2021 Conference Chairs
Gabriel J Halperin, DPM, FACFAS, FAENSPresident and Medical Director
California Wound Healing Medical Group
Los Angeles, CA
Gabriel J Halperin, DPM, FACFAS, FAENS, is the president and medical director of California Wound Healing Medical Group located in Los Angeles, California. Dr Halperin graduated from the California College of Podiatric Medicine and went on to do his residency at Western Medical Center. He is the past president of the Los Angeles County Podiatric Medical Association and was a board member of the California Podiatric Medical Association. He is presently a member of the Carrier Advisory Committee of Noridian Medicare, and on the Medicare Committee of CPM.
Robert K Lee, DPMChief of Podiatry
Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center
Santa Monica, California
Robert K Lee, DPM is a board-certified podiatric surgeon who offers comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for ailments affecting the foot and ankle. He has performed over a thousand surgical foot and ankle procedures, including common foot conditions such as bunions, neuromas, and hammertoes, as well as specializing in diabetic limb salvage, Charcot foot reconstruction, tendon repairs, foot and ankle arthritis, and ankle arthroscopy. He is also the current Chief of Podiatric Surgery at the Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center. Dr Lee graduated with honors from California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco. He continued his training at a three-year surgical residency in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery at the INOVA Fairfax Hospital in Northern Virginia before completing his training with a Lower Extremity Diabetic Limb Salvage Fellowship at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington DC. Dr Lee is currently Assistant Clinical Faculty within the David Geffen-UCLA School of Medicine and has been involved with the training of residents and fellows at UCLA Medical Center. He has also lectured for various conferences and seminars on multiple topics. In addition to being a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, Dr Lee has also attained the highest level of board certification offered by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. This certification in Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery has been awarded to less than five percent of podiatrists nationally.
Harold Schoenhaus, DPM, FACFASSurgical Editor for PRESENT e-Learning
Penn-Presbyterian Medical Center
Harold Schoenhaus, DPM, FACFAS is a board-certified foot, rearfoot, and reconstructive ankle surgeon by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He is a past president and current fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He holds staff appointments and operating privileges at the University of Pennsylvania Presbyterian Hospital and Chestnut Hill hospital. Dr Schoenhaus' research and clinical interests are in biomechanics, pathomechanics and reconstructive surgery, including joint replacement surgery and pediatric podiatric surgery. Moreover, Dr Schoenhaus is the surgical editor for PRESENT e-Learning Systems, an online medical education and networking resource dedicated to improving the knowledge and skills of healthcare professionals throughout the world. He is a nationally recognized lecturer and pioneer in the field of lower extremity pathomechanics and reconstructive surgery. Dr Schoenhaus has authored several landmark articles in peer-reviewed journals and books. In 2015 Dr Schoenhaus was the recipient of the Gallery of Success Award from the Temple University.
Amar Amin, MDVascular and Interventional Radiology
Vascular Interventional Partners, Inc.
West Covina, CA
Amar Amin, MD received his undergraduate degrees from UC Berkeley, BS Business Administration and BA Molecular Cell Biology. Dr Amin went to medical school at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine. He did his radiology residency at Maricopa Integrated Health, mini fellowship in Interventional Radiology and Musculoskeletal Imaging and a fellowship in interventional radiology at the University of California, Irvine. His academic interests are: Peripheral Arterial Disease/Critical Limb Ischemia/Limb Salvage, Interventional Oncology, Uterine Artery Embolization, Venous Disease Dr Amin has extensive experience with the treatment of hemodialysis circuit management, peripheral arterial disease, treatment of portal hypertension/TIPS/BRTO, and interventional oncology/embolization.
Dylan M Bach, MD, MBAFounder and President
Clinical Pathology Director
Santa Ana, CA
Dylan Bach, MD, MBA is a board-certified Clinical Pathologist and has extensive experience in the clinical laboratory. He received his Medical Doctorate at University of California San Diego and completed his residency in clinical and anatomical pathology at University of California Irvine. He went on to complete his clinical fellowship at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. He was the Medical Director of Clinical Chemistry, Pathology Informatics and Toxicology at the University of California Irvine Medical Center. Dr Bach is the current clinical pathology director at Bach Diagnostics. He is well known for his work in clinical pathology and received the Warren L. Bostick Award for Excellence and the John Budd Golden Scope Award.
Jaminelli Banks, DPMFaculty, Podiatric Residency Program, Director of Research
White Memorial Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA
Jaminelli Banks, DPM is faculty at White Memorial Medical Center. In 2004, she received a summa cum laude BS biology and Chemistry degree from the University of New Mexico. From 2005-2007, she then spent two years at the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health completing her post graduate medical education and research studying signaling pathways in lung cancer. Dr Banks received her medical degree from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in 2011 and completed a dual surgical residency program and limb salvage research fellowship at Carl T Hayden VA Medical Center in 2019. Later, Dr Banks completed a second fellowship in Diabetic Limb Salvage Surgical Fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Hospital in Dallas Texas where she performed limb salvage and advanced surgical reconstruction on over 1,000 patients in one year. In 2020, Dr Banks joined White Memorial Medical Center (WMMC) and serves as faculty to foot and ankle surgical residents. While at WMMC, she has been instrumental in the development of a research and clinical residency program for diabetic limb salvage, sports injuries, arthroscopy, and traumatic and post-traumatic conditions of the foot and ankle. Dr Banks has made significant contributions to scientific literature in the fields of diabetic foot management and reconstruction.
Christopher L Barrett, DPM, CWSProgram Director
Centers for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine
Crozer Keystone Health System
Christopher Barrett, DPM, CWS is the Program Director of the Centers for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine for the Crozer Keystone Health System in suburban Philadelphia. He is a podiatric surgeon with 17 years of experience developing and managing centers of excellence for amputation prevention, wound management, and hyperbaric medicine. He is an invited speaker and presenter at national and international wound care conferences; sharing insight and experiences using established and emerging wound care therapies to improve outcomes.
Alan Bass, DPM, FACPM, CPCFounder and Medical Director
Central Jersey Foot & Ankle Care
PARE Coding and Compliance
Alan Bass, DPM, FACPM, CPC, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management and has been in private practice in Manalapan, New Jersey for over 25 years. Dr Bass is board-certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. Over his entire career, Dr Bass has been involved with business and practice management, having previously served as Medical Director and Senior Consultant for NEMO Health. Realizing the needs of podiatrists nationwide Dr Bass left NEMO Health at the end 2018 and in January 2019, he began his own consulting firm JARALL Medical Management Consulting, providing practice management services practice valuations, reputation management services and much more. In January 2020, Dr Bass, along with Dr Paul Kesselman formed PARE Coding and Compliance Consulting, a firm dedicated to assisting doctors with coding, auditing, and compliance issues. Dr Bass is also a past-president of the New Jersey Podiatric Medical Society. He also is active with the American Podiatric Medical Association, currently serving on the Communication committee and having served on the Resolutions committee.
Nicholas J Bevilacqua, DPM, FACFASNorth Jersey Orthopaedic Specialists
Nicholas J Bevilacqua, DPM, DFACFAS is a board certified, fellowship-trained, foot and ankle surgeon. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Binghamton University and then graduated Magna Cum Laude from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He then completed his internship and surgical residency in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery at St Vincent’s Catholic Medical Centers in New York. Subsequently, he went on to complete an additional year of fellowship training in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery and limb salvage at Rosalind Franklin University in North Chicago, Illinois. Dr Bevilacqua also completed a fellowship at the Russian Ilizarov Scientific Centre for Restorative Traumatology and Orthopaedics in Kurgan, Russia. Dr Bevilacqua is board certified in both Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He is trained and certified in Total Ankle Replacement surgery and is one of a few surgeons in Bergen County actively performing the surgery. He was selected as Bergen County's Top Doctors for 2019 by Bergen Magazine. He has written extensively about foot and ankle surgery and has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals. He has also written many book chapters on the subject. Dr Bevilacqua continues to lecture at the state and national levels. Dr Bevilacqua is a member of the Surgical Skills Committee for ACFAS. He is also a member of the Medical Education Committee for Holy Name Hospital and Medical Center.
Christopher K Bromley, DPM, FACFASDelray Beach, Florida
Christopher Bromley, DPM currently practices foot and ankle surgery in DelRay Beach, Florida. Dr Bromley's specialty within the group is Surgery, Sports Medicine and Homeopathy. Dr Bromley has been passionate about nutrition and complementary medicine since entering private practice. He completed his surgical residency in 1992 in Baltimore, MD. His training included such prestigious hospitals as the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins. An international and national lecturer of foot and ankle surgery, wound care and regenerative medicine. When not in the office and on the podium, Dr Bromley is an on-track performance driving instructor and motorcycle track day instructor. Dr Bromley is very proud of his three children Sarah, Kent, and Alexander.
Lawrence A DiDomenico, DPM, FACFASDirector of Residency Training, East Liverpool City Hospital
Director, Reconstructive Rearfoot & Ankle Surgical Fellowship
NOMS Ankle and Foot Care Centers
Lawrence A Didomenico, DPM is a Podiatry Specialist in Youngstown, Ohio. He graduated with honors from Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in 1987. Having more than 30 years of diverse experiences, especially in Podiatry, Dr Lawrence A Didomenico affiliates with many hospitals including St Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, Northside Medical Center, St Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, and cooperates with other doctors and specialists in the medical group NOMS Ankle and Foot Care Centers.
Michael Friedman, MS, C PedOwner and President
Michael Friedman, MS, C Ped, is the owner of Redi-Thotics since 2008. Prior to owning Redi-Thotics, Michael was the owner of Just Sneakers from 1998-2008. Michael received his MS from the University of Miami in 1992, and his C Ped certification in 2002.
Robert Frykberg, DPM, MPHMedical Director, DM Prevent Clinics Dubai
Robert G Frykberg, DPM, MPH is a graduate of the California College of Podiatric Medicine in 1976. Dr Frykberg went on to complete his residency training at the New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston. He served as the President of the Massachusetts Podiatric Medical Society and a Member of the Board of Registration in Podiatry. From 1992 to 1994, he attended the Harvard School of Public Health and graduated with a Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in quantitative methods. After 21 years of private practice, Dr Frykberg accepted the position as Clinical Dean of the Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery prior to moving to Phoenix. After 15 years of dedicated service to our Veterans, Dr Frykberg has decided to retire from his role as Chief of Podiatry at the Phoenix VA Medical Center and as Director of the Phoenix VA Medical Center Podiatric Residency Program. He continues to hold the academic rank of Professor, University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix and Adjunct Professor, Midwestern University Program in Podiatric Medicine. His research and writing interests have included all facets of lower extremity disorders, but are specifically focused on diabetic foot ulcers, infections, Charcot foot, and wound care. The author of nearly 100 peer-reviewed publications, he has also been the Editor of two textbooks: The High Risk Foot in Diabetes Mellitus (1991) and the Diabetic Charcot Foot (2010). His expertise in the Diabetic Foot translated into hundreds of speaking invitations nationally and internationally with numerous lecture engagements in China, India, Russia, South America, the UK, Vietnam, Japan, Indonesia, Italy, and across Europe.
Matthew G Garoufalis, DPM, FASPS, FACPM, CWS, FFPM, RCPS Glasg, FRSMProfessional Foot Care Specialists, PC
Matthew G Garoufalis, DPM, FASPS, FACPM, CWS, FFPM RCPS (Glasg), FRSM, graduated from Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio with degrees in Biology and Economics and went on to graduate from the Dr Wm M Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr Garoufalis is a past president of the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association, a Past President of the American Podiatric Medical Association, and is the Immediate Past President of the International Federation of Podiatrists. Dr Garoufalis is Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and American Board of Podiatric Medicine with Added Qualification in Wound Care and Limb Preservation. He is a Founding Fellow of American Society of Podiatric Surgeons and a Fellow of American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine. He is also a Certified Wound Specialist by the American Board of Wound Management. Dr Garoufalis is a Fellow of the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. He is a noted authored of many articles and, as an invited speaker, has accepted speaking engagements for educational lectures, seminars, and workshops, both nationally and internationally, on a variety of topics pertinent to wound care, podiatric medicine and surgery, and practice management. He is considered a Key Opinion Leader in many areas.
Michael Griffiths, DProf, DMSCEO and Medical Director
Advanced Oxygen Therapy Inc.
Michael Griffiths DProf, DMS, CRT, FRSM is both a clinician and seasoned medical device expert with over 30 years of global experience in the Critical Care, Respiratory Care and Wound Care fields. He received his doctorate from Middlesex University in London, United Kingdom, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine. Dr Griffiths heads a leading wound care company with a unique cyclical-pressure Topical Wound Oxygen (TWO2) therapy.
Daniel Hall, IV, DPMCo-Founder and Owner
Louisiana Foot and Ankle Specialists, LLC
Lake Charles, LA
Chief of Surgery/Department Chairman of Lake Charles Memorial Hospital
Chief of Podiatric Surgery and Wound Healing Moss Memorial Clinics and Hospital
Adjunct Faculty Louisiana State University Family Medicine Residency Program
Daniel T Hall, IV, was raised in Newburgh, Indiana, a small town in rural Southern Indiana where compassion and care for one's community were ingrained in his beliefs from a young age. He excelled in the classroom graduating from Castle High School with honors. He shined on the soccer field but chose to pursue a career in medicine. Dr Hall attended Indiana University on a pre-medical scholarship and graduated with distinction earning a bachelors degree in chemistry. Following completion of his undergraduate work, he secured a merit scholarship to attend the William M Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University where he earned his doctorate and graduated in the top 20% of his class. He completed his residency training at the nationally recognized South Miami Hospital of Baptist Health in Miami, Florida where he served as chief resident and performed over 2,000 procedures. Dr Hall is trained in numerous surgical techniques with an emphasis on reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, including diabetic limb salvage with internal/external fixation and cosmetic foot surgery. Additionally, he learned various skin closure and skin grafting techniques to minimize scar visibility and accelerate wound healing under the direction of renowned plastic surgeons at South Miami Hospital. Dr Hall has developed a keen interest in diabetic foot care and limb salvage, and he has co-authored multiple publications in Podiatry Today and Podiatry Management on reconstructive foot and ankle surgery techniques and post-operative care in the diabetic population. He also served as a volunteer participant in the Yucatan Crippled Children's Project (YCCP) co-sponsored by Barry University and the International Foot and Ankle Foundation in Merida, Mexico during which he earned valuable experience in pediatric foot and ankle deformity treatment and surgical correction. Dr Hall also served as a surgical clinical course leader for the Miami-Dade College Physician Assistant program, discussing common foot and ankle injuries and participating in multiple suture workshops. After the completion of his residency training, Dr. Hall co-founded Louisiana Foot and Ankle Specialists in Lake Charles, Louisiana with his wife, Dr Mallory Przybylski. He is Board Qualified in foot and reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He is an active member of multiple podiatric societies and is dedicated to continuing education and keeping up with the most innovative treatments available. In his free time, he enjoys outdoor activities, traveling, cooking, sporting events and spending time with his family, friends and four rescue dogs. He is proud to be a part of the Lake Charles community and is a compassionate, kind physician who is fully invested in providing the highest quality of patient care.
Jon Hultman, DPM, MBAExecutive Director
California Podiatric Medical Association
Medical Business Advisors
Los Angeles, CA
Jon Hultman, DPM, MBA, CVA received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from the California College of Podiatric Medicine. He went on to receive his MBA from the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management. Dr Hultman is a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts. He is the author of two books - "Reengineering the Medical Practice" (1994) and "The Medical Practitioner's Survival Handbook (2012). He is the former CEO, Integrated Physician Systems (IPS). Dr Hultman is currently the Executive Director of the California Podiatric Medical Association and a Healthcare Consultant for Medical Business Advisors.
Marlena Jbara, MDCo-Founder
Bone and Joint Radiologist
Simon Med Imaging
Mother, Physician, Artist, and Physician Life Coach, Marlena Jbara MD is a lifelong learner and remains a student at heart. After graduating summa cum laude from Brooklyn College & SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn’s BA-MD Program, she received expert level fellowship training in Musculoskeletal Radiology under Javier Beltran MD, one of the Worlds’ Leading Biomechanical Experts. Certified by the American Board of Radiology in 2001, Marlena Jbara, MD is currently an expert Bone and Joint Radiologist with Simon Med Imaging. She serves as faculty in an International MSK Fellowship with special interest in coaching expert level radiologists in foot and ankle imaging. She is a leader in podiatric radiology, developing curricula for academic programs with a broad experience from delivering grand rounds to publishing articles and book chapters on the shoulder, knee, and ankle . In addition to her active Radiologist practice, her productive career currently includes educating and coaching healers while providing resources to Help Heal our Healers within the Current Crisis of Physician Burnout. With her Cofounding of GrooveMDs.com, her team is active in raising awareness to empower physicians. Additionally, she is currently serving on the American College of Radiology Arts Task Force dedicated to physician wellness, highlighting Art as a source of our Physician Wellness. In all of her endeavors, Dr Jbara is an innovator in designing and implementing educational programs dedicated to our Healers.
Alton R Johnson, Jr, DPM, FACPM, FASPS, CWSPClinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
University of Michigan Medical School
Attending Physician, Family Medicine Residency Program
Michigan Medical-University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Alton R. Johnson Jr, DPM, FACPM, FASPS, CWSP is currently the Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Univeristy of Michigan Medical School. He is also the Director of Social Media Communications and Attending Physician, Podiatric Limb Preservation, Wound Care and Diabetes Related Lower Extremity Communications Fellowship. Dr Alton is an Attending Physician, Family Medicine Residency Program, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology, and Diabetes-Podiatry (MEND) at Michigan Medicine-University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. Dr Johnson received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Barry University. In 2012, he attended the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. While at KSUCPM, he was a recipient of the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, KSUCPM MINT Scholarship, APMA National Scholarship, and North Central Academy of Podiatric Medicine Scholarship. Dr Johnson also served as the face of KSUCPM serving as a Student Ambassador, Academic Council Student Representative and serving as the White Coat Ceremony's Gonfalon Carrier. In addition, as a podiatric medical student, Dr Johnson published several research posters focused on geriatric fall secondary to foot deformities. After graduating from podiatric medical school in 2016, Dr Johnson went on to complete a three-year Podiatric Medicine Surgery Residency (PMSR+RRA) at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center in Aventura, FL. While at AHMC, Dr Johnson served as chief resident in his third year. Dr Johnson was part of AHMC's back-to-back to back ResEdSummit Midwest Residency Rumble 1st Place championship teams (2016, 2017, 2018). Dr Johnson has also managed to present multiple research projects at The Future of Regenerative Medicine Congress, ResEd Summit Midwest Conferences, and Symposium of Advanced Wound Care. During his third year of residency, Dr Johnson was able to publish a peer-reviewed journal article on regenerative medicine. His research emphasis has been focused on regenerative medicine, diabetic limb salvage techniques, and rare dermatological and bone pathologies.
Franklin Kase, DPMBurbank Podiatry Associates Group
Frank Kase, DPM, FACFAS earned his DPM from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in 1976 and completed a surgical/medical residency program at the Community Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona in 1977. He has been active and influential in the California Podiatric Medical Association, serving as its President from 2003-2004. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and the American Board of Podiatric Medicine, a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, the American Professional Wound Care Association and the American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine. He received the President's Award, American Podiatric Medical Association in 2018 and is the youngest recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award California Podiatric Medical Association, which he was awarded in 2015.
Ara Kelekian, DPMChief of Podiatry
Providence St Joseph Medical Center
Los Angeles County Podiatric Medical Association
Ara Kelekian, DPM specializes in podiatric medicine and podiatric surgery. His clinical areas of expertise include diabetic wound care, foot and ankle surgery, biomechanical evaluation, and sports medicine. Dr Kelekian is certified in cutting edge surgical techniques, such as ankle arthroscopy and other endoscopic foot and ankle procedures. Dr Kelekian received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychobiology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He then attended the California College of Podiatric Medicine and earned a degree of Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. He completed his primary podiatric medical residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in New York, and then spent two years completing his podiatric surgical residency closer to home at Monterey Park Hospital in California. Dr Kelekian is board certified in foot surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. He is affiliated with several organizations including the American Podiatric Medical Association, the California Podiatric Medical Association, and Los Angeles County Podiatric Medical Society. He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
Paul Kesselman, DPM, DABFASCEO
PARE Coding & Compliance Services
Paul Kesselman, DPM, DABFAS has been in private practice for over 35 years in NYC and LI. He has been consulting for medical manufacturers and for a myriad of medical specialties in the areas of DME and wound care regulations for over 20 years. He is the leader for the APMA DME Workgroup, meets regularly with Medicare officials, and has formed liaisons with other orthotic professionals and lectured nationwide. His monthly column appearing in Podiatry Management is primarily dedicated to coding and compliance issues and has been a contributing author to Practical Endocrinology and other medical publications and is an expert panelist to Codingline.com.
Harris Klear, DPMBurlington County Podiatry Associates
Harris L Klear, DPM has been engaged in the practice of podiatry since 1973. His specialties include foot orthopedics, reconstructive surgery, foot and ankle problems, and sports related medicine. Dr Klear hails from the Philadelphia region where he attended the esteemed Central High School and Temple University. Dr Klear received his D.P.M. degree from the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine now Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. Following graduation, Dr Klear served as a surgical resident at Parkview Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr Klear has served the Burlington County, New Jersey area throughout his career. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He is active in the residency training program and serves on the Residency Selection Committee of Cooper Hospital which is charged with the responsibility of choosing new residents. While engaged in private practice, Dr Klear has maintained his ties to the national podiatry profession as a Diplomate of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. In addition, Dr Klear has been a Board-Certified podiatrist for over 33 years. He is also actively involved with the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine's Alumni Committee as a Board member.
Jeffrey D Lehrman, DPM, FASPS, MAPWCA, CPC, CPMAA Step Ahead Foot & Ankle Center
Fort Collins, CO
Jeffrey D Lehrman, DPM, FASPS, MAPWCA, CPC, CPMA, recently named one of America's Most Influential Podiatrists, is in private practice Fort Collins, CO. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Fellow of the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons, and is recognized as a Master by the American Professional Wound Care Association. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management and an Expert Panelist on Codingline. In his role as a Consultant to the APMA Health Policy and Practice Department, Dr Lehrman serves as an advisor to the APMA Coding Committee and the APMA MACRA Task Force. Dr Lehrman sits on the board of directors of both the American Professional Wound Care Association and the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons. He is an adjunct clinical professor at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. Dr Lehrman is also on the editorial advisory board of the journal WOUNDS and is a consulting editor for Podiatry Management magazine.
Jonathan Moore, DPM, MS, MACumberland Foot & Ankle Centers of Kentucky
Jonathan Moore, DPM, MS, MA received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in 1999. He subsequently completed a three-year podiatric medical/surgical residency including a Diabetic Foot Fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center. As a result of his hard work, Dr Moore became the first foot and ankle surgeon to be appointed staff privileges at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. Dr Moore is widely published on numerous foot and ankle-related topics and serves on multiple professional boards. He was also named as one of Podiatry Management's most influential podiatric physicians in America.
Donald Pelto, DPMCentral Massachusetts Podiatry
Donald Pelto, DPM, has been a podiatrist for more than 10 years with Central Massachusetts Podiatry in Worcester. He is passionate about practice management and enjoys learning and teaching new tips and techniques to make a better patient experience. Dr Pelto is happy to talk with others who may be interested in learning more sharing innovative ideas. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Douglas H Richie, Jr, DPMClinical Associate Professor, Department of Biomechanics
California School of Podiatric Medicine
Clinical Associate Professor of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Western University of Health Sciences
Past President, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine
Douglas Richie, Jr, DPM, received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Zoology from California State University, Long Beach in 1976. He received his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in 1980 and completed a post-graduate residency program in foot and ankle surgery at Western Medical Center in California in 1981. Dr Richie is certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. Currently, Dr Richie has faculty appointments at the California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University as well as the School of Podiatric Medicine at Western University. He is the past Chairman of the Podiatric Medical Education Committee at the California School of Podiatric Medicine. Dr Richie has authored over 50 original articles published in respected medical journals and medical trade magazines. He has been an invited speaker at over 100 medical symposiums throughout the United States as well as the United Kingdom, Canada, Spain, Italy, and Australia. Dr Richie's past accomplishments include serving as a Board member and Past President of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine for 7 years and serving as Section Editor (Sports Medicine) for the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery for 10 years.
Jarrod Shapiro, DPM, FACFAS, FACPM, FFPM, RCPS GlasgAssociate Professor, College of Podiatric Medicine
Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA
Associate Editor PRESENT Podiatry Online
Jarrod Shapiro, DPM, FACFAS, FACPM, FFPM RCPS (Glasg) is a Board-Certified podiatric foot and ankle physician and surgeon who has been in practice for over 10 years. He is also a fellow with the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and Diplomat of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Dr Shapiro has worked for Western University for the past 8 years. Prior to that he was in private practice in various aspects of patient care, including multi-specialty hospital-based practice, several wound care clinics, and individual proprietor private practice. Dr Shapiro's training includes a 3-year foot and ankle residency at Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills, Michigan after graduating from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco, CA in 2003. After completing his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree at the California College of Podiatric Medicine, he did his 3-year postgraduate training at Botsford General Hospital in Farmington Hills, Michigan from 2003 - 2006. He is also the Editor of PRESENT's Practice Perfect.
James Stiehl, MD, MBAFounder
Stiehl Tech LLC
After 36 years, Jim retired from an active orthopaedic surgery practice to focus on building a medical device company. While in practice, Jim specialized in total joint replacement and traumatology. He was an academic orthopedist for several years, publishing 100 peer reviewed manuscripts, 4 textbooks and 35 textbook chapters. For the past 10 years, Jim participated in several medical startups, including Traumis, LLC, Blue Ortho SAS, Surgivisio SAS, and Explorer Surgical, Inc, as an early investor and consultant. Jim's most recent efforts have exploited work regarding surgical suction/irrigation systems, of which several concepts have been patented. Jim holds an MD with Honors from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and received the Gold Cord with his MBA from the University of Illinois College of Business.
Michael J Trepal, DPMVice President for Academic Affairs
Dean and Professor
Department of Surgery
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
New York, NY
Michael Trepal, DPM is a Professor of Surgery at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine and serves as the Vice President for Academic Affairs. In addition, he is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at New York Medical College and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at SUNY Downstate. Dr Trepal serves as Residency Director for the SUNY Downstate Podiatry Residency. He has published multiple scientific articles and has contributed to many textbooks.
Marie L Williams, DPM, DABPS, DHLDirector, Podiatric Medical Education
Aventura Hospital and Medical Center
Marie Williams, DPM, DABPS, DHL, is board certified in foot and ankle surgery and a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Dr Williams was the first clinical dean at Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine and is currently an Adjunct Professor for the school. Dr Williams has been in private practice since 1984. She is currently the Chairman of the Department of Podiatry at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center. She has been involved in residency training since 1986 and a Program Director in Podiatric Surgery and Medicine since 1988. Dr Williams is a speaker in the field of foot and ankle surgery as well as limb salvage. She has published several articles on the healing of complex wounds and limb salvage, while also authoring a chapter: Bone Infections in "Foot and Ankle Radiology". In August 2014, Dr Williams was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts along with her teammates from Immaculata College. Their team, the Mighty Macs, captured three consecutive Championships. They were considered trailblazers for women sports, and in the 70s they help bring about Title 9 and equality for women in sports. In June 2015 they received the trailblazer award in the women’s basketball hall of fame. Dr Williams was recently requested to be a Keynote Speaker for Immaculata University and received the Doctor of Humane Letters for her humanitarian efforts in May 2018.
Dane K Wukich, MDProfessor and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dane K Wukich, MD, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UT Southwestern, where he holds the Dr Charles F Gregory Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery. He is also the Medical Director of Orthopaedic Surgery at UT Southwestern University Hospitals. Dr Wukich received his undergraduate education from Carnegie-Mellon University and earned his medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his general surgery residency and orthopaedic surgery residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. As an Army Medical Corps officer, Dr Wukich served as chief of orthopaedic surgery in Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield. He achieved the rank of Major with the U.S. Army, receiving several Army Commendation Medals and an Army Achievement Medal. Dr Wukich also received the Southwest Asia Services Medal and the National Defense Service Ribbon. Dr Wukich is a nationally renowned foot and ankle specialist, educator, lecturer, and researcher. He has written more than 100 papers and given invited lectures around the globe. He serves as a peer reviewer for 11 journals and is the author or co-author of several book chapters dealing with foot and ankle problems in athletes and patients with diabetes. His research interest includes the complications of circular external fixation in patients with diabetes, foot and ankle problems in post-transplant patients, and treatment of spastic deformities of the foot and ankle in patients with traumatic brain injury and/or stroke. He remains actively involved in the education of orthopaedic surgery not only around the world but also at UT Southwestern with orthopaedic residents. Dr Wukich is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, the American Orthopaedic Association, and the American Diabetes Association.
David Yeager, DPMMorrison Community Hospital
David A Yeager DPM, FASPS FACFAS currently practices at Morrison Community Hospital in Morrison, Illinois. He is a graduate from Seattle University with a dual degree in General Science and English and graduated from the Honors Program. He is a doctorate graduate of Rosalind Franklin Chicago Medical School at Finch University where he received his Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine. He graduated residency from Cambridge Health Alliance which is affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He is dual Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery in Foot and Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery. He is past Chair of the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons, where he is the current education chair and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He is a past board member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and Past President of the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association. He is a past residency director and actively promotes educating the young physicians of our profession. He has several publications and recently was guest Editor for Foot and Ankle Quarterly and has performed several research projects. He has lectured both nationally and internationally on a wide range of topics from wound care to advanced foot and ankle reconstruction. He has volunteered locally and nationally for several organizations and is honored and privileged to lecture at this year’s PRESENT Meeting.