About Dr. Arya
Shylaja Arya, DPM, is a board-certified podiatrist at Arya Foot & Ankle in Phoenix, Arizona. She specializes in sports medicine, pediatric care, skin and nail problems, diabetic care, and geriatric foot care. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Arya also has a special interest in working with children and is a member of the American Board of Foot & Ankle Pediatrics.
Dr. Arya was born and brought up in Cincinnati, Ohio. After practicing in North Texas, she moved to Phoenix for the mountains, sunshine, people, and her family. She graduated Cum Laude with Honors from The Ohio State University and earned her medical degree from Kent State College of Podiatric Medicine. She completed her surgical residency at the Dayton VA Medical Center in Ohio.
She enjoys working with patients of all ages and activity levels. Dr. Arya finds it rewarding to help people meet their goals, whether it’s a beginner starting out on a new athletic journey, a high-level athlete, or a pediatric patient looking to improve performance. Dr. Arya provides in-office surgical procedures, including ingrown toenails, wart treatment, foot and ankle injections, nail and skin biopsies, geriatric care, and much more. She has a special interest in biomechanics/gait, trauma and sports injuries, children’s foot and ankle problems, diabetic health, geriatric care, and general foot care. She was voted Top Doc by Southlake Style in 2019.
As an active person and registered Yoga Instructor (RYT-500); Dr. Arya spends her free time playing tennis, pickleball, running, practicing yoga, cheering at sporting events, hiking, and biking. She understands the emotional effects foot and ankle issues can have on her patients, and she prides herself on partnering with them so they can safely and efficiently resume their routine. With her yoga educator background, she often integrates rehabilitation in her treatments, including balance, strength, and flexibility recommendations for patients of all ages. Dr. Arya also enjoys spending time with her dog Chai.
Dr. Arya loves being part of her community. Currently, she volunteers at St. Vincent de Paul Medical Center, working with a population of Diabetics and patients at high risk for limb or life threatening infections. She also tutors for a non-profit organization devoted to young and older students with Down Syndrome, called Gigi's Playhouse. Dr. Arya is a former coach for Girls on the Run, a nonprofit program that fosters a healthy, active mentality for young females. Dr. Arya also loves to teach. With the work she does teaching students at Creighton University Medical School, she was given the appointment of Assistant Clinical Professor, CS, in the Department of Surgery in the School of Medicine at Creighton University. Dr. Arya looks forward to serving the community and welcomes patients to Arya Foot & Ankle.