2020 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.
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.
Nicholas J Bevilacqua, DPMNorth Jersey Orthopaedic Specialists
Nicholas J Bevilacqua, DPM 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. Recently, he was again selected as Bergen County's Top Doctors for 2019 by Bergen Magazine. He has written extensively on the subject of 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.
Jeffrey Cusack, DPMAssistant Professor
Department of Orthopedics and Pediatrics
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
New York, New York
Jeffrey Cusack, DPM is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedics & Pediatrics, New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He received his BS degree in Chemistry at the University of Miami, Florida. Dr Cusack is passionate about biomechanics; when he sees a foot problem; whether callus or bunion or something else; he thinks about what the cause could be from a biomechanical point of view. Why is the callus or bunion located where it is? The mechanics of the foot determine the location.
Louis J DeCaro, DPMOwner
DeCaro Total Foot Care Center
President, American College of Foot and Ankle Pediatrics (ACFAP)
Louis J DeCaro, DPM is a Podiatric Physician who specializes in pediatrics with a special interest in sports medicine and biomechanics for both adults and pediatrics. Dr DeCaro is President and fellow of the American College of Foot & Ankle Pediatrics (ACFAP). Dr DeCaro is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry. He also shares a patent on foot types. He is in private practice in West Hatfield and a member of the surgical & medical staff at Franklin Medical Center as well as Holyoke Medical Center. In 2017 Podiatry Management Magazine named Dr DeCaro one of the most influential podiatrists in the country. During 2018 he has been granted the prestigious honor of becoming a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow. As well during 2018 he was honored with being asked to give the Commencement Address for his Podiatric Alma Mater Barry University In 2014 Dr DeCaro started the first ever International Pediatric Foot & Ankle Conference. Now In its 6th year he not only organizes the conference and lectures, but gathers a mix of many different specialties of medicine from around the world to present. And attend. Four times a year he also runs a 1- and 2-day Biomechanics Masters Class around the United States which teaches practitioners comprehensive biomechanics of both the pediatric and adult patient. Dr DeCaro is the Director and originator of the Adult & Pediatric Gait Labs Biomechanics Clinic, which takes place biweekly at his West Hatfield office. It is a multidisciplinary clinic, which evaluates the most challenging of biomechanics patients, and helps to find them answers through orthoses and therapy. Dr DeCaro is an international lecturer on the topics of podopediatrics and biomechanics. He has lectured over 250 times in over 10 countries. Please visit decaropodiatry.com or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and/or questions.
Ron Guberman, DPM, DABPSDirector of Podiatric Medical Education
Co-Chief, Podiatry Division, Dept of Surgery
Wyckoff Heights Medical Center
Ronald Guberman, DPM, DABPS 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.
Dave Hague, ESQChief Legal Counsel
Clear Lab Consulting Solutions
Dave Hague, Esq is chief legal counsel of Clear Lab Consulting Solutions. Dave is also a tenured professor of law and former partner of a national law firm. He is experienced in business and healthcare law and regularly advises on such. Mr Hague received his law degree from the University of Kansas, graduating in the top 10% of his class, and also served as the managing editor of the Kansas Law Review. He earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Utah, graduating with high honors. Dave Hague’s scholarship has appeared in the Utah Law Review, the DePaul Law Review, the Nevada Law Journal, the Catholic Law Review, and the West Virginia Law Review.
Jake HagueVP of Sales and Business Development
Clear Lab Consulting Services
Jake Hague is the VP of sales and business development for Clear Lab Consulting Services. Jake has been in the medical field with over ten years of experience in surgical implants, biologics, pharmaceuticals, psychological technology, and laboratories. Jake has built and sold many medical companies over his ten years in the field. Jake earned his bachelor's degree in science from the University of Utah, graduating with honors. Jake has been successful in building and adding invaluable services to medical practices so they can be more efficient, have better patient care, and increase revenue.
Anthony Jabra, DPMFaculty
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
New York, NY
Anthony Jabra, DPM is a faculty physician in the department of surgery at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM). In 2016, he graduated NYCPM with honors and received the Dr Keith R. Springer Memorial Scholarship. He went on to complete his residency training at NYCPM/Metropolitan Hospital (PMSR-RRA) and served as chief resident in his third year. During residency, he took advantage of the academic opportunities the school provided by conducting lectures/workshops to the student body. During residency, he presented at the C3 Cardiovascular Symposium in Florida and ACFAS New York Complications Seminar in cases of Charcot limb salvage and adult acquired flat foot. Dr Jabra is published in scientific journals, Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association and Podiatry Institute. He is currently involved in IRB approval, to begin studying reduction of post-operative pain in a randomized prospective control trial following bunion surgery. Metropolitan and Harlem Hospitals allows him the opportunities to treat diverse pathological conditions affecting the foot and ankle. He continues to advise and positively influence students/residents in broadening their knowledge on clinical exams to diagnose pathology affecting the lower extremity. He enjoys teaching students and residents foot and ankle surgeries with a special interest in flat foot reconstruction and ankle instability. Recently, he and his spouse (Ashley Bittar, DPM: Innovative Foot & Ankle) participated in a surgical mission trip in Comayagua, Honduras treating those who do not otherwise have the opportunity for podiatric medical care. In his free time, he and his wife enjoy biking around NYC.
Alton R Johnson, Jr, DPMACFAS Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Clinical Research Fellow
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Alton R. Johnson Jr, DPM is a current ACFAS clinical research fellow at the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 2011, Dr Johnson received his Bachelors 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 AHMCs 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.
Stanley R Kalish, DPMSenior Staff Surgeon
Dekalb Medical Center
Stanley Kalish, DPM is the Founder of the Superbones Conferences. He is a well-known author, and inventor of the TLS drain, the Kalish Osteotomy for Hallux Valgus correction. Dr Kalish is the winner of the 2003 Podiatry Management Lifetime Achievement Award. He has three children and five grandchildren. Dr Kalish practices in Atlanta, Georgia, and Nassau, Bahamas where he is a surgical consultant. He is a consultant to several U.S. orthopedic and pharmaceutical companies.
Jeffrey Kauffman, DPMFounder
Premier Ankle & Foot Specialists PC
Jeffrey Kauffman, DPM is the founder of Premier Ankle & Foot Specialists PC, a six-doctor private practice. They focus on using advanced technology to elevate the care of their patients. His personal practice attention is on forward procedures of foot and ankle surgery, wound care biologics and limb salvage. He completed his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Degree at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Thereafter he finalized his training through a four-year reconstructive foot and ankle surgical residency at The University of Pennsylvania Presbyterian Hospital in Philadelphia. His board certification is through ABFAS. He presides on the Board of Directors of Applehill Surgical Center of Wellspan Health System.
James McGuire, DPM, PT, LPEDDirector
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
Donald Pelto, DPMCentral Massachusetts Podiatry
Donald Pelto, DPM, has been a podiatrist for more than 10 years with Central Massachusetts Podiatry in Worcester. He is passionate about practice management and enjoys learning and teaching new tips and techniques to make a better patient experience. Dr Pelto is happy to talk with others who may be interested in learning more sharing innovative ideas. Reach him at email@example.com.
Robert Snyder, CWS, DPM, MScDProfessor and Director of Clinical Reseach and Fellowship Director in Wound Care and Reseach
Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine
Robert Snyder, DPM, MSc, CWSP, FFPM RCPS (Glasg) is Professor and Director of Clinical Research and Fellowship Director in Wound Care and Research at Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine. He has created and implemented the first post residency Wound Management and Research Fellowship for podiatric medical schools. He is certified in foot and ankle surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and is also a board certified wound specialist. Dr Snyder is past-president of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care and past-president of the American Board of Wound Management, a certifying body for wound care specialists. In addition to his doctorate, he holds an MSc in Wound Healing and Tissue Science from Cardiff University College of Medicine. His expertise at Cardiff, Wales, was further acknowledged with an appointment as Honorary Senior Lecturer. To constantly expand his knowledge and stay current in all aspects of healthcare, he is completing an MBA in Health Management. Dr Snyder is a key opinion leader and sought after speaker, lecturing extensively throughout the United States and abroad. Dr Snyder has published several book chapters and over 165 papers in peer reviewed and trade journals on wound care and was the recipient of the Dr Robert Warriner Memorial Award for excellence in wound management. Dr Snyder serves on the editorial advisory boards of Ostomy Wound Management, Section Editor for Wounds and as a periodic reviewer for the Lancet and NEJM. He has been a Principal Investigator on more than 50 randomized controlled trials for innovative wound healing modalities and products. In 2018, Dr Snyder was inducted into the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow as Faculty Fellow in Podiatric Medicine.
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.
Bruce Werber, DPMCOO, of BioTech Products, Services and Research (BPSR)
Bruce Werber, DPM is currently the Chief Operating Officer of BioTech Products, Services and Research (BPSR) a public company. From 2011 to 2016, Dr Werber served as a consultant of medical and surgical industries of Cuboid Associates. From 1981 to 2014, Dr Werber practiced as a Board Certified reconstructive foot and ankle surgeon in Rhode Island and then in Arizona, the CEO of several medical practices. In 2012, Dr Werber founded and, from 2012 to 2015, served as the President of Amnio Technology LLC, creating the company as well as developing the processing and clinical science related to utilizing placental tissue in orthopedic medicine. Prior to founding Amnio Technology, Dr Werber wrote and published two peer reviewed papers relating to using placental tissue in the treatment of diabetic wounds, plantar fasciosis and Achilles tendinosis. Dr Werber has spoken and lectured on this topic extensively around the United States and internationally. Dr Werber has completed surgical fellowships in 2003 Athens Institute for Orthopedics in Athens Greece, 2002/04 at the Ilizarov Institute in Kurgan, Russia, and in 1989 Hadassah Hospital Jerusalem, Israel. Developing expertise in diabetic foot conditions most notably reconstruction of the Charcot Foot with external fixation. Dr Werber has submitted eight patent applications in the area of placental tissue, seven of which are still pending and one has been granted. Dr Werber served as the Present of the American College of Foot and Ankle surgeons from 2003 to 2004. He has been a leader in the field of foot and ankle surgery, introducing new successful technologies to improve patient outcomes. His extensive business experience includes the development of the northeast franchisee of Discovery Zone, in addition to founding and managing successful medical practices in Rhode Island and Arizona. Dr Werber earned his DPM (Doctor of Podiatric Medicine) in 1980 from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco, CA and a BS in Biology-Physics in 1976 from Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY.
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.
Peter A Wishnie, DPMPresident and CEO
Family Foot & Ankle Specialists
Piscataway and Hillsborough, NJ
Peter Wishnie, DPM is the President/CEO of Family Foot & Ankle Specialists, LLC in Piscataway and Hillsborough, New Jersey. He is also a physician consultant for the Virtual Practice Managment Institute, a division of Top Practices. Dr Wishnie received his BS degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He went on to receive his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from the California College of Podiatric Medicine. He then went on to do his residency at Parsons Hospital in Flushing, New York and a fellowship in podiatric medicine and surgery at the Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem, Israel. Dr Wishnie lectures regularly on topics such as forefoot trauma, exercise: injury prevention and treatment, the diabetic foot, the paperless office, leadership, and practice management.