2018 Faculty

2018 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

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.

Co-Chair

Robert Frykberg, DPM, MPH

PRESENT Editor - Diabetic Limb Salvage
Phoenix, AZ

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.

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

Lowell Weil, Jr, DPM, MBA

CEO, Weil Foot & Ankle Institute Partner, Foot & Ankle Business Innovations

Lowell Weil, Jr, DPM, MBA, is the CEO of the world renowned Chicago based Weil Foot & Ankle Institute where he also served as the Fellowship Director from 2000 - 2017. He previously was the Co-Editor of Foot and Ankle Specialist, the only combined orthopedic and podiatric peer reviewed journal. Dr Weil, Jr has pioneered such surgeries as the dorsal approach plantar plate repair and has authored over 50 papers and text book chapters. He is a well known speaker having lectured in 26 States, 5 Continents and 16 Countries. He is the Founding Partner of Foot and Ankle Business Innovations that since 2014 has helped physicians improve their patient care, health of their practice and quality of life.

2018 Faculty

Shahram Askari, DPM


Shahram Askari, DPM, graduated from the College of Podiatric Medicine, Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed his residency at St Luke's Medical Center in Phoenix, under the directorship of Kerry Zang, DPM. He recently lectured at the Podiatric World Congress in Italy to teach other physicians the importance of biomechanics in diagnosing a variety of lower extremity problems. Dr Askari is also the co-author of several papers, including one published in Podiatry Today about Low-Level Laser Therapy's Impact on Small Fiber Neuropathy. Dr Askari is committed to personalized patient care and in addition to a comprehensive examination he knows that listening to each patient is the best way to assess a foot problem. In addition to specializing in rheumatoid reconstructive foot surgery, he also treats conditions ranging from bunions, hammertoes and ulcers to ingrown nails, heel pain, and ankle sprains.

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.

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.

MaryEllen Brucato, DPM


A graduate of the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, PA, Maryellen Brucato, DPM remains active in research and academics. She lectures across the country on a variety of topics relating to foot and ankle surgery. She holds an attending position at Morristown Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center where she is able to teach the residents clinically as well as academically. Dr Brucato has experience in treating a variety of different types of patients including athletes, pediatric patients, geriatric patients, and diabetics.

Nancy Collins, PhD, RDN, LD, NWCC, FAND


Nancy Collins, PhD, RDN, LD, NWCC, FAND, is a wound care certified registered and licensed dietitian based in Las Vegas, NV. She has more than 25 years of practitioner experience in food service management, clinical nutrition, and consulting to health care institutions. In addition, Dr Collins is nationally known as a medico-legal expert dealing with the issues of malnutrition and wound healing in patients and has served as an expert witness in more than 450 legal matters. Dr Collins is a frequent speaker at medical education symposia and a prolific author. She has published extensively in both Advances in Skin and Wound Care and Ostomy Wound Management. Dr. Collins also is a frequent blogger for the Wound Care Education Institute. In addition, she is the founder of www.Nutrition411.com, an online resource for health care professionals, which offers more than 3000 free, customizable resources on a variety of nutrition and health topics. Dr Collins has a long history of professional service and currently is a representative to the Alliance on Wound Care Stakeholders and the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel.

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.

John Doolan, DPM

Co-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 Doolan’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.

Robert Eckles, DPM, MPH


Robert Eckles, DPM, MPH is Dean for Clinical Education since 2006 at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. As Dean for Graduate Medical Education he is director of the College PMSR/RRA program, and is responsible for College-run continuing education programs for licensed DPMs.

Matthew G Garoufalis, DPM, CWS

Professional Foot Care Specialists, PC
Chicago, IL

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.

Georgina Gethin, PhD, MS

Senior Lecturer

Georgina Gethin, PhD, MSc Clinical Research, RGN, PG Dip Wound Healing, Dip Anatomy, Dip Applied Physiology, FFNMRCSI - Dr Georgina Gethin was appointed Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland, Galway in 2013 and as Head of School in October 2016. She holds a PhD and fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and has an extensive background in wound management as a clinical nurse specialist, clinical consultancy, member of the diabetic foot team in NUI Galway, lead researcher on the development of the first national wound care guidelines in Ireland and national framework for procurement of wound care products. She lectures at undergraduate and post-graduate level on wound healing and tissue repair and research methods. Georgina is supervisor and examiner for MSc and PhD research programmes. Georgina is a council member of the European Wound Management Association, in addition to being a member of the Cochrane wounds group. Her specialist areas of interest are in epidemiology of wounds, wound bed assessment incorporating wound pH and temperature, palliative wound care and the use of honey in wound healing. This is supported through a commitment to evidence-based practice as evidenced by being on the editorial board of 3 journals, and extensive publications in peer-reviewed journals. She is collaborating with colleagues in the UK, Switzerland and Italy on research projects including development of guidelines for palliative wound care.

David J Goldberg, MD, JD


David J Goldberg, DPM, JD, earned his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine. He completed his dermatology residency and dermatologic surgical fellowship at New York University Medical Center. He has served as President as well as Chairman of both the Ethics and International Committees of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS). Dr Goldberg was the first ever recipient of the ASLMS Leon Goldman award named after the founder of laser medicine. He has served on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the International Society of Dermatologic Surgery and the American Society of Lasers in Medicine and Surgery. He is also Director or Co-director of the annual 5CC meeting in Spain, the Aesthetic Extender Symposium in FL and the New Frontiers in Cosmetic Medicine meeting in NJ. Dr Goldberg is on the editorial boards of the Lasers in Surgery and Medicine and Dermatologic Surgery. He is current Senior Chief-Editor of the Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy. Finally, Dr Goldberg is an attorney and an Adjunct Professor of Law where he has taught a course entitled “Advances in Health Care Law”.

Marlena Jbara, MD

Assistant Professor Radiology
SIUH Northwell Health
Staten Island, NY

Certified by the American Board of Radiology in 2001, Marlena Jbara, MD has served as a member of the Bone and Joint division of Radiology at Staten Island University Hospital since joining the team in 2008. In addition to her expertise in generalized orthopaedic radiology, Dr Jbara has been an innovator in designing and implementing continuing medical education programs dedicated to podiatrists, foot and ankle surgeons and residents in radiology, podiatry, orthopedics and emergency medicine. Dr Jbara, a summa cum laude graduate of the BA-MD Program at the State University of New York, is a leader in Podiatric Radiology, developing curricula for Podiatric Radiology academic programs and delivering Grand rounds and New York Roentgen Society lectures on Osteomyelitis in the Diabetic Foot. Currently she holds a CME-accredited program monthly in Podiatric Radiology that serves the Northwell Health System. She has published articles and book chapters on the shoulder, knee and ankle, performs reviews for Diabetic Foot & Ankle and remains active in clinical medical research. Her current podiatric research interests include MRI evaluation of the diabetic foot and classification of Pes Cavus.

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

Kevin Jules, DPM

Professor and Chairman of Surgery
NYCPM

Kevin Jules, DPM is a graduate of the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr Jules completed a comprehensive Podiatric Surgical residency and then became part of the surgical faculty at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr Jules is a professor in the department of surgery and has been the chairman of the surgical department since 1995. Dr Jules is an active participant in the post-graduate Podiatric surgical residency programs at Metropolitan Hospital in Manhattan and SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn. Dr Jules is Board certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Dr Jules has lectured nationally and internationally on numerous aspects of foot surgery. Dr Jules has practiced in the Brooklyn Heights area since 1988 and has been providing comprehensive Podiatric Surgical and Medical care at the highest level.

Jeffrey Lehrman, DPM, FASPS, MAPWCA


Jeffrey Lehrman, DPM, is in private practice just outside Philadelphia and is the Medical Director at the Crozer Wound Healing Center. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Fellow of the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons, and is recognized as a Master by the American Professional Wound Care Association. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management, serves on the APMA Coding Committee and the APMA MACRA Task Force, and is an Expert Panelist on Codingline. He sits on the board of directors of both the American Professional Wound Care Association and the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons. Dr Lehrman is an adjunct clinical professor at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine and trains surgical residents and medical students at his hospital system. Dr Lehrman is also on the editorial advisory board of the journal WOUNDS and is a consulting editor for Podiatry Management magazine.

Caroline McIntosh, MS, PhD

Professor

Caroline McIntosh is Chair of the Discipline of Podiatric Medicine, at the National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland. Prof. McIntosh led on the establishment of the first School of Podiatry in the Republic of Ireland. Prior to her current role Caroline was a senior lecturer at the University of Huddersfield, UK and senior podiatrist for a NHS Trust in North Yorkshire, UK . Caroline has published over 60 peer-reviewed papers in the field of tissue viability, particularly on the diabetic foot, and has presented at national and international conferences. Caroline co-edited the text “Lower Extremity Wounds”, and undertook her PhD in the need to build and disseminate evidence-based wound care. Caroline has acted as co-applicant and Principal Investigator (PI) for a number of clinical trials. She was President of the Wound Management Association of Ireland from 2013-2015. Caroline is a founding member of the Alliance for Research and Innovation in Wounds at NUI Galway.

Christopher J Milkie, DPM


Christopher Milkie, DPM is a native of Kenosha, Wisconsin. He has been in private practice since 1991 and enjoys helping people put an end to their foot pain. Dr Milkie believes that a persons overall health is intimately dependent on the health of their feet. Inactivity because of foot pain can lead to weight gain, diabetes, depression and other serious problems. Treating the foot problem and then educating the patient on prevention is his philosophy. Dr Milkie is always looking for new treatment options for foot or ankle pain for his patients. He was the first podiatrist to bring laser treatment for toenail fungus to Wisconsin (WI).

Timothy O'Brien, MD, PhD, FRCPI, FRCP (UK) FACP

Dean of the College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences

Prof Tim O'Brien is a clinician scientist and practicing endocrinologist with an interest in the treatment of diabetic complications using stem cell and gene therapy. He is Director of REMEDI, the Centre for Cell Manufacturing Ireland and Dean of the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Science at NUI Galway. He is the Principal Investigator on a clinical trial of MSCs in critical limb ischemia and coordinates two EU consortia, REDDSTAR and NEPHSTROM, which include clinical trials exploring the use of MSCs in diabetic complications.

Gina B Rainwater, MD


Gina B Rainwater, MD, is a clinical assistant professor of Dermatology at UT Southwestern School of Medicine, serving as an attending physician at Parkland Dermatology Clinic. She also provides dermatology care to patients in the under-served rural community in Denison, TX. Dr Rainwater's clinical interests include clinicopathological correlation in diagnosis of skin diseases, inflammatory skin diseases, melanocytic lesions and pediatric dermatology. Dr Rainwater is a dermatopathologist for ProPath and is board-certified in both Dermatology and Dermatopathology by the American Board of Dermatology. She is also a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and received mentorship awards from the American Society of Dermatopathology and the Women's Dermatologic Society.

Douglas H Richie, DPM

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Biomechanics
at the California School of Podiatric Medicine
Clinical Associate Professor of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Western University of Health Sciences
Past President, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine

Douglas Richie, Jr, DPM, received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Zoology from California State University, Long Beach in 1976. He received his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in 1980 and completed a post-graduate residency program in foot and ankle surgery at Western Medical Center in California in 1981. Dr Richie is certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. Currently, Dr.Richie has faculty appointments at the California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University as well as the School of Podiatric Medicine at Western University. He is the past Chairman of the Podiatric Medical Education Committee at the California School of Podiatric Medicine. Dr Richie has authored over 50 original articles published in respected medical journals and medical trade magazines. He has been an invited speaker at over 100 medical symposiums throughout the United States as well as the United Kingdom, Canada, Spain, Italy, and Australia. Dr Richie's past accomplishments include serving as a Board member and Past President of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine for 7 years and also serving as Section Editor (Sports Medicine) for the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery for 10 years.

Kyle W Sundblad, DPM


Kyle Sundblad, DPM joined Macomb Foot, Ankle and Wound Care in August of 2003. He attended Michigan State University where he graduated with Cum Laude Honors. He received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree in 2001 from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr Sundblad completed a two-year residency program in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery at Kern Hospital and Medical Center in Warren, Michigan in 2003. During his residency he received special training in diabetic foot care, limb salvage and diabetic wound care. Dr Sundblad is board certified by The American Board of Podiatric Surgery in Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery. He is a fellow of The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, The American Society of Podiatric Surgeons and The American Professional Wound Care Association. He is a member of the American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management, the American Podiatric Medical Association and the Michigan Podiatric Medical Association. He is a board representative of the Southeast Division of the Michigan Podiatric Medical Association. Dr Sundblad is an active staff member at St. John Macomb/Oakland Hospitals, McLaren Macomb Hospital, Henry Ford Macomb Hospital and Michigan Surgical Hospital where he also holds position as Chief of the Podiatry Section. He is the Residency Director and Director of Podiatric Medical Education of the three-year surgical training program for the Kern Residency at Michigan Surgical Hospital. Dr Sundblad has been appointed to the Adjunct Clinical Faculty at Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine and the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He has been appointed as Lecturer in the Department of Podiatric Surgery and Applied Biomechanics at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.

Wael Ahmed Tawfick, MB BCh, MRCSI

Vascular Surgeon

Wael Tawfick, MB.BCH, MRCSI has a special interest in wound management of leg ulcers. He has conducted a few studies on the use of oxygen in the management of ulcers and is currently conducting an RCT on the use of negative pressure in the management of venous ulcers. He also has a particular interest in the role of tibial vessel revascularization in the healing of foot ulcers.

Caroline Tiglio, DPM


Caroline Tiglio, DPM, earned her podiatric degree at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA where she was active in student leadership activities. Prior to attending Temple, she earned both a Bachelor and Master's Degree in Biomedical Engineering from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. Her post graduate training was at Loyola University Medical Center, Edward J. Hines Department of Veterans Affairs Hospital, both in Illinois, and at Doctors Hospital in Boston, TX. Dr Tiglio is licensed to practice podiatry in both New York and Connecticut and is certified in Primary Care and Foot and Ankle Surgery by the ABMSP as well as Primary Care by the ABPM. She has been published with articles with a variety of magazines and journals. She serves on the board of directors of the ABMSP. She currently works for Doctors United.

Michael J Trepal, DPM

Vice 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, 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.