions, hammertoes, infections, arthritis, diabetic foot conditions, sports injuries, sprains/strains, and fractures. She believes in building strong relationships with her patients and works with them to treat their problem, while also focusing on patient education and attending to individual needs.

Dr. Akkerman is fluent in English and Russian, which allows her to cater to patients from diverse cultural backgrounds. Her consultations are consistently thorough to ensure that she is accurately diagnosing her patients and proposing the best plan of action to manage or treat their complaints.

Affiliations:

Gramercy Surgery Center, New York, NY


Dr. Ilona Shtarkman

Dr. Shtarkman is a caring and knowledgeable physician that has extensive training in all aspects of foot surgery and employs the latest advances in podiatric care. She is often complimented on her friendly and caring bedside manner and excellent communication skills that allow her patients to easily understand their conditions and the treatment plan. She is equally competent in the operating room during foot surgery as she is in the exam room of her office. She is ethical and treats patients as she would treat her own family.

Education:

Dr. Shtarkman obtained her medical degree from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine.

Dr. Shtarkman completed her Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency in a highly regarded three year training program at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City where she was extensively trained in all aspects of medicine and surgery of the foot.

Dr. Shtarkman graduated Cum Laude with an undergraduate degree with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, while minoring in Chemistry from City University Hunter College.

Private Practice:

Dr. Shtarkman treats all conditions affecting the foot and ankle and enthusiastically brings her knowledge and expertise to treating all of her patients. She prides herself on good communication and personal dedication to all of her patients.

Board Certification:

Dr. Shtarkman is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine.

Professional Memberships:

Dr. Shtarkman is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and the New York State Podiatric Medical Association.

Languages Spoken:

Dr. Shtarkman is fluent in English, Russian and Spanish, making her accessible to patients from a variety of cultural backgrounds.

Affiliations:

Gramercy Surgery Center, New York, NY