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. Brandy Grahn, D.P.M believes not only in treating patients but developing a relationship in an effort to improve their quality of life by building trust and comfort between patients and their doctor. She focuses on education for her patients in an effort to help treat and restore function and to help prevent recurrence of injuries. Dr. Grahn was born and raised on the eastern shore in the town of Whaleyville, Maryland. She attended Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pennsylvania, receiving a B.S. in Biology. After graduating Penn State, Dr. Grahn attended Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa where she was involved in numerous leadership and teaching assistant positions. Dr. Grahn completed three years of post-graduate surgical residency training at St. Luke’s University Health Network in Allentown, Pennsylvania, serving as the chief resident during her third and final year. Throughout her residency she had received comprehensive surgical training in elective and non-elective forefoot and rearfoot surgery, traumatic and reconstructive surgery, wound care and limb salvage. During residency, Dr. Grahn has presented research at several ACFAS scientific conferences as well as St. Luke’s Research Symposium. In her spare time, Dr. Grahn enjoys being outside, spending time with friends and family and playing volleyball and racquetball. 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. Dr. Reema Dua is a trained specialist in podiatric medicine and surgery. She received her DPM from the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine through a 7-year accelerated program, and then completed a 3-year surgical residency at Staten Island University Hospital in New York. Dr. Dua possesses vast experience in sports medicine, orthopedics, dermatology, diabetic wound care, and geriatric foot care. She offers complete care of the foot and ankle from gait analysis to diabetic foot education. Her medical expertise involves using the most comprehensive evaluation and treatment in a multidisciplinary approach. Dr. Dua also focuses on giving her patients proper knowledge and pain relief, while restoring normal function and healing from injuries and other foot problems. Dr. Dua is passionate about treating athletes with various biomechanical and sports related injuries. She previously worked in an orthopedic and rehabilitation/sports medicine practice, which specialized in pain management and restorative care. Dr. Dua enjoys international travel, yoga, painting, and healthy cooking. The Gettysburg office opened on April 6, 2018. Dr. Gregoy Smith & Dr. Brandy Grahn have been well known podiatrists in Gettysburg, PA since 1984. We are proud to announce that Dr. Brandy Grahn will be joining the practice as of the week of July 23, 2018 and at that time we will begin full time operation with privileges at nearby Wellspan Gettysburg Hospital.
Special Services Offered
- Dr. Smith has a special interest in Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound for the diagnosis of abnormalities of the foot and ankle
- Advanced surgical techniques
- Total foot and ankle care