2019 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, MPHPRESENT Editor - Diabetic Limb Salvage
Robert G Frykberg, DPM, MPH is a graduate of the California College of Podiatric Medicine in 1976. Dr Frykberg went on to complete his residency training at the New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston. He served as the President of the Massachusetts Podiatric Medical Society and a Member of the Board of Registration in Podiatry. From 1992 to 1994, he attended the Harvard School of Public Health and graduated with a Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in quantitative methods. After 21 years of private practice, Dr Frykberg accepted the position as Clinical Dean of the Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery prior to moving to Phoenix. After 15 years of dedicated service to our Veterans, Dr Frykberg has decided to retire from his role as Chief of Podiatry at the Phoenix VA Medical Center and as Director of the Phoenix VA Medical Center Podiatric Residency Program. He continues to hold the academic rank of Professor, University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix and Adjunct Professor, Midwestern University Program in Podiatric Medicine. His research and writing interests have included all facets of lower extremity disorders, but are specifically focused on diabetic foot ulcers, infections, Charcot foot, and wound care. The author of nearly 100 peer-reviewed publications, he has also been the Editor of two textbooks: The High Risk Foot in Diabetes Mellitus (1991) and the Diabetic Charcot Foot (2010). His expertise in the Diabetic Foot translated into hundreds of speaking invitations nationally and internationally with numerous lecture engagements in China, India, Russia, South America, the UK, Vietnam, Japan, Indonesia, Italy, and all across Europe.
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.
Frank P Arena, DPM
Frank P Arena, DPM is the Medical Director at The Wound Center at Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville, NJ. He is also the Director, Department of Podiatry at Clara Maass Medical Center. Dr Arena graduated from Temple University School of Medicine in 1981. He is licensed to practice by the state board in New Jersey and is board certified in foot surgery by The American Board of Podiatric Medicine; foot & ankle orthopedics & Medicine; as well as being board certified in wound care of the American Professional Wound Care Association.
Steven A Bernstein, DPMHudson Regional Medical Center
Steven A Bernstein, DPM graduated from PCPM Temple Podiatry School in 1989. He went on to do his residency at Golden Glades Regional Medical Center in Miami, Florida. In 1991, Dr Bernstein joined an orthopedic group in Aventura, Florida specializing in trauma and reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle. Currently, Dr Bernstein is in a solo practice located in Fort Lee, New Jersey which specializes in foot and ankle trauma and revisional surgery. Dr Bernstein is Chief of Foot and Ankle Surgery and heads up the podiatric surgery department at Hudson Regional Hospital in Secaucus, New Jersey. Dr Bernstein has a special interest through the years in how bones heal and looking for ways to increase and improve bone healing, particularly with biologics and hardware.
Nicholas J Bevilacqua, DPMNorth Jersey Orthopaedic Specialists
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, 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.
Julia Colliflower, MHA, BSN, RN, CWON,
Julia Colliflower, MHA, BSN, RN, CWON, received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia in 1993. She obtained her wound/ostomy certification from the webWOC Nursing Education Program and has been a certified wound and ostomy nurse since 2009. Julia received a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration in 2012 from Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia Julia’s nursing experience spans 26 years while working in acute care, skilled nursing and most recently in the medical device field. Julia is currently a Clinical Wound Specialist for the 3M U.S. Medical Solutions Division, providing clinical support to sales staff and providing product training and continuing education programs to customers in various acute and post-acute clinical settings. Julia is currently the board secretary for the Mideast Region Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurses’ Society chapter. Julia resides in Huntington, WV.
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.
Daniel Dougherty, Group & Emerging Private Practice Sales Director at Doctor.com, is responsible for scaling out our emerging mid-market channel comprising of larger group practices. Prior to joining Doctor.com in 2015, Dan was the #1 sales executive at Yodle for seven years prior where he also developed and directed their tradeshow teams for Yodle and Lighthouse, one of the highest revenue producing channels in the company. Yodle and Lighthouse were acquired for $342 million in 2016. Daniel's extensive sales experience and the ability to create unique partnerships and revenue streams also make him a highly valued asset to the Doctor.com team. Dan holds a Business Economics Degree from Penn State University-University Park Main Campus.
Victoria Elliott, MBA, RPh, CAEChief Executive Officer
Gary Ignotofsky, MS
Gary Ignotofsky, MS is President of Web Power Advantage. Gary has been embedded in Podiatry for over 11 years lecturing on proven Internet marketing strategies to help Podiatrists grow their practice. Gary brings a strong science background (MS in Biochemistry) to his understanding of Podiatry which is reflected in the depth of marketing services his company offers. These services include website development, directory listings, live chat, reputation management, blogging/social media posts, Google and Facebook advertising as well as custom web video production. Gary's goal is to educate Podiatrists about the latest web marketing strategies to help them make informed decisions on how to best grow their practice.
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.
Marlena Jbara, MDAssistant 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, 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
Paul A Kesselman, DPM
Paul Kesselman, DPM has been in private practice for over 35 years in NYC and LI. He has been consulting for medical manufacturers and for a myriad of medical specialties in the areas of DME and wound care regulations for over 20 years. He is the leader for the APMA DME Workgroup, meets regularly with Medicare officials, and has formed liaisons with other orthotic professionals and lectured nationwide. His monthly column appearing in Podiatry Management is primarily dedicated to coding and compliance issues and has been a contributing author to Practical Endocrinology and other medical publications and is an expert panelist to Codingline.com. He has been a featured lecturer here at Treasure Hunt before and we welcome him back.
Mark Kosinski, DPMProfessor, Department of Medicine
Dr. Mark A. Kosinski DPM is a podiatrist in New York, NY with over 36 years of experience. Dr. Kosinski is affiliated with Foot Clinics of New York in New York, as well as Metropolitan Hospital Center in New York. Dr. Kosinski graduated from New York College of Podiatric Medicine in 1983. He is licensed to practice by the state board in New York (N003575).
Michael J Lacqua, MD, MBA
Michael J Lacqua MD, MBA serves as the Chief of the Division of Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery at Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) in Staten Island, New York and as an Adjunct Instructor, Hansjorg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery at NYU Langone Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. For the past 20 years, he has been the Medical Director for the Center for Wound Healing at RUMC, also serving as their Chief Supervising Hyperbaric Physician. He founded Healing Hands Abroad in 2011, a non-profit organization of healthcare professionals who travel to Central and South America providing specialty surgical care, including wound care.
Brian G Loder, DPM, CWSMedical Director
Henry Ford Macomb Hospital
Brian Loder, DPM, CWS is considered by some, as one of the top Podiatric Surgeons in Michigan. He completed his surgical training at St Johns Hospital in 1995 and has been board certified in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery for over 20 years. He served as Chief of Staff at Henry Ford Hospital for six years and continues to be involved in multiple hospital committees to ensure high-quality patient care for our hospital's patients. In addition to Chief of Staff, he was the founder of the Podiatric Surgical Training Program at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital and continues to be the residency director. Dr Loder is also the Medical Director of the Henry Ford Macomb Hospital 'Wound Care Center' and treats patients there two days per week. Dr Brian Loder continues to be a leader in education, traveling around the United States, lecturing to Physicians on Podiatric Surgical Principle. He continues to produce valuable research enhancing 'overall' care in his profession.
Andrew B Peacock, DPM, FACFASCenters for Foot and Ankle Disorders
Andrew B Peacock, DPM, FACFAS is board certified in foot, rearfoot, and reconstructive ankle surgeon by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He is a current associate of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He specializes in all aspects of foot in ankle surgery including complex foot and ankle reconstruction including arthroscopy. His accolades involve complex deformities and trauma to the foot and ankle in both pediatrics and adults. He is a proud alumnus of Clemson University in South Carolina where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He completed his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Degree at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr Peacock then went on to complete a four-year reconstructive foot and ankle surgical residency at The University of Pennsylvania Presbyterian Hospital in Philadelphia. He completed his fellowship with the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons in Trauma, arthroscopy, rearfoot and ankle reconstruction including total ankle replacement at the Pennsylvania Intensive Lower Extremity Fellowship. Dr Peacock, DPM has a special interest in academic medicine and surgery. He teaches at his alma mater Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine and enjoys lecturing on regional, national, and international levels. He serves as a peer reviewer for The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Dr Peacock holds staff privileges and operating appointments at the University of Pennsylvania Presbyterian Hospital, Aria Jefferson Northeast Health System, and Tower Health System where he trains resident physicians. Additionally, he hosts an office clerkship for podiatric medical students. He enjoys giving back through mission work including extensive surgical experience with pediatrics and reconstruction in Leon, Nicaragua.
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.
Wenjay Sung, DPMArcadia, CA
Wenjay Sung, DPM, practices in Arcadia, CA and Orange, CA. He completed his advanced surgical fellowship at the ACFAS recognized Weil Foot-Ankle & Orthopedic Institute (2011, Chicago, IL) after graduating as chief resident from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2010). He is board certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He has been heavily involved in Special Olympics International Healthy Athletes and served as an international Clinical Director during the World Summer Games in Shanghai, China (2007) and Los Angeles (2015). Currently, he serves on the board of the Convalescent Aid Society (Pasadena, CA), a non-profit that provides free medical equipment for those in need and the Miss Asian North American Organization. More recently, due to the unexpected passing of his youngest brother David Wen Sung, his family is establishing a scholarship fund and not-for profit organization that aims to build awareness and acceptance for mental health issues in Asian American communities.
John F Torregrosa, DPM
John F Torregrosa, DPM, FACFAS, FACFAOM, is an Ankle, Foot and Lower Leg Surgeon who treats patients of all ages with any ailment. Although he is extensively trained in reconstructive and trauma surgery, he is also well-trained in non-surgical problems, regenerative medicine and has a goal of avoiding surgery when possible. His motto is "We'll treat any problem below the knee". Dr Torregrosa is personable, engaging and enjoys patient interaction. He lectures and teaches surgical workshops to other surgeons nationally and internationally. He has developed surgical techniques, uses cutting edge regenerative treatments and works as a physician for the professional Supercross and Motocross tour.
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.
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.
Tracey Vlahovic, DPMAssociate Professor of Podiatric Medicine and Orthopedics
Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
Tracey Vlahovic, DPM is an Associate Professor at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine and author of the book: Lower Extremity Skin Diseases: A Photographic Guide. She is the first podiatrist to complete a fellowship in dermatology and teaches dermatology to the third year students. She participates in clinical trials and has won numerous teaching awards.