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Dr. Eliza Fantarella


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About Dr. Eliza Fantarella

Dr. Eliza Fantarella is a highly-trained podiatrist who specializes in non-surgical podiatric diagnosis, treatment and prevention with an emphasis on routine foot care.


She takes pride in providing conservative, empathic care to patients of all ages.


As a busy mother herself, she especially enjoys treating children. She’s been in practice in the Greater New Haven area for almost ten years

Dr. Fantarella was born in Charlotte, North Carolina and grew up in Melbourne Beach, Florida.


She attended Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. Dr. Fantarella was valedictorian of her podiatry class at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida.


She completed her residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital in 2007 and went into private practice.

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Know more about Dr. Eliza Fantarella


  • Barry University School of Graduate Medical Sciences- Miami Shores, Florida

  • Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Program

  • Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine, 09/2003-05/2007, Class Rank, 1/38

  • Colgate University- Hamilton, New York

  • Bachelor of Art Degree in Molecular Biology, 08/1999-05/2003


  • Recipient, Dr. Gary Jolly Outstanding Resident Award, 06/2010

  • Chief Resident, Yale-New Haven Hospital 2009

  • Recipient, Dean’s Award, 05/2007

  • Recipient, President’s Award, 05/2007

  • Recipient, Michael L. Stone DPM Outstanding Professional Conduct Award, ABPS, 05/2007

  • Recipient, Award for Excellence of Podiatric Surgery, ACFAS Division 5, 05/2007

  • Academic President’s List, All Semesters

  • Recipient, Barry University Clinical Scholarship, Fall 2006

  • Recipient, APMA Educational Foundation Scholarship, Fall 2005, 2006

  • Recipient of Podiatric Merit Scholarship, 2003-2007

Post Graduate Course Instruction

  • Connecticut Podiatric Medical Association Annual Scientific Conference-2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

  • ACFAS Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy Surgical Skills Course- Completed 06/2010

  • ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference, 2009, 2010

  • Superbone Conference, Paradise Island, Bahamas- 01/2010

  • UTHSC International External Fixation Symposium, San Antonio, TX-12/2009

  • AO/ ASIF Podiatric Advanced Course, Denver, CO- 05/2009

  • AO/ASIF Podiatric Basic Course, Atlanta, GA-0 2/2009

  • North Carolina Foot and Ankle Society, 2009 Winter Scientific Conference- 01/2009

  • Podiatric Surgical Conference, Hospital Of Saint Raphael’s- 11/2008


  • Yale-New Haven Hospital/ Department of Veteran’s Affairs Connecticut

  • Healthcare System-New Haven, CT

  • Podiatric Surgical Resident, 07/2007-06/2010

Professional Employment

  • Affiliated Foot & Ankle Surgeons- January 28, 2017- current, 508 Blake Street New Haven, CT 06515 (203) 397-0624

  • Complete Foot Care, LLC- Cheshire, CT -Associate Podiatrist, 09/2016- present

  • Yale-New Haven Hospital- New Haven, CT - Podiatrist, 07/2010- present

  • Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists, PC- Hamden, CT - Podiatrist, 10/2010- 12/2014


  • Basic Life Support


  • The Lapidus Procedure, Book Chapter, International Advances in Foot and Ankle Surgery, 27-36, September 2011.

  • Revision Hallux Valgus Surgery, Book Chapter, International Advances in Foot and Ankle Surgery, 71-82, September 2011.

  • Empiric Antibiotics: A Guide to Appropriate Use, Podiatry Today, January 2009

  • A Guide to Current and Emerging Antibiotics for Methacillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Podiatry Today, July 2008

  • Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber Syndrome: A Literature Review, National Foot and Ankle Review, 2005-2006

  • Pathology of Ground Glass Hepatocytes in Hepatitis B, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, 2002

Professional Memberships

  • Member, American Board of Podiatric Medicine

  • Member, American Podiatric Medical Association

  • Member, Connecticut Podiatric Medical Association

Committee Involvement

  • Member, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Practice Management Committee, 2011-2012

  • Memberships: Member, Yale NACT Residency

Board Qualifications

  • Board Certified, American Board of Podiatric Medicine- 10/2014

  • Board Qualified, American Board of Podiatric Surgery Foot Surgery-05/2010

  • Board Qualified, American Board of Podiatric Surgery Reconstructive Rearfoot/ Ankle Surgery- 05/2010

Staff are all very efficient, friendly and kind.The office is well attended but wait times to see a doctor are reasonable particularly in the morning.  Dr. Fantarella is a pleasure to be with and has improved my foot issue considerably. Only down side is the location in Westville - an extremely trafficked area - which can make crossing the street stressful! I would definitely recommend the Affliated Foot and Ankle group.

Roberta Chikla

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