Podiatry Physicians

Mukesh Bhakta, D.P.M. Gainesville, VA Podiatrist

Mukesh Bhakta, D.P.M.

Gainesville, VA Podiatrist

Prince William Foot & Ankle Center, PC

Dr. Mukesh Bhakta has been in private practice since August 2000. He established his own practice Prince William Foot & Ankle Center, PC in September 2006 and subsequently South Riding Foot & Ankle Center, PC in 2010. Dr. Bhakta grew up in South Texas and did his undergrad at The University of Texas. He received his Doctorates at Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in 1998 and his residency training at The St. Louis VA Hospital, Scott Air Force base and some training at NNMC in Bethesda. He worked in private practice with a larger group (which he trained under) in the suburbs of St. Louis before relocating to this area to be closer to family.

His particular areas of interest include podiatric sports medicine, injuries and pediatrics. Most people are surprised to learn that about 20-25% of his patients are under 18 and 25% of his practice is heel pain. He has been playing sports and working out his entire life(played tennis and basketball in high school) and developed many of the acute injuries that many of us get. He knows how these injuries feel  (e.g. heel pain- even gave himself several cortisone shots) and what is best for recovery. He works closely with The Running Store (no affiliation) for proper shoe fitting and gait analysis and other local vendors. He is on staff at  UVA Haymarket Health Center and does his surgeries at Haymarket Surgery Center.

Dr. Bhakta is married with two children in college. He has coached his son's basketball team and daughter's soccer teams.  His wife is a Family Physician and Obescity Medical Specialist in Ashburn,Va. In recent years, his form of exercise has shifted to hiking and crosstraining and enjoys playing golf. His hobbies include home improvement projects and traveling the world.



  • Board Certified, American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry, Primary Care in Podiatric Medicine.
  • Extracorporeal Shockwave Treatment


Hospital Affiliations


  • Virginia Medical License (Podiatry)

Dr. Anam Ali

Anam Ali, D.P.M

Gainesville, VA Podiatrist

Prince William Foot & Ankle Center, PC

Dr. Anam Ali is a Virginia native and a board certified podiatric surgeon. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and her doctorate degree from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. She went on to complete a three-year foot and ankle surgical residency at the Rubin Institute of Advanced Orthopedics/Veterans Affairs Maryland Health System where she was Chief resident. After her training she has joined Prince William Foot & Ankle Center in Gainesville. Her specialties include foot and ankle reconstruction, diabetic limb salvage, minimally invasive bunion and hammertoe surgery, pediatrics and sports medicine. She is known for her integrity, compassion, thoughtfulness, and comprehensive patient care. In her free time Dr. Ali enjoys traveling, working out, spending time with family, and playing with her cat; Luna.


Dr. Ali is currently seeing patients in the Gainesville office and at the Stone Springs Multi-Use Campus in South Riding. 



  • Foot and ankle reconstruction
  • Minimally invasive bunion and hammertoe surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Diabetic Limb Salvage

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           Office Staff


Office Supervisor:    Brooke Hutchison

Podiatry Assistant:   Jasmine Cherry

Front Desk:              Shabnum Momen

Office Manager:       Genna Bacon