2021 Conference Chairs
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.
Christopher K Bromley, DPM, FACFASDelray Beach, Florida
Christopher Bromley, DPM, FACFAS 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.
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.
Alan Block, DPM, MSColumbus Podiatry & Surgery
Alan Block, DPM, MS is a nationally recognized expert and educator in amputation prevention and PAD. He serves as a keynote presenter around the country and his inspirational lectures are unparalleled. Among his many accomplishments, Dr Block currently serves on the Medical Advisory Board, Kent State University; Editor in Chief of the Journal of the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons; and Past President, The Ohio Foot and Ankle Medical Association.
Maryellen Brucato, DPM, FACFASCEO and Owner
Brucato Foot and Ankle Surgery
Maryellen Brucato, DPM, FACFAS, is a board certified foot and ankle reconstructive surgeon now serving the surrounding community of Clifton, NJ. After graduating from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Dr Brucato was trained at one of the top surgical residencies at Morristown Medical Center. She lectures across the country on a variety of different topics and has published numerous research papers in peer-reviewed journals. She treats all disorders of the foot, ankle, and lower leg in patients of all ages! She specializes in diabetic limb salvage (saving feet!), pediatrics, and reconstructive surgery. Even though Dr Brucato is a leader in her field, her best attribute is her warm and caring bedside manner.
Giacomo Clerici, MDDiabetic Foot Surgeon
Member of the Board of the International Diabetic Foot Surgeon Association - ADFS
Amputation Prevention Centre
San Carlo Hospital
Giacomo Clerici MD is a graduate in Medicine and Surgery of the University of Pavia and specialized in Internal Medicine, trained in Diabetic Foot Care. He is a former member of the Italian Diabetes Associations, SID and AMD and The European Diabetic Foot Study Group (DFSG) of EASD. Dr Clerici is a member of the Board of the International Association of Diabetic Foot Surgeon (A-DFS). He is an author of numerous papers and book chapters dedicated to Diabetic Foot Problems. Dr Clerici is also a speaker at many international conferences and courses (U.S., Mexico, India, China, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, and Israel). Dr Clerici is a Professor at the Master in Wound Care Program (Bicocca University, Milan, Tor Vergata University, Rome, Pavia University, Trieste University) and was a Director of Diabetic Foot Centres in Milan, Pavia and Bergamo (Italy). Currently, he is the coordinator of several Diabetic Foot Centres in northern and southern Italy.
Windy Cole, DPM, CWSPAdjunct Professor and Director of Wound Care Research
Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine
Windy Cole, DPM, CWSP, is an Adjunct Professor and Director of Wound Care Research at Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine. A native of Youngstown, Ohio, Dr Cole completed her undergraduate degree in biology at the University of Cincinnati, and her podiatry degree with honors from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. She then completed her surgical residency training at University Hospitals Health System in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr Cole is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. She is an active member of the APMA, OPMA, and AAWC. Dr Cole has been in practice in Northeastern Ohio for 17 years. Her interest is in limb salvage and wound care, and she currently serves as Director of Wound Care Services for Cleveland Regency Hospitals and is the Medical Director at University Hospitals Ahuja Wound Care Center. Dr Cole has published on wound care modalities and speaks nationally and internationally on limb preservation and wound care.
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.
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.
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.
Stanley R Kalish, DPM, FACFASSenior Staff Surgeon
Dekalb Medical Center
Stanley Kalish, DPM is the Founder of the Superbones Conferences. He is a well-known author, and inventor of the TLS drain, the Kalish Osteotomy for Hallux Valgus correction. Dr Kalish is the winner of the 2003 Podiatry Management Lifetime Achievement Award. He has three children and five grandchildren. Dr Kalish practices in Atlanta, Georgia, and Nassau, Bahamas where he is a surgical consultant. He is a consultant to several U.S. orthopedic and pharmaceutical companies.
Alicia S Kanhai, DPM, MS, CWSPTampa Foot and Ankle
Alicia Kanhai DPM, MS, CWSP received her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry at Barry University, and then went on to complete her Master's degree in Biomedical Sciences, magna cum laude in 1998 and her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree, summa cum laude, in 2001. She completed her surgical residency training at what is now Jackson North Medical Center, Miami, Fl where she served as chief resident in her final year. She has been in private practice in Tampa Bay for the past 18 years and enjoys the coastal Florida life with her husband and two children. Dr Kanhai has served as graduate and undergraduate lecturer for Barry University, and St. Petersburg College, respectively. She is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Wound Management, as a Certified Wound Care Specialist Physician. Her interest lies in podiatric wound care and dermatologic diseases. She is a strong believer of education in the general health care workforce on the prevention of wounds and wound care management in both hospital and other inpatient facility settings.
Prof Venu Kavarthapu, FRCSConsultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
King's College Hospital
University of Southern Denmark
President, International Association of Diabetic Foot Surgeons
Venu Kavarthapu was appointed as an orthopaedic consultant at King’s College Hospital NHS Trust in London, UK, in 2006. He is the orthopaedic lead of the King’s Multi-disciplinary Diabetic Foot Unit and has set-up the functional limb salvage Charcot foot reconstruction service that has been recognised nationally. He also established the ‘Multidisciplinary and Surgical Reconstruction of Charcot Foot Symposium' and ‘King’s Charcot Foot Reconstruction Cadaver Workshop’ course in London. The Diabetic Foot Reconstruction Fellowship that is offered in his unit is popular among the foot and ankle trained surgeons. His clinical research interest is on Charcot foot and infection clearance surgery of the diabetic foot. He has published extensively on diabetic foot surgery and authored 6 book chapters on this subject. He is invited for most key diabetic foot meetings, and is a dynamic member of several specialist societies. His other responsibilities include honorary senior lecturer at King's College London, associate editor of Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma, member of British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Education Committee, Associate Professor at the University of Southern Denmark, and President of International Association of Diabetic Foot 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.
Robert J Klein, DPM, FACFAS, CWSChair, Division of Wound Care
Prisma Health Systems - Upstate
Originally from Caldwell, New Jersey, Dr Robert Klein, completed podiatric and surgical training in Chicago at Dr William Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. He holds an undergraduate degree from Florida Atlantic University in Chemistry. Dr Klein continued his education as the Chief Resident at Michigan Health Center in Detroit. He sustained lifelong learning taking post graduate courses at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio and is currently completing a Strategic Healthcare Leadership program at Cornell. Dr Klein is a Diplomate of both the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and American Board of Wound Management. Dr Klein practices wound care and limb preservation full time. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine (USCSOM) – Greenville, and serves as the Chair, Division of Wound Care for Prisma Health Systems - Upstate. He has over 27 years of experience treating difficult to heal wounds. Dr Klein demonstrates a strong passion and commitment to wound care, hard to heal wounds of the foot and ankle, and reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle. Dr. Klein has presented multiple scientific abstracts and posters and serves as a peer Reviewer on the Editorial Staff of Wounds: A Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice, as well as appearing on national television more than once. In his spare time, he volunteers for the United State Naval Academy counseling and mentoring USNA Candidates while educating academic advisors in USNA career opportunities.
Catherine T Milne, MSN, APRN, CWOCNConneticut Clinical Nursing Associates Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine
Catherine T Milne, APRN, MSN, ANP/ACNS-BC, CWOCN-AP is an Adult Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist at Connecticut Clinical Nursing Associates, a practice focusing on direct patient care, consultation, education and research located in Bristol, CT. She is additionally affiliated with the Bristol Hospital Wound, Ostomy, Lymphedema Center. Ms. Milne has published several articles in professional journals and coauthored the text, Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nursing Secrets. She is an abstract reviewer for Symposium on Advanced Wound Care and on the editorial review boards for Ostomy/Wound Management, and Kestral Wound Product Sourcebook. For her contributions as Co-chair of the Association for Advancement in Wound Care (AAWC) Quality of Care Task Force, she was awarded Distinguished Member of the Year. She frequently speaks nationally and internationally on a variety of wound related topics. Additionally, she serves as an Associate Clinical Professor for the Yale School of Nursing.
Greg PetersFounder & CEO
Port Jefferson, New York
Greg is a leading health and fitness professional with over 15 years of experience building disruptive technology in healthcare, fitness and hospitality. Greg has proven time and again that building a great business requires vision, leadership, perseverance and teamwork. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gregandrewpeters/
Lynn Peterson, RN, BSN, CWOCN, CLWT3M Clinical Application Specialist
Wound Care and Compression
3M Health Care
St Paul, MN
Lynn Peterson, RN, CWOCN, CLWT, is a Board Certified WOC Nurse, and Certified Lymphedema and Wound Therapist, employed with 3M Health Care. Lynn's primary responsibilities include technical and clinical support for the 3M compression and edema management platform. Lynn develops and delivers training and programs to help support the sales organization and customers in the use of 3M's Coban Two Layer Compression System for treatment of venous leg ulcers, lymphedema and other conditions requiring compression. A key focus for Lynn also includes clinical consultation and education for Long-term Care and Home Health customers. Lynn develops and delivers educational programs focused on Edema Management, Wound Assessment and Topical Management, Management of Lower Extremity Wounds, Pressure Injury Prevention and Treatment, Incontinence Associated Dermatitis, and Skin Damage Prevention and Treatment. Lynn holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including acute care, and 22 years of experience in home health holding a variety of roles. Lynn is a member of the Wound, Ostomy, Continence Society (WOCN).
Lee C Rogers, DPM, FFPM, RCPS (GlasHermosa Beach, CA
Lee C Rogers, DPM, FFPM RCPS (Glasg) is on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. He helped the ABPM found the Certificate of Added Qualification in Amputation Prevention and Wound Care in 2017. He is a Fellow Faculty of Podiatric Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Dr Rogers has authored over 150 peer reviewed manuscripts or book chapters and focuses on creating systems of excellence for diabetic foot care and limb salvage.
Thomas Roukis, DPM, PhDClinical Professor, University of Florida College of Medicine
Thomas Roukis, DPM, PhD, is a Clinical Professor, University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation's Division of Foot & Ankle Surgery in Jacksonville, Florida. Dr Roukis is Past President (2014-2015) of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons and is the current Editor-in-Chief of Foot & Ankle Surgery: Techniques, Reports & Cases (FASTRAC).
Anna E Sanchez, DPMSan Antonio New Step Foot Clinic
San Antonio, TX
Anna Sanchez, DPM specializes in wound care, limb salvage and amputation prevention. She provides innovative, effective, and compassionate wound care, surgical foot care and podiatry services. Dr Sanchez is certified in wound care by the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy and hold certification in San Antonio. Dr Sanchez obtained her Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from Barry University and did surgical internships at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Hoboken, New Jersey and the Naval Base Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia. She completed her residency training in Podiatric Medicine and Orthopedics as well as Surgery in Denver, Colorado. She is a forward thinker who is open to investigation and research of innovations and technologies. She has been in practice since 1998 providing 27 years of experience and knowledge to her clients. She is fluent in both Spanish and English. Dr Sanchez is dedicated to the community by volunteering in the Board of the American Diabetes Association.
Jodi Schoenhaus Gold, DPM, RPhs, FACFASFounder
Foot, Ankle, Leg & Vein Center
Boca Raton and Boynton Beach
Jodi Schoenhaus Gold, DPM is the founder of Foot, Ankle & Leg Vein Center, which has state-of-the-art locations in Boca Raton and Boynton, Florida. After completing her undergraduate degree in kinesiology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Dr Schoenhaus Gold attended medical school. She earned her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia. Dr Schoenhaus Gold spent three years of her residency training in lower extremity surgery at the former Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia. She regularly participates in continuing education to learn about the most cutting-edge advances in medicine and surgery. Currently, Dr Schoenhaus Gold is board certified through the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery in reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery with a subspecialty in phlebology. Dr Schoenhaus Gold is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. She also maintains professional memberships with the American College of Phlebology and the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. In 2005, Dr Schoenhaus Gold opened Foot, Ankle & Leg Vein Center as a unique boutique medical practice and has since established herself as a leading specialist in Palm Beach County. Her philosophy is simple: Walk with comfort and look great doing it! She has also gained a reputation internationally for her skills, and patients travel far and wide for her fat cushion restoration, which restores lost padding in the feet. In addition to running a full-time podiatric practice, Dr Schoenhaus Gold is the medical director of Shuzz. This non-profit foundation provides foot and ankle medical care, as well as new shoes, to underserved patients domestically and internationally. She is a national lecturer and published author. In addition, Dr Schoenhaus Gold was recently awarded “Best of Boca” two years in a row in 2017 and 2018 for her outstanding achievements as a Boca Raton local provider. Dr Schoenhaus Gold is committed to caring for patients worldwide and has participated in mission trips abroad. She’s a Masonic Angel Fund Founder, which provides services to underprivileged children in Boca Raton and Delray Beach, Florida. Dr Schoenhaus Gold enjoys educating children in her community about medicine and their bodies.
Jarrod Shapiro, DPM, FACFAS, FACPM, FFPM, RCPS GlasgFull 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 taught at Western University for the past 8 years and was recently made a Full Professor. 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.
Tracy R Smith, PhD, RD, LDCorporate Clinical Executive, Enterprise Accounts
Tracy R Smith, PhD, RD, LD, is National Clinical Liaison at Abbott Nutrition. In her position, Dr Smith is responsible for developing and executing programs to educate health care professionals and researchers about the science behind Abbott’s nutrition products and the health economic impact of nutrition intervention. She has presented numerous domestic and international continuing education programs and educational lectures related to the role of nutrition in the changing healthcare environment, and clinical topics related to muscle health, malnutrition, and health outcomes. She started her career as a scientist at Abbott Nutrition in 2002 and has worked in Research and Development, Abbott Nutrition Health Institute, Therapeutic Nutrition Marketing and Strategic Sales. Dr Smith earned a PhD in human nutrition from The Ohio State University, as well as a Master of Science in nutrition and a Bachelor of Science in dietetics from Ohio University. She has been a member of the American Dietetic Association and Ohio Dietetic Association since 1987. Prior to joining Abbott Nutrition, Dr Smith was director and assistant professor of dietetics at Zane State College, a lecturer in the nutrition department at The Ohio State University and adjunct faculty in the school of nursing at Capital University. Her clinical background includes work in intensive and cardiac care, diabetes and oncology. She also developed and conducted community wellness and nutrition programs, including adult and child weight management and hospital-based fitness programs. Dr Smith is a frequent speaker and lecturer for Abbott Nutrition.
Robert Jay Snyder, DPM, MSc, MBA, CWSPDean, School of Podiatric Medicine
Professor and Director of Clinical Research
Director, Fellowship Program in Wound Care and Research
Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine
Robert Snyder, DPM, MSc, MBA, CWSP, FFPM RCPS (Glasg) is Dean, School of Podiatric Medicine, Professor and Director of Clinical Research and Director, Fellowship Program in Wound Care and Research at Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine. He has created and implemented the first post residency Wound Management and Research Fellowship for podiatric medical schools. He is certified in foot and ankle surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and is also a board certified wound specialist. Dr Snyder is past-president of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care and past-president of the American Board of Wound Management, a certifying body for wound care specialists. In addition to his doctorate, he holds an MSc in Wound Healing and Tissue Science from Cardiff University College of Medicine. His expertise at Cardiff, Wales, was further acknowledged with an appointment as Honorary Senior Lecturer. To constantly expand his knowledge and stay current in all aspects of healthcare, he is completing an MBA in Health Management. Dr Snyder is a key opinion leader and sought after speaker, lecturing extensively throughout the United States and abroad. Dr Snyder has published several book chapters and over 165 papers in peer reviewed and trade journals on wound care and was the recipient of the Dr Robert Warriner Memorial Award for excellence in wound management. Dr Snyder serves on the editorial advisory boards of Ostomy Wound Management, Section Editor for Wounds and as a periodic reviewer for the Lancet and NEJM. He has been a Principal Investigator on more than 50 randomized controlled trials for innovative wound healing modalities and products. In 2018, Dr Snyder was inducted into the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow as Faculty Fellow in Podiatric Medicine.
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.
Colin Traynor, DPM
Colin Traynor, DPM graduated from The Pennsylvania State University and received his doctor of podiatric medicine degree from The California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University. He then completed his surgical residency at St Mary’s Medical Center. Dr Traynor is trained in foot and ankle trauma and reconstruction, elective surgery and wound care. In addition to private practice, he remains involved in student and resident education. Dr Traynor is a clinical instructor for The California School of Podiatric Medicine and clerkship director of the St Mary’s Podiatric Surgery Residency Program. Dr Traynor has lectured on foot and ankle wound care and amputation prevention, is published in international orthopedic and podiatric surgical textbooks and journals on conservative and surgical management of the foot and ankle.
Terry Treadwell, MD, FACSMedical Director
Institute for Advanced Wound Care
Terry Treadwell, MD, FACS received his medical education at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. He continued his training doing his general and vascular surgical residencies at Scott and White Medical Center in Temple, Texas. He practiced vascular and general surgery in Montgomery, Alabama. In October, 1998, Dr Treadwell founded The Institute for Advanced Wound Care at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery. He served as Medical Director of the center and treated wound patients on a full-time basis providing the best possible care to this seemingly forgotten group of patients. In February, 2006, the Institute for Advanced Wound Care moved to Baptist Medical Center in Montgomery. Dr Treadwell serves as the Medical Director of the Institute. He has been involved with numerous educational and research initiatives and directs wound care educational programs at his wound center to help educate physicians and other medical personnel in the current therapy of acute and chronic wounds. Dr Treadwell has shared his experience in the treatment of chronic wounds through lectures and presentations and publications. Wound care practitioners from around the world have attended preceptorships at the Institute for Advanced Wound Care. He has assisted in the establishment of wound treatment centers in Ghana, Africa, and Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Dr Treadwell is the Clinical Editor of Wounds magazine and is a member of the World Association of Medical Editors. He is a member of the Wound Healing Society and the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care. He has served two terms as the Physician Member of the AAWC Board of Directors. He has served as the President of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care and is currently the Past-President of the organization. He is also serving on the World Health Organization Committee and the World Alliance for Wound and Lymphedema Care to develop wound education and treatment guidelines for treatment of acute and chronic wounds in underdeveloped countries of the world. He is the current Vice-President of the World Alliance for Wound and Lymphedema Care Board of Directors and the President-Elect.
Michael Troiano, DPM, FACFASCenter for Foot and Ankle Disorders
University of Pennsylvania - Penn Wound Care
Adjunct Clinical Professor, TUSPM
Michael Troiano, DPM, FACFAS is a 2004 graduate Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. He completed residency at the Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is in private practice at the Center for Foot and Ankle Disorders in Philadelphia. He is Adjunct Clinical Professor at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in the Department of Surgery, he teaches Biomechanics, and MRI reading. Dr Troiano is a board certified in foot, rear foot, and reconstructive ankle surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He holds staff and teaching appointments at the University of Pennsylvania Presbyterian Hospital, Temple University Hospital, Penn Wound Care Center, Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Abington Memorial Hospital and the Foot and Ankle Specialty Center. He takes foot and ankle trauma call at Temple University Hospital and Penn- Presbyterian Medical Center, is a director of the Penn Wound Care Center and is a nationally and internationally recognized lecturer. He has authored and co-authored several journals, articles, and chapters published in various peer reviewed journals and books.
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.
John Zimmerman, DPMFoot & Ankle Institute
John Zimmerman, DPM, FACFAS, attended the California College of Podiatric Medicine where he attained his Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. Upon graduation, he completed his surgical residency at the VA Loma Linda Hospital, in Loma Linda, California. Dr Zimmerman has enjoyed private practice in Bakersfield, CA since 1985. As the founder and director of Trovare’ Clinical Research, Inc, he is actively involved in FDA trials for new cutting-edge medications and medical devices. Dr Zimmerman is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, the Institute for Peripheral Nerve Surgery, and the Interventional Orthobiologics Foundation. .