The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine

Podiatrist in NYC: Meet Dr. Vera Malezhik, DPM

Posted by on Monday, December 3rd, 2018


The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine was founded by Dr. Josef Geldwert, DPM in 1990. Since then, we’ve built a team of the best podiatrists in NYC and we’re always happy to welcome even more talented professionals to our practice. This year, we’re pleased to welcome a new Doctor of Podiatric Medicine to our practice: Dr. Vera Malezhik.

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Dr. Vera Malezhik is a former collegiate tennis player, fluent English/Russian speaker, and a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine at our NYC practice. [Image Source:]

Dr. Malezhik’s Credentials

Dr. Vera Malezhik comes to highly credentialed with a doctorate degree from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine and a four-year foot and ankle surgical residency at Mount Sinai, where she served as Chief Resident and continues to be an affiliate. She is a member in good standing with the American Podiatric Medical Association, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, and the New York State Podiatric Medical Association.

Dr. Malezhik’s Specialties

Complex trauma, bunions, hammer toes, warts, heel pain, and diabetic foot care are other areas of specialization for Dr. Malezhik. She has extensive training in foot surgery, including complex reconstructive procedures and cosmetic foot surgery, and she is certified in ankle arthroscopy. Within the last few years, she has published academic papers in The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery regarding lateral malleolus fracture stabilization, rare mantle cell lymphoma, and desyndactylization of toes through external fixation.

Dr. Malezhik’s Bedside Manner

Informed patients choose podiatrists based on credentials, experience, and physical location. Yet, they continue to see podiatrists or opt to go elsewhere based on personality and what is commonly referred to as “bedside manner.” One of the unique traits of Dr. Malezhik is that she serves New York’s Russian population with fluency in both English and Russian.

She also wins when it comes to working with athletes as she is a former collegiate tennis player. You can be sure she understands your desire to get back to the court with minimal recovery time and impact on performance.

Don’t just take our word for it. See what some of Dr. Malezhik’s patients are saying about her expert care:

“If I could give Dr. Vera 10000000 stars, I would. By far one of the best doctor’s and experiences I’ve ever had in my life. Extremely knowledgeable, thoroughly explains everything and simply one of the kindest people you’d ever come across in life!” – Charmaine G.

“She’s very considerate and knowledgeable. She gave me many options and made me feel totally comfortable. She followed up the same day with an email.” – Meredith H.

“Dr. Malezhik was punctual… she made me feel very at ease and taken care of.” – Anelise G.

“Dr. Vera is an absolute pleasure. She provided me with a thorough analysis and remedy. Very easy to deal with and discuss all options that are available. I highly recommend.” – Anonymous

“The whole casting for orthotics experience was a lot of fun. Dr. Malezhik is very friendly, warm and professional.” – Irina T.

“Doctor Vera spotted the issue right away. I’ve been seeing the doctors for the last 4 months. She’s been extremely efficient, professional I highly recommend her!!” – NK

Learn More About Our Podiatrists in NYC

With so many foot and ankle specialists in NYC, why not choose the very best for your unique needs? Why not go somewhere you can feel comfortable and cared for by passionate professionals? Learn about our other doctors here:

You can read more reviews from patients here. The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine has offices in Manhattan and White Plains. Contact us to be seen by the top professionals in podiatry and sports medicine.


If you have any foot problems or pain, contact The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports MedicineDr. Josef J. GeldwertDr. Katherine Lai, Dr. Ryan Minara and Dr. Mariola Rivera have helped thousands of people get back on their feet. Unfortunately, we cannot give diagnoses or treatment advice online. Please make an appointment to see us if you live in the NY metropolitan area or seek out a podiatrist in your area.