2018 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.
Matthew G Garoufalis, CWS, DPMProfessional Foot Care Specialists, PC
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.
Lowell Weil, Jr, DPM, MBACEO, 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.
William Chagares, DPMN/A
William E Chagares, DPM is currently a Director on the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. Dr Chagares is also President of Federal Services Podiatric Medical Association. He has served as a Federal Services Delegate to the annual APMA House of Delegates in Washington, DC for over a decade. Following graduation from the Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine in 1979, Dr Chagares completed a residency in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at Forkosh Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL. He originally certified in Podiatric Orthopedics and later Primary Podiatric Medicine. Dr Chagares is currently Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Podiatric Medicine (ABPM).
David Davidson, DPMStaff Physician
Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine
Degraff Memorial Hospital
Buffalo, New York
David Davidson, DPM is Chief of the Podiatry Section of the Department of Orthopedics of the Kaleida Health System. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopedics, SUNY@Buffalo School of Medicine. Dr Davidson is a founding partner of a group podiatry practice in Buffalo, New York which is now a Department in a multidisciplinary medical group, Buffalo Medical Group. He was Past President of the Western Division of the New York State Podiatric Medical Society, Western Division of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, National American College of Foot Orthopedics and American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. Dr Davidson is Board Certified in American Board of Podiatric Surgery Board Certified, American Board of Podiatric Orthopedists and Primary Podiatric Medicine
R Daniel Davis, DPM
Daniel Davis, DPM is a 1976 graduate of Bucknell University, where he earned his BS in Biology and became the first All American in cross-country. He continued his postgraduate education at the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine where he graduated in 1980. He completed a two-year training program at Parkview Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, and moved to Orange, Connecticut where he lives with his wife, Mary Anne. He began his private practice in Bridgeport, CT, and joined the Connecticut Podiatric Medical Association (CPMA) at that time. He has been the chairman of the CPMA education committee/seminar committee for thirty years and has served on all of the elected positions through the presidency (serving as president from 1997 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 1999). He is board certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. Dr Davis is also a fellow of ASPS, ACPWC, and ACFAS. Dr. Davis is CMET certified in wound care. He has served as the podiatric director of the Saint VincentÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Hospital Wound Care Center for the past ten years. He has served as president and been a member on the APMA Board of Trustees.
Ryan H Fitzgerald, DPMVillage Podiatry Centers
Ryan Fitzgerald, DPM was born in Charlottesville, Virginia and spent his childhood between living overseas and in central Virginia. He attended Hampden Sydney College, in Virginia, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Biology. Upon graduation, he pursued a career in medicine and moved to Miami, Florida, where attended Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. While enrolled at Barry University, Dr Fitzgerald earned top marks in his didactic and clinical coursework consistently earning a place on the Dean and President lists, as well as earning both Leadership and Faculty scholarships. He graduated at the top of his class and was inducted into the Pi Delta National Podiatry Honor Society in recognition of his outstanding scholastic achievement. He was also awarded the American Board of Podiatric Surgery's prestigious Michael L Stone Professional Conduct Award. Following graduation, Dr Fitzgerald pursued his residency training at the MEDSTAR Washington Hospital Center, and at Georgetown University Hospital, in Washington DC. This program provided vast exposure to all facets of podiatric medical and surgical care, including advanced wound care techniques, diabetic limb salvage, pediatric deformity correction and reconstructive and trauma surgery of the foot and ankle. Dr Fitzgerald has a passion for medical missions and has served as a volunteer surgeon on missions around the world, most recently serving in the middle east, where he helped to staff forward operating field hospitals where he, and others, provided provides medical and surgical care to patients suffering as a consequence of the on-going Syrian refugee crisis. Dr. Fitzgerald has also served as an attending physician Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where he worked alongside Haitian wound care specialists to perform limb-sparing surgery.
Michael Friedman, MS, C PedPresident
Michael Friedman, MS, C Ped, is the owner of Redi-Thotics since 2008. Prior to owning Redi-Thotics, Michael was the owner of Just Sneakers from 1998-2008. Michael received his MS from the University of Miami in 1992, and his C Ped certification in 2002.
Suhad A Hadi, DPMLouis Stokes Veterans Administration
Akron Community Based Outpatient Clinic
Suhad Hadi, DPM received her doctorate in Podiatric Medicine at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. She continued her post-doctorate training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio from 1997-2000. Upon completion of her residency training, she remained at the University of Texas Health Science Center for three years as Clinical Faculty and served as the Director of Resident Education. Dr Had furthered her career by joining Mercy Medical Group in Sacramento, CA from 2003-2008. While there she served as the Chief of Podiatry at the Medical Center and at Mercy San Juan Medical Center. She was also appointed Clinical Director of their Elk Grove multi-specialty clinic. In an effort to return to academic medicine and work again with resident training, she joined the Audie Murphy Veterans Hospital as full-time staff in 2009. Dr Hadi has transferred with the VA twice since that time, to Puget Sound Veterans Hospital and served as Director of PAVE, and finally transferred to Cleveland Veterans Hospital to their Akron facility. She remains actively involved in clinical practice and resident education.
Daniel Hall, IV, DPM
Daniel T Hall, IV, was raised in Newburgh, Indiana, a small town in rural Southern Indiana where compassion and care for one's community were ingrained in his beliefs from a young age. He excelled in the classroom graduating from Castle High School with honors. He shined on the soccer field but chose to pursue a career in medicine. Dr Hall attended Indiana University on a pre-medical scholarship and graduated with distinction earning a Bachelors Degree in Chemistry. Following completion of his undergraduate work, he secured a merit scholarship to attend the William M Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University where he earned his doctorate and graduated in the top 20% of his class. He completed his residency training at the nationally recognized South Miami Hospital of Baptist Health in Miami, Florida where he served as chief resident and performed over 2,000 procedures. Dr Hall is trained in numerous surgical techniques with an emphasis on reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, including diabetic limb salvage with internal/external fixation and cosmetic foot surgery. Additionally, he learned various skin closure and skin grafting techniques to minimize scar visibility and accelerate wound healing under the direction of renowned plastic surgeons at South Miami Hospital. Dr Hall has developed a keen interest in diabetic foot care and limb salvage, and he has co-authored multiple publications in Podiatry Today and Podiatry Management on reconstructive foot and ankle surgery techniques and post-operative care in the diabetic population. He also served as a volunteer participant in the Yucatan Crippled Children's Project (YCCP) co-sponsored by Barry University and the International Foot and Ankle Foundation in Merida, Mexico during which he earned valuable experience in pediatric foot and ankle deformity treatment and surgical correction. Dr Hall also served as a surgical clinical course leader for the Miami-Dade College Physician Assistant program, discussing common foot and ankle injuries and participating in multiple suture workshops. After the completion of his residency training, Dr. Hall co-founded Louisiana Foot and Ankle Specialists in Lake Charles, Louisiana with his wife, Dr Mallory Przybylski. He is Board Qualified in foot and reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He is an active member of multiple podiatric societies and is dedicated to continuing education and keeping up with the most innovative treatments available. In his free time, he enjoys outdoor activities, traveling, cooking, sporting events and spending time with his family, friends and four rescue dogs. He is proud to be a part of the Lake Charles community and is a compassionate, kind physician who is fully invested in providing the highest quality of patient care.
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 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
Aimee K Lipkis, ESQ
Aimee Lipkis is a partner at Cray Huber Horstman Heil & VanAusdal LLC focusing her trial practice on defending medical professionals. She has extensive experience in complex medical and professional negligence cases having defended a vast array of medical professionals at depositions, mediations and jury trials. She understands how the reputation of the medical professional can be impacted by claims of malpractice and she has helped defend the reputations of hundreds of physicians and healthcare providers. Much of her practice is dedicated to counseling and defending podiatrists. Aimee's practice also includes advising physicians, nurses and medical assistants in professional liability avoidance techniques. Her detailed record reviews, knowledge of the medicine, discovery and trial skills, legal strategy and fearless personality have resulted in successful resolutions of attacks against her clients.
Tim Mulloy, BSN, RN, ET, CWON
Tim Mulloy, BSN, RN, ET, CWON is the 3M Southwest Region consultant for skin and wound care. He is a graduate of William Jewell College Nursing School. Tim attended the Tucson Medical Center Enterostomal Therapy Education Program and has been an ET nurse since 1989. Tim has had his own private practice consulting to acute care, long term care and home health for wound, skin and continence care. He is an active member of the World Council of ET Nurses (WCET), and the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC) serving on the Government & Regulatory Affairs task force.
Jeffrey A Niezgoda, MD
Jeffrey Alan Niezgoda, MD is the President, Chief Executive Officer and Corporate Medical Director of AZH, LLC, serving in this capacity as one of the founders of AZH in 2013. From 1998 until 2013 he served as the Medical Director of The Centers for Comprehensive Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Aurora Health Care, and St LukeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Medical Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and the President and Chief Medical Officer of Hyperbaric & Wound Care Associates. Dr Niezgoda is fellowship trained in hyperbaric medicine and wound care and was Board Certified in Hyperbaric Medicine in 2004 and in Emergency Medicine in 2007. Licensed in Wisconsin and California, Dr Niezgoda is a Fellow of the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine and a Master of the American Professional Wound Care Association. He is the immediate Past-President of the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine and is currently the Vice-President of the American Professional Wound Care Association. Dr. Niezgoda was a prior member of the Executive Committee of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, having served as the Chairman of the Wound Care Committee, as well as a past member of the Pressure Vessel for Human Occupancy Subcommittee. He is a life member of The Association of Military Surgeons. He is a past diplomat of the American Board of Hyperbaric Medicine, the American Board of Emergency Medicine and the National Board of Medical Examiners. Dr Niezgoda is currently an honorary member of the Board of Directors of The American Board of Wound Healing and a former member of the Council for Medical Education and Testing. Dr Niezgoda is also the Founder and President of WebCME a novel educational company and industry leader in online wound and hyperbaric education.
Michael J Peters, CPCU, RPLUDirector of Sales - Healthcare Professionals Division
Michael Peters, CPCU, RPLU is the Vice President of Sales for MedPro Group's Healthcare Professional (HCP) Division. MedPro Group is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the nation's largest healthcare malpractice insurance company. Mr Peters and the HCP team have propelled MedPro Group's podiatry malpractice insurance product, making MedPro the second largest insurer of podiatrists in the country in just the last few years. Mr Peters and the HCP team have worked tirelessly to educate students and residents across the nation about the nuances of malpractice insurance. Like Berkshire Hathaway, MedPro Group operates with a 100-year outlook for our podiatrists, which is why we work to provide the best coverage at the best price. As we all know, strong competition only benefits the consumer.
Victor Quijano, Jr, DPM, PhD
Victor Quijano, Jr, DPM, PhD is a New England native. After receiving his PhD in molecular endocrinology for the University of Wisconsin, he graduated from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in 2002. He completed his 4-year residency at Temple University Hospital and Childrenâ€™s Hospital. During residency, he participated in bench research and numerous clinical trials. After 13 years in private practice, he is now Chief of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Portland, OR. Dr Quijano lectures on foot and ankle surgery around the country. He is board certified with ABMSP, ABFAS, and ABLES. He is also a fellow with APWH, ACFAS, and ACLES. He is an active board member with ABMSP.
Jarrod Shapiro, DPMAssociate Professor, College of Podiatric Medicine
Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA
Associate Editor PRESENT Podiatry Online
Jarrod Shapiro, DPM is a Board Certified podiatric foot and ankle physician and surgeon who has been in practice for over 10 years. He is also a fellow with the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and Diplomat of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Dr Shapiro has worked for Western University for the past 8 years. Prior to that he was in private practice in various aspects of patient care, including multi-specialty hospital-based practice, several wound care clinics, and individual proprietor private practice. Dr Shapiro's training includes a 3-year foot and ankle residency at Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills, Michigan after graduating from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco, CA in 2003. After completing his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree at the California College of Podiatric Medicine, he did his 3-year postgraduate training at Botsford General Hospital in Farmington Hills, Michigan from 2003 - 2006.He is also the Editor of PRESENT's Practice Perfect.
Wenjay Sung, DPM
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.
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.
Marie L Williams, DHL, DPMDirector, Podiatric Medical Education
Aventura Hospital and Medical Center
Marie Williams, DPM, DHL is board certified in foot and ankle surgery and a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Dr Williams was the first clinical dean at Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine and is currently an Adjunct Professor for the school. Dr Williams has been in private practice since 1984. She is currently the Chairman of the Department of Podiatry at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center. She has been involved in residency training since 1986 and a Program Director in Podiatric Surgery and Medicine since 1988. Dr Williams is a speaker in the field of foot and ankle surgery as well as limb salvage. She has published several articles on the healing of complex wounds and limb salvage, while also authoring a chapter: Bone Infections in "Foot and Ankle Radiology". In August 2014, Dr Williams was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts along with her teammates from Immaculata College. Their team, the Mighty Macs, captured three consecutive Championships. They were considered trailblazers for women sports, and in the 70s they help bring about Title 9 and equality for women in sports. In June 2015 they received the trailblazer award in the women’s basketball hall of fame. Dr Williams was recently requested to be a Keynote Speaker for Immaculata University and received the Doctor of Humane Letters for her humanitarian efforts in May 2018.