Dr. Lee Rogers Hosts Tele-Town Hall for Diabetes Month

Lee Rogers, DPM hosting Tele-Town Hall

Lee Rogers, DPM hosting Tele-Town Hall

Podiatrist and ABPM Diplomate, Dr. Lee Rogers, hosted a tele-town hall about preventing amputations in diabetes, with approximately 5,500 Los Angeles-area residents. A tele-town hall is conducted by automatically dialing phone numbers and connecting callers with the seminar in progress. November is diabetes month. Approximately 30 million Americans suffer from diabetes.

Rogers told audience members that it is important to prevent amputations from diabetes because the are costly, lead to lower quality of life, and premature death. Several studies have shown podiatrists’ roles in preventing amputations. Rogers is the medical director of the Amputation Prevention Centers of America, a RestorixHealth company managing 130 wound centers in 24 states.

Dr. Lee Rogers has been on the Board of Directors for ABPM since 2015, and has been a board certified diplomate with ABPM since 2008.

Source: Podiatry Management News, Online

ABPM Diplomate Elected as Vice President of PPMA

Dr. Tomassi, Vice President of the PPMA

Dr. Frederick Tomassi, Vice President of the Pennsylvania Podiatric Medical Association

The Pennsylvania Podiatric Medical Association (PPMA) installed new officers during its House of Delegates Banquet at the Radisson Hotel Valley Forge, King of Prussia, PA. The officers are as below:

President: Peter C. Smith, DPM

President-Elect: Maryann Hartzell, DPM

Vice President:  Frederick Tomassi, DPM

Secretary: John A. Mattiacci, DPM

Treasurer:  Mark E. Pinker, DPM

Immediate Past President: Joseph Gershey, DPM

Dr. Frederick Tomassi has been board certified with the American Board of Podiatric Medicine since 1995.


Source: PM News, Online

Dr. Palamarchuk Helps TUSPM Students Participate in Healthy Athletes Program

TUSPM 3rd Year Students

Jim Dodds of Hanger Corporation (L) and Dr. Howard J. Palamarchuk (R) standing with the students covering Sunday Day 2 of the Special Olympics

As part of the Sports Medicine Club, members of the third-year class of the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine (TUSPM) participated over the two-day event gathering screening data for the Healthy Athletes Program. 133 Special Olympians were screened over two days for foot size, morphology, skin and nail disorders, and gait.

Each athlete was given a pair of heat-molded insoles, made possible through a generous donation  by Apex Corporation. The event was organized by Mr. Jim Dodds, certified pedorthist and orthotist of Hanger Corporation, and Howard Palamarchuk, DPM, Associate Professor, Department of Biomechanics, Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. The students came away with both an educational and rewarding experience.

Dr. Howard Palamarchuk has been a board certified diplomate with the ABPM since 1990.

Source: Podiatry Management News, Online

Dr. Saylee Tulpule Volunteers at Project Homeless Connect

Four podiatrists, including ABPM Diplomate Dr. Saylee Tulpule, participated in Project Homeless Connect. The event served as a one-day resource fair for participants to access legal services, employment services, podiatry, medical and dental checkups, housing services and more – services that might normally take weeks or months to obtain. This was the first Project Homeless Connect event in the District of Columbia, organized by United Way NCA and held at Central Union Mission in Washington, DC.

The doctors (Howard Osterman, DPM, Saylee Tulpule, DPM, Jennifer Gerres, DPM, and Vinay Matai, DPM) and staff had a wonderful day giving back to the community. Sheila Somashekhar, the event coordinator, gave a special thank you to the FASMA team for their professionalism and quality of service. She said, “In speaking with participants and reviewing the participant evaluation forms, podiatry was among the most popular and well-received services, and I believe your services and medical expertise may have saved some lives.”

Dr. Tulpule has been a board certified diplomate since 2013.

Dr. Saylee Tulpule

Source: PM News, Online


 Dr. Jeffrey Kass Volunteers at the Annual Avon “Walk To End Breast Cancer” Event

On October 17th and 18th, volunteer podiatrists braved New York’s chilly weather, treating any and all foot-related complaints at the Annual Avon “Walk To End Breast Cancer” New York event. Among these podiatrists was ABPM Diplomate, Dr. Jeffrey Kass, who has been board certified with the American Board of Podiatric Medicine since 2009.

Dr. Jeffrey Kass

(Left to Right) Drs. Michael Barkin, Jeffrey Kass, Vanessa Darmochwal, Nicole Hayward, Scott “The Podiatric Triage Guy”, and Dr. Maria Branca.


Source: Podiatry Management News, Online

Dr. Robert Marcus Organizes ACPME Intensive Seminar


Attendees at ACPME Fall Seminar

The Academy of Continuing Podiatric Medical Education (ACPME) recently held its intensive one-day seminar and  optional workshop at Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, NJ.

This well attended seminar, drawing 170 attendees, was organized by ACPME scientific chairman Dr. Robert Marcus, and featured nationally known faculty including Drs. Barry Block, Wayne Caputo, Steven Kravitz, John McNerney, David Novicki, Michael Trepal, and Elliot Udell. Topics included clinical and medical-legal issues.

The following doctors are board certified diplomates with the American Board of Podiatric Medicine: Steven Kravitz, DPM board certified since 1986; Robert Marcus, DPM board certified since 1986; Elliot Udell, DPM board certified since 1994

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