2021 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.
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.
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, MAPWCACharles 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
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.
Jonathan Arnold, MDMedical Director
The Healing Center
Mercy Medical Center
Cedar Rapids, IA
Jonathan Arnold, MD, ABPM-UHM, CWS-P obtained his medical degree in 1997 from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and completed his residency in Family Medicine at Great Plains Family Practice Residency Program, Oklahoma City, OK. Dr Arnold has practiced medicine in the state of Iowa for 20 years. During this time he has served as medical director of two nursing homes. From 2005 to 2007 he practiced wound care and hyperbaric medicie part time. He also served as Medical Director of the Wound Healing Center at Ft Madison Community Hospital in Ft Madison, IA. From 2007 to 2018, he served as Medical Director for Great River Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Clinic in Burlington, IA. Since 2018 he has served as the Medical Director of The Healing Center at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, IA where Dr Arnold practices wound care and hyperbaric medicine full-time. Dr Arnold is board certified in Family Medicine and Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine. He is also credentialed by the American Board of Wound Management as a Certified Wound Specialist Physician.
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.
Karen Lynn Bauer, APRN, FNP, CWS, DAPWCADirector of Wound Services
The University of Toledo
Karen Lynn Bauer, DNP, APRN-FNP, CWS, DAPWCA, completed her undergraduate coursework at The University of Toledo and obtained her Master’s degree in Nursing from The Ohio State University in 2006. She is currently working on her Doctorate of Nursing Practice at the University of Toledo, with a projected graduation date in 2017. She is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner with over eight years of experience in wound management as a Nurse Practitioner in many settings. She is wound certified by the American Board of Wound Management and a Fellow of the American Association of Clinical Wound Specialists. She is currently the Director of Wound Services at The University of Toledo, in the Division of Vascular, Endovascular, and Wound Surgery.
Gregory A Bohn, MD, MAPWCA, FACHM, FAAWCSurgeon
Gregory Bohn, MD, ABPM/UHM, MAPWCA, FACHM, FAAWC is a practicing General Surgeon and Wound Care Physician. He currently is the Medical Director of the West Shore Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine as well as maintaining a full-time General Surgery Practice. He is Board Certified in Surgery by the American Board of Surgery and in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine by the American Board of Preventative Medicine. Dr Bohn has worked as a consultant in both Wound Care and Surgery. Interested in education, he has directed courses in Wound Care and Surgery. He has helped to plan major wound care meetings as well as participating as a speaker. He has worked nationally as a Medical Director in wound care covering the Midwest area. He graduated from Wayne State University with his Medical Doctorate in 1978 and completed a Residency in General Surgery in Grand Rapids, Michigan at Blodgett and St Mary’s Hospital in 1982. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeon, Fellow of The American College of Hyperbaric Medicine, and member of multiple professional surgical societies and wound care associations.
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.
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.
Ryan H Fitzgerald, DPMVillage Podiatry Centers
Ryan Fitzgerald, DPM, FACFAS was born in Charlottesville, Virginia and spent his childhood between living overseas and in central Virginia. He attended Hampden Sydney College, in Virginia, where he earned a bachelor's degree in Biology. Upon graduation, he pursued a career in medicine and moved to Miami, Florida, where he attended Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. While enrolled at Barry University, Dr Fitzgerald earned top marks in his didactic and clinical coursework consistently earning a place on the Dean and President lists, as well as earning both Leadership and Faculty scholarships. He graduated at the top of his class and was inducted into the Pi Delta National Podiatry Honor Society in recognition of his outstanding scholastic achievement. He was also awarded the American Board of Podiatric Surgery's prestigious Michael L Stone Professional Conduct Award. Following graduation, Dr Fitzgerald pursued his residency training at the MEDSTAR Washington Hospital Center, and at Georgetown University Hospital, in Washington DC. This program provided vast exposure to all facets of podiatric medical and surgical care, including advanced wound care techniques, diabetic limb salvage, pediatric deformity correction and reconstructive and trauma surgery of the foot and ankle. Dr Fitzgerald has a passion for medical missions and has served as a volunteer surgeon on missions around the world, most recently serving in the middle east, where he helped to staff forward operating field hospitals where he, and others, provided provides medical and surgical care to patients suffering as a consequence of the on-going Syrian refugee crisis. Dr Fitzgerald has also served as an attending physician Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where he worked alongside Haitian wound care specialists to perform limb-sparing surgery.
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.
Alison Garten, DPM, CPedPast President American Association for Women Podiatrists (AAWP)
Wound Care Panel Physician
Piedmont Medical Center
Rock Hill, SC
Alison J Garten, DPM, CPed received her Bachelors of Science in Biology at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC where she played Division I tennis on a full scholarship. She completed her Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr Garten completed two years of podiatric medicine and surgical residency at Montgomery Hospital in the Philadelphia area. She then continued her training at Washington Hospital Center/Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC, which provided further extensive training in foot and ankle surgery, sports medicine, diabetic limb salvage, elective forefoot and rearfoot reconstruction and management of in-house patients with vast medical issues. Dr Garten is a certified Pedorthist and Board Certified in Foot Surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. She serves as a member of the District of Columbia Board of Podiatry, as well as President of the American Association for Women Podiatrists. Dr Garten often lectures on topics related to the foot and ankle, as well as diabetic wound care. Her passions in medicine revolve around promoting physical activity for injury prevention and improved overall health and happiness. In her free time she enjoys tennis, golf, hiking, mountain biking, climbing, running, yoga, traveling and spending time with friends and family. Here motto is “Your Health is Your Wealth.”
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.
Suhad A Hadi, DPMLouis Stokes Veterans Administration
Akron Community Based Outpatient Clinic
Suhad Hadi, DPM received her doctorate in Podiatric Medicine at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. She continued her post-doctorate training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio from 1997-2000. Upon completion of her residency training, she remained at the University of Texas Health Science Center for three years as Clinical Faculty and served as the Director of Resident Education. Dr Hadi furthered her career by joining Mercy Medical Group in Sacramento, CA from 2003-2008. While there she served as the Chief of Podiatry at the Medical Center and at Mercy San Juan Medical Center. She was also appointed Clinical Director of their Elk Grove multi-specialty clinic. In an effort to return to academic medicine and work again with resident training, she joined the Audie Murphy Veterans Hospital as full-time staff in 2009. Dr Hadi has transferred with the VA twice since that time, to Puget Sound Veterans Hospital and served as Director of PAVE, and finally transferred to Cleveland Veterans Hospital to their Akron facility. She remains actively involved in clinical practice and resident education.
Chandler Hubbard, DPMAssistant Professor
Western University of Health Sciences
Empire Foot And Ankle Center Associate
Chandler Hubbard, DPM graduated from Western University of Health Sciences Podiatric Medical School in 2018 and completed her surgical training at Chino Valley Medical Center in 2021. Upon graduation she began working at a private practice as an associate for Empire Foot and Ankle Center and as an Assistant Professor at Western University of Health Sciences.
Stanley R Kalish, DPMSenior Staff Surgeon
Dekalb Medical Center
Stanley Kalish, DPM is the Founder 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 has 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.
D Scot Malay, DPMDirector, Podiatric Research Fellowsip and Staff Surgeon
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA,Br>Editor, The Journal of Footand Ankle Surgery
Faculty, The Podiatry Institute
D Scot Malay, DPM, MSCE, has a master's degree in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the School of Medicine, of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a faculty member of the Podiatry Institute, Decatur, Georgia, and the current Editor of the Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery. He is a staff surgeon and member of the teaching faculty of the Department of Surgery at the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and an active clinical investigator with an emphasis on patient-oriented research.
Jaclyn Marino, DPM, DrPH, MPHChief of Podiatry
Lake Nonna, FL
Jaclyn Marino, DPM, DrPH, MPH, DABPM, FACFAOM, graduated from Texas A&M University and started her career as a Biomedical Engineer at NASA. She served as a Flight Controller in the Mission Control Center, at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, where she worked both Space Shuttle and Space Station missions. She then obtained a Master's Degree in Public Health at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, where she focused on Community Health, and finished the ABD portion of her Doctorate in Public Health at UNTHSC. After graduate school, Dr. Marino obtained her Podiatric Medicine degree from Barry University in Miami. She concurrently obtained her Doctorate in Social and Behavioral Sciences from the UNTHSC and submitted her dissertation on the Emotional Impact of Caregiving of the Diabetic Foot Ulcer Patient. She served as an Adjunct Professor at Barry University and taught in the Public Health program, while a podiatric medical student. Dr. Marino is the Chief of Podiatry at the Orlando VAHCS in Lake Nona, FL. Dr. Marino is happily married and considers her greatest achievement to be her son, Edward.
Catherine T Milne, MSN, APRN, CWOCNConneticut Clinical Nursing Associates Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine
Catherine T Milne, APRN, MSN, ANP/ACNS-BC, CWOCN-AP is an Adult Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist at Connecticut Clinical Nursing Associates, a practice focusing on direct patient care, consultation, education and research located in Bristol, CT. She is additionally affiliated with the Bristol Hospital Wound, Ostomy, Lymphedema Center. Ms. Milne has published several articles in professional journals and coauthored the text, Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nursing Secrets. She is an abstract reviewer for Symposium on Advanced Wound Care and on the editorial review boards for Ostomy/Wound Management, and Kestral Wound Product Sourcebook. For her contributions as Co-chair of the Association for Advancement in Wound Care (AAWC) Quality of Care Task Force, she was awarded Distinguished Member of the Year. She frequently speaks nationally and internationally on a variety of wound related topics. Additionally, she serves as an Associate Clinical Professor for the Yale School of Nursing.
Ralph Napolitano, Jr , CWSP, FACFAS, DPMOrthoNeuro
New Albany, OH
Ralph J Napolitano, Jr, DPM, CWSP, FACFAS, is a double board-certified podiatrist and wound care specialist physician. He specializes in medicine, surgery and wound care of the foot, ankle and lower leg. He was the first podiatrist in the state of Ohio to earn the board certification Certified Wound Specialist Physician (CWSP). Areas of special clinical interest, research and publications include: Medical and surgical care of the foot and ankle, general wound care and healing, diabetic foot wounds, lower limb surgical salvage, management of surgical wound complications, custom foot orthotics, gait analysis, shoe gear consulting, aesthetic podiatry and laser care. 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 American Board of Wound Management. He holds clinical privileges at numerous area hospitals, surgery centers, and wound care centers. He is an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Specialty Medicine at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is also part of the clinical faculty for the Grant Medical Center Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Program.
Alisha Oropallo, MD, FACSMedical Director
Comprehensive Wound Healing Center and Hyperbarics at Northwell Health
New Hyde Park, NY
Alisha Oropallo, MD, FACS is currently a practicing vascular surgeon and wound care physician. She is the Medical Director of the Comprehensive Wound Healing Center and Hyperbarics at Northwell Health. She is involved with basic science with the Feinstein Institute of Medical Research, translational, and clinical research. She actively participates in numerous speaking engagements in national organizations including the American College of Surgeons. She is a frequent lecturer on all aspects of wound management and treatment. She is a co-founder in the development of Northwell Health’s first regional multidisciplinary wound care conference to help educate clinicians. She is currently an Associate Professor at Zucker Hofstra school of Medicine, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons with board certification in Surgery and Vascular Surgery, and a certification in wound care. She authors many journal articles and is a reviewer for several journals. She is currently on the speaker’s bureau for the American Association of Wound Care for the advancement of wound healing. She is a recipient of the national Shire research award for translational research. She holds the title of Associate Professor, Feinstein Institute of Medical Research. She has performed numerous clinical trials including investigator led as well as industry sponsored. She enjoys research on the advancement of wound healing through new technological innovations, testing new products or product developments, and improving patient quality of care in wound healing.
Andrew B Peacock, DPMCenters for Foot and Ankle Disorders
Andrew B Peacock, DPM is board certified in foot, rearfoot, and reconstructive ankle surgeon by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He is a current associate of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He specializes in all aspects of foot in ankle surgery including complex foot and ankle reconstruction including arthroscopy. His accolades involve complex deformities and trauma to the foot and ankle in both pediatrics and adults. He is a proud alumnus of Clemson University in South Carolina where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He completed his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Degree at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr Peacock then went on to complete a four-year reconstructive foot and ankle surgical residency at The University of Pennsylvania Presbyterian Hospital in Philadelphia. He completed his fellowship with the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons in Trauma, arthroscopy, rearfoot and ankle reconstruction including total ankle replacement at the Pennsylvania Intensive Lower Extremity Fellowship. Dr Peacock, DPM has a special interest in academic medicine and surgery. He teaches at his alma mater Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine and enjoys lecturing on regional, national, and international levels. He serves as a peer reviewer for The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Dr Peacock holds staff privileges and operating appointments at the University of Pennsylvania Presbyterian Hospital, Aria Jefferson Northeast Health System, and Tower Health System where he trains resident physicians. Additionally, he hosts an office clerkship for podiatric medical students. He enjoys giving back through mission work including extensive surgical experience with pediatrics and reconstruction in Leon, Nicaragua.
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.
Joshua Sebag, DPMCoastal Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center
Port St Lucie, FL
Joshua Sebag, DPM, earned his medical degree from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was accepted into the National Honor Society. He then returned to his home state of Florida where he completed an extensive three-year foot and ankle reconstructive surgical residency program at AdventHealth East Orlando, serving as chief resident his final year. He frequently participates in research specific to the foot, ankle, and lower leg and has been the recipient of multiple awards, including first place recognition by the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Dr Sebag is a diplomate of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and is board qualified in foot surgery. He holds additional board-qualification in reconstructive rearfoot & ankle surgery and is a member of the Florida Podiatric Medical Association, the American Podiatric Medical Association, and the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He uses the latest in minimally invasive and traditional surgery techniques to achieve the best possible outcome.
Jarrod Shapiro, DPMAssociate 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.
Richard Simman, MD, FACSClinical Professor
Wright State University
Dayton, OH Co-Director, Wound Care Program
Jobst Vascular Institute/ProMedica Health Networ
Richard Simman, MD, FACS, FACCWS, is the founding president and chair of the American Board of Wound Medicine and Surgery (ABWMS), past president of the American College of Clinical Wound Specialists (ACCWS), past editor in chief of the journal of the college, and sits on the editorial board of the Annals of Plastic Surgery. He is adjunct Professor at the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio. Dr Simman is also Co-Director of the Wound Care Program at Jobst Vascular Institute/ProMedica Health Network, Toledo, Ohio. His background includes training in General Surgery at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Columbia University in New York, NY and a Plastic Surgery residency at Providence Hospital and Medical Centers in Southfield. In addition, he completed a Burn Fellowship followed by a Wound Healing/Cultured Keratinocytes Research Fellowship at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He has published over 130 peer-reviewed papers, abstracts, letters and book chapters.
Terry Treadwell, MD, FACSMedical Director
Institute for Advanced Wound Care
Terry Treadwell, MD, FACS received his medical education at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. He continued his training doing his general and vascular surgical residencies at Scott and White Medical Center in Temple, Texas. He practiced vascular and general surgery in Montgomery, Alabama. In October, 1998, Dr Treadwell founded The Institute for Advanced Wound Care at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery. He served as Medical Director of the center and treated wound patients on a full-time basis providing the best possible care to this seemingly forgotten group of patients. In February, 2006, the Institute for Advanced Wound Care moved to Baptist Medical Center in Montgomery. Dr Treadwell serves as the Medical Director of the Institute. He has been involved with numerous educational and research initiatives and directs wound care educational programs at his wound center to help educate physicians and other medical personnel in the current therapy of acute and chronic wounds. Dr Treadwell has shared his experience in the treatment of chronic wounds through lectures and presentations and publications. Wound care practitioners from around the world have attended preceptorships at the Institute for Advanced Wound Care. He has assisted in the establishment of wound treatment centers in Ghana, Africa, and Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Dr Treadwell is the Clinical Editor of Wounds magazine and is a member of the World Association of Medical Editors. He is a member of the Wound Healing Society and the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care. He has served two terms as the Physician Member of the AAWC Board of Directors. He has served as the President of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care and is currently the Past-President of the organization. He is also serving on the World Health Organization Committee and the World Alliance for Wound and Lymphedema Care to develop wound education and treatment guidelines for treatment of acute and chronic wounds in underdeveloped countries of the world. He is the current Vice-President of the World Alliance for Wound and Lymphedema Care Board of Directors and the President-Elect.
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.
Dot Weir, RN, CWON, CWSClinician
Saratoga Hospital Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine
Saratoga Springs, NY
Dot has been practicing ostomy and wound management for 35 years. She received her wound certifications from the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Certification Board (CWON) and the American Board of Wound Management (CWS). She practices at the aratoga Hospital Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine in Sarratoga Springs, NY. Dot was a founding member and has held the office of Treasurer and President of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC), and is also a member of the Wound Healing Society (WHS), the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN), and the Florida Association of Enterostomal Therapists (FAET). She is the Co-Chair of the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care, was a founding co-editor of the journal Today's Wound Clinic, is on the faculty of the Wound Certification Prep Course, and is a consultant and speaker for several manufacturers. She has authored and co-authored manyl book chapters and journal articles, and is a frequent speaker on all aspects of wound management and wound healing.
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.
Philip Wrotslavsky, DPM, FACFASAdvanced Foot And Ankle Center of San Diego
San Diego, CA
Specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of foot, ankle, and lower leg medical conditions in patients from infancy through adulthood, Dr Philip Wrotslavsky is a highly respected fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) and board certified (Foot and Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery) surgeon by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He is also licensed to practice in the state of California. Dr Wrotslavsky received his training on the East Coast, where he learned techniques such as performing a full bio mechanical exam, which allows him to identify lower extremity pathology from the spine all the way to the foot. He was fortunate enough to complete his orthopedic fellowship as the Chief Fellow under the guidance of Drs Dror Paley and John Herzenberg in Baltimore, Maryland at the International Center for Limb Lengthening. The program, known as The Limb Reconstruction Fellowship Program, offered experience in studying the prevention and treatment of a variety of limb threatening foot ailments such as diabetic charcot neuroarthropathy, malunions, nonunions, and various limb deformities. While in the program, Dr Wrotslavsky adopted techniques from the science of distraction osteogenesis while also becoming skilled at using a full range of orthopedic fixation materials, such as screws, intramedullary rods, plates, as well as monolateral and circular fixators. These techniques and materials help with the treatment of a variety of deformities. Prior to the fellowship, Dr Wrotslavsky completed his foot and ankle surgical residency training in New York City. Here, he worked with a multidisciplinary team of podiatric, orthopedic, vascular, and general physicians and surgeons in an inner city hospital. The team worked on patients with foot and ankle wound care, diabetics in need of limb salvage or reconstruction, ankle arthroscopy, trauma to the foot or ankle, neurological cavovarus foot reconstruction, and flatfoot reconstruction. Dr Wrotslavsky continues to enjoy working with teams of physicians to determine patients’ ailments and helping them find the appropriate treatment. He currently performs surgery for his patients at Scripps Mercy Hospital and Pomerado Hospital.
Justin Zhou, MSCo-Founder and President
New York, NY
Justin Zhou, MS is Co-Founder and President of BLUEWAVE Technologies, the creator of the BLUEWAVE Disinfection System - which disinfects items with both hard and soft surfaces - without any water or detergents. Justin has more than 10 years’ experience in the technology industry and author of 17 patents. He earned his BS and MS in Materials Science & Engineering from the University of Florida.