In 1982, Dr. Harry Cotler graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a Bachelor’s in Science. He then obtained his license to practice medicine at The New York College of Podiatric Medicine in 1986. The following year, Dr. Cotler did an intensive preceptorship program that was both hospital and office based. As a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, he went on to open his first practice in downtown Miami.
While in Florida, Dr. Cotler served as an adjunct faculty member to the Barry University School of Podiatry. Through Mt. Sinai Medical Center, the students would rotate within the clinic gaining experience while in their 3rd year rotations with Dr. Cotler as their clinical instructor. Also, while in Florida, he was on the medical and surgical staff for several local hospitals.
Soon after Hurricane Andrew, Dr. Cotler and his family moved to Soldotna, Alaska. He was in private practice in Alaska until November 2017. While there, he also provided podiatry care in Homer, Kodiak, Seward, and Valdez. Having been in Alaska for 25 years, Dr. Cotler and his family decided to relocate to Maryland to be closer to family.
In addition to Dr. Harry Cotler's teaching appointment at the podiatry school in Florida, he was also a member of both the American Podiatric Medical Association and the Broward County Podiatric Medical Association. In 1993, he became a Board-Certified Diplomat of the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine, now called the American Board of Podiatric Medicine (ABPM). This led to him becoming a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine. While in Alaska he also continued his membership with both the state and national Podiatric Medical Associations, having had hospital and surgical privileges at Central Peninsula General Hospital, Kodiak Providence and Seward Providence.
With all of Dr. Cotler’s knowledge and experience he has been able to help countless individuals. His teaching experience has allowed him to communicate certain problems and solutions on a basic level for patients to feel comfortable. His experience on several organizations’ boards has earned him the respect of the podiatric community and has made him a highly-experienced doctor.
Annually, Dr. Cotler attends podiatric medical conferences to keep up with the current trends and changes in podiatric healthcare, and also attending multiple online based webinars.
Get the help you need from a trusted professional by giving Dr. Cotler a call today. Now seeing patients in both Columbia and Kensington, Maryland.
Dr. Sagar Shah began his education at the University of Florida, earning a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Cell Science. He received his doctorate in Podiatric Medicine from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia. From there, he went on to complete his residency at Larkin Community Hospital in South Miami, Florida, where he also served as Chief Resident.
Dr. Shah has also participated in numerous volunteer activities including the Yucatan Crippled Children’s Project in Yucatan, Mexico, where he provided corrective surgery to children with lower extremity deformities.
Dr. Shah provides complete podiatric care for all ages, with special interest in reconstructive forefoot and rearfoot surgery, sports medicine, wound care and diabetic foot care.
In his free time, Dr. Shah enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching sports and movies, and having an overall active lifestyle.Dr. Haseeb Ahmad is originally from the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Widener University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and then attended Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, earning his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Ahmad went on to complete a three year surgical residency at the Department of Veterans Affairs – New Jersey Healthcare System in East Orange, New Jersey, serving as chief resident in his final year. Dr. Ahmad has been trained in all aspects of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. He has a special interest in sports medicine, orthopedics, and trauma, though he is skilled to treat all foot and ankle conditions. When not working in the office, Dr. Ahmad enjoys playing and watching sports. He also enjoys playing with his dog, spending time with family and friends, cooking, and traveling. American Podiatric Medical Association, North Carolina Foot & Ankle Society, USA Triathlon and is active staff at Duke Raleigh Hospital, Rex Hospital, and Blue Ridge Surgery Center. In his spare time, Dr. Boehm trains and competes in triathlons. He is also actively involved in the community with the Alliance Medical Ministry, Open Door Clinic, and Duke Raleigh Diabetes Center. Dr. Pica is triple Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine, the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, and a Certified Wound Specialist by the American Board of Wound Management. He focuses on comprehensive management of foot and ankle conditions, but also holds research and surgical experience. His surgical experience includes a variety of pathology such as foot and ankle trauma, arthritis, deformity, and diabetic limb salvage. Dr. Pica has clinical research experience in the management of critical limb ischemia. Dr. Pica believes that patients deserve to have information necessary to make good choices about their foot and ankle care. His goal is to educate each patient and provide the highest quality of care in each individual's treatment program.