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.
Benjamin Kamel, DPMChief Resident, Chino Valley Medical Center PMSR/RRA Clinical Faculty, Western University of Health Sciences
Benjamin Kamel, DPM is a podiatric foot and ankle physician and surgeon who is currently serving as Chief Resident in his 3rd year of residency at Chino Valley Medical Center PMSR/RRA. Dr Kamel has also been working as a Clinical Faculty member for Western University for the past two years. He is a graduate from Western University of Health Sciences College of Podiatric Medicine in Pomona, CA in 2017. He is also a Creative Writer and Video Producer for PRESENT Podiatry’s NewsFlash. Dr Kamel has an interest in Podiatric trauma, reconstructive surgery, and sports medicine.
Rebecca Moellmer, DPMAssistant Professor for the College of Podiatric Medicine
Rebecca Moellmer, DPM graduated from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM) and completed three years of residency and a sports medicine fellowship in Southern California. Dr. Moellmer is board certified in the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, the American Board of Podiatric Medicine and is a Fellow with the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. In her free time, Dr Moellmer served as an elected officer of the California Podiatric Medical Association (CPMA). During her tenure with CPMA she was successful in expanding the scope for her fellow DPMs within the state. After several years in private practice, she became an Assistant Professor for the College of Podiatric Medicine, where she still serves as a clinical instructor and lecturer with a special interest in biomechanics.
Sydney Yau, DPMAssistant Professor
Sydney Yau, DPM obtained his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. He completed a podiatric medicine and surgical residency at Crozer Chester Medical Center in the Philadelphia, PA area followed by a fellowship specializing in foot and ankle reconstruction and sports medicine with the University Foot and Ankle Institute in Los Angeles, CA. He is currently an assistant professor at the Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, Department of Surgery and Applied Biomechanics in North Chicago, IL. He is board certified with the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons as well as the American Board of Podiatric Medicine.