(L-R) Drs. Michael Trepal, Guido LaPorta, and Joseph D’Amico

Sponsored by an education grant from Jerry Seinfeld, the third annual Richard O. Schuster, DPM Memorial Biomechanics Seminar was held at NYCPM on November 14, 2015, and featured a once-in-a-lifetime assembly of pre-eminent speakers from all across the U.S. Dr. Joseph D’Amico, professor and past chair of the Department of Orthopedics, served with distinction as the Scientific Chair of the Seminar.

Presentations were given by Drs. Guido LaPorta,  Kevin Kirby, John McNerney, James Losito, J. David Skliar; and Jinsup Song, as well as acclaimed experts from NYCPM including Drs. D’Amico, Russell L. Volpe, and Jeffrey Cusack. Lectures were geared to reaffirm and re-establish biomechanics as the cornerstone for the practice of podiatric medicine and surgery. Topics focused on lower extremity bio- and pathomechanics from a static as well as a dynamic perspective and its accompanying influence and significance in the pediatric, adult, and sports-participant patient. The importance of phylogenic and ontogenic influences in the foot and ankle and their resultant equinovarus deficiencies were a focus of the presentations.

The following doctors are all board certified with the American Board of Podiatric Medicine:

Joseph  D’Amico, DPM since 1978

J. David Skliar, DPM since 1979

Jeffrey Cusack, DPM since 1987

Russell Volpe, DPM since 1988

James Losito, DPM since 1990

Kevin Kirby, DPM since 1992

Jinsup Song, DPM since 2005


Source: Podiatry Management News, Online