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, DPMDirector
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Virginia Beach, VA
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
Christopher L Barrett, DPM is a practicing Podiatrist (Foot Specialist) in Chester, PA. He currently practices at Christopher Lawrence Barrett, DPM and is affiliated with Crozer-Chester Medical Center.
Devin Bland, DPMCactus Foot & Ankle LLC
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, MDFirst Nations Limb Preservation Foundation & Modern Vascular
Residency: Yale University
Fellowship: Harvard Medical School, Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Scott Brannan, MD, nationally-recognized clinician, author and speaker, has performed close to 3,000 Lower Extremity Arterial Reconstructions for Limb Salvage. After his residency at Yale and his fellowship at Harvard (Vascular & Interventional Radiology), Dr Brannan dedicated his professional career to the treatment of PAD, specializing in CLI. He is one of few U.S. physicians who routinely perform infrapopliteal, inframalleolar, and digital arterial reconstruction procedures to eliminate patient amputations. Dr Brannan's mission is to reduce the rate of major amputation amongst frail and at-risk population, specifically within Native American Communities of the American Southwest, but he also has a large commercial population of patients that he serves in Maricopa County. Scott is an invited speaker and faculty member at numerous international, national and local vascular conferences educating colleagues about the latest advancements in PAD treatment and prevention. Dr Brannan's dedication to expanding the concept of multidisciplinary limb preservation teams informs his entire practice. Limb Preservation Teams are "Establishing a New Standard of Diabetic Vascular and Limb Preservation Care through Early Detection, Risk Factor Reduction and Aggressive Treatment." He is a faculty member of the CLI Global Society and Co-Founder of First Nations Limb Preservation Foundation. Dr Brannan is widely published in peer-reviewed journals. Boston Scientific chose Dr Brannan's practice as the only non-hospital site, in the U.S., to introduce the Eluvia Drug-Eluting Vascular Stent System. Dr Brannan practices at Modern Vascular in Mesa & Glendale and the Navajo Nation. Come to Dr. Brannan's CME, Symposium and Workshops to see cutting-edge procedures.
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.
Timothy Bumann, DO
Timothy P Bumann, DO practices Emergency Medicine in Abilene, Texas. Dr Bumann graduated from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1983. He specializes in Aerospace Medicine. Dr Bumann is affiliated with Abilene Regional Medical Center and Brownwood Regional Medical Center.
Gaston Cartagena, DPhil, MSGlobal Scientific Affairs Manager
Gaston E Cartagena, DPhil, MS has more than 24 years of experience working in biomedical research, pharmaceutical science, and academic education His qualifications are Doctor of Philosophy degree in Pharmaceutical Science, Master of Science degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, and Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Pharmacology from the University of Chile. Furthermore, he has also completed the Acute and Chronic Wounds Management and IV Therapy Program at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, and participated as speaker in numerous conferences and seminars related to advanced wound care and skin integrity prevention strategies in USA, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Gaston has several international publications in peer-review journals related to subjects on his area of expertise. Currently, he works as Global Scientific Affairs Manager at Medical Solutions Division, 3M Company.
Donald Curtis, DPM
Donald Curtis, DPM is a native of Salt Lake City, Utah and received his undergraduate degree in Behavioral Science & Health at the University of Utah. He went on to complete his medical training at the William M Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. Dr Curtis then continued his training at the Carl T Hayden VA Medical Center, in Phoenix, Arizona, completing a three-year surgical residency program. Dr Curtis joined Midwestern University in March of 2012, after eitgh years of private practice. He is course director for Advanced Pathomechanics, Podiatric Medicine II and Emergency Medicine and Trauma. He will also be involved in many other courses within the first, second and third years of didactic training at the Arizona School of Podiatric Medicine. Dr Curtis is also the Student Advisor for The American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons, helping students get involved with many surgical based activities each year. He also works as the Academic Review Committee Chair for AZPOD. Dr Curtis remains actively involved as a practicing clinician at the Foot & Ankle Clinic, part of the Midwestern Multi-Specialty Clinic on campus. There he is able to continue to provide direct patient care and assist students with their continued education and experiences in the third and fourth years of training. Dr Curtis is board certified in Foot Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He also remains an attending physician at the VA medical center, working with and helping train the podiatric surgical residents. Dr Curtis is involved with a variety of research activities here on campus ranging from tendon function, wound care and diabetic peripheral neuropathy. In the past, he has been involved with research in infectious disease and inter-professional education as well as being a contributing author to a textbook on Diagnostic Ultrasound of the foot and ankle.
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.
Michael N Desvigne,
Michael N Desvigne, MD is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, specializing in cosmetic surgery. Dr Desvigne is board certified in plastic surgery, general surgery, wound care and hyperbaric medicine. In his cosmetic surgical practice, Dr Desvigne performs most procedures with local anesthesia to minimize costs and avoid the additional risk of general anesthesia. Dr Desvigne is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS), the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the Arizona Society of Plastic Surgeons. After graduating with honors with a BS in psychology, Dr Desvigne attended the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), the Department of Defense Medical School, and went on to serve for 12 years in the U.S. Air Force as a medical student, flight surgeon and general surgeon. He performed his general surgery training at David Grant USAF Medical Center in Northern California and completed two additional years as a research fellow in wound care and hyperbaric medicine. He then served on an Air Force Base in Korea as a general surgeon and flight surgeon, earning Pacific Air Force Flight Surgeon of the Year. There, he met his wife who shares his love of animals, outdoor activities, fitness and travel. After Korea, Dr Desvigne completed his three-year residency training in plastic surgery at the University of Texas at San Antonio, followed by additional fellowship training in cosmetic surgery in Maui, Hawaii.
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
Lewis Freed, DPM specializes in ankle arthroscopy and minimal invasive tendon repair and practices in Mesa, Arizona. He received his doctorate in podiatric medicine from Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr Freed did his residency in Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Surgery, Foot & Ankle Trauma, Diabetic and Insensitive Limbs and Pediatric Foot Disorders. Dr Freed is a board-certified Foot and Ankle Surgery Diplomate by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery.
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.
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
Eldon Jupe, PhDPresident & CEO
Eldon R Jupe, PhD, HCLD/CC(ABB), President & CEO has over 30 years of experience in the fields of biochemistry, toxicology and human genetics. He began his independent scientific career at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation studying how individual human genetic variation influences response to drugs, hormones and toxins. In 1999, Dr Jupe co-founded InterGenetics Incorporated and during the next 14 years served in multiple senior executive roles, including Vice President of Research, Vice President, CSO and COO. He was a key member of the executive team that raised more than $20M in financing and $10M in competitive grants to finance growth from an R&D start-up to a commercial clinical laboratory with 25 employees. Dr. Jupe served as the leader of a multi-disciplinary team responsible for the development of the OncoVueÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â® test. This proprietary gene and clinical factor-based breast cancer risk test was utilized in over 100 clinics throughout the US for 6 years. In 2013, Dr Jupe founded OTMCC to apply his experience in biotechnology business development and operations to high complexity clinical testing to assist other entrepreneurs in starting or expanding diagnostic laboratories. At OTMCC his team has been involved in the launch of two reference laboratories from bare walls to reimbursement with continued involvement as Clinical Laboratory Director, Clinical Consultant, QA/QC and regulatory compliance. Dr Jupe presently serves as High Complexity Clinical Laboratory Director and Clinical Consultant for 5 CLIA/COLA/CAP laboratories. In addition, OTMCC has contracts with three diagnostic laboratories performing hormone testing, urine drug screening and LCMS confirmations to provide technical consulting and oversight of regulatory operations. Dr Jupe holds certification as a High Complexity Laboratory Director (HCLD) and Clinical Consultant (CC) from the American Board of Bioanalysis. He has six issued patents in cancer diagnostics and therapeutics. He has served as an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Surgery and Pathology Departments and currently serves as a lecturer in Pharmacy at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Jupe graduated magna cum laude from Texas A&M University in 1981 with a BS in Biochemistry and in 1984 with an MS in Genetics. He completed his PhD in Biochemistry from Louisiana State University in 1988 and completed postdoctoral studies at the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine in the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology.
Jeremy Lim, PhDSenior R&D Engineer
Jeremy Lim, PhD is a Senior R&D Engineer at MiMedx Group, Inc, where he has been a member of the Research and Development team since 2013. Prior to MiMedx, Dr Lim was an NSF Graduate Research Fellow at Georgia Tech and an ASEE/NSF Engineering Innovation Fellow at MedShape, Inc. He received his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Georgia Tech and Emory University in Atlanta, GA and received his BS in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. Dr Lim's research investigates the development and characterization of biomaterials to control cytokine delivery and regulate stem cell activity to promote healing and repair. Dr Lim has published over 15 peer-reviewed scientific articles and book chapters to date.
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.
Jason Mendivil, DPM
Jason Mendivil, DPM is a native El Pasoan and graduated from Americas High School in 2002. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics in 2006 from Trinity University, where he played football and ran track. He obtained his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Degree from Barry University in 2013. Dr Mendivil completed a 3-year foot, ankle and reconstructive rearfoot surgery residency training at Southern Arizona Veteran Affairs Healthcare System hospital in Tucson, Arizona. Dr Mendivil has a particular interest in treating diabetic foot wounds, limb salvage and sporting injuries of the foot and ankle. He serves on the Editorial Board for Ostomy Wound Management (OWM) and is a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, American Podiatric Medical Association and the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine.
Lynn Peterson, CWOCN, RN
Lynn Peterson is a Board Certified WOC Nurse, and Certified Lymphedema and Wound Therapist, employed with 3M Health Care. Lynn's primary responsibilities include technical and clinical support for the 3M compression and edema management platform. Lynn develops and delivers training and programs to help support the sales organization and customers in the use of 3M's Coban Two Layer Compression System for treatment of venous leg ulcers, lymphedema and other conditions requiring compression. A key focus for Lynn also includes clinical consultation and education for Long-term Care and Home Health customers. Lynn develops and delivers educational programs focused on Edema Management, Wound Assessment and Topical Management, Management of Lower Extremity Wounds, Pressure Injury Prevention and Treatment, Incontinence Associated Dermatitis, and Skin Damage Prevention and Treatment. Lynn holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including acute care, and 22 years of experience in home health holding a variety of roles. Lynn is a member of the Wound, Ostomy, Continence Society (WOCN).
Allen Raphael,Staff Surgeon
Village Podiatry Centers
Director of Atlanta Reconstructive Surgery and Limb Preservation Fellowship
Allen Raphael, DPM attended the University of Richmond and completed his BS in Biology at Kennesaw State University. He received his doctorate at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. Dr Raphael completed a three-year surgical residency at the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Decatur, GA. His training focused on advanced diabetic limb salvage, medical and surgical management of the foot and ankle. Dr Raphael has lectured internationally on advances in diabetic limb salvage and is committed to providing compassionate and comprehensive care to all patients. He is a native of Atlanta and a second-generation physician. He is currently the director of the Atlanta Reconstructive Surgery and Limb Preservation Fellowship program.
Jay E Spector,
Jay Spector, DPM completed his undergraduate degree in Economics at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He completed his medical degree at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine and went on to do a surgical residency under Stanley Kalish, DPM, in Atlanta, GA. Dr Spector is a Fellow of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine and is Chairman of the Atlanta Running Institute and is leading a Phase 3 FDA study on injecting amniotic growth factors into the Achilles tendon. He is also in private practice at Atlanta Sports Podiatry. Dr Spector has been the team Podiatrist for the Kennesaw State University Athletic program and consults with athletes in their Cross Country and Track programs. Dr Spector has completed 25 Marathons and is a running coach to people of all ages.
James W Stavosky, DPMChair
Dept of Podiatric Surgery and Medicine
Seton Medical Center
Seton Center of Advanced Wound Care
Daly City, CA
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.
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.
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.
Lori Yarrow, BPE, DC, PMP,Chief Customer Officer
Lori Yarrow, BPE, DC, PMP, brings a unique perspective with twenty-three years as a former clinician, clinic owner, educator, and marketing expert. Dr Yarrow earned a bachelors degree in Exercise Science from the University of British Columbia and worked for the Department of Athletics as the Head Athletic Trainer. After completing her Doctor of Chiropractic, she started, grew and divested three multi-disciplinary rehabilitation clinics. She taught anatomy, biomechanics, neurology, and pathology at a collegiate level and worked with a multi-national orthopedic footwear company as the North American Academy Director until 2007. She went on to focus within the custom orthotic and biometrics industry an educator, marketer and presenter on lower limb biomechanics, custom orthotics and clinical conditions. In 2018, Dr Yarrow co-founded Go 4-D Inc, determined to be part of a solution that allows healthcare practitioners to deliver affordable lower limb products in an integrated, high-tech platform.
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 40 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.