2018 Faculty

2018 Faculty

Jesse B Burks, DPM


Jesse Burks, DPM specializes in the treatment of the foot and ankle. He graduated from the University of Des Moines in 1994, obtaining a Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Science. He followed with his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine in 1996 and then completed a Podiatric Residency at Winona Memorial Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1999. He immediately followed with a fellowship in Graz, Austria. Dr Burks is Board Certified by the American Board of Lower Extremity Surgery and the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and is a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Dr Burks has published more than 20 papers and has had the opportunity to lecture both nationally and internationally. He is closely involved in the development and use of new surgical implants and his special interests include total ankle arthroplasty and reconstruction of the severely deformed foot and ankle using Ilizarov techniques.

Carolyn J Cramer, ESQ


Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Carolyn graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a BA in politics and government and then went on to obtain her law degree from the same institution. After becoming entirely sick of all the rain she moved to Nevada and worked for the Nevada Public Service Commission as an administrative attorney, then the Nevada Attorney General's Office working in the Boards and Commission Division and later for the Nevada Department of Transportation. Next, after working for the State of Nevada for roughly seven years, she went to work for the Reno City Attorney's Office first as a civil attorney and then, for something different, as a criminal prosecutor for twelve years. Carolyn ended her career of public service as General Counsel for the Nevada Board of Pharmacy and retired in 2013. Having no hobbies, two weeks later she took a pro bono client that was to be the Nevada Health Information Exchange. After that concluded, she became the Executive Director for the Nevada State Board of Podiatry and has held that position since July of 2017. It is Carolyn's goal one day to find a hobby so she can stop doing government as a retirement activity.

Robert Frykberg, DPM, MPH

PRESENT Editor - Diabetic Limb Salvage
Phoenix, AZ

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, DPM, CWS

Professional Foot Care Specialists, PC
Chicago, IL

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.

Heather Hettrick, PT, PhD, CWS, CLT-LANA, CLWT

Associate Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
Nova Southeastern University
Ft Lauderdale, FL

Nicholas Hugentobler, DPM


Nicholas Hugentobler, MD, a licensed podiatrist in Durango, CO and Monticello, UT, knew he wanted to be a podiatrist ever since he had his first positive experience with one, who also happened to be his uncle. He had severe shin splints in college and was unable to run or play sports. After trying numerous home remedies such as taping, icing, and anti-inflammatory medicine, his uncle made him custom orthotics that completely changed his life. He knew then that he wanted to make a difference in people’s lives the same way his uncle had in his. Dr Hugentobler graduated from Des Moines University in 2009 with his Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine. He completed his residency at Detroit Medical Center in 2012, after which he and his family moved to Durango to begin work at Animas Foot and Ankle. Nicholas Hugentobler, MD is associated with American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, American Podiatric Medical Association, Colorado Podiatric Medical Association, New Mexico Podiatric Medical Association, American Professional Wound Care Association and the Colorado Foot and Ankle Society. He is one of the only physicians in the area who is certified to perform total ankle replacements. In 2017, Dr Hugentobler earned the prestigious distinction of becoming the Chief Medical Officer of Animas Surgical Hospital in Durango.

Marlena Jbara, MD

Assistant 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, DPM

Roxborough Memorial Hospital
Philadelphia, PA
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

Stanley R Kalish, DPM

Senior Staff Surgeon
Dekalb Medical Center
Atlanta, GA

Stanley Kalish, DPM is the Founder and Chairman 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 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.

Jeffrey Lehrman, DPM, FASPS, MAPWCA


Jeffrey Lehrman, DPM, is in private practice just outside Philadelphia and is the Medical Director at the Crozer Wound Healing Center. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Fellow of the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons, and is recognized as a Master by the American Professional Wound Care Association. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management, serves on the APMA Coding Committee and the APMA MACRA Task Force, and is an Expert Panelist on Codingline. He sits on the board of directors of both the American Professional Wound Care Association and the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons. Dr Lehrman is an adjunct clinical professor at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine and trains surgical residents and medical students at his hospital system. Dr Lehrman is also on the editorial advisory board of the journal WOUNDS and is a consulting editor for Podiatry Management magazine.

Kristen McGinness, DPM

Associate Residency Director

Kristen McGinness, DPM works in Bridgeport, CT and specializes in Podiatric Medicine. Dr McGinness is affiliated with Bridgeport Hospital. Dr McGinness speaks English and Spanish.

Kenneth Rehm, DPM


Kenneth Rehm, DPM graduated from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco, California, followed by a residency at Jacksonville General Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. He earned a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in High Risk, Insensitive and Diabetic Foot Care with Emphasis on Prevention of Lower Extremity Amputations from the U.S. Public Health Service and California College of Podiatric Medicine and participated in the Master's Degree program in Medical Education, also at the California College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr Rehm is a highly regarded speaker and author of numerous articles on topics related to podiatry and diabetic foot wounds. He currently works at the Diabetic Foot & Wound Treatment Center in San Marcos and El Centro, California as Medical Director and CEO. He is board certified by the ABMSP in Prevention and Treatment of Diabetic Foot Wounds.

Lee C Rogers, DPM

Medical 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.

Harold Schoenhaus, DPM

Surgical Editor for PRESENT e-Learning
Penn-Presbyterian Medical Center
Philadelphia, PA

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.

Jarrod Shapiro, DPM

Associate 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.

James W Stavosky, DPM

Chair
Dept of Podiatric Surgery and Medicine
Seton Medical Center
Medical Director
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, DPM

Center for Foot and Ankle Disorders
University of Pennsylvania - Penn Wound Care
Adjunct Clinical Professor, TUSPM
Philadelphia, PA

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, DPM, DHL

Director, Podiatric Medical Education
Aventura Hospital and Medical Center
Aventura, FL

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.