2018 Conference Chairs
Harold Schoenhaus, DPMSurgical Editor for PRESENT e-Learning
Penn-Presbyterian Medical Center
Harold Schoenhaus, DPM 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 the area of 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.
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 all across Europe.
Lowell Weil, Jr, DPM, MBACEO, Weil Foot & Ankle Institute
Partner, Foot & Ankle Business Innovations
Lowell Weil, Jr, DPM, MBA, is the CEO of the world renowned Chicago based Weil Foot & Ankle Institute where he also served as the Fellowship Director from 2000 - 2017. He previously was the Co-Editor of Foot and Ankle Specialist, the only combined orthopedic and podiatric peer reviewed journal. Dr Weil, Jr has pioneered such surgeries as the dorsal approach plantar plate repair and has authored over 50 papers and text book chapters. He is a well known speaker having lectured in 26 States, 5 Continents and 16 Countries. He is the Founding Partner of Foot and Ankle Business Innovations that since 2014 has helped physicians improve their patient care, health of their practice and quality of life.
Matthew G Garoufalis, DPM, CWSProfessional Foot Care Specialists, PC
Matthew G Garoufalis, DPM, CWS 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.
Andrew M Belis, DPM
Andrew M Belis, DPM, born and raised in Long Island, NY, completed his Bachelor's degree in Human Physiology from Boston University prior to attending podiatric medical school at Temple University in Philadelphia. He completed his first residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, in Brooklyn NY and then a second residency program at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Maryland, where he attained additional and extensive surgical training. Dr Belis is an associate faculty member of the Florida State University, Family Medicine Residency Program. He serves on the Board of Directors for the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons and on the Executive Board of the Florida Podiatric Medical Association and is currently the President. He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and is double Board Certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Dr Belis came to the Cape Coral/Fort Myers area in 2002 with his wife and has since had three wonderful children. He enjoys traveling, spending time with his family, boating and playing golf.
Leah Marie Bradshaw, MSN, RN, CWON, CWSWound Care Clinical Specialist
Leah Marie Bradshaw is a Wound Care Clinical Specialist with 3M's Medical Solutions Division. Leah is a Certified Wound Care Specialist (CWS) by the American Board of Wound Management (ABWM) and a Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse through the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB). Leah holds a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree from DeSales University and has twenty-seven years of clinical experience as a Registered Nurse in both the inpatient and outpatient settings including seven years in the Wound Healing Center at Lehigh Valley Hospital. Leah is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC) and the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN). Speaking engagements include delivery of educational and nursing continuing education courses (CE and non-CE) on topics of wound, skin care, and compression therapy.
Michael Brody, DPMCCHIT, Ambulatory Workgroup
HITSP, Physician Perspective Technical
Michael Brody, DPM, received his undergraduate education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and earned his doctoral degree at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM). He completed his residency at DVAMC Montrose and founded the Podiatric Residency Program at DVAMC Northport and was the first residency director of that program. He has been in private practice since 1989 and is still treating patients in his private practice. He actively participates in MIPS/ MACRA and other Health Information Technology Initiatives. As a result, he understands the impact these technologies have on providers from both the perspective of the doctors who must be compliant with the rules and regulations. Dr Brody has represented the APMA in conference calls with CMS related to the implementation of Certified Technology and meeting Meaningful Use. He works with HL7 and is currently sitting on workgroups that are working on the EHR functional model and a Podiatry Specific profile of the EHR functional model. He has served as a member of the Physicians Committee at HIMSS and brought the perspective of the ambulatory physician to that committee. Dr Brody served on the Standards and Interoperability Framework and was currently active in the ESMD and EDoC projects. He has served on the ambulatory workgroup at CCHIT, the Physicians Perspective Technical Committee at HITSP, the New York E Health Collaborative and the National E Health Collaborative as well as TC215 to ISO. Dr Brody is the technical editor for Podiatry Management Magazine. Dr Brody has been an active speaker and has presented talks on Health Information Technology at many meeting across the country and presented to various stakeholders in the HIT ecosystem.
Christopher K Bromley, DPMChairman, Foot and Ankle Surgery
Vassar Medical Center
Christopher Bromley, DPM currently serves as the Department Chair of Foot and Ankle Surgery of Vassar Medical Center. Dr Bromley is the managing partner of a large multi-specialty group in upstate NY. Dr Bromley 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. Currently, Dr Bromley serves as a national speaker and consultant for several companies specializing in Foot and Ankle Surgery. 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.
John R Cicero, DPM
Board-certified Surgeon Podiatrist Dr John R. Cicero is carrying on a family tradition at the practice his father began almost 60 years ago. Dr Cicero specializes in diabetic, wound and arthritic care, and surgical corrections of foot and ankle deformities. I am a surgeon, but I try to cure or heal before surgery becomes necessary, he says. Dr Cicero was the founder and Chief of the Podiatry Department at Hackensack UMC Mountainside Hospital in Montclair for almost twenty years. At Hackensack UMC Mountainside Dr Cicero was the first surgeon to perform an endoscopic plantar fasciotomy and one of the few to utilize the Ilizarov bone-callus distraction technique for growing bone. Dr Cicero is an original panelist of the Hackensack UMC Mountainside's Wound Care Center and has treated patients since its founding 15 years ago. He was amongst the first physicians to certify in hyperbaric oxygen therapy for the treatment of wounds. One of Dr Cicero's greatest interests is the use of skin substitutes for the treatment of wounds and limb salvage. "We win when we can save limbs and keep someone whole," he says. Dr Cicero is also affiliated with Glen Ridge SurgiCenter. A diplomate of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, he is a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and the American Professional Wound Care Association.
Nancy Collins, PhD, RDN, LD, NWCC, FAND
Nancy Collins, PhD, RDN, LD, NWCC, FAND, is a wound care certified registered and licensed dietitian based in Las Vegas, NV. She has more than 25 years of practitioner experience in food service management, clinical nutrition, and consulting to health care institutions. In addition, Dr Collins is nationally known as a medico-legal expert dealing with the issues of malnutrition and wound healing in patients and has served as an expert witness in more than 450 legal matters. Dr Collins is a frequent speaker at medical education symposia and a prolific author. She has published extensively in both Advances in Skin and Wound Care and Ostomy Wound Management. Dr. Collins also is a frequent blogger for the Wound Care Education Institute. In addition, she is the founder of www.Nutrition411.com, an online resource for health care professionals, which offers more than 3000 free, customizable resources on a variety of nutrition and health topics. Dr Collins has a long history of professional service and currently is a representative to the Alliance on Wound Care Stakeholders and the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel.
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.
Steven Goldman, DPM, MBAResidency Director
Steven Goldman, DPM, MBA received his DPM degree from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in 1982 and his MBA in Healthcare Administration from Baruch College and Mt Sinai Medical Center in 2000. Dr Goldman retired after 20 years of service as a Lt Colonel from the United State Air Force and served as the Chief of Podiatry, Chief of Surgery at DVA - New York Harbor. He is the now the Chief of Podiatry and Director of the podiatric residency program at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Northport NY. Dr Goldman is the current president of the American Board of Podiatric Medicine.
Daniel Hall, IV, DPM
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.
Marlena Jbara, MDAssistant Professor Radiology
SIUH Northwell Health
Staten Island, NY
Certified by the American Board of Radiology in 2001, Marlena Jbara, MD has served as a member of the Bone and Joint division of Radiology at Staten Island University Hospital since joining the team in 2008. In addition to her expertise in generalized orthopaedic radiology, Dr Jbara has been an innovator in designing and implementing continuing medical education programs dedicated to podiatrists, foot and ankle surgeons and residents in radiology, podiatry, orthopedics and emergency medicine. Dr Jbara, a summa cum laude graduate of the BA-MD Program at the State University of New York, is a leader in Podiatric Radiology, developing curricula for Podiatric Radiology academic programs and delivering Grand rounds and New York Roentgen Society lectures on Osteomyelitis in the Diabetic Foot. Currently she holds a CME-accredited program monthly in Podiatric Radiology that serves the Northwell Health System. She has published articles and book chapters on the shoulder, knee and ankle, performs reviews for Diabetic Foot & Ankle and remains active in clinical medical research. Her current podiatric research interests include MRI evaluation of the diabetic foot and classification of Pes Cavus.
Warren S Joseph, DPMRoxborough Memorial Hospital
Editor - Journal of the APMA
Warren S Joseph, DPM is a podiatric and infectious disease attending at Roxborough Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. He is a specialist in the treatment of lower extremity infectious diseases. Dr Joseph received his podiatric degree, magna cum laude, from WM 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. 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 a number of papers and book chapters in the field of lower extremity infections and is the author of the Handbook of Lower Extremity Infections, now in its third edition
John LeRoyEVP of Business Developemnt
John LeRoy, BS is Executive Vice President of Business Development for Stratice Healthcare.
Kristen McGinness, DPMAssociate Residency Director
Kristen McGinness, DPM works in Bridgeport, CT and specializes in Podiatric Medicine. Dr McGinness is affiliated with Bridgeport Hospital. Dr McGinness speaks English and Spanish.
Michael J Peters, CPCU, RPLUDirector of Sales - Healthcare Professionals Division
Michael Peters, CPCU, RPLU is the Vice President of Sales for MedPro Group's Healthcare Professional (HCP) Division. MedPro Group is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the nation's largest healthcare malpractice insurance company. Mr Peters and the HCP team have propelled MedPro Group's podiatry malpractice insurance product, making MedPro the second largest insurer of podiatrists in the country in just the last few years. Mr Peters and the HCP team have worked tirelessly to educate students and residents across the nation about the nuances of malpractice insurance. Like Berkshire Hathaway, MedPro Group operates with a 100-year outlook for our podiatrists, which is why we work to provide the best coverage at the best price. As we all know, strong competition only benefits the consumer.
Jarrod Shapiro, DPMAssociate Professor, College of Podiatric Medicine
Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA
Associate Editor PRESENT Podiatry Online
Jarrod Shapiro, DPM 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.
Mark Bruce Spal, DPM, RPh
Mark Spal, DPM, RPh earned his podiatry degree from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, in Des Moines, Iowa in 1991. He entered the podiatric medical profession to explore his passion for helping people and representing the podiatric community in an exceptional way. Dr Spal completed his residency program at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in East Orange, New Jersey, where he trained under the tutelage of Drs Herman Tax and Joseph Greene. Currently, Dr Spal is a self-employed podiatric physician who focuses on providing podiatric services to those who are non-ambulatory. During Dr Spal’s hiatus from podiatry school, he volunteered his services with the United States Public Health Services and traveled to Barrow, Alaska where he worked in the pharmacy and was able to speak with the native Americans about basic foot care at their various clinics throughout Alaska. Dr Spal also did a one-month externship at the Gillis W Long Hansen’s Disease Center, Carville, Louisiana where he assisted the surgeons in providing care to the Leprosy patients who had foot care issues. It was there, that Dr Spal also met the then Surgeon General of the United States, C Everett Koop who was there expressing his gratitude for the services provided by the podiatric surgeons to the Leprosy patients at the Hillis W. Long Hansen’s Disease Center. Dr Spal is an established and highly skilled podiatric physician with over twenty-five years of experience in primary podiatric care, and is Board Certified in Diabetic Foot Wounds and Therapeutic Footwear since 1998 as well as holding Board Certification in Primary Podiatric Care since 1996. Dr Spal currently is a case reviewer for the ABMSP for all graduating podiatry students who wish to join the board. He is also a member of the New Jersey Podiatric Medical Society and the American Podiatric Medical Association.
Wenjay Sung, DPMArcadia, CA
Wenjay Sung, DPM, practices in Arcadia, CA and Orange, CA. He completed his advanced surgical fellowship at the ACFAS recognized Weil Foot-Ankle & Orthopedic Institute (2011, Chicago, IL) after graduating as chief resident from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2010). He is board certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He has been heavily involved in Special Olympics International Healthy Athletes and served as an international Clinical Director during the World Summer Games in Shanghai, China (2007) and Los Angeles (2015). Currently, he serves on the board of the Convalescent Aid Society (Pasadena, CA), a non-profit that provides free medical equipment for those in need and the Miss Asian North American Organization. More recently, due to the unexpected passing of his youngest brother David Wen Sung, his family is establishing a scholarship fund and not-for profit organization that aims to build awareness and acceptance for mental health issues in Asian American communities.
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.
Michael Troiano, DPMCenter for Foot and Ankle Disorders
University of Pennsylvania - Penn Wound Care
Adjunct Clinical Professor, TUSPM
Michael Troiano, DPM 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, DHLDirector, Podiatric Medical Education
Aventura Hospital and Medical Center
Marie Williams, DPM, 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.