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Dr. Fred DeLucia


Dr. De Lucia earned his bachelor’s degree from New York University in Psychology and Pre-Med, and his medical degree in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in New York City.  He is also a proud graduate of Archbishop Molloy High School.

After his undergraduate and graduate education, Dr. De Lucia’s medical education continued with a well-rounded Podiatric Residency consisting of both medical and surgical training at numerous hospitals, such as: North Shore University Hospitals (Forest Hills, Manhasset, & Southside Hospital), Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, South Nassau Communities Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and the New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens.  

His medical and surgical training consists of four years of advanced specialization in the medical and surgical care of conditions affecting the lower leg and foot, with a residency foundation based on an appreciation and applications of general medicine.

Throughout his training as well as currently, he participates in annual seminars, labs, and meetings held nationally in several areas of foot and ankle surgery including external ring fixation, diabetic limb salvage, pediatric foot and ankle surgery, biomechanics, lower extremity trauma, joint replacement surgery, internal fixation, ankle arthroscopy and microsurgery.

He is an associate of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons for reconstructive forefoot, hindfoot & ankle surgery.

He is a proud member of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), and New York State Podiatric Medical Association (NYSPMA).

Dr. DeLucia has served as the New York State chapter president for the APMA Young Physician’s Division, as well as the President of the Queens Division of the New York State Podiatric Medical Association.

Dr. De Lucia is a New York City Police Department Honorary Police Surgeon, as well as a Police Surgeon of the New York State Fraternal Order of Police and the New York State Trooper’s Benevolent Association.

His interests extend to all areas of podiatric care, both medical and surgical for all ages of patients who require comprehensive and specialized care of the foot and ankle. 

Dr. De Lucia is fluent in Italian and conversant in Spanish.

He holds hospital and medical facility appointments at the New York Presbyterian Queens Medical Center, Northwell Health System hospitals such as: North Shore University Hospitals of Forest Hills and Manhasset, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, LIJ Valley Stream Hospital, Southside Hospital in Bayshore, Winthrop University Hospital and Lenox Hill Hospital.

Dr. Joseph Alencherry


Dr. Alencherry graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology and Concentration in Applied Economics & Management.  He earned his medical degree in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in New York City. He continued his education with a four year Residency at the New York Hospital Queens, where he was appointed Chief Resident in his final year.

He has comprehensive training in elective, reconstructive and trauma surgery of the foot and ankle. He also is trained in the most advanced non surgical and minimally invasive treatments of common foot and ankle conditions. He has an interest in treating the pediatric population and has experience treating congenital deformities. He is an Associate of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.In addition, he has completed several AO courses and has received training in external fixation and deformity correction techniques at the Ilizarov Institute in Russia.

He is an active committee member for the New York State Podiatric Medical Association and the NYSPMA Young Physician section. He is a proud member of the American Podiatric Medical Association.

He serves as the Director of Clerkship for the Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency program at New York Presbyterian/Queens. He is actively involved with Residency training and is affiliated with Long Island Jewish Hospital, North Shore University Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital and Winthrop-University Hospital.

Dr. Shweta Raina


Dr. Raina was inspired to become a podiatrist due to a life-long love of both art and science, which she felt was most perfectly combined in the practice of podiatric medicine and surgery.

She was born in Srinagar, India, and her family immigrated to the United States in 1995, settling down in the suburbs of Washington, DC. She grew up in a family of doctors, and volunteered at Virginia and DC-area hospitals for several years before starting her formal medical training.

She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology degree from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA and her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland, OH.

Growing up, Dr. Raina always dreamed of one day becoming a “real” New Yorker, and this dream was realized when she was accepted to a four-year Podiatric Surgery residency at New York Hospital Queens in Flushing, NY. She was trained in comprehensive conservative and surgical management of foot and ankle conditions, took in-house call at a Level-I trauma center, and performed surgery with both podiatrists and foot and ankle orthopedists. Her research interests included investigations into abnormal plantar skin temperatures in neuropathic patients, vascular malformations of the foot, and management of Lisfranc (midfoot) fracture-dislocations.

Dr. Raina has a warm and friendly demeanor. She believes in taking a “whole-body” approach to the podiatric patient – taking into account the complete history and systemic medical conditions as well as the patient’s age and lifestyle before coming up with a treatment plan. She also believes in empowering her patients to be their own advocates — giving a full explanation of the diagnosis and discussing all the options for management before proceeding with treatment.

Dr. Raina is fluent in Spanish and Hindi.

In her free time, Dr. Raina enjoys cooking, swimming in the ocean, and spending time with her family.