2020 Conference Chairs
Harold Schoenhaus, DPMSurgical Editor for PRESENT e-Learning
Penn-Presbyterian Medical Center
Harold Schoenhaus, DPM is a board-certified foot, rearfoot, and reconstructive ankle surgeon by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He is a past president and current fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He holds staff appointments and operating privileges at the University of Pennsylvania Presbyterian Hospital and Chestnut Hill hospital. Dr Schoenhaus' research and clinical interests are in 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.
Lee C Rogers, DPMBoard of Directors
American Board of Podiatric Medicine
Hermosa Beach, CA
Lee C Rogers, DPM, FFPM RCPS (Glasg) is on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. He helped the ABPM found the Certificate of Added Qualification in Amputation Prevention and Wound Care in 2017. He is a Fellow Faculty of Podiatric Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Dr Rogers has authored over 150 peer reviewed manuscripts or book chapters and focuses on creating systems of excellence for diabetic foot care and limb salvage.
Thomas Serena, MD, FACS, FACHM, MAPWCAVice President - American College of Hyperbaric Medicine
Founder & Medical Director, Penn North Centers for Advanced Wound Care
Thomas E Serena, MD, FACS, FACHM, MAPWCA, CEO and Medical Director of The SerenaGroup, a family of the wound, hyperbaric and research companies, is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of The College of William and Mary and Penn State Medical School. He completed his residency in Surgery at The Milton S Hershey Medical Center with an additional year of training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Southern Illinois University. To date, he has opened and operates wound care centers across the United States and globally. Dr Serena has been the lead or Principal investigator in over 100 clinical trials, including gene therapy for critical limb ischemia, antimicrobial dressings, growth factors, topical and parenteral antibiotics, and CTP therapy. He founded the first wound healing cooperative research group that produced more than 12 manuscripts in 2016 alone. In 2011 he developed a diagnostic technique that now bears his name (The Serena Technique). He holds numerous patents on wound care devices and dressings. He is recognized internationally as an expert in the field of wound healing: He has more than 200 published papers and has given more than 1000 invited lectures throughout the world. He has published three medical textbooks and authored numerous book chapters. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Wound Healing Society and served two terms on the board of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC) and is now the President. He has also been Vice-President of the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine and President of the American Professional Wound Care Association.
Charles Andersen, MD, FACS, MAPWCAChief of the Vascular/Endovascular Surgery Service (Emeritus)
Chief of the Wound Care Service
Clinical Professor of Surgery UW, USUHS
Madigan Army Medical Center
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.
Christopher L Barrett, DPM, CWSProgram Director
Centers for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine
Crozer Keystone Health System
Christopher Barrett, DPM, CWS is the Program Director of the Centers for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine for the Crozer Keystone Health System in suburban Philadelphia. He is a podiatric surgeon with 17 years of experience developing and managing centers of excellence for amputation prevention, wound management, and hyperbaric medicine. He is an invited speaker and presenter at national and international wound care conferences; sharing insight and experiences using established and emerging wound care therapies to improve outcomes.
Nicholas J Bevilacqua, DPMNorth Jersey Orthopaedic Specialists
Nicholas J Bevilacqua, DPM is a board certified, fellowship-trained, foot and ankle surgeon. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Binghamton University and then graduated Magna Cum Laude from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He then completed his internship and surgical residency in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery at St Vincent’s Catholic Medical Centers in New York. Subsequently, he went on to complete an additional year of fellowship training in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery and limb salvage at Rosalind Franklin University in North Chicago, Illinois. Dr Bevilacqua also completed a fellowship at the Russian Ilizarov Scientific Centre for Restorative Traumatology and Orthopaedics in Kurgan, Russia. Dr Bevilacqua is board certified in both Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He is trained and certified in Total Ankle Replacement surgery and is one of a few surgeons in Bergen County actively performing the surgery. He was selected as Bergen County's Top Doctors for 2019 by Bergen Magazine. He has written extensively about foot and ankle surgery and has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals. He has also written many book chapters on the subject. Dr Bevilacqua continues to lecture at the state and national levels. Dr Bevilacqua is a member of the Surgical Skills Committee for ACFAS. He is also a member of the Medical Education Committee for Holy Name Hospital and Medical Center.
Christopher K Bromley, DPMDelray Beach, Florida
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.
Ryan Chatelain, DPM, CWSPAssociate Professor of Surgery
ETSU Quillen College of Medicine
Director of Wound Care/Limb Salvage
Johnson City Medical Center
Johnson City, TN
Ryan Chatelain, DPM, CWSP, is an attending physician and Associate Professor of Surgery at ETSU Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City, TN. He also serves as the Director of Wound Care/Limb Salvage at the Center for Comprehensive Wound Care at Johnson City Medical Center. Dr Chatelain received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS. He earned his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from Barry University in North Miami, FL. He completed his residency at Mountain Home VA in Johnson City, TN which included a year of advanced training at Foot & Leg Specialists in Atlanta. He is certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He is also a Wound Care Specialist Physician certified by the American Board of Wound Healing, and a CWSP through the American Board of Wound Management. Dr Chatelain serves as the Director of the Lower Extremity Amputation Prevention forum at Johnson City Medical Center in an effort to promote an evidence-based approach to limb salvage at the hospital. Dr Chatelain resides in Johnson City, TN with his wife and three sons.
Windy Cole, DPM, CWSPAdjunct Professor and Director of Wound Care Research
Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine
Windy Cole, DPM, CWSP, is an Adjunct Professor and Director of Wound Care Research at Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine. A native of Youngstown, Ohio, Dr Cole completed her undergraduate degree in biology at the University of Cincinnati, and her podiatry degree with honors from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. She then completed her surgical residency training at University Hospitals Health System in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr Cole is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. She is an active member of the APMA, OPMA, and AAWC. Dr Cole has been in practice in Northeastern Ohio for 17 years. Her interest is in limb salvage and wound care, and she currently serves as Director of Wound Care Services for Cleveland Regency Hospitals and is the Medical Director at University Hospitals Ahuja Wound Care Center. Dr Cole has published on wound care modalities and speaks nationally and internationally on limb preservation and wound care.
Kara Couch, MS, CRNP, CWCN-AP, FAAWCGeorge Washington University Hospital
Universal Health Services
Wound Healing and Limb Preservation Center
Division of Vascular Surgery
Kara S. Couch, MS, CRNP, CWCN-AP graduated with her Master of Science in Nursing (FNP) from Georgetown University in 2002. Currently she works as an NP in the Wound Healing and Limb Preservation Center at George Washington University Hospital. In 2018, Kara became the Director of Inpatient Wound Care at George Washington University Hospital. She is an Associate Research Professor of Surgery at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at George Washington University. Her primary wound interests are in amputee care, wound infection and venous ulcers. Ms Couch is the current nurse board member of the Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders and the Secretary of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC). She is an editorial board member of Wound Management and Prevention, Today’s Wound Clinic and WoundSource 2020. Kara is the liaison for the American Association of Nurse Practitioners to the Alliance. In 2017, she was voted onto the Scientific and Medical Advisory Committee of the Amputee Coalition. She became Chair in 2019.
Lawrence A DiDomenico, DPM, CWSDirector of Residency Training, East Liverpool City Hospital
Director, Reconstructive Rearfoot & Ankle Surgical Fellowship
NOMS Ankle and Foot Care Centers
Lawrence A Didomenico, DPM is a Podiatry Specialist in Youngstown, Ohio. He graduated with honors from Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in 1987. Having more than 30 years of diverse experiences, especially in Podiatry, Dr Lawrence A Didomenico affiliates with many hospitals including St Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, Northside Medical Center, St Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, and cooperates with other doctors and specialists in the medical group NOMS Ankle and Foot Care Centers.
Lawrence Fallat, DPMDirector of the Podiatric Surgical Residency
Beaumont - Wayne Hospital
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.
Marcela Dolores Farrer, DPM, MBA, CWSOwner/CEO
Lagniappe Wound Care Consultants, LLC
Marcela Dolores Farrer, DPM, MBA, CWS is a surgically trained podiatrist involved in lower extremity wound care for over 28 years. She has been certified by the American Board of Wound Management (ABWM) since 2003 and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC). Dr Farrer is the Owner/CEO at Lagniappe Wound Care Consultants, LLC. Dr Farrer has experience in private practice, hospital outpatient wound clinics, and nursing homes as well as Primary Investigator in several research projects. She speaks nationally and enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience as a wound care expert interactively and energetically that will keep you engaged. In her spare time, she volunteers with medical missions to Ecuador and Guatemala. She is a graduate of the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine and obtained her MBA in her hometown of New Orleans, LA, and currently resides in Columbia, SC.
Michael Friedman, MS, C PedOwner and President
Michael Friedman, MS, C Ped, is the owner of Redi-Thotics since 2008. Prior to owning Redi-Thotics, Michael was the owner of Just Sneakers from 1998-2008. Michael received his MS from the University of Miami in 1992, and his C Ped certification in 2002.
Robert Frykberg, DPM, MPHMedical Director, DM Prevent Clinics Dubai
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.
Matthew G Garoufalis, DPM, FASPS, FACPM, CWS, FFPM, RCPS GlasgProfessional Foot Care Specialists, PC
Matthew G Garoufalis, DPM, FASPS, FACPM, CWS, FFPM RCPS (Glasg), 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.
Emily Greenstein, APRN, CNP, CWON, FACCWSCertified Nurse Practitioner
Emily Greenstein, APRN, CNP, CWON, FACCWS is a Certified Nurse Practitioner at Sanford Health in Fargo, ND. She received her BSN from Jamestown College and her MSN from Maryville University. She is certified as an Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She has been certified in wound and ostomy care through the WOCNCB for the past 8 years. At Sanford, she oversees the outpatient wound care program, serves as chair for the SVAT committee and is involved in many different research projects. She is an active member of the AAWC and currently serves as co-chair for the Research Task Force and Membership Committee. She is also a working member of the AAWC International Consolidated Diabetic Ulcer Guidelines Task Force. She has been involved with other wound organizations and currently serves as the Professional Practice Chair for the North Central Region Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Society. Emily has served as an expert reviewer for the WOCN Society and the Journal for WOCN. She is a blogger for Wound Source. Her main career focus is on the advancement of wound care through evidence-based research.
Ronald Guberman, DPMDirector of Podiatric Medical Education
Co-Chief, Podiatry Division, Dept of Surgery
Wyckoff Heights Medical Center
Ronald Guberman, DPM, is the Director of the Podiatry Residency Programs at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He serves as a surgical training course director, instructor, and lecturer. Dr Guberman is the author of numerous articles in Foot and Ankle Medicine and Surgery and Wound Care.
Harris Klear, DPMBurlington County Podiatry Associates
Harris L Klear, DPM has been engaged in the practice of podiatry since 1973. His specialties include foot orthopedics, reconstructive surgery, foot and ankle problems, and sports related medicine. Dr Klear hails from the Philadelphia region where he attended the esteemed Central High School and Temple University. Dr Klear received his D.P.M. degree from the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine now Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. Following graduation, Dr Klear served as a surgical resident at Parkview Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr Klear has served the Burlington County, New Jersey area throughout his career. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He is active in the residency training program and serves on the Residency Selection Committee of Cooper Hospital which is charged with the responsibility of choosing new residents. While engaged in private practice, Dr Klear has maintained his ties to the national podiatry profession as a Diplomate of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. In addition, Dr Klear has been a Board-Certified podiatrist for over 33 years. He is also actively involved with the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine's Alumni Committee as a Board member.
Jody Peter McAleer, DPM, FACFASJefferson City Medical Group
Jefferson City, MO
Jody Peter McAleer, DPM, FACFAS, received his medical degree from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. He is a shareholder partner at the Jefferson City Medical Group, Jefferson City, MO. Dr McAleer is on staff at SSM Health - St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City, MO and serves as the Vice Chief of Staff at the Jefferson City Medical Group Surgical Center. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He serves as a medical device consultant and sits on the Surgeon Advisory Board for Treace Medical Concepts, Inc.
Shannon McCormick, MPH, BSN, RN, CPHRMSr Patient Safety and Risk Solutions Consultant
Shannon McCormick, MHA, BSN, RN, CPHRM has more than 20 years of experience in patient safety and risk management. Her background includes clinical experience in labor and delivery as well as outpatient women’s services. In recent years, her focus has been quality, risk management, and patient safety. Shannon helps healthcare leaders, providers, and staff use communication and teamwork strategies to improve working relationships, enhance patient safety, and reduce the risk of errors. Shannon earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Jacksonville University and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Ohio University. She is a member of the American Society of Healthcare Risk Managers and is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management.
Brandy Rose, PT, DPT, CWSTherlkeld, Therlkeld, & Omer Infectious Disease
Brandy Rose, PT, DPT, CWS has over 14 years of wound care experience and has been a Certified Wound Specialist for 10 of those years. She worked in acute care and skilled nursing for 4 years performing inpatient physical therapy wound care. She then transitioned to hospital based Outpatient Physical Woundcare for 9 years. She now works with a private practice Infectious Disease group in Memphis, TN doing outpatient PT woundcare. This multidisciplinary opportunity has helped train her to follow reimbursement. Her passion is healing wounds in the quickest amount of time possible and educating patients on wound prevention.
Barry Rosenblum, DPMAssistant Clinical Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Associate Chief of Podiatry
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Barry Rosenblum, DPM is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and the Associate Chief of the Division of Podiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts.
Jarrod Shapiro, DPM, FACFAS, FACPMAssociate Professor, College of Podiatric Medicine
Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA
Associate Editor PRESENT Podiatry Online
Jarrod Shapiro, DPM, FACFAS, FACPM, FFPM RCPS (Glas) 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.
Joseph J Stoffel, BS3M Specialist Microbiologist
Joseph Stoffel is a Specialist Microbiologist for 3M Medical Solutions Division
Colin Traynor, DPM
Colin Traynor, DPM graduated from The Pennsylvania State University and received his doctor of podiatric medicine degree from The California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University. He then completed his surgical residency at St Mary’s Medical Center. Dr Traynor is trained in foot and ankle trauma and reconstruction, elective surgery and wound care. In addition to private practice, he remains involved in student and resident education. Dr Traynor is a clinical instructor for The California School of Podiatric Medicine and clerkship director of the St Mary’s Podiatric Surgery Residency Program. Dr Traynor has lectured on foot and ankle wound care and amputation prevention, is published in international orthopedic and podiatric surgical textbooks and journals on conservative and surgical management of the foot and ankle.
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.
Naz Wahab, MD, FAPWCAOwner
Wound Care Experts
Las Vegas, NV
Naz Wahab, MD, FAPWCA, is a board-certified family practitioner by trade who has been practicing wound care and hyperbaric medicine for over 17 years. She has her own wound care practice in Las Vegas, NV. Dr Wahab holds multiple medical director positions in the Las Vegas area including Wound Care Medical Director of HCA Mountainview Hospital’s Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center and the Dignity Hospitals Inpatient Wound care medical director. She is a board member of AAWC and is also a physician board member of ACCWS.
Marie L Williams, DPM, DABPS, DHLDirector, Podiatric Medical Education
Aventura Hospital and Medical Center
Marie Williams, DPM, DABPS, 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.
Stephanie C Wu, DPM, MScDean
Dr William M Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine
Stephanie Wu, DPM, MSc, is the Dean of Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, Professor, Department of Podiatric Surgery and Applied Biomechanics, Professor, Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, and Director, Center for Lower Extremity Ambulatory Research (CLEAR) for Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Dr Wu devotes significant time to CLEAR’s fellowship program, international fellowship program, and Scholl’s Masters in wound healing program which is an international collaboration with Cardiff University. For her efforts in education, Dr. Wu has received many awards at Rosalind Franklin University including the Dean’s Award and the Lawrence R. Medoff Award for Outstanding Performance in Research, Teaching, and Clinical Practice. Dr Wu led the effort in helping secure podiatry’s first NIH T-35 training grant for the training of future podiatric researchers at Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine. In addition to her clinical and university duties Dr Wu is a highly sought after lecturer at national and international forums.