Dr. Nikul Panchal

Podiatrist & Foot & Ankle Surgeon located in Hackensack, NJ & Edison, NJ

About Dr. Panchal

“I knew at a very young age that I was going to be a healthcare provider. Growing up amongst medical professionals afforded me the ability to explore the different branches of medicine, and what drew me towards podiatry specifically was the opportunity to apply my hands. I find that podiatry provides a good balance of science and art to truly make difference in people’s lives. The feet are often the most neglected parts of someone’s body, however, when a foot problem arises, it has the potential to completely alter someone’s lifestyle. That’s why I make it a point to get to know my patients well, so I can tailor the best possible treatment for each person’s individual circumstances.  I’ve had a foot fracture myself and can personally relate to how much disruption being non-ambulatory for a few weeks can be. My aim is to get my patients back on their feet as soon as possible so that they can get back to their lives.”


Dr. Panchal was born in Bombay, India and calls Cincinnati, OH his hometown. He received his undergraduate degree at the University of Kentucky and his doctoral degree at Western University in Pomona, CA. Dr. Panchal completed his residency at Hackensack Meridian Health- Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, NJ and went on to train further at Foot And Ankle Physicians of Ohio- Reconstructive Rearfoot And Ankle surgery/Wound care fellowship in Columbus, OH.  


In his free time, Dr. Panchal enjoys playing team sports (is currently part of a cricket team), learning new languages, travelling, and cooking.  He speaks Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, and English fluently, and speaks French and Spanish novicely.