2023 Faculty

2023 Conference Chairs


Harold Schoenhaus, DPM, FACFAS

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

Harold Schoenhaus, DPM, FACFAS 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 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 Temple University.


Robert Frykberg, DPM, MPH

Medical Director
DM Prevent Clinics Dubai
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 across Europe.

2023 Faculty

Samuel Adegboyega, DPM

Chairman, Division of Medical Sciences
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery/Medicine
Sports Medicine Club, Advisor
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
Section Chief of Podiatry, Division of Surgery Harlem Hospital, New York

Samuel Adegboyega (Dr Sam), DPM earned his doctorate degree at New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He completed extensive residency training in advanced reconstructive foot and ankle surgery at New York Hospital Queens/ Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, an academic affiliate of Weil Medical College of Cornell University. He is currently Board Certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS). He is an Associate Professor Department of Medicine and Surgery at NYCPM. He is the Chairman, Division of Medical Science at NYCPM. He is also the Section Chief of podiatry at Harlem Hospital, NY. He is licensed and practices in both states of New Jersey/New York. He enjoys podiatry and offers to his patients’ vast knowledge and excellent clinical skills as it relates to surgery, orthopedics, wound care, primary care, and sports medicine.

Charles Andersen, MD, FACS, MAPWCA

Chief of the Vascular/Endovascular Surgery Service (Emeritus)
Chief of the Wound Care Service
Clinical Professor of Surgery UW, USUHS
Madigan Army Medical Center
Tacoma, WA

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.

Heather Barnhart, PT, PhD, CWS, AWCC, CLT-LANA, CLWT, CORE

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

Heather Barnhart, PT, PhD, CWS, CLT-LANA, CLWT is board certified as a Certified Wound Specialist (CWS) from the American Board of Wound Management (ABWM), Advanced Wound Care Certified (AWCC) through National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy (NAWCO) and is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT) by the Academy of Lymphatic Studies (ACOLS). Dr Hettrick holds a dual certification as a Lymphedema and Wound Therapist (CLWT) from the International Lymphedema and Wound Training Institute (ILWTI) and she earned her LANA credential from the Lymphology Association of North America. Dr Hettrick also completed the APTA’s Clinical Instructional Education and Credentialing Program and is a credentialed Clinical Instructor. She is an Experiential Learning Fellow by the National Society for Experiential Education and a Comprehensive Oncology Rehabilitation Expert (CORE) through ILWTI.

Alan Bass, DPM, FACPM, CPC

Founder and Medical Director
Central Jersey Foot & Ankle Care
Manalapan, NJ
PARE Coding and Compliance

Alan Bass, DPM, FACPM, CPC, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management and has been in private practice in Manalapan, New Jersey for over 25 years. Dr Bass is board-certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. Over his entire career, Dr Bass has been involved with business and practice management, having previously served as Medical Director and Senior Consultant for NEMO Health. Realizing the needs of podiatrists nationwide Dr Bass left NEMO Health at the end 2018 and in January 2019, he began his own consulting firm JARALL Medical Management Consulting, providing practice management services practice valuations, reputation management services and much more. In January 2020, Dr Bass, along with Dr Paul Kesselman formed PARE Coding and Compliance Consulting, a firm dedicated to assisting doctors with coding, auditing, and compliance issues. Dr Bass is also a past-president of the New Jersey Podiatric Medical Society. He also is active with the American Podiatric Medical Association, currently serving on the Communication committee and having served on the Resolutions committee.

Christopher K Bromley, DPM, FACFAS

Delray Beach, Florida

Christopher Bromley, DPM, FACFAS currently practices foot and ankle surgery in Delray Beach, Florida. Dr Bromley's 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. An international and national lecturer of foot and ankle surgery, wound care, and regenerative medicine. 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.

Donald Curtis, DPM, FACFAS

Assistant Professor
Midwestern University
Glendale, AZ
Associate Professor
Arizona College of Poditric Medicine
Glendale, AZ

Donald Curtis, DPM , FACFAS 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 eight years of private practice. He is course director for Advanced Pathomechanics, Podiatric Medicine II and Podiatric Emergency Medicine and Trauma. 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 at the Carl T Hayden 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.


Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder
MDM Wound Ventures
United States Navy
CAPT -Medical Officer

Francis Derk, DPM, DABPM, FACPM earned his Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Pre-Medicine from the Pennsylvania State University with honors and graduated as an academic member of Alpha Epsilon Delta and Phi Delta Epsilon. He received his Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine from Temple University where he was also awarded the Dr. Gilbert Masters scholarship for academic achievement and the Dr. Helen Dynoskie award. He completed his externship, internship, and residency training at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas, before continuing his surgical residency training at the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System where he became an Associate of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Shortly afterwards he became a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics, a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine, and a Diplomate and Fellow of the American College of Podiatric Medicine. He served 28 years as a physician and limb salvage surgeon for the Veterans Health Care System and as Chief of the Department of Podiatric Surgery for 10 years before retiring. Throughout his career, Dr Derk served as an Associate and Assistant Clinical Professor in surgical residency training programs and an affiliate and consultant with several medical schools and military institutions throughout the United States. For over 20 years, he provided post graduate education and training in surgery for over 70 residents at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System and the University Texas Health Science Center. Dr. Derk continues to practice as a part-time attending and consultant for a group practice in San Antonio, Texas, serves as the Chief Medical Officer for MDM Wound Ventures, and continues his academic compassion as a national lecturer and author. Dr Derk has had a distinguished 27-year career in the United States Navy. He served 6 years with the United States Marine Corps as an Officer-in-Charge (OIC) in multiple areas of operations, command staff director, and a Joint Task Force Surgeon. He has designed, implemented, executed, and commanded several joint service operations as a plans, operations, medical, and intelligence officer. He is a veteran of foreign wars, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and OCONUS joint military operations and exercises. While serving with the United States Marine Corps, he was awarded the rank of O6 / CAPT and has worn the rank proudly for the last 8 years of his military career. He currently serves as a medical officer, medical provider, and an OIC for the Funeral Honors Detail team. He is an active-duty selective reservist at the San Antonio Navy Reserve Center at BAMC, Texas. His military accolades include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (7 total), Navy Achievement Medal (5 total), Army Achievement Medal, OEF and OIF Mobilization Medals, Navy Volunteer Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Navy Pistol Marksmanship Medal (Expert), and the Navy Rifle Marksmanship Medal (Sharpshooter). His call sign is “Ghost Runner” and it’s no coincidence since he is an avid fitness instructor, competitor, and a gold medalist in several track and field events on the National Seniors tour where he has proudly represented the state of Texas.

Lawrence Fallat, DPM, FACFAS

Director of the Podiatric Surgical Residency
Beaumont - Wayne Hospital
Wayne, MI

Lawrence Fallat, DPM, FACFAS is the program director of the podiatric surgical residency at Beaumont Wayne Hospital in Wayne, Michigan. He did a trauma fellowship in Ravensberg Germany. Dr Fallat has published approximately 100 papers.

Javier La Fontaine, DPM, MS, MEd

Dean and Professor
University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley School of Podiatic Medicine
Harlingen, Texas

Javier La Fontaine, DPM, MS, MEd is a Dean and Professor at the University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley School of Podiatric Medicine in Harlingen, Texas. He is also at Professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Dr La Fontaine holds a Bachelor of Science in biology from Xavier University and a Master of Science in clinical investigation (biomedical sciences) from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2006. He also has a Masters in Education with an emphasis in higher education from Liberty University in 2021. He earned his doctoral degree in podiatric medicine at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine and completed residencies in both podiatric medicine and podiatric surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is board certified by both the American Board of Podiatric Medicine and the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and has subspecialty certification in foot and rearfoot/ankle surgery. Born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, Dr La Fontaine has taken part in the Texas Podiatric Medical Foundation's annual San Miguel mission trip every year since 2004.


Director, Podiatric Medical Education
Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital
Binghamton, NY

Guido A LaPorta, DPM, MS, FACFAS, FACFOAM is Director, Podiatric Medical Education Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital, Binghamton, NY. He is Director Emeritus, Podiatric Medical Education Geisinger-Community Medical Center in Scranton, PA and Professor of Surgery: Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Dr LaPorta is also the President, Pennsylvania Foot and Ankle Society

Jonathan Labovitz, DPM, FACFAS, CHCQM

Dean and Professor
Western University of Health Sciences
College of Podiatric Medicine
Pomona, CA

Jonathan Labovitz, DPM, FACFAS, CHCQM, is the Dean and Professor, College of Podiatric Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences College of Podiatric Medicine. He Is board certified in Foot and Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He is also board certified in Healthcare Quality and Management by the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians. Dr Labovitz graduated from Cornell University majoring in nutritional biochemistry. He earned a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine followed by a three-year residency in foot and ankle surgery at Botsford General Hospital in Michigan. Dr Labovitz then completed an AO fellowship in orthopedic trauma surgery in Graz, Austria and advanced Ilizarov training in Russia. In addition, Dr Labovitz was a visiting scholar in health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health under the mentorship of Gerald Kominski, PhD. Dr Labovitz is the Chair of the Western Foot & Ankle Conference and he serves on several committees for professional organizations, including the Council on Podiatric Medical Education accreditation committee. He also serves as a consultant to several public and privately-held medical device and pharmaceutical companies. Dr Labovitz is a past president of the Los Angeles County Podiatric Medical Society and past chair of the Treasure Hunt Seminar. He has also been a consultant for the California Board of Podiatric Medicine from 2000-2011 and served on the American Diabetes Association, Los Angeles Chapter Community Leadership Board from 2010-2018 and served as President from 2013-2014.

Samantha Landau, DPM, MPH, FACPM

Clinical Instructor and Attending Physician Department of Orthopedics and Pediatrics
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
New York, NY

Samantha Landau, DPM, MPH, FACPM is faculty at NYCPM in the Department of Orthopedics and Pediatrics. She graduated from SUNY College at Geneseo in 2013 with a BS in Business Administration, and with minors in both biology and chemistry. Enrolled in the dual-degree program of NYCPM and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt Sinai, she obtained her MPH (with an emphasis on healthcare management) in 2016, after only two years, the first student to do so in the history of the program. She obtained her DPM degree in 2018. Dr Landau completed her residency at NYCPM/Metropolitan in 2021 as chief resident. COVID intervened while she was at Metro, and for her efforts there, she received Schneps Media’s Health Care Hero Award. (Schneps is a major New York-based publisher of digital and physical media, especially of community newspapers.) She also has Standard Ankle Surgery privilege in New York and is Board Certified by ABPM. Dr Landau has many publications including some being deemed original research. With an interest in surgical biomechanics, Dr Landau completed a fellowship in “Post-Graduate Fellowship Training in Biomechanics and Gait-Related Disorders of the Lower Extremity in Children and Adults" at NYCPM. During her training she spent time at the Hospital for Special Surgery in the Leon Root Motion Analysis Lab, with both Drs Joseph C. D’Amico and Cusack, and in pediatric podiatry by Drs Volpe and Resseque. Dr Landau loves taking biomechanical concepts and incorporating them into surgical applications. Dr Landau is also on the executive board for NYSPMA King Division. NYSPMA is the top organization in New York State that represents the interests of podiatrists with the state legislature as well as with insurance companies.

Edward Lee, DPM, FACFAS

Foundation Foot & Ankle
Auburn and Tacoma, Washington

Edward Lee, DPM, FACFAS is a podiatric foot and ankle surgeon practicing in the greater Seattle area of Washington. He graduated from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM) and completed his residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, where he served as the Chief Resident during his final year of residency. Before coming to Washington, Dr Lee practiced in Houston, Texas where he trained residents from St Joseph Medical Center. Dr Lee continues to work with residents here in Washington from the VA residency program.

James McGuire, DPM, LPT, LPed, FAPWHc

Leonard Abrams Center for Advanced Wound Healing
Clinical Professor
Department of Podiatric Medicine and Orthopedics
Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

James McGuire, DPM, LPT, LPed, FAPWHc is the director of the Leonard Abrams Center for Advanced Wound Healing and a Clinical Professor in the Departments of Podiatric Medicine and Podiatric Biomechanics at the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr McGuire earned his DPM degree from the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in 1981. He is a fellow and founding member of the American Professional Wound Care Association and the Academy of Physicians in Wound Healing, and serves as an advisor to the board of the Council for Medical Education and Testing. Dr McGuire is a licensed Physical Therapist, a licensed Pedorthist, and is Certified in Wound Care by the Council for Medical Education and Testing (CMET). He is also board certified by both the American Board of Podiatric Surgery (ABPS) and the American Board of Podiatric Medicine (ABPM). After completing his residency in podiatric surgery, Dr McGuire left 10 years of private practice in Rutland Vermont in to become a member of the Temple faculty in 1992. He has over 40 years of experience in podiatric medicine, physical therapy, and wound management. He has published extensively, and has participated in several research trials involving the diabetic foot and wound healing. Dr McGuire has lectured both nationally and internationally and is in great demand as a speaker in the areas of wound healing, diabetic foot management, off-loading, and biomechanics of the at-risk foot. He lives with his wife Nancy in Berwyn, Pa. just outside of Philadelphia

Ralph J. Napolitano, DPM, CWSP, FACFAS

Director, Wound Care and Healing
New Albany, OH

Ralph J Napolitano, Jr, DPM, CWSP, FACFAS is a double board-certified podiatrist and wound care specialist physician specializing in medicine, surgery and wound care of the foot, ankle, and lower leg. He is the Director of Wound Care and Healing with OrthoNeuro, a multispecialty medical practice based in central Ohio. He is also an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Specialty Medicine at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio. Dr Napolitano is a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and a diplomate of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and the American Board of Wound Management. He was the first podiatrist in the state of Ohio to earn the board certification Certified Wound Specialist Physician (CWSP). He remains active publishing and lecturing locally and nationally on wound care and healing. In 2018, Dr Napolitano was the only podiatrist in the world to have an article accepted into the Cureus Journal of Medical Science’s publishing competition on negative pressure wound therapy with instillation and dwell utilizing novel dressings. In 2019, during a limited commercial release, he was the first clinician in North America to trial DERMATAC™, a new single-use, proprietary silicone acrylic hybrid drape that is used as an accessory to NPWT systems. When not practicing medicine, Dr Napolitano enjoys spending time with his wife and their two children. His broad interests include music, golf, fishing, and mountain biking. Of particular interest is jazz music. His main instrument is the trumpet. Over the years he has studied, performed, and recorded with members of The Columbus Symphony Orchestra, The Columbus Jazz Orchestra, and the Saturday Night Live Band.

Robert D Phillips, DPM

Orlando VAMC
Orlando, FL

Robert D Phillips, DPM graduated from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in 1979. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatry Foot and Ankle Surgery, Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Medicine, and a Member of the American Society of Biomechanics. Dr Phillips is a past Professor of Podiatric Medicine at Des Moines University and a past Residency Director at Coatesville VA Hospital. He has been working in the Veterans Health Administration for the past 23 years. . He has been the recipient of four Stickel Awards and one Scholl Award for research in biomechanics subjects. He is also the Associate Editor for Biomechanics, Journal of the American Podiatric Medical. Dr Phillips gives several lectures a year in biomechanics of the foot.

Pamela Scarborough, PT, DPT, CWS, FAAWC

Director of Public Policy and Education
American Medical Technologies
Irvine, CA

Pamela Scarborough, PT, DPT, CWS, FAAWC is the Director of Public Policy and Education for American Medical Technologies, headquartered in Irvine, California. Her career spans over 30 years having practiced in a variety of settings including acute, out-patient, home health, and long-term care. Her clinical experience has included traditional physical therapy, orthopedics and sports medicine, cardiac rehabilitation, and wound care. Pamela has published numerous book chapters, articles, and monographs on the topics of diabetes and wound care. She holds an active licensed as a physical therapist in the state of Texas and is board certified as a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) and Certified Wound Specialist (CWS). In addition, Dr. Scarborough is certified by the Geriatric Section of the American Physical Therapy Association as a Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults (CEEAA). She has served on multiple board and conference planning committees over her extensive career including the Board of Directors for the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care and member of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP). Pamela currently serves on the Editorial Boards for Wound Source and Today's Wound Clinic and as co-chair for PRESENT Wounds, Ostomy and Continence. Pamela is frequently invited to present at state health care associations meetings and regional and national wound care symposiums. In addition, she is adjunct faculty at St. Augustine University's Doctor of Physical Therapy Program in Austin, Texas. When not traveling, presenting and teaching, she enjoys a quiet, nature-filled life in the Texas Hill Country with her husband, dogs and cats and other various visiting wildlife.


Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
New York

Reem Sheikh, DPM, DABPM, DABFAS currently serves as assistant professor in the department of surgery at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr Sheikh is a graduate of Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery and completed her residency training at NYCPM/Metropolitan Hospital Center (PMSR-RRA). She served as chief resident during her last year. Dr Sheikh is passionate about teaching and training residents. She is published in peer-reviewed journals and is currently involved in an IRB approved clinical study evaluating changes to thickness of plantar fascia after laser treatment for heel pain. Dr Sheikh devotes her personal time to her family and her hobbies, which include traveling, photography, and painting. She also calls the great state of Alaska home.

Robert G Smith, DPM, MSc, RPh, FNAP

Studying Opioid Harm, Inc (501.3c Non-profit Organization)
Ormond Beach, FL

Robert Smith, DPM, MSc, RPh, FNAP, received his BS degree in Pharmacy from the University of Florida in 1983. He then received his DPM degree from the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at Des Moines University in 1999. He completed a PPMR at Hu Hu Kam Memorial Hospital in Sacaton, AZ in 2000. Dr Smith obtained his certification in Pedorthics from BCP in 2001. He completed postgraduate training with the College of Medicine at the University of Wales, Cardiff, Wales, and UK in wound care and tissue repair. He received his Master of Science degree from the College of Medicine at the University of Wales, UK in 2006. Dr Smith’s research centers on Infection Prevalence, Infection Control and Wound Care. He is a consultant to the National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners. He is a contributing editor and reviewer to JAPMA in the areas of Podiatric Clinical Pharmacology. He has authored over 100 refereed journal articles for the disciplines of Pharmacy, Podiatry, and Wound Care. He has lectured for APMA, FPMA, IPMS, and PFA. He has operated his sole practice: “Shoe Sting Podiatry”. He is the Founder and President of Studying Opioid Harm, Inc a non-profit educational company to build and develop tools to educate and mitigate the harm from opioids. Dr Smith is the chairman of the Podiatric Academy for the National Academy of Practice since 2020.

Marie L Williams, DPM, DABFAS, DHL

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

Marie Williams, DPM, DABPS, DHLS, 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.

Daniel Yaeger, DPM

Department of Surgery
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
New York

Daniel Yaeger DPM graduated NYCPM in 2018. He continued on at NYCPM as a resident and following residency was hired on as an attending in the dept of surgery.