2017 Conference Chairs
Robert Frykberg, DPM, MPHPRESENT Editor - Diabetic Limb Salvage
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.
Charles Andersen, MDChief of Vascular-Endovascular-Limb Preservation Service and Medical Director of the Wound Care Clinic at Madigan Army Medical Center
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, 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.
Naseer Ahmad, MD,Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon
Naseer is a vascular surgeon based at Manchester University Foundation Trust. Whilst performing the full range of vascular procedures, he specialises in complex ultra-distal revascularisations, particularly of the diabetic and non diabetic foot. He is part of the specialist lower limb salvage team that has reduced major amputations by 23% in three years. His award winning research is health inequalities around lower limb amputations and he, for the first time, described regional, gender and ethnic inequalities in England. He is currently heading up the MARS project (Manchester Amputation Reduction Strategy) which is redesigning vascular services across the region.
Charles Edward Ananian, DPMAssociate 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.
Javier Aragon-Sanchez, MD, PhDChief of Department of Surgery and Diabetic Foot Unit
La Paloma Hospital
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Dr. Javier Aragon-Sanchez is a General Surgeon. He is the Head of Department of Surgery and Diabetic Foot Unit of La Paloma Hospital in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain). He founded in 1999 a specialized Diabetic Foot Unit in his hospital. PhD in 2009 at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria with the thesis entitled Factors conditioning the outcomes of conservative surgery in cases of Diabetic foot osteomyelitis obtaining the maximum grade. He was the chairman of the Interdisciplinary Diabetic Foot Study Group in Spain and organised four National Interdisciplinary Diabetic Foot Meetings. Former coordinator of the yearly course of Diabetic Foot of the Complutense University (Madrid) from 2000-2014. He is founder of the Spanish Wound Healing Society. He is also founder of the Diabetic Foot Study Group on behalf the Spanish Diabetes Association and member of the European Diabetic Foot Study Group on behalf of EASD. International Scientific Advisory Board of the 7th International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot, 2015. He is author of three textbooks dealing with diabetic foot problems and 20 chapters in other textbooks. He is author of more than 70 peer-review papers in diabetic foot field, especially dealing with diabetic foot infections. He is member of the Board of the International Working Group on Diabetic Foot Infections and member of the Board of the Association of Diabetic Foot Surgeons.
Devin Bland, DPM
Devin Bland, DPM was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. He studied Spanish at the University of Utah then continued his education at Midwestern University in Glendale Arizona. Dr Bland did his residency at the Phoenix VA where he focused on advanced wound care techniques and surgery of the foot and ankle. After residency, Dr Bland furthered his education in Alamogordo New Mexico at one of the premier fellowship programs in the country where he became proficient in all surgical techniques and reconstruction relating to the foot ankle and leg. Currently Dr Bland is practicing in Northern Arizona as part of IHS. He is involved in the training of residents and is adjunct faculty with Midwestern University. Dr Bland has many publications and has won many awards for his advanced usage of external fixation and bone grafting techniques during the treatment of complicated patients.
Jonathan Bloom, MD
Jonathan Brantley, DPMChief, Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Jonathan Brantley, DPM is the Chief of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at the McGuire Veterans Administration Medical Center (DVAMC) in Richmond, Virginia. He specializes in Wound Care and Diabetic Foot Care. Dr Brantley has been the Director of the McGuire Veterans Administration Medical Center's Podiatry residency program for 12 years. Dr Brantley is a Diplomate, of the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. He graduated the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in 1992 and received his postgraduate training at the McGuire Veterans Administration Medical Center and it's affiliated Institutions.
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.
Alla Danilkovitch, RN, MS, PhDChief Scientific Officer
Alla Danilkovitch, RN, MS, PhD joined Osiris in 2003. At Osiris Dr Danilkovitch is responsible for development of Osiris' product pipeline and leads Research and Development, Medical Affairs and Clinical Operations. She is a researcher with more than 25 years of experience in Academia, U.S. Government and Industry combined. She has a proven record of successful product development from scientific ideas to market launch, which includes the world's first approved stem cell drug, remestemcel-L (Prochymal), for graft-versus-host disease, as well as BIO4 for bone repair, Cartiform for cartilage repair, Grafix and TruSkin for acute and chronic wounds, and Stravix for soft tissue repair. Her areas of scientific expertise include cellular and molecular biology and immunology, cell biochemistry and signal transduction, assay development and validation, stem cell biology and cellular regenerative medicine product development. She is an active member of several professional societies and a current reviewer for many peer-reviewed journals including Stem Cells, Allergy & Inflammation, Advances in Wound Care and others. Dr Danilkovitch has an extensive list of awards (13), publications (50) and patent applications (55). She also has extensive mentoring experience with deep understanding of the importance of teaching a new generation of scientists. Prior to joining Osiris, Dr Danilkovitch conducted research at the National Cancer Institute of National Institutes of Health, the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Munich, Germany, the Etvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary, and at Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia. She earned a PhD in Cell Biology and an MS in Cellular Immunology and Microbiology from Moscow State University. She also has RN degree in Pediatrics from Moscow Regional School of Nursing, Russia.
Eric Espensen, DPM
Darwin Eton, MD
Darwin Eton, MD is a vascular surgery doctor in Chicago, Illinois and is affiliated with Louis A Weiss Memorial Hospital. He received his medical degree from NYU School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.
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.
Felipe Gutierrez, MD, MPHChief, Infectious Diseases
Felipe Gutierrez, MD, MPH is a medicine/pediatrics doctor in Phoenix, Arizona and is affiliated with Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care System. He received his medical degree from University of Utah School of Medicine
Mary Elizabeth Hanley, DO
Mary Elizabeth Hanley, DO graduated Magna Cum Laud from Salve Regina University in Newport, RI. She received her medical degree with Honors from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine. Dr Hanley interned in Internal Medicine at The Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland and then did a Residency in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland where she was Chief Resident. She practiced as an Anesthesiologist until May 2008, when she contracted Necrotising Fasciitis in her right hand and arm. She was left with little use of her dominant hand and could not safely practice as an Anesthesiologist. In 2009, she moved to Rhode Island and completed a Residency in Family Medicine. After becoming Board Certified in Family Medicine, Dr Hanley completed a Fellowship in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine at Kent Hospital in Warwick, Rhode Island. She stayed on at Kent Hospital and became Program Director for the Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship, as well as Medical Director of the Hyperbaric Medicine Department. Dr Hanley has published numerous articles and book chapters and is a national and international speaker on Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care. She is a Veteran of the United States Army Reserves.
Myron Hansen, DPM
Myron Hansen, DPM was born and raised in Flagstaff, Arizona where he received his undergraduate degree from Northern Arizona University. He continued his education pursuing medicine from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa. He completed his surgical residency at Carl T Hayden VA Medical Center in Phoenix Arizona. Dr Hansen serves as a Vice President of the American Foundation of Lower Extremity Surgery and Research. He is a surgical attending of the VAMC Phoenix Residency Program and clinical faculty of the VAMC Phoenix High Risk Wound Care Clinic. He serves as clinical faculty for both, Des Moines University, College of Podiatry and Midwestern University, College of Podiatry. Dr Hansen has been published in several medical journals and is an active national lecturer on all subjects of lower extremity surgery. Dr Hansen has a private practice in the Chandler, Arizona and is board certified in Foot and Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery. His expertise is broad ranging from pediatric surgery, sports medicine to trauma and reconstructive procedures of the foot and ankle.
Brandon Hawkins, DPM, CWSCEO of Stockdale Podiatry
Medical Director of Bakersfield Heart Hospital Wound Center
Brandon Hawkins, DPM, CWS, is the CEO and managing partner of Stockdale Podiatry Group in Bakersfield, Delano. Tulare and Porterville California. He manages both the Podiatry, Vascular and Medicine component to the group. He is currently the 2nd year clinical and surgical instructor for the Chino Valley residency program and he is a managing partner for Beverly Hills Hyperbaric Center.
Steve Henao, MD
Steve Henao, MD obtained his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch and was a Southern Medical Association scholar. He completed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and subsequently completed his fellowship in Vascular and Endovascular surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. Over the last decade, He has served as the Chief of the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at the New Mexico Heart Institute. Dr Henao's clinical interests include innovation in the therapy of aortic disease, critical limb ischemia, and carotid occlusive disease. Dr HenaoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s work has resulted in several book chapters, journal articles and over 80 presentations internationally. He has also traveled to Europe, Asia South America and Australia to serve as a proctor for physicians incorporating advanced vascular devices into these regions. He is currently involved as local principal investigator in numerous clinical studies such as the ongoing BEST CLI study to evaluate the effectiveness of open versus endovascular therapies in critical limb ischemia, the DISRUPT III study to evaluate the efficacy of a novel balloon lithotripsy system to treat calcified peripheral blood vessels, the IMPERIAL study to evaluate the efficacy of a new drug eluting peripheral stent, the TOBA trial looking at a novel tacking system to treat dissections in the lower extremity arterial circulation, the ROADSTER 2 trial studying a reversal-of-flow cerebral protection system for carotid stenting, the LUCY study looking at the benefits of low profile aortic aneurysm therapy and how it relates to women, and the LIFE study, looking at minimally invasive anesthesia and postoperative care in an aortic fast-track protocol, and the ELEVATE study, valuating next generation aneurysm stent graft technology - all three of which he was the highest enrolling specialist in the United States. He is active in medical device development, and recently performed the first Ovation Alto Stent Graft System in the United States as well as the first-inman Ovation iX Abdominal Stent Graft System successfully. Dr Henao continues to improve patient care by utilizing contemporary technologies and evidence-based vascular practices for patients throughout the Southwest.
Jeffrey L Jensen, DPMDirector, Paul & Margaret Brand Research Center
Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine
Jeffrey Jensen, DPM is currently Professor and Director of the Arizona School of Podiatric Medicine within the College of Health Sciences at Midwestern University. Prior to joining Midwestern University, he was Professor and Senior Director of Research at Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine. He previously served as the Dean at Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine from 2010-2014. As Dean, he founded the Paul & Margaret Brand Research Center in 2011 to expand research opportunities at the University. From 1994-2010, Dr Jensen was the clinic director of the Diabetic Foot & Wound Center in Denver, CO. He also served as the Externship and Research Director at the North Colorado Podiatric Surgical Residency from 2001-2010. He was an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Colorado Health Science Center from 1995-2010. He completed his residency at Monsignor Clement Kern Hospital in Warren, MI in 1993 after graduating from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in 1991. As an active researcher throughout his career, Dr Jensen has been the principle investigator of over 30 multicenter clinical trials for wound care related drugs and medical devices. He has also generated 13 research grants for over $5.0M from the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense and State organizations. He continued his research by establishing MedEfficiency, Inc. and created the “TCC-EZ” - a total contact casting system used around the world to assist in healing diabetic foot ulcers. His research has resulted in 10 patents for products addressing diabetic foot wounds, fractures and antimicrobials. His most recent research involves a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) grant assessing gaseous Nitric Oxide under pressure as an antimicrobial for multidrug-resistant organisms.
Warren S Joseph, DPMRoxborough Memorial Hospital
Editor - Journal of the APMA
Warren S Joseph, DPM is a podiatric and infectious diseases 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
Jarrod Kaufman, MD
Howard M Kimmel, DPM, MBA,Senior Clinical Instructor
Department of Surgery
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Howard M. Kimmel, DPM earned his degree in podiatric medicine from The Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine and Kent State University of Podiatric Medicine, then went on to complete a fellowship and residency at Hawthorne Hospital/Baja Project Crippled Children, located in Los Angeles, California. Dr Kimmel specializes in wound healing, which allows him to provide exceptional care for patients with diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, and other types of leg and foot wounds. He earned a master's degree in wound healing and tissue repair at Cardiff University in Wales, which is currently the only program available for wound care and healing. Dr Kimmel's knowledge and expertise also extends to advanced procedures including micro-surgery. He received training in Kurgan, Russia, Milan, Italy, and Cleveland, Ohio in lower limb reconstruction, micro-surgery of the neurovascular system, and other related areas. Dr Kimmel shares his knowledge of foot care as a Senior Clinical Instructor at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He has also authored several books and papers that cover foot and ankle surgery, as well as wound care. Dr Kimmel is an active member of the board of directors of Bellfaire JCB and maintains affiliations with several area hospitals, including Cleveland Clinic, University affiliated hospitals and Lake Health Systems.
Adam Landsman, DPM, PhDChief, Division of Podiatric Surgery, Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge MA
Adam Landsman, DPM, PhD is a graduate of the Temple School of Podiatric Medicine, and also completed a PhD in Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania. Following a podiatric surgical residency at HealthSouth in Miami, he served as the Director of Research at the Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine for eight years. He also practiced with Dr Lowell Weil in Chicago. Finally, in 2006, he joined the faculty at Harvard Medical School, and the Joslin Diabetic Foot Clinic at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. In 2010, he moved across the Charles River to Cambridge, where he now serves as the Chief of the Division of Podiatric Surgery for the Cambridge Health Alliance, and is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard. Dr Landsman has about 75 peer-reviewed publications, and has given over 200 lectures worldwide.
John Lantis, II, MD
John C Lantis, II, MD is the Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Mount Sinai West and St Luke's Roosevelt Hospitals in New York City, where he is also the Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. He holds the academic title of Professor of Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr Lantis' clinical practice spans the fields of Vascular/Endovascular Surgery, and lower extremity wound healing. He directs a clinical/basic science research program in the field of lower extremity wound healing and tissue repair and is published extensively. He is a founding member of the American Board of Wound Medicine and Surgery. He currently sits on the editorial board of WOUNDS and the Journal of Wound Care. In addition, he is a reviewer for half a dozen other journals. To date, he is/or has been the principal investigator on more than 55 multicenter and single center chronic wound and vascular surgery trials.
Jaclyn Marino, DPM, MPH, PhDAssistant Residency Director
Miami VA Healthcare System
Jaclyn Marino, DPM, MPH, PhD graduated from Texas A&M University and started her career as a Biomedical Engineer at NASA. She served as a Flight Controller in the Mission Control Center, at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, where she worked both Space Shuttle and Space Station missions. She then obtained a Master's Degree in Public Health at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, where she focused on Community Health, and finished the ABD portion of her Doctorate in Public Health at UNTHSC. After graduate school, Dr. Marino obtained her Podiatric Medicine degree from Barry University in Miami. She concurrently obtained her Doctorate in Social and Behavioral Sciences from the UNTHSC and submitted her dissertation on the Emotional Impact of Caregiving of the Diabetic Foot Ulcer Patient. She served as an Adjunct Professor at Barry University and taught in the Public Health program, while a podiatric medical student. Dr. Marino is now a staff podiatrist at the Phoenix VA Medical center and serves as the Assistant Residency Director under Dr. Robert Frykberg. She also serves as an Adjunct Professor, Midwestern University Program in Podiatric Medicine and is the National Student Chapter Coordinator for the American Association For Women Podiatrists. She is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine (ABPM). Dr. Marino is happily married and considers her greatest achievement to be her 1 year old son, Edward.
Michelle Massee, BSBiomedical Project Manager
James McGuire, DPM, PT, CPedDirector
Leonard Abrams Center for Advanced Wound Healing
Department of Podiatric Medicine and Orthopedics
Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
DPM, PT, LPed, FAPWHc is the director of the Leonard Abrams Center for Advanced Wound Healing and a Clinical Professor in the Departments of Podiatric Medicine and Podiatric Biomechanics at the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. McGuire earned his DPM degree from the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in 1981. He is a fellow and founding member of the American Professional Wound Care Association and the Academy of Physicians in Wound Healing, and serves as an advisor to the board of the Council for Medical Education and Testing. Dr. McGuire is a licensed Physical Therapist, a licensed Pedorthist, and is Certified in Wound Care by the Council for Medical Education and Testing (CMET). He is also board certified by both the American Board of Podiatric Surgery (ABPS) and the American Board of Podiatric Medicine (ABPM). After completing his residency in podiatric surgery, Dr. McGuire left 10 years of private practice in Rutland Vermont in to become a member of the Temple faculty in 1992. He has over 40 years of experience in podiatric medicine, physical therapy, and wound management. He has published extensively, and has participated in several research trials involving the diabetic foot and wound healing. Dr. McGuire has lectured both nationally and internationally and is in great demand as a speaker in the areas of wound healing, diabetic foot management, off-loading, and biomechanics of the at-risk foot. He lives with his wife Nancy in Berwyn, Pa. just outside of Philadelphia
Mark Q Niederauer, PhDCOO, EO2 Concepts
San Antonio, TX
Mark Q Niederauer, PhD earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Biochemical Engineering with a focus in Genetics from Iowa State University. He is a Fulbright Scholar (Stuttgart, Germany) and a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering. He has more than 25 years of experience in the research, development, manufacturing and commercialization of pharmaceuticals and medical devices for tissue repair, including surgical instruments, resorbable scaffolds, dressings, wound oxygenation and monitoring, and electromechanical diagnostics. His corporate experience includes Bayer Chemikalien (Leverkusen, Germany), Hoechst Celanese, OsteoBiologics, Smith & Nephew Endoscopy and EO2 Concepts. He has numerous publications and is a co-inventor of multiple patents and applications for devices and methods used in orthopedic surgery, tissue engineering and wound care.
Mario Ponticello, DPMChief, Limb Preservation Service
Mario Ponticello, DPM graduated from Inova Fairfax Hospital Podiatric Surgical Residency in 2008. He then began private practice in Milwaukee, WI for seven years. He has been involved in residency and student education for the last eight years as a prior teaching faculty member at Columbia St Mary's Podiatric Residency Program and Wheaton Franciscan Podiatric Residency Program. In 2015, Dr Ponticello transitioned to Tacoma Washington as the Chief of the Limb Preservation Service and Director of the Complex Lower Extremity Surgery and Research Fellowship at Madigan Army Medical Center.
Allen RaphaelStaff Surgeon
Village Podiatry Centers
Director of Atlanta Reconstructive Surgery and Limb Preservation Fellowship
Allen Raphael, DPM attended the University of Richmond and completed his BS in Biology at Kennesaw State University. He received his doctorate at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. Dr Raphael completed a three-year surgical residency at the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Decatur, GA. His training focused on advanced diabetic limb salvage, medical and surgical management of the foot and ankle. Dr Raphael has lectured internationally on advances in diabetic limb salvage and is committed to providing compassionate and comprehensive care to all patients. He is a native of Atlanta and a second-generation physician. He is currently the director of the Atlanta Reconstructive Surgery and Limb Preservation Fellowship program.
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.
Lee C Rogers, DPMMedical Director
Amputation Prevention Centers of America
White Plains, NY
Lee Rogers, DPM is the national medical director of the Amputation Prevention Centers of America, a division of RestorixHealth, Inc, which manages 130 specialized centers across the U.S. in 24 states. He is the past chair of the foot care council for the American Diabetes Association. Dr Rogers received the 2011 Rising Star Award from the American Podiatric Medical Association for outstanding national accomplishments and has been selected by Podiatry Management Magazine as one of the most influential podiatrists in America. Dr Rogers was selected as Educator of the Year from the California Podiatric Medical Association in 2012 and given the Master's Award from the American Professional Wound Care Association. Dr Rogers' work has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, US News & World Report and he's been a guest on ABC's The Doctors Show and featured on PBS's American Medical Journal and Al Jazeera International's The Cure.
Jared Shippee, DPM, DWC, WCC
Jared Shippee, DPM, DWC, WCC, is a graduate of the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. He completed his residency in the VA Health Care System in South Dakota and Arizona. Dr Shippee developed a Telemedicine Wound Clinic at the Fort Meade VA Hospital and initiated a CVT program for the Podiatry Department as well. He has two wound certifications, the DWC and WCC by the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy. At the VA Hospital, Dr Shippee developed a wound clinic with wound nurses, increasing access for our veterans, preventing limb threatening wounds. He is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care. Dr Shippee speaks fluent Portuguese and is also the President and Owner of a Telemedicine Wound Corporation in two states.
Arthur Tallis, DPM
Gregory Tovmassian, DPMSacramento Foot and Ankle Center
Center for Clinical Research
Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor
California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University
Gregory Tovmassian, DPM graduated from the California School of Podiatric Medicine in Oakland, California in 2009. He completed his residency program at Kaiser Permanente in Santa Clara, where he received training in foot and ankle surgery with reconstructive rearfoot and ankle privileges. He has a particular interest and expertise in the real of wound care and limb salvage. Dr Tovmassian is involved in clinical research, actively participating in clinical trials in the diabetic and venous wound care arena. He is also participates in teaching opportunities as an Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor, California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University.
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.
Kyle Waggoner, DPM
David Yeager, DPM
Kerry Zang, DPM is a Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Surgery, Fellow, American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons, and Founder of the Arizona Institute of Footcare Physicians. Dr Zang has more than 40 years experience developing and providing the latest technologies in podiatric care. An innovator in his field, he has designed implants and surgical devices, including a joint replacement system for the great toe. Dr. Zang is a rotating speaker for the Podiatry program at Midwestern University in Phoenix, and is actively involved with teaching podiatric students, and lectures throughout the country to his colleagues.