Faculty

Conference Chairs

Chairman

Harold Schoenhaus, DPM

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

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.

Co-Chair

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.

Co-Chair

Lee C Rogers, DPM

Medical 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.

Co-Chair/Founder

Stanley R Kalish, DPM

Senior Staff Surgeon
Dekalb Medical Center
Atlanta, GA

Stanley Kalish, DPM is the Founder and Chairman 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 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.

Faculty

Andrew Belis, DPM


Andrew M Belis, DPM, born and raised in Long Island, NY, completed his Bachelor's degree in Human Physiology from Boston University prior to attending medical school at Temple University in Philadelphia where he earned his doctorate of podiatric medicine. He then completed his residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, in Brooklyn and then attained extensive surgical training at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Maryland. Dr Belis is an associate faculty member of the Florida State University, Family Medicine Residency Program. He is very active in his profession and serves on the Board of Directors for the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons and on the Executive Board of the Florida Podiatric Medical Association. He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and of the American College of Foot and Ankle Pediatrics. His local involvement is that of President of the Lee County Podiatric Medical Society. Dr Belis came to the Cape Coral/Fort Myers area in 2002 with his wife and has since had three wonderful children. He enjoys traveling and spending time with his family. Dr Belis takes the time to provide personal, quality care to all of his patients.

Marc A Benard, DPM

Executive Director, American Board of Podiatric Medicine
Co-director, Baja Project for Crippled Children
Hermosa Beach, CA

Marc Benard, DPM is the Executive Director of the American Board of Podiatric Medicine and is formerly the organization’s Examination Chair. He also serves on the Council on Podiatric Medical Education’s Collaborative Residency Evaluator Committee, charged with in-servicing site reviewers for residency program evaluation. Dr Benard is also Co-Director and President of the Baja Project for Crippled Children, an organization which, over the past 40 years, has had over 30,000 patient visits and performed over 3,000 foot and ankle surgeries on children with congenital and acquired neuromuscular conditions. The “project” has trained several hundred residents in the process. Dr Benard is the former Chair for the Committee on Disaster Relief of Rotary International District 5280. He is board certified with both the American Board of Podiatric Medicine and the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and lectures nationally in the areas of pediatric and adult biomechanics and surgery.

Nicholas J Bevilacqua, DPM

North Jersey Orthopaedic Specialists
Teaneck, NJ

Nicholas Bevilacqua, DPM practices with North Jersey Orthopaedic Specialists in Teaneck, NJ. He is fellowship trained and is board certified in both foot and reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

Peter Brieloff, DPM


Peter N Brieloff, DPM is the president and founder of the Brieloff Foot Centers. Dr Brieloff has been in private practice since 1987. He is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD and the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. He completed a residency in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at the FDR VA Medical Center in Montrose, NY. Dr Brieloff is Board Certified in Foot Surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery as well as Podiatric Orthopedics and Podiatric Medicine by the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine. When he completed the last of these board certifications in 1993, he became the youngest podiatrist to achieve all three board certifications. Dr Brieloff is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons; the American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine; and the American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management. He is also a member of both the American Podiatric Medical Association and Maryland Podiatric Medical Association. Dr Brieloff is on staff at the Western Maryland Health System in Cumberland and was the Chief of Surgery of the Surgery Department of the Western Maryland Health System from 2003-2011.

Christopher K Bromley, DPM

Chairman, Foot and Ankle Surgery
Vassar Medical Center
Poughkeepsie, NY

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.

Russell R. Caprioli, DPM

Program Director, Long Island Jewish Medical Center-Northshore Manhasset PMSR/RRA; Chief of Podiatry, L.I. Jewish Medical Center

Russell Caprioli, DPM is a Board Certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS), and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He is the Chief of Podiatry at Long island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York and the Founder and Program Director of the North Shore-LIJ Medical Center Podiatric Medical and Surgical Residency Program (PMSR/RRA). In addition, Dr Caprioli is a member of the Credentials Committee for ABFAS. He is certified in wound care by the American Professional Wound Care Association and is a Certified Diabetic Educator.

Wayne Caputo, DPM

Department Chair
Division of Podiatric Surgery
Clara Maass Medical Center
Belleville, New Jersey
Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Surgery
Certification in Foot and Ankle Surgery

Dr. Caputo is a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and the American Board of Foot Surgeons with a certification in Foot and Ankle Surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and the American Society of Podiatric Dermatology. Currently, he is Chairman of the Department of Podiatric Surgery at Clara Maass Medical Center and was the Residency Director Post Graduate Surgical Podiatry Program at Union Hospital. He completed his Doctorate at New York College of Podiatric Medicine and residency at Baptist medical Center in Brooklyn, NY and has a BS in Biology, Magna Cum Laude, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY.

Daniel Chaskin, DPM


Daniel Chaskin, DPM is affiliated with Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and is Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. His interests are encouraging others to consider the benefits of dermoscopy.

Jeffrey Cusack, DPM


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.

Thomas DeLauro, DPM

Professor, NYCPM

Thomas M DeLauro, DPM graduated from Brooklyn College cum laude with a BS in 1972, graduated from NYCPM magna cum laude and the valedictorian of his class in 1976. He spent one year as a resident at Peninsula Hospital Center in Far Rockaway and then another one-year residency at Atlanta Hospital and Medical Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr DeLaura believes that podiatry was once limited to the foot, but now the scope has expanded to include the ankle; the majority of states have added the ankle to podiatric medical education, with the requirement of the three year residency training. He also characterized podiatrists as now the go-to professionals for care of the lower extremities of patients with diabetes, vascular disease, neurological and other disorders. In addition to teaching at NYCPM, Dr DeLauro has private practices in Manhattan and Staten Island.

John Doolan, DPM

Clinical Assistant Professor of Podiatry

John J Doolan, DPM attended undergraduate school at Binghamton University in New York, where he received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Biology. He went on to graduate with a DPM from The New York College of Podiatric Medicine, followed by five years of residency training, finishing at Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn. John Doolan, DPM is currently on staff at Beth Israel Medical Center, Holy Name Hospital and Gramercy Surgery Center where he is the Chief of Podiatry. Dr Doolan is an Assistant Associate Professor of Clinical Podiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and is the Co-Director of the Program for Advanced Limb Preservation (PALP) which is dedicated solely to healing wounds and preventing amputations in patients with diabetes, peripheral artery disease (PAD), and other vascular problems at Cornell. Dr Doolan is the founder of the Brachymetatarsal Correction Center of New York. He is considered one of the foremost experts on Brachymetatarsal Surgery in the country. He regularly performs this surgery using both internal and external fixation methods. Dr Doolan actively supports charity work through regular participation in medical missions. Since 2002, he has performed hundreds of surgeries and medical consultations for the impoverished people of the Philippines.

Ken Ezra,


Ken Ezra serves as Executive Director of FrontlineMD, nationwide sales for hospital networks and doctors increasing revenue through innovative medical devices.

Matrona Giakoumis, DPM


Matrona Giakoumis, DPM is a fellowship-trained foot and ankle surgeon specializing in complex pediatric and adult foot and ankle reconstructive surgery, sports medicine, Charcot reconstruction and limb salvage. A native of New York, Dr Giakoumis obtained her undergraduate degree from Fordham University and completed her podiatric medical education at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in NY. She underwent three years of extensive training in foot and ankle reconstruction in Atlanta, Georgia where she served as chief resident. She received additional training in pediatric and adult reconstructive surgery in the Emory healthcare system in Atlanta, Georgia where she completed her fellowship. Dr Giakoumis works hard to tailor each individual's treatment and care to his or her specific needs, by practicing evidence based medicine. This helps ensure her patients get the most current and valuable treatments available. She has published several articles and papers, and is a faculty member and lecturer for the Podiatry Institute, an internationally recognized teaching foundation for reconstructive foot and ankle surgery. Dr Giakoumis also has a special interest in medical mission work and has worked overseas with Healing the Children (HTC).

Juan C Goez, DPM

Director, Podiatry Division, Foot & Ankle Service
Orthopedic Department
South Nassau Communities Hospital
Oceanside, NY

Juan C Goez, DPM is Board Certified, ABFAS. Dr Goez is the Director, Podiatry Division, Director, Foot & Ankle Service, Orthopedic Department at South Nassau Community Hospital, Oceanside, NY. He is also an Adjunct faculty, Surgery Department, Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine.

Anthony R Iorio, DPM, MPH

Assistant Dean for Continuing Education
Chairman, Department of Community Health and Medicine
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
New York, NY

Anthony Iorio, DPM, MPH graduated from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM) in 1981, completed his residencies at two VA hospitals in 1983, and went into private practice in Connecticut, becoming a partner in 1985; he still practices there. He earned his MPH degree from New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY in 2003 and joined the faculty of NYCPM in July of 2004. At the College, Dr Iorio became Chair of the Department of Medical Sciences in 2004 and remained chair until 2007, when he was named Assistant Dean for Continuing Education and was named Chair of the Department of Community Health and Medicine in 2009, the same year he became Chief of Lincoln Medical Center’s Department of Podiatry.

Warren S Joseph, DPM

Roxborough Memorial Hospital
Philadelphia, PA
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

Michael E Kaufman,


Michael Kaufman is a biomedical engineer from the Case Institute of Technology with over 30 years experience in the medical device field holding senior level positions in the USA and Europe in product development, marketing, business development and clinical and regulatory affairs. Michael has worked with a range of international medical device companies - from start-ups to medium size, several of which today are market leaders with innovative product lines. He is currently a product specialist with FH Orthopedics, based in Chicago.

Debra E Lewis, RN


Debra Lewis, RN has been practicing as a registered nurse for 34 years and has been a WOC nurse for 16 years and practiced at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS. She is the past President of the Heart of America ET Nursing Chapter Kansas City Affiliate of the WOCN, 2002-2005. Deb currently is an employee of United BioSource Corporation and a Clinical Wound Consultant to 3M Skin and Wound Care Division.

Daniel Margolin, DPM


With over 29 years of experience and over 30,000 patients treated Daniel Margolin, DPM has the expertise needed to help alleviate your foot pain. Dr Margolin spent over three years as chairman of the department of Podiatric Surgery at St. Peter's Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ. He is currently on staff at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ. Dr Margolin is board certified in American Board of Podiatric Surgery, he is also board certified in American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine. He is locally known for his Shoes for the Needy Campaign and was featured by Pat Battle of channel 4 news on a segment titled he Good Fight for his 29 years of work on this campaign.

Scott Marshall,


Scott Marshall started KLM Labs, Inc with brothers Kirk and Kent Marshall in 1978. KLM fabricates custom and over-the-counter foot orthotics and ankle-foot orthotics. Scott has over 40 years of experience in all aspects of the company including management, sales, marketing, production and product design.

Steve A McClain, MD

Adjunct Professor Dermatology and Emergency Medicine
SUNY
Stony Brook, LI

Steve McClain, MD hails from High Ridge, Missouri. He graduated from the University of Missouri and trained at the University of Vermont with Dermatopathology fellowship at New York University. He is Associate Professor of Dermatology and Emergency Medicine at SUNY at Stony Brook with research interests in Wound Healing, Malignant Melanoma, and Pathology Informatics. He practices dermatopathology privately in Smithtown NY, founding McClain Laboratories, LLC in 2004. His most recent work "Thickness of Normal Toenails" was submitted for publication in American Journal of Dermatopathology.

Kristen McGinness, DPM

Associate Residency Director

Kristen McGinness, DPM works in Bridgeport, CT and specializes in Podiatric Medicine. Dr McGinness is affiliated with Bridgeport Hospital. Dr McGinness speaks English and Spanish.

David Perry, MBA


David Perry is the CEO of MDx Diagnostics, LLC. David began his career with Johnson & Johnson in the Pharmaceutical division, which led to both management and marketing positions. He then moved into a sales management position with the interventional cardiology division of Pfizer Medical Technology. From there he transitioned into the endovascular neurosurgical division of Boston Scientific at the Sales management and marketing level. In the last decade David’s efforts have been in the startup arena; focused on developing cardiology, neurosurgery, and ambulatory surgical centers. David obtained a BA and MBA from the University of Maine.

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.

Michael Troiano, DPM

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

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.

Thomas Vitale, DPM

Associate Professor of Surgery

Thomas Vitale, DPM serves as Assistant Professor of Surgical Sciences DPM, at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine.

Kerry Zang, 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 30 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.