All our professionals at Foot First Podiatry maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in podiatry.

Zahid Ladha, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.

Podiatrist in New Albany, IN

Foot First Podiatry


PHS Saint Michael's Hospital- Cleveland, Ohio    1996-1998
Podiatric surgical Residency 24 Months - Rotations: Emergency Medicine, General Surgery Vascular Surgery, Ortl10pedic Surgery Podiatric Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Internal Medicine, Pain Management, Medical Imaging, Pathology, Anesthesia, Wound Care, Podiatric Clinic & Office. Training Sites: Lake HospitalSystem, University MedNet, Mentor Integrated Medical Campus, Richmond Heights Hospital, Mt Sinai Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, St Micheals Hospital, Deaconess Hospital, Cleveland Foot & Ankle Clinic and Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine.

Ohio College Of Podiatric Medicine - Cleveland, Ohio    1992- 1996
Degree Earned: Doctor of Podiatric Medicine,
Awarded OCPM International Scholarship.

McMaster University - Hamilton, Ontario    1986-1991
Degree Earned: Bachelor of Science,
Thesis: Action of Prokinetic Drugs in Canine Colon.

Professional Experience

Foot First Podiatry - New Albany, Indiana    1998 - Present
Foot & Ankle Specialist.  I am chiefly responsible for performing complete problem oriented histories and physicals, evaluations, diagnosis and treatment of wide variety of foot and ankle pathology by performing medical, conservative as well as simple, complex surgical and reconstructive procedures.

HeartSavers - Cleveland, Ohio    1995 - 1998
AHA CPR Instructor and Trainer.  I was responsible for marketing, instruction, implementation and development of CPR, Basic Rescue and Healthy Heart Living Programs throughout Cleveland OH.

The Toronto General Hospital – Toronto, Ontario    1991 - 1992
Clinical Trials Research Associate.  I was directly responsible for coordinating the daily trail activities and preparing side presentations for PBC and Hepatitis students at the Liver Clinic.

Professional Memberships


  • Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges
  • OPMSA President Award for Leadership and Service
  • Board Qualified - American Board of Podiatric Surgery
  • Board Eligible - American Board of Podiatric Medicine and Orthopedics
  • Ankle Arthroscopy Certification
  • Internal Fixation Certification
  • Laser Certification
  • Indiana Podiatric Medical License
  • Illinois Podiatric Medical License
  • British Columbia Podiatric Medical License
  • PMLEXS, National Board Exams Part 1 & Part 2 successfully completed
  • New Technology in Wound Care: Assessment Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation Instructor
  • Research Projects & Presentations:
    Kinematic Magnetic Resonance Imaging Evaluation of SubTalar Joints
    Retrospective Analysis of Ganglionic Cysts,
    Pull-Out Strength of SubTalar Arthroeresis Devices
    Fixation of Supination External Rotation Ankle Injuries,
    Selected Hallux Abducto-Valgus Osteotomies,
    Multiple Sclerosis and MRSA Infections with Osteomylitis Treatment and Case Presentation,
    CPR for Everyone,
    Prudent Heart Living,
  • Honors Standing: Surgery, Radiology, Externships, Community Medicine and Patient Evaluation
  • ABPS Board Certification 2004

Community Activities

Aga Khan Volunteer Association -Vancouver, Toronto, Hamilton and Cleveland   1981 - Present
Offer volunteer services for blood banks, Partnership Walks, 10K Charity Runs, as well as coordinating 1 presenting seminars and recreational outings. Researched and presented a slide, sound and laser exposition for over 3000 people at the Toronto Metropolitan Convention Center.