2022 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.
Samuel Adegboyega, DPMAssociate Professor, Department of Medicine and Surgery
Chairman, Division of Medical Science
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
Samuel Adegboyega (Dr Sam), DPM earned his doctorate degree at New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He completed extensive residency training in advanced reconstructive foot and ankle surgery at New York Hospital Queens/ Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, an academic affiliate of Weil Medical College of Cornell University. He is currently Board Certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS). He is an Associate Professor Department of Medicine and Surgery at NYCPM. He is the Chairman, Division of Medical Science at NYCPM. He is also the Section Chief of podiatry at Harlem Hospital, NY. He is licensed and practices in both states of New Jersey/New York. He enjoys podiatry and offers to his patients’ vast knowledge and excellent clinical skills as it relates to surgery, orthopedics, wound care, primary care, and sports medicine.
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.
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.
Dawn Buratti, DPM, MSDawn R Buratti, DPM
Dawn Buratti, DPM, MS is a board certified podiatric physician who has been practicing in the San Fernando Valley for 19 years. She graduated with honors from California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco in 1997, having completed internships in both Northern and Southern California, including San Francisco General Hospital and Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital. Her podiatric medical school awarded her the prestigious Presidential Scholarship. At graduation, she received additional honors, including the Scepter Award and ProLab Scholarship (awarded by her own classmates as “the person who contributed most to their education”). Dr Buratti has a Master’s Degree in Medical Education and a Doctorate Degree in Podiatric Medicine. She completed a post graduate two-year surgical residency (PSR-24) with training not only in podiatric surgery, but also general surgery, orthopedic surgery and plastics/reconstructive surgery. Her surgical residency program was integrated with a Center for Wound Care, where she received additional training in vascular surgery, diabetic wound care and limb salvage. Dr Buratti is Board Certified in Foot Surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. She is also certified in Wound Care by the Council for Medical Education & Testing. She is an active member of the California Podiatric Medical Association and American Podiatric Medical Association. Dr Buratti is an inventor who has earned four United States Patents, issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, for an innovative medical device and procedure, and she has several U.S. and Foreign patents pending. She is co-inventor of the innovative FDA approved FastForward Bunion Correction Procedure as well as the patent pending Hallux Varus Correction Procedure.
Michelle Butterworth, DPM, FACFASChief of the Medical Staff
Williamsburg Regional Hospital
Michelle Butterworth, DPM, FACFAS received her BS in chemistry from St. Joseph’s University and her DPM from the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. She then completed a four-year surgical residency at the University of Pennsylvania Health Systems/Presbyterian Medical Center, in Philadelphia. She is currently employed by Williamsburg Regional Hospital, in Kingstree, South Carolina, where she is also Chief of the Medical Staff. She is a Past President of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and remains active in the College lecturing, reviewing Journal articles, and is currently a member of the Professional Relations Committee. She is involved with the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and has served on the Communications Committee, Online Study Guide Committee, Credential Committee, Cognitive Exam Committee, and Bylaws task force. She is currently a member of the Exam Blueprint Task Force. She is a Past President of the South Carolina Podiatric Medical Association and is the Chairman of the SC annual conference. She was active on the Legislative Committee where SC just gained ankle privileges. Dr Butterworth lectures nationally and has authored and edited manuscripts and textbooks. She is a member of the Podiatry Institute, currently residing as Treasurer, a member of the PICA Claims Committee, and serves on the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Foot and Ankle Osteosynthesis.
Jeffrey Cusack, DPM, DABPMAssistant Professor
Department of Orthopedics and Pediatrics
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
New York, New York
Jeffrey Cusack, DPM is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedics & Pediatrics, New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He received his BS degree in Chemistry at the University of Miami, Florida. Dr Cusack is passionate about biomechanics; when he sees a foot problem; whether callus or bunion or something else; he thinks about what the cause could be from a biomechanical point of view. Why is the callus or bunion located where it is? The mechanics of the foot determine the location.
Andy Doraiswamy, MS, PhDFounder and President/CEO
Andy Doraiswamy, MS, PhD is the founder and President/CEO of Koya Medical, a team dedicated to treating chronic lymphatic and venous disease. Prior to this, Andy developed sight-restoring implants, which have treated more than 6 million patients worldwide. He has deep and wide experience in innovation, technology, and commercialization in healthcare. He received his PhD in biomedical engineering from the School of Medicine at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, MS in materials science and engineering from University of Arizona, and Bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from University of Madras. He has numerous patents and publications in healthcare innovation. Additionally, Andy is an avid mountaineer and restores vintage motorcycles. https://www.linkedin.com/in/adoraiswamy
Adrienne Estes, DPM, MS, FAPWHc, DABPM, FACFASAssistant Professor, Department of Podiatric Surgery, Medicine & Biomechanics
Western University of Health Sciences
Adrienne Estes, DPM, MS, FACFAS, DABPM, FAPWHc, is an alumnus of University of California, Santa Barbara. She earned her Masters of Biomedical Science at Rosalind Franklin University of Science. Dr Estes is an Assistant Professor of Podiatric Medicine Surgery and Biomechanics at her alma mater, Western University of Health Sciences. She is currently practicing at Riverside University Health Systems in southern California. She is Board Qualified by ABFAS and is wound care certified. She is fellowship trained under the supervision of Dr Michael Subik in reconstructive ankle and limb salvage surgery. In her time away from the office, she enjoys spending time with her 2 dogs and her fiance Charlie.
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.
Matrona Giakoumis, DPMFaculty, Surgery Department NYCPM
Chief of Podiatry
Bronx, New York
Matrona Giakoumis, DPM is a fellowship-trained foot and ankle surgeon specializing in complex pediatric and adult foot and ankle reconstructive surgery, sports medicine, Charcot reconstruction and limb salvage. A native of New York, Dr Giakoumis obtained her undergraduate degree from Fordham University and completed her podiatric medical education at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in NY. She underwent three years of extensive training in foot and ankle reconstruction in Atlanta, Georgia where she served as chief resident. She received additional training in pediatric and adult reconstructive surgery in the Emory healthcare system in Atlanta, Georgia where she completed her fellowship. Dr Giakoumis works hard to tailor each individual's treatment and care to his or her specific needs, by practicing evidence based medicine. This helps ensure her patients get the most current and valuable treatments available. She has published several articles and papers, and is a faculty member and lecturer for the Podiatry Institute, an internationally recognized teaching foundation for reconstructive foot and ankle surgery. Dr Giakoumis also has a special interest in medical mission work and has worked overseas with Healing the Children (HTC).
Richard N Goad, DPM, MAMcLane Children's Medical Center
Baylor Scott & White Healthcare
Richard Goad, DPM, MA is currently a podiatrist at Baylor Scott and White in Temple, Texas. He graduated from Austin College and the Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine. He received MA in Bioethics from Trinity International University in 2015. In his spare time, Dr Goad likes to run triathlons.
Ronald Guberman, DPM, DABFASDirector of Podiatric Medical Education
Co-Chief, Podiatry Division, Dept of Surgery
Wyckoff Heights Medical Center
Ronald Guberman, DPM, is the Director of the Podiatry Residency Programs at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He serves as a surgical training course director, instructor, and lecturer. Dr Guberman is the author of numerous articles in Foot and Ankle Medicine and Surgery and Wound Care.
Chandler Hubbard, DPM, FACPMAssistant Professor
Western University of Health Sciences
Empire Foot And Ankle Center Associate
Chandler Hubbard, DPM, FACPM graduated from Western University of Health Sciences Podiatric Medical School in 2018 and completed her surgical training at Chino Valley Medical Center in 2021. Upon graduation she began working at a private practice as an associate for Empire Foot and Ankle Center and as an Assistant Professor at Western University of Health Sciences.
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.
Warren S Joseph, DPM, FIDSAAdjunct Clinical Professor
Arizona College of Podiatric Medicine at Midwestern University
Glendale, AZ Editor - Journal of the APMA
Warren S Joseph, DPM, FIDSA is a specialist in the treatment of lower extremity infectious diseases. He received his podiatric degree, magna cum laude, from W.M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago. Dr Joseph completed his postgraduate training in podiatric medicine/surgery at St. Joseph’s Hospital, and a fellowship in infectious diseases at Hahnemann University School of Medicine, both in Philadelphia. He is currently an Adjunct Clinical Professor at the Arizona College of Podiatric Medicine at Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ. Dr Joseph is a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and sits on the IDSA Diabetic Foot Infection Guidelines Committee. He is also certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine, and currently serves as Editor of the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association. Dr Joseph lectures extensively and his presentations have focused on the treatment of bacterial and fungal infections of the lower extremity. He has authored close to 100 publications in the field of lower extremity infections and is the author of the Handbook of Lower Extremity Infections, now in its third edition.
Paul J Kim, DPM, MS, FACFASMedical Director of the Wound Program
William P Clements Jr University Hospital
Professor in Plastic Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
Paul J Kim, DPM, MS, FACFAS, is the Medical Director of the Wound Program at William P Clements Jr University Hospital in Dallas, Texas. He is also a Professor in the Departments of Plastic Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery at UT Southwestern. Dr Kim received a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, in psychology and biology from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1995. He earned a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in 2002, receiving multiple honors. He then completed a surgical foot and ankle residency program in 2005 at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia. Dr Kim also received a Master of Science Degree in Clinical Research Management from Arizona State University in 2012. He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Dr Kim has received intramural and extramural research grants in wound care, diabetic limb salvage, and tendon pathology. He has chaired multiple committees related to research, evidence-based medicine, and the diabetic limb for national and international organizations. He is a national and international speaker and has authored over 125 basic science, clinical manuscripts, and book chapters on foot and ankle medicine and surgery topics, with a specific interest in the diabetic limb.
Guido LaPorta, DPM, MS, FACFAS, FACFAOMDirector, Podiatric Medical Education
Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital
Guido A LaPorta, DPM, MS, FACFAS, FACFOAM is Director, Podiatric Medical Education Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital, Binghamton, NY. He is Director Emeritus, Podiatric Medical Education Geisinger-Community Medical Center in Scranton, PA and Professor of Surgery: Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Dr LaPorta is also the President, Pennsylvania Foot and Ankle Society
Ralph J Napolitano, Jr, DPM, CWSP, FACFASDirector, Wound Care and Healing
New Albany, OH
Ralph J Napolitano, Jr, DPM, CWSP, FACFAS is a double board-certified podiatrist and wound care specialist physician specializing in medicine, surgery and wound care of the foot, ankle, and lower leg. He is the Director of Wound Care and Healing with OrthoNeuro, a multispecialty medical practice based in central Ohio. He is also an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Specialty Medicine at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio. Dr Napolitano is a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and a diplomate of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and the American Board of Wound Management. He was the first podiatrist in the state of Ohio to earn the board certification Certified Wound Specialist Physician (CWSP). He remains active publishing and lecturing locally and nationally on wound care and healing. In 2018, Dr Napolitano was the only podiatrist in the world to have an article accepted into the Cureus Journal of Medical Science’s publishing competition on negative pressure wound therapy with instillation and dwell utilizing novel dressings. In 2019, during a limited commercial release, he was the first clinician in North America to trial DERMATAC™, a new single-use, proprietary silicone acrylic hybrid drape that is used as an accessory to NPWT systems. When not practicing medicine, Dr Napolitano enjoys spending time with his wife and their two children. His broad interests include music, golf, fishing, and mountain biking. Of particular interest is jazz music. His main instrument is the trumpet. Over the years he has studied, performed, and recorded with members of The Columbus Symphony Orchestra, The Columbus Jazz Orchestra, and the Saturday Night Live Band.
Joseph Park, DPMAssistant Professor
College of Podiatric Medicine Western University of Health Sciences
Joseph Park, DPM, FACFAS is an Assistant Professor of Podiatric Medicine, Surgery, and Biomechanics at the WesternU College of Podiatric Medicine. He is also an Attending Physician at Riverside University Health System, a major teaching hospital for UC Riverside and Loma Linda University, and is active in clinical education for fellows, residents, and medical students. Dr Park received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Southern California while double-majoring in Biological Sciences and East Asian Languages and Cultures. He earned his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He then completed his PMSR/RRA residency at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital/Washington Hospital Center. Dr Park then completed the prestigious surgical fellowship at The Southeast Permanente Medical Group with a focus on lower extremity trauma and reconstruction. Dr Park is board-certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Dr. Park’s clinical and research interests involve foot and ankle reconstructive surgery and complex limb salvage.
Andrew B Peacock, DPM, FACFASCenters for Foot and Ankle Disorders
Andrew B Peacock, DPM, FACFAS, is board certified in foot, rearfoot, and reconstructive ankle surgeon by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He is a current associate of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He specializes in all aspects of foot in ankle surgery including complex foot and ankle reconstruction including arthroscopy. His accolades involve complex deformities and trauma to the foot and ankle in both pediatrics and adults. He is a proud alumnus of Clemson University in South Carolina where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He completed his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Degree at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr Peacock then went on to complete a four-year reconstructive foot and ankle surgical residency at The University of Pennsylvania Presbyterian Hospital in Philadelphia. He completed his fellowship with the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons in Trauma, arthroscopy, rearfoot and ankle reconstruction including total ankle replacement at the Pennsylvania Intensive Lower Extremity Fellowship. Dr Peacock, DPM has a special interest in academic medicine and surgery. He teaches at his alma mater Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine and enjoys lecturing on regional, national, and international levels. He serves as a peer reviewer for The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Dr Peacock holds staff privileges and operating appointments at the University of Pennsylvania Presbyterian Hospital, Aria Jefferson Northeast Health System, and Tower Health System where he trains resident physicians. Additionally, he hosts an office clerkship for podiatric medical students. He enjoys giving back through mission work including extensive surgical experience with pediatrics and reconstruction in Leon, Nicaragua.
Matthew John Regulski, DPM, FFPM, RCPS Glasg, ABMSPMedical Director
The Wound Care Institute of Ocean County, NJ
Ocean County Foot and Ankle Surgical Associates
Toms River, NJ
Matthew Regulski, DPM, FFPM RCPS (Glasg), ABMSP is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He performed his residency at the Main Line Health System in Philadelphia, PA, and is currently the Medical Director of the Wound Care Institute of Ocean County, LLC. Dr Regulski is also Co-Director of The Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine at Community Medical Center and is involved at the Wound Care Center at the Kimball Institute. He has been the principal investigator for multiple clinical trials for wound healing, diabetic foot, and venous leg ulcers, and has authored several peer-reviewed articles for the treatment of chronic wound healing and limb-salvage surgery. Dr Regulski is currently on the Board of Directors of the Federation of International Podiatry and is the Scientific Chairman for the Federation of International Podiatry. He is also the Communications Director for the Foot Working Group of the American Diabetes Association. Dr Regulski is a wound care certified physician and fellow of both the Academy of Physicians in Wound Healing and the American Professional Wound Care Association. He is also a National Delegate for the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care and is a member of the Wound Healing Society. An International and National lecturer of wound healing and limb-salvage surgery, Dr Regulski has multiple certifications in wound healing, diabetic wounds, and limb-salvage surgery. Dr Matthew Regulski is a fellow faculty member at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, Scotland.
Andrew Samuel, MDAssociate Medical Director
RegenLab USA LLC
Andrew R Samuel, MD believes that patient care is the first priority. His work in the regenerative medicine industry has comprised of medical affairs, clinical research (preclinical/discovery to Phase IV), and regulatory affairs.
Thomas Serena, MD, FACS, FACHM, MAPWCACEO and Medical Director of the SerenaGroup
Thomas E Serena, MD, FACS, FACHM, MAPWCA, CEO and Medical Director of The SerenaGroup, a family of the wound, hyperbaric and research companies, is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of The College of William and Mary and Penn State Medical School. He completed his residency in Surgery at The Milton S Hershey Medical Center with an additional year of training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Southern Illinois University. To date, he has opened and operates wound care centers across the United States and globally. Dr Serena has been the lead or Principal investigator in over 100 clinical trials, including gene therapy for critical limb ischemia, antimicrobial dressings, growth factors, topical and parenteral antibiotics, and CTP therapy. He founded the first wound healing cooperative research group that produced more than 12 manuscripts in 2016 alone. In 2011 he developed a diagnostic technique that now bears his name (The Serena Technique). He holds numerous patents on wound care devices and dressings. He is recognized internationally as an expert in the field of wound healing: He has more than 200 published papers and has given more than 1000 invited lectures throughout the world. He has published three medical textbooks and authored numerous book chapters. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Wound Healing Society and served two terms on the board of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC) and is now the President. He has also been Vice-President of the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine and President of the American Professional Wound Care Association.
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.
Robert G Smith, DPM, MSc, RPh, FNAPStudying Opioid Harm, Inc (501.3c Non-profit Organization)
Ormond Beach, FL
Robert Smith, DPM, MSc, RPh, FNAP, received his BS degree in Pharmacy from the University of Florida in 1983. He then received his DPM degree from the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at Des Moines University in 1999. He completed a PPMR at Hu Hu Kam Memorial Hospital in Sacaton, AZ in 2000. Dr Smith obtained his certification in Pedorthics from BCP in 2001. He completed postgraduate training with the College of Medicine at the University of Wales, Cardiff, Wales, and UK in wound care and tissue repair. He received his Master of Science degree from College of Medicine at the University of Wales, UK in 2006. Dr Smith’s research centers on Infection Prevalence, Infection Control and Wound Care. He is a consultant to National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners. He is a contributing editor and reviewer to JAPMA in the areas of Podiatric Clinical Pharmacology. He has authored over 100 refereed journal articles for the disciplines of Pharmacy, Podiatry, and Wound Care. He has lectured for APMA, FPMA, IPMS, and PFA. He has operated his sole practice: “Shoe Sting Podiatry”. He is the Founder and President of Studying Opioid Harm, Inc a non-profit educational company to build and develop tools to educate and mitigate the harm from opioids. Dr Smith is the chairman of the Podiatric Academy for the National Academy of Practice since 2020.
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 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.
Chris Trygstad, MBAMarketing and Networking Director
Chris Trygstad, MBA serves as the Marketing and Networking Director for Biomedix, offering vascular testing and screening with PADnet and now PADnet Xpress. His recent work with a vascular specialist was published in the Journal for Vascular and Interventional Radiology, and was featured at the International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy. He has over ten years of experience in the healthcare space, and graduated with a Masters in Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Tracey Vlahovic, DPM, FFPM, RCPS GlasgClinical Professor
Department of Podiatric Medicine
Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
Tracey Vlahovic, DPM, FFPM, RCPS (Glasg), is a Clinical Professor, Depaetment of Medicine at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine and author of the book: Lower Extremity Skin Diseases: A Photographic Guide. She is the first podiatrist to complete a fellowship in dermatology and teaches dermatology to the third year students. She participates in clinical trials and has won numerous teaching awards.
Bruce Werber, DPM, MSc, FACFASGlobal Healthcare Consultant
Ft Lauderdale, FL
Bruce Werber, DPM, MSc, FACFAS is presently a global healthcare consultant focused on regenerative therapies, practice management and patent litigation expert. During the years 2015 to the present, in addition to being a lower extremity reconstructive surgeon, he is consulting in orthopedics and having worked with several tissue banks in time period as CSO, CMO and president. He has created various processes to create functional safe perinatal regenerative allografts for the regenerative medicine arena. From 1981 to 2014, Dr Werber practiced as a Board-Certified reconstructive foot and ankle surgeon in Rhode Island and then in Arizona, the CEO of several medical practices 1981 until 2017. In 2012, Dr Werber founded and, from 2012 to 2015, served as the President of Amnio Technology LLC, creating the company as well as developing the processing and clinical science related to utilizing placental tissue in orthopedic medicine. Then working with BPSR (Organicell) to develop the science, placental and exosome allografts, then moving on to Anu Life Sciences which was then acquired by BioStem Life Sciences. Lastly moving to Thrivell to develop further improvements in processing and the science of how and why these tissues work to regenerate injured tissues/organs. Prior to founding Amnio Technology, Dr Werber wrote and published two peer reviewed papers relating to using placental tissue in the treatment of diabetic wounds, plantar fasciosis and Achilles’ tendinosis. Dr Werber has spoken and lectured on this topic extensively around the United States and internationally presenting on a wide variety of lower extremity issues and regenerative therapeutics. Dr. Werber has completed surgical fellowships in 2003 Athens Institute for Orthopedics in Athens Greece, 2002/04 at the Ilizarov Institute in Kurgan Russia, and in 1989 Hadassah Hospital Jerusalem Israel. Developing expertise in limb preservation techniques most notably reconstruction of the Charcot Foot with external fixation. Teaching positions as Professor at Midwestern University in Phoenix, AZ, and past faculty of Root Biomechanical Foundation and clinical faculty at Temple University. Surgical resident instructor for over 30 years in both Rhode Island and Arizona. Dr Werber has submitted eight patent applications in the area of placental tissue, 3 of which are still pending and 4 that have been granted. Plus 2 additional patents in orthopedic implant designs. Dr. Werber served as the Present of the American College of Foot and Ankle surgeons from 2003 to 2004. He has been a leader in the field of foot and ankle surgery, introducing new successful technologies to improve patient outcomes. Dr Werber earned his DPM (Doctor of Podiatric Medicine) in 1980 from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco, CA, and a BS in Biology-Physics in 1976 from Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY, and a masters in stem cell technology- cell biology from the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore.
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.