Conference Chairs


Robert Frykberg, DPM, MPH

PRESENT Editor - Diabetic Limb Salvage
Residency Director
Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center
Phoenix, AZ

Robert G Frykberg, DPM, MPH, received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in 1976 prior to completing his residency in podiatric surgery at the New England Deaconess Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston in 1978. In 1994 he received his Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health with a concentration in quantitative methods. He was an attending physician at the Deaconess Hospital for 21 years prior to accepting a position as the Dean for Clinical Affairs in the College of Podiatric Medicine at Des Moines University in 1999. Dr Frykberg currently holds the position of Chief of the Podiatry section and Podiatric Residency Director at the Carl T Hayden Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona and is an Adjunct Professor, Midwestern University Program in Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Frykberg's practice is devoted primarily to patients with high-risk foot problems. His research and writing interests are in diabetic foot ulcers and disorders, venous leg ulcers, and the Charcot foot. He has written numerous peer-reviewed articles and text chapters and has edited several textbooks on diabetic foot disorders. He is the former Chair of the Foot Care Council of the American Diabetes Association and a Past President of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.


Charles Andersen, MD

Chief of Vascular/Endovascular/Limb Preservation Service and Medical Director of the Wound Care Clinic at Madigan Army Medical Center
Tacoma, Washington
Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Washington and the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences.

After graduating from Utah State University, Charles Andersen, MD earned his medical degree at the University of Utah where he also completed an internship and a one year of Surgical Training. He then entered the military where he completed his surgical residency at Madigan Army Medical Center and a Vascular Surgery fellowship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He remained in the military where his positions included program director in General Surgery and Chief of the Department of Surgery at Madigan Army Medical Center for 20 years. After retirement from the Army he remained at Madigan Army Medical Center as a Civilian Physician. He has spoken nationally and internationally on Vascular Surgery, Limb Preservation and Wound Care. He has over 100 peer reviewed publications. Currently he is Chief of the Vascular/Endovascular/Limb preservation Service and Medical Director of the Wound Care Clinic at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma Washington. He is a Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Washington and the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences.


Matthew G Garoufalis, DPM, CWS

Associate Chief of Podiatry Service
Jesse Brown VA Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Matthew G Garoufalis, DPM 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. After completing a surgical residency at the Westside VA Medical Center in Chicago, Dr Garoufalis began and maintains a private practice in Chicago. He is the Associate Chief of the Podiatry Section at Jesse Brown and Hines VA Medical Centers. Dr Garoufalis is a past president of the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association and of the American Podiatric Medical Association. He is the current Vice President of the International Federation of Podiatrists. Dr Garoufalis is a Fellow of the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. He is committed to expanding public awareness about the importance of podiatric medicine and in allowing students and young practioners to realize the dynamic positive impact they have in shaping the future growth on the profession, as well as their own personal achievement. Dr Garoufalis is Board Certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and American Board of Podiatric Medicine and is a Fellow of the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons and the American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine. He is also a Certified Wound Specialist by the American Board of Wound Management. He has authored many articles and has lectured extensively on a variety of topics pertinent to wound care, podiatric medicine and surgery, and practice management.


Lawrence Lavery, DPM, MPH

Professor and Director of Clinical Research
Department of Plastic Surgery
University of Texas
Southwestern Medical Center - Dallas, TX

Lawrence Lavery, DPM, MPH is a Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery, as well as Director of Clinical Research in the Department of Plastic Surgery, at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas. His research group has published 208 peer reviewed papers and has received extramural funding from the VA, NIH, AHRQ, American Diabetes Association, and two American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.


Charles Edward Ananian, DPM

Associate surgeon

born and raised in southern California attended UCLA for undergrad and CCPM for podiatry degree. Residency at UCLA/West LA VA. Practice is centered on limb preservation and wound care. Board certified surgeon and sub investigator for innovative medical technologies inc a clinical trial company.

James McGuire, DPM, PT, CPed

Leonard Abrams Center for Advanced Wound Healing
Associate Professor
Department of Podiatric Medicine and Orthopedics
Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Matthew Regulski, DPM

Matthew Regulski, DPM, 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. Dr Regulski is also Co-Director of The Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine at Community Medical Center, as well as being involved at the Wound Care Center at the Kimball Institute. He has been the principle investigator for several clinical trials for chronic leg ulcers and diabetic foot ulcers and has authored several peer reviewed articles for the treatment of chronic wounds. He is an accomplished speaker for several wound care conferences and is a wound care certified physician. Dr Regulski is a fellow of the Academy of Physicians in Wound Healing and a Fellow of the American Professional Wound Care Association. He is a National Delegate for the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care and is a member of the Wound Healing Society.