Meet the Global Elite Management Team

Foot and Ankle Surgeon


Dr. Aprajita Nakra, DPM, FACFASFoot and Ankle Surgeon

Dr. Aprajita Nakra is board certified in reconstructive ankle and foot surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. She is also a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. She successfully finished a surgical residency program at Emory Hospital in Atlanta and began practicing podiatric medicine and surgery in Arizona in 2000. In 2004, Dr. Nakra founded Advanced Ankle and Foot specializing in reconstructive foot & ankle medicine and surgery located in Gilbert, AZ. Besides private practice, Dr. Nakra has authored chapters in ankle and foot surgery text books and in medical journals.

She has also been listed in Phoenix’s Best Docs List and was named as an editor of “McGlamry’s Comprehensive Textbook of Foot and Ankle Surgery, 4th edition.” Most recently, Dr. Nakra was selected as the newest Residency Director of St. Johns Episcopal Hospital New York – AZ Division. Always an innovator and trailblazer in medicine, Dr. Nakra just participated in the first Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything), assisting fellow “redditors” with general questions about medicine and her accomplishments in foot and ankle medicine.

Gallbladders and Hernia, General Surgeon


Susan Cortesi, MD, FACSGallbladders and Hernia, General Surgeon

Dr. Cortesi is an Arizona native, born and raised in Wickenburg. After graduating Cum Laude from Arizona State University undergraduate program she studied at the University of Arizona, College of Medicine. Practicing in the Southeast Valley for more than 20 years her areas of expertise are laparoscopy and hernia repairs. Over the years integrative approaches have become an increasingly important part of the practice.