ABPM Spotlight! Meet Director, Lee C. Rogers, DPM
Lee C. Rogers, DPM became a Diplomate of the ABPM in 2008. After serving several years on the ABPM Exam Committee, he was elected to the Board of Directors in 2015.
As a Director, Dr. Rogers led the initiative to start ABPM’s first Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ), which was first offered in 2017, and is currently the sub-Chair of the CAQ in Amputation Prevention and Wound Care. He is also co-authored the ABPM’s document on Privileging and Credentialing Doctors of Podiatric Medicine which has been instrumental in helping ABPM Diplomates obtain and keep their hospital privileges.
“I have seen ABPM grow and it’s on the path to be the largest and most influential certifying board in podiatry within the next 5 years. As an ABPM Director, I will continue to be a leading force in efforts that will help to drive this change. I will also promote policies to help those podiatrists who are single-board-certified, by ABPM, like me. I have been working to connect ABPM with the many international organizations of podiatrists. We are now a very young organization, with 60% of our membership being less than 10 years out of residency. I support getting our younger members involved in committees and nominating them for Board positions. I advocate for improving processes in the Board Headquarters, including the adoption of new technology to make the busy lives of our Diplomates easier.”
Originally from Gallatin, Missouri, he completed his undergraduate education at Truman State University and received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) from Des Moines University in 2004. Following graduation, Dr. Rogers completed a PM&S-24 residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers in New York in 2006, and a fellowship in diabetic limb salvage and wound care at Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in 2007. Since then, he has focused much of his practice and research on the diabetic foot and currently sits on several committees for many organizations around the world that promote podiatry or diabetic foot care. He has authored over 150 papers or book chapters and delivered almost 500 lectures in all 50 states and more than 40 countries.