2018 Conference Chairs
Charles Andersen, MDChief of Vascular-Endovascular-Limb Preservation Service and Medical Director of the Wound Care Clinic at Madigan Army Medical Center
Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Washington and the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences.
After graduating from Utah State University, Charles Andersen, MD earned his medical degree at the University of Utah where he also completed an internship and a one year of Surgical Training. He then entered the military where he completed his surgical residency at Madigan Army Medical Center and a Vascular Surgery fellowship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He remained in the military where his positions included program director in General Surgery and Chief of the Department of Surgery at Madigan Army Medical Center for 20 years. After retirement from the Army, he remained at Madigan Army Medical Center as a Civilian Physician. He has spoken nationally and internationally on Vascular Surgery, Limb Preservation, and Wound Care. He has over 100 peer-reviewed publications. Currently, he is Chief of the Vascular/Endovascular/Limb Preservation Service and Medical Director of the Wound Care Clinic at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma Washington. He is a Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Washington and the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences.
Lawrence A Lavery, DPM, MPHProfessor and Director of Clinical Research
Department of Plastic Surgery
University of Texas
Southwestern Medical Center - Dallas, TX
Lawrence Lavery, DPM, MPH is a Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery, as well as Director of Clinical Research in the Department of Plastic Surgery, at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas. His research group has published 208 peer reviewed papers and has received extramural funding from the VA, NIH, AHRQ, American Diabetes Association, and two American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
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.
Patrick Agnew, DPM
After completing pre-medical studies at Montgomery College and Old Dominion University, Dr Agnew attended the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine where he earned four research awards and the clinical award for the highest degree of clinical proficiency in the class. He served as vice president of the class. Dr Agnew served a Podiatric Surgical residency directed by Dr James Ganley, who was widely considered a leading authority in pediatric podiatry. Dr Agnew has been board certified in Foot and ankle surgery since 1990. He was trained in microvascular surgery at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. Dr Agnew's memberships include: Advisory panel of the Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation, the American Podiatric Medical Association, the Virginia Podiatric Medical Association, the Hampton Roads Podiatric Medical Society, and the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States. He is a past president of the American College of Foot and Ankle Pediatrics and the Hampton Roads Podiatric Medical Society. He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Academic appointments include: Adjunct faculty Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, he is the founder and director of the Eastern Virginia Medical School Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residencies and is an associate professor there. Dr Agnew is the pediatrics section editor of the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He is a manuscript reviewer for the journal of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States, Military Medicine. He also is the pediatrics editor of the newsletter of the Virginia Podiatric Medical Association, Footnotes. Dr Agnew is a Captain in the Unites States Naval Reserve, retired. He was decorated for service during Operation Desert Shield/Storm and served on active duty in the Global War on Terror and in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Christopher l Barrett, DPMProgram Director
Devin Bland, DPM
Devin Bland, DPM was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. He studied Spanish at the University of Utah then continued his education at Midwestern University in Glendale Arizona. Dr Bland did his residency at the Phoenix VA where he focused on advanced wound care techniques and surgery of the foot and ankle. After residency, Dr Bland furthered his education in Alamogordo New Mexico at one of the premier fellowship programs in the country where he became proficient in all surgical techniques and reconstruction relating to the foot ankle and leg. Currently Dr Bland is practicing in Northern Arizona as part of IHS. He is involved in the training of residents and is adjunct faculty with Midwestern University. Dr Bland has many publications and has won many awards for his advanced usage of external fixation and bone grafting techniques during the treatment of complicated patients.
Scott Brannan, MD
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.
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
Cyaandi Dove, DPM
Cyaandi Dove, DPM graduated from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. After college, Dr Dove continued her studies at California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco, CA, where she earned the Degree of Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. She also completed her Post Graduate Training at The University of Texas, Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. Before opening her practice Dr Dove was the director of podiatry at the Diabetic Foot and Ankle Center - Hospital for Joint Disease - NYU. Dr Dove is also involved in research and has multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals. She participates in numerous industry-sponsored clinical trials, which offer the latest technology available.
Lewis Freed, DPM
Myron Hansen, DPM
Myron Hansen, DPM was born and raised in Flagstaff, Arizona where he received his undergraduate degree from Northern Arizona University. He continued his education pursuing medicine from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa. He completed his surgical residency at Carl T Hayden VA Medical Center in Phoenix Arizona. Dr Hansen serves as a Vice President of the American Foundation of Lower Extremity Surgery and Research. He is a surgical attending of the VAMC Phoenix Residency Program and clinical faculty of the VAMC Phoenix High Risk Wound Care Clinic. He serves as clinical faculty for both, Des Moines University, College of Podiatry and Midwestern University, College of Podiatry. Dr Hansen has been published in several medical journals and is an active national lecturer on all subjects of lower extremity surgery. Dr Hansen has a private practice in the Chandler, Arizona and is board certified in Foot and Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery. His expertise is broad ranging from pediatric surgery, sports medicine to trauma and reconstructive procedures of the foot and ankle.
Jeffrey L Jensen, DPMDirector, Paul & Margaret Brand Research Center
Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine
Jeffrey Jensen, DPM is currently Professor and Director of the Arizona School of Podiatric Medicine within the College of Health Sciences at Midwestern University. Prior to joining Midwestern University, he was Professor and Senior Director of Research at Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine. He previously served as the Dean at Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine from 2010-2014. As Dean, he founded the Paul & Margaret Brand Research Center in 2011 to expand research opportunities at the University. From 1994-2010, Dr Jensen was the clinic director of the Diabetic Foot & Wound Center in Denver, CO. He also served as the Externship and Research Director at the North Colorado Podiatric Surgical Residency from 2001-2010. He was an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Colorado Health Science Center from 1995-2010. He completed his residency at Monsignor Clement Kern Hospital in Warren, MI in 1993 after graduating from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in 1991. As an active researcher throughout his career, Dr Jensen has been the principle investigator of over 30 multicenter clinical trials for wound care related drugs and medical devices. He has also generated 13 research grants for over $5.0M from the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense and State organizations. He continued his research by establishing MedEfficiency, Inc. and created the “TCC-EZ” - a total contact casting system used around the world to assist in healing diabetic foot ulcers. His research has resulted in 10 patents for products addressing diabetic foot wounds, fractures and antimicrobials. His most recent research involves a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) grant assessing gaseous Nitric Oxide under pressure as an antimicrobial for multidrug-resistant organisms.
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
Fermin Rafael Martinez de Jesus, MD
Fermin Rafael Martinez de Jesus, MD was born in Cosamaloapan, Veracruz, Mexico. Since he achieved his Medical Degree in Surgery in 1984 by the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, he has devoted his work to improve the scientific foundations of the surgical and medical care to avoid lower extremity amputations in patients complicated with diabetic foot syndrome. Dr Martinez believes in friendship and hard work citing frequently: To rest to the grave when you pass away. He hates hypocrisy, unloyalty, and ungratefulness. He defines himself as a simple man trying to give the best of himself to other persons. With great energy and scarce economic resources, he built his own Diabetic Foot Center that is known worldwide. Dr Martinez has received many awards and continue working in patients care, research, scholar, and surgical practice. Prof Fermin Martinez has written more than 50 journal articles, one book, 10 book chapters, and has been the keynote and invited speaker at more than 100 scientific, university and industry symposia, courses, and conferences.
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.
James W Stavosky, DPM
James W Stavosky DPM is the owner of Daly City Podiatry. He has 33 years of experience in podiatry and wound care. Dr Stavosky spent the first 14 years of his career in academic medicine and the last 20 years in private practice. He was the Chair and a Professor of Podiatric Medicine at California College of Podiatric Medicine, and currently is an Adjunct Professor at the California School of Podiatric Medicine and at the California College of Podiatry at Western University of Health Sciences. He is the Chief of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at Seton Medical Center in Daly City. He is the Medical Director of the Seton Center for Advanced Wound Care. Dr Stavosky trains podiatric students and residents daily. He is certified by ABFAS and ABPM. He is a FASPS, FACFAOM and FRCPS. Dr Savosky has served as a member of the Board of Directors of ABFAS. He is currently a member of ABPM Board of Directors, Past President of the Board of Directors of ABPM and served as the Exam Chair of ABPM for over 10 years. He will be the new Executive Director of ABPM starting in 2019. He has been the Principle Investigator in numerous wound care research projects. He lectures nationally on Wound Care for 30 plus years. He is a consultant, and on speakers bureaus and physician advisory boards for numerous wound and pharmaceutical companies.
William H Tettelbach, MD, CWSSystem Executive Medical Director of Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Services
William H Tettelbach, MD graduated from The University of Tennessee School of Medicine in 1995. He completed his Internal Medicine residency and Infectious Diseases fellowship, as well as formal training in Biomedical Informatics, at the University of Utah. He currently is board certified in Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, and retains an academic appointment at Duke University School of Medicine. From 2000 to 2003 he served as Medical Director for TheraDoc, a provider of electronic clinical surveillance to healthcare organizations, and provided subject matter expertise for the development of their "Antibiotic Assistant," 'Infection Control Assistant," and "Adverse Drug Event Assistant." These integrated clinical surveillance/decision support software modules have helped to improve the quality and safety of patient care and are now utilized in over 600 hospitals across the nation. While in practice within the Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare system in Memphis, Dr Tettelbach was acting Medical Director of Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine outpatient/inpatient services. He successfully opened the systems first wound care center that offered hyperbaric oxygen therapy as well as restructured the Methodist North Hospital's inpatient wound care teams which positively reduced the average length of stay in patients with active wounds and reduced the incidence of hospital acquired ulcers. Dr Tettelbach was invited to participate in the response to The Surviving Sepsis Campaign, a global initiative to bring together professional organizations to reduce mortality from sepsis and, as a result, led the development of a Cerner rules-based electronic "sepsis alert" module. Since its successful development, the now labeled “St. John's agent" has been adopted by other healthcare systems such as Toronto East General Hospital in Canada, the Henry Ford Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan, the University of Alabama at Birmingham Health Center and Catholic Healthcare West in California. Since returning to Utah in 2010, Dr Tettelbach has served as the Medical Director of Wound and Skin Care for the Central Region of Intermountain Healthcare. He has been an active member of the Intermountain Healthcare Infection Control Guidance Council and has been actively involved in the development of institutional policies that have resulted in a system-wide reduction in central line associated blood stream infections, a decrease in foley catheter-related urinary tract infections, and the establishment of an antimicrobial stewardship program. In 2013, he established a new Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship at Intermountain Healthcare through a cooperative agreement with Duke University. He also provides hyperbaric medicine, wound care and infectious diseases training to podiatry residents rotating through the Intermountain wound care clinics. Currently, Dr Tettelbach retains positions as System Executive Medical Director of Hyperbaric Medicine & Wound Care with Intermountain Healthcare, Medical Director of Infection Prevention & Wound Care with Landmark Hospital, and is the Program Director of the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship in Salt Lake City for Duke University.
Edward Tierney, DPM
Frances L Wilson, CNS, MSN, CWOCN-AP, CFCN
After earning a MSN and Clinical Nurse Specialist in Gerontological Nursing, Frances completed advanced training and education at Emory University''s Depart of Surgery, Wound, Ostomy and Continence (WOC) Nursing Education Program. Her nursing experience has covered a broad range of practice settings including critical care, home infusion, hospice, public health, foster care, nurse manager, house supervisor and educator for both associate and baccalaureate degree nursing programs. She is a WOCNCB® certified nurse in four areas, Wound, Ostomy, Continence and Foot & Nail Care. Since 2012 she has worked with UC Irvine Medical Center as a Wound/Ostomy/Continence Nurse Consultant. She also volunteers her time and serves as the Vice President of the local United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA) support group and is the current Chair of the WOCNCB® Foot Care Exam Committee.
Kerry Zang, DPM
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 30 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.