2017 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.
Robert Frykberg, DPM, MPHMedical 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 all across Europe.
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.
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.
Andrew M 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 podiatric medical school at Temple University in Philadelphia. He completed his first residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, in Brooklyn NY and then a second residency program at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Maryland, where he attained additional and extensive surgical training. Dr Belis is an associate faculty member of the Florida State University, Family Medicine Residency Program. He serves on the Board of Directors for the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons and on the Executive Board of the Florida Podiatric Medical Association and is currently the President. He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and is double Board Certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. 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, spending time with his family, boating and playing golf.
Marc A Benard, DPMAssistant Director, American Board of Podiatric Medicine
Co-Director and President, Baja Project for Crippled Children
Hermosa Beach, CA
Marc Benard, DPM is the Assistant Director of the American Board of Podiatric Medicine and is formerly the organization’s Executive Director and Examination Chair. Dr Benard is also Co-Director and President of the Baja Project for Crippled Children/Operation Footprint, 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 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, 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.
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, 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.
Russell R. Caprioli, DPMProgram 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
Wayne Caputo, DPM 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, 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.
Thomas DeLauro, DPMProfessor, 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, DPMCo-Director of Program for Advance Limb Preservation (PALP)
Assistant Professor of Podiatry in Clinical Surgery
Section Chief Podiatry
Division of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
John Doolan, DPM joined Weill Cornell as a full-time faculty staff member in September of 2017. Prior to this he headed a large private practice in NYC. Dr Doolan is the Co-Director and one of the founding members of PALP (Program for Advanced Limb Preservation) at Weill Cornell. Dr DoolanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s passion and expertise are in the field of wound care and limb salvage. He has been a pioneer in a multi-disciplinary (team) approach to wound care. Dr. Doolan received his BS in Biology form Binghamton University. He then went on the New York College of Podiatric Medicine and earned his DPM degree. He Finished 5 years of residency in Podiatric Medicine and foot and ankle surgery in 2001. Dr Doolan is an executive board member of The New York State Podiatric Medical Association. He is Chief of Podiatry at both Weill Cornell and Gramercy Surgical Center, where he also serves on the Medical Advisory Board. As an educator, he is the on-site residency director for three Podiatric Residency Programs, and is a National and International speaker on the topic of Limb Salvage. Dr Doolan is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, The American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and is a Fellow of The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He is Board Certified by The American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. In addition to limb salvage Dr Doolan is considered an expert on the surgical treatment of Brachymetarsia, a rare and challenging foot deformity.
Matrona Giakoumis, DPMFaculty, Surgery Department NYCPM
Chief of Podiatry
Bronx, New York
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, DPMDirector, Podiatry Division, Foot & Ankle Service
South Nassau Communities Hospital
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, C PedAssistant Dean for Continuing Education
Chairman, Department of Community Health and Medicine
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
New York, NY
Anthony R Iorio, DPM, MPH, C Ped 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 earned his MPH degree from New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York in 2003. Dr Iorio 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, DPMRoxborough Memorial Hospital
Editor - Journal of the APMA
Warren S Joseph, DPM is a podiatric and infectious disease 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 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, MDAdjunct Professor Dermatology and Emergency Medicine
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, DPMAssociate 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.
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.
Thomas Vitale, DPMAssociate Professor of Surgery
New York, New York
Thomas Vitale, DPM serves as Associate Professor of Surgical Sciences, at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine.
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.