2021 Faculty

2021 Conference Chairs


Harold Schoenhaus, DPM, FACFAS

Surgical Editor for PRESENT e-Learning
Penn-Presbyterian Medical Center
Philadelphia, PA

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.


Robert Frykberg, DPM, MPH

Medical 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.


Marie L Williams, DPM, DABPS, DHL

Director, Podiatric Medical Education
Aventura Hospital and Medical Center
Aventura, FL

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.

2021 Faculty

Johnny Alayon, DPM, MS, FACFAS

Foot & Ankle Primary Care and Surgery
Louis Stokes Cleveland VAMC
Youngstown Outpatient Clinic
Youngstown, OH

Johnny Alayon, DPM, MS, FACFAS, received his doctorate at the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. He is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Foot and Ankle Surgery in Foot and Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery. He continued his post-doctorate training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio from 1998-2001. Upon completion of his residency training, he worked at Austin Diagnostic Clinic in Austin, TX to be able to train the residents from UTHSC-SA. Dr Alayon then furthered his career by joining Mercy Medical Group in Sacramento, CA from 2003-2008. With a one-year sabbatical in Saudi Arabia from Sep 2006 to Jul 2007 where he worked at the International Medical Center. In an effort to return to academic medicine and work again with resident training, he joined the Audie Murphy Veterans Hospital as full-time staff in 2009. Dr Alayon then transferred with the VA to Puget Sound Veterans Hospital and served as Director of Medical Education and Residency Director. He is now in Ohio where he worked for 2 years at The Ankle and Foot Care Centers being able to work with their fellowship program. Currently he is at the VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System at their Youngstown facility. He remains actively involved in clinical practice and resident education.

Jaminelli Banks, DPM

Faculty, Podiatric Residency Program, Director of Research
White Memorial Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA

Jaminelli Banks, DPM is faculty at White Memorial Medical Center. In 2004, she received a summa cum laude BS biology and Chemistry degree from the University of New Mexico. From 2005-2007, she then spent two years at the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health completing her post graduate medical education and research studying signaling pathways in lung cancer. Dr Banks received her medical degree from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in 2011 and completed a dual surgical residency program and limb salvage research fellowship at Carl T Hayden VA Medical Center in 2019. Later, Dr Banks completed a second fellowship in Diabetic Limb Salvage Surgical Fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Hospital in Dallas Texas where she performed limb salvage and advanced surgical reconstruction on over 1,000 patients in one year. In 2020, Dr Banks joined White Memorial Medical Center (WMMC) and serves as faculty to foot and ankle surgical residents. While at WMMC, she has been instrumental in the development of a research and clinical residency program for diabetic limb salvage, sports injuries, arthroscopy, and traumatic and post-traumatic conditions of the foot and ankle. Dr Banks has made significant contributions to scientific literature in the fields of diabetic foot management and reconstruction.

Alan Bass, DPM, FACPM, CPC

Founder and Medical Director
Central Jersey Foot & Ankle Care
Manalapan, NJ
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.

David Alan Bernstein, DPM

Residency Director at Bryn Mawr Hospital
Chief of Podiatry Department at Main Line Health Systems
Wayne, PA

David Bernstein, DPM joined his father in 1981 after completing his residency program, at Hayward Vesper Hospital, Hayward, CA. He practiced with his brother, Philip Bernstein, DPM since he joined us in 1983. Dr Bernstein is currently the Chief of Podiatry for Main Line Heath System and Residency for The Bryn Mawr PMSR 36 which has 9 residents.

Nicholas J Bevilacqua, DPM, FACFAS

North Jersey Orthopaedic Specialists
Teaneck, NJ

Nicholas J Bevilacqua, DPM, DFACFAS is a board certified, fellowship-trained, foot and ankle surgeon. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Binghamton University and then graduated Magna Cum Laude from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He then completed his internship and surgical residency in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery at St Vincent’s Catholic Medical Centers in New York. Subsequently, he went on to complete an additional year of fellowship training in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery and limb salvage at Rosalind Franklin University in North Chicago, Illinois. Dr Bevilacqua also completed a fellowship at the Russian Ilizarov Scientific Centre for Restorative Traumatology and Orthopaedics in Kurgan, Russia. Dr Bevilacqua is board certified in both Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He is trained and certified in Total Ankle Replacement surgery and is one of a few surgeons in Bergen County actively performing the surgery. He was selected as Bergen County's Top Doctors for 2019 by Bergen Magazine. He has written extensively about foot and ankle surgery and has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals. He has also written many book chapters on the subject. Dr Bevilacqua continues to lecture at the state and national levels. Dr Bevilacqua is a member of the Surgical Skills Committee for ACFAS. He is also a member of the Medical Education Committee for Holy Name Hospital and Medical Center.​

Christopher K Bromley, DPM, FACFAS

Delray 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.

Lawrence A DiDomenico, DPM, FACFAS

Director of Residency Training, East Liverpool City Hospital
Director, Reconstructive Rearfoot & Ankle Surgical Fellowship
NOMS Ankle and Foot Care Centers
Youngstown, OH

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.

Brittany Rose Everson, DPM

Chief Resident
Chino Valley Medical Center
Pomona, CA

Brittany Everson, DPM serves as Chief Resident for her residency program, Chino Valley Medical Center. During residency, she has served as a Clinical Instructor for Western University of Health Sciences. In this role, she has been able to pursue her passion for education and teaching with podiatric medical students. Throughout residency, she has worked at many hospitals in the state of California, including rotations of high-level trauma at Kaiser Permanente and orthopedic trauma at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. She has also co-authored and published several research articles, including writing 15 pieces for the PRESENT Podiatry Residency Insight series. Dr Everson completed her medical degree from Western University of Health Sciences where she graduated with numerous accolades and honors. While at WesternU, she served as Editor-in-Chief of Extremitas Journal of Lower Limb Medicine. She also founded a website, Body and Sole, to highlight student-published essays. She received her undergraduate education from California Baptist University, in Riverside, CA. Before pursuing podiatric medicine, she taught English to children overseas in a neighborhood near Seoul, South Korea. She envisions a future working with nonprofits to provide medical care and surgery for patients in undeveloped countries.

Lawrence Fallat, DPM

Director of the Podiatric Surgical Residency
Beaumont - Wayne Hospital
Wayne, MI

Lawrence Fallat, DPM, FACFAS is the program director of the podiatric surgical residency at Beaumont Wayne Hospital in Wayne, Michigan. He did a trauma fellowship in Ravensberg Germany. Dr Fallat has published approximately 100 papers.

Michael Friedman, MS, C Ped

Owner and President
Brookfield, Connecticut

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, FRSM

Professional Foot Care Specialists, PC
Chicago, IL

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, DMS

CEO 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.

Ronald Guberman, DPM, DABFAS

Director of Podiatric Medical Education
Co-Chief, Podiatry Division, Dept of Surgery
Wyckoff Heights Medical Center
Brooklyn, NY

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.

Suhad A Hadi, DPM, FACFAS

Louis Stokes Veterans Administration
Akron Community Based Outpatient Clinic
Akron, OH

Suhad A Hadi, DPM, FACFAS graduated from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, now Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine in 1997. She completed a 3-year surgical residency at the University of Texas at San Antonio from 1997-2000. Upon completion of her training, she continued as faculty at UTHSC-SA where she served as Director of Resident Education for 3 years. She then went on to private practice with Mercy Medical Group, now Dignity Health, in Sacramento, California. While there she served as Chief of Podiatry within the group and served as Medical Director of their Timberlake satellite clinic. Dr Hadi was also Section Chief at Mercy San Juan and Mercy General Hospitals and held various leadership roles within the multispecialty group. She has been with the Veterans Administration since 2009 and was Director of the PAVE (Prevention of Amputations in Veterans Everywhere) program in Seattle, Washington. She is now full-time faculty at Louis Stokes Veterans Administration in Cleveland at the Akron CBOC facility. Her training and work have given her a strong background in diabetic foot and limb salvage as well as resident education/training. She founded and developed the Residency Educator’s Course in her work with PRESENT e-Learning Systems and has certifications in clinical education at both the University of Texas Health Science Center, and recently achieved certification and is an Associate Graduate of Harvard Medical School’s Train to Teach in Medicine program. She has been appointed as a Board Member of the Kent State University’s Foot and Ankle Clinic.


Director, Non-Invasive Vascular Lab OBHS
Brooklyn, NY

Paul Haser, MD is a board certified General & Vascular Surgeon with expertise in many areas to include the latest minimally invasive endovascular techniques and open surgical interventions. Dr Haser has held several prominent faculty and committee appointments, including past president of the Vascular Society of New Jersey and Principal Investigator for several multi-national trials. He has completed more than sixty combined written works and presentations and is a former Program Director for Vascular Surgery Training Programs. He is actively engaged in a clinical practice in Brooklyn.

Alton R Johnson, Jr, DPM, FACPM, FASPS, CWSP

Clinical 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, FIDSA

Adjunct 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.

Benjamin Kamel, DPM

Garey Orthopedic Medical Group
Pomona, CA

Benjamin Kamel, DPM is a highly trained and Board-Certified foot and ankle surgeon. Dr Kamel received his medical degree at Western University of Health Sciences where he graduated near the top of his class with honors and being inducted into the Pi Delta Honor Society. Dr Kamel completed intensive surgical training locally with the additional credential in Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery (PMSR/RRA). He also was elected and served as Chief Resident in his final year of residency. During his residency training, Dr Kamel worked at many different hospitals, most notably completing sports medicine training at Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital as well as a high-level trauma rotation at Kaiser Permanente under some of the best-trained surgeons in the profession. Dr Kamel has received extensive surgical training in all aspects of the foot and ankle including sports medicine, trauma, forefoot and rearfoot reconstructions including flatfoot correction, bunion correction, cosmetic surgery, pediatric foot conditions, as well as surgical treatment of degenerative and arthritic conditions affecting the foot and ankle. Dr Kamel has co-authored and published several research articles in the field of foot and ankle surgery. He has also lectured at national conferences on topics related to sports medicine. He is currently clinical faculty at Western University of Health Sciences where he works with and teaches medical students and residents. He is a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Dr Kamel currently works as a partner at Garey Orthopedic Medical Group in Southern California. He is also a Creative Writer and Video Producer for PRESENT Podiatry’s NewsFlash. Dr Kamel has an interest in Podiatric trauma, reconstructive surgery, and sports medicine.

Brian G Loder, DPM, CWS

Medical Director
Henry Ford Macomb Hospital
Detroit, Michigan

Brian Loder, DPM, CWS is considered by some, as one of the top Podiatric Surgeons in Michigan. He completed his surgical training at St John's Hospital in 1995 and has been board certified in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery for over 20 years. He served as Chief of Staff at Henry Ford Hospital for six years and continues to be involved in multiple hospital committees to ensure high-quality patient care for our hospital's patients. In addition to Chief of Staff, he was the founder of the Podiatric Surgical Training Program at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital and continues to be the residency director. Dr Loder is also the Medical Director of the Henry Ford Macomb Hospital 'Wound Care Center' and treats patients there two days per week. Dr Brian Loder continues to be a leader in education, traveling around the United States, lecturing to Physicians on Podiatric Surgical Principle. He continues to produce valuable research enhancing 'overall' care in his profession.

D Scot Malay, DPM

Director, Podiatric Research Fellowsip and Staff Surgeon
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA,Br>Editor, The Journal of Footand Ankle Surgery
Faculty, The Podiatry Institute

D Scot Malay, DPM, MSCE, has a master's degree in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the School of Medicine, of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a faculty member of the Podiatry Institute, Decatur, Georgia, and the current Editor of the Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery. He is a staff surgeon and member of the teaching faculty of the Department of Surgery at the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and an active clinical investigator with an emphasis on patient-oriented research.

Jeffrey Manway, DPM

Clinical Instructor
University of Pittsburgh
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Pittsburgh, PA

Jeffrey M Manway, DPM, is a graduate of the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. He completed his residency in foot and reconstructive ankle surgery at UPMC. Dr Manway serves as faculty of the UPMC Mercy Podiatric Surgical Residency, training foot and ankle surgeons. He is also a proctor for medical students at UPMC. Dr Manway has published original research regarding limb salvage, diagnosis of deep infection, and a variety of other topics. His publications also include novel surgical techniques, first described at UPMC. He has lectured nationwide on topics including traumatic injuries of the foot and ankle, amputation, and limb salvage, as well foot and ankle reconstruction. Dr Manway is certified in ankle replacement surgery and has a particular interest in the treatment of foot and ankle fractures and reconstruction.

Gary Rothenberg, DPM, CDE, CWS

Clinical Associate Professor
Endocrine Division
University of Michigan School of Medicine
Ann Arbor, MI

Gary Rothenberg, DPM, CDES, CWS, is a Board-Certified Podiatrist, a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist and Certified Wound Specialist who currently holds a Clinical Associate Professor Faculty Appointment within the Endocrinology Division at the University of Michigan School of Medicine in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Previously, he served as Director of Resident Training and Attending Podiatrist at the Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Miami, Florida. A graduate of the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, he completed 3 years of residency training at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio followed by 4 years of private practice in Atlanta, Georgia. His previous private practice experience and academic practices within the VA and university settings have focused on conservative and surgical management of the diabetic foot. Education has always been his passion -- whether working with students, residents, colleagues, or most importantly, patients, Dr Rothenberg believes education is the key to prevention of diabetes related lower extremity complications.

Thomas Roukis, DPM, PhD

Clinical Professor, University of Florida College of Medicine
Jacksonville, FL

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).

Jonathan Rouse, DPM

Foot and Ankle Centers of Nebraska and Iowa
Omaha, NE

Jonathan Rouse, DPM currently practices in Omaha, Nebraska. He is currently fellowship faculty and is involved with student rotations as well. He is a graduate of the Arizona College of Podiatric Medicine and completed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Long Island, NY. As a former residency director and former Chief of Podiatry, Dr Rouse understands student and resident needs. Dr Rouse is dual board certified by ABPM and ABFAS. Dr Rouse serves on multiple committees within the ABPM, as he believes in their mission statement of Certifying Today's Podiatrist. He is the current young physician liaison for students and residents, so don't be afraid to reach out for anything you may need!

Jarrod Shapiro, DPM, FACFAS, FACPM, FFPM, RCPS Glasg

Full 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, FNAP

Studying 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.

Adam Teichman, DPM

Co-Founder, Senior Managing Partner
PA Foot & Ankle Associates
Allentown, PA

Adam Teichman, DPM, FACFAS, is a board-certified podiatric physician and surgeon. In addition, he is Chief of Podiatric Surgery at Sacred Heart Hospital in Allentown, where he is also a member of the Limb Salvage team; serves as a surgical instructor at the Podiatric residency program at St. Luke’s University Health Network and is a Panel Physician at Sacred Heart Wound Center. Dr Teichman is recognized for outstanding results in the correction of deformities and improvement of function in the foot and ankle. He has achieved unparalleled success rates in diabetic wound management and limb preservation, where he aims to achieve the fastest possible healing times. Dr Teichman received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco, an affiliate of the University of California SF Medical School. His podiatric medical and surgical internship was in Tacoma, WA, at Madigan Army Medical Center and Tacoma Veterans Affairs Hospital. His surgical residency was at St Mary's Hospital in Hoboken, NJ, where he trained extensively in comprehensive foot and ankle surgery and lower extremity foot and ankle reconstruction.

Michael Troiano, DPM, FACFAS

Center for Foot and Ankle Disorders
University of Pennsylvania - Penn Wound Care
Adjunct Clinical Professor, TUSPM
Philadelphia, PA

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.

David Yeager, DPM

Morrison Community Hospital
Morrison, IL

David A Yeager DPM, FASPS FACFAS currently practices at Morrison Community Hospital in Morrison, Illinois. He is a graduate from Seattle University with a dual degree in General Science and English and graduated from the Honors Program. He is a doctorate graduate of Rosalind Franklin Chicago Medical School at Finch University where he received his Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine. He graduated residency from Cambridge Health Alliance which is affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He is dual Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery in Foot and Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery. He is past Chair of the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons, where he is the current education chair and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He is a past board member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and Past President of the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association. He is a past residency director and actively promotes educating the young physicians of our profession. He has several publications and recently was guest Editor for Foot and Ankle Quarterly and has performed several research projects. He has lectured both nationally and internationally on a wide range of topics from wound care to advanced foot and ankle reconstruction. He has volunteered locally and nationally for several organizations and is honored and privileged to lecture at this year’s PRESENT Meeting.

Justin Zhou, MS

Co-Founder and President
BLUEWAVE Technologies
New York, NY

Justin Zhou, MS is Co-Founder and President of BLUEWAVE Technologies, the creator of the BLUEWAVE Disinfection System - which disinfects items with both hard and soft surfaces - without any water or detergents. Justin has more than 10 years’ experience in the technology industry and author of 17 patents. He earned his BS and MS in Materials Science & Engineering from the University of Florida.