Dr. Hariklia Bezhani, DPM
Dr. Bezhani attended Hunter College City University of New York, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology while simultaneously completing her pre-medical courses. While at Hunter College, she played volleyball and ran cross-country and was a recipient of the prestigious Peter F. Vallone Scholarship.
After graduating from Hunter College, she took a year off and worked at the renowned Hospital for Special Surgery for two prominent orthopedic surgeons on the Limb Lengthening and Complex Reconstruction Service. She helped conduct research, recruit eligible research subjects and stratify data. It was her exposure to lower extremity surgery that sparked her interest in podiatry. She continued her education and earned her degree in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM). Her clinical and academic achievement earned her the NYCPM Scholarship, as well as membership in the Gamma Chapter of Pi Delta National Honor Society.
Dr. Bezhani completed a three-year surgical residency at Lenox Hill Hospital, Northwell Health, New York, where she was trained in the operative and nonoperative treatment of foot and ankle disorders. She was appointed Chief Resident during her final year. When she finished her training, Dr. Bezhani joined Foot and Ankle Surgeons of New York as an associate Podiatric Surgeon for a year. Dr. Bezhani moved to Jacksonville, her husband’s hometown, with her family and is thrilled to join Total Foot Care and Wellness Center.
Dr. Bezhani is a compassionate physician whose goal is to alleviate patient’s pain and return them to the activities they enjoy. Dr. Bezhani is a published scholar, having authored peer-reviewed articles for top medical journals. She is a proud member of notable organizations such as the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), and Florida Podiatric Medical Association (FPMA). Dr. Bezhani is fluent in both English and Greek, making her approachable to patients from diverse backgrounds. In her free time, she enjoys painting, traveling and spending time with family.