Announcing the Passing of ABPM Director, Dr. Stephen M. Geller
The Board of Directors and Staff of the American Board of Podiatric Medicine are heartbroken to announce the passing of Director Steve Geller, DPM, aged 54. Steve passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. He died of complications of a massive CVA.
Steve has had many leadership roles with the ABPM, most notably as a Director and as Chair of the Examination Committee. Under Steve’s purview, the examination committee has evolved into a state of the art process which provides real data back to residency programs as they educate and train our future colleagues. Steve has also been instrumental in ABPM’s efforts to continue to value, educate, and employ biomechanical examinations within our residency training. Steve also worked diligently on a national level serving both on the CREC and other CPME committees.
Dr. Geller’s life is an exceptional example for so many to emulate as he worked with hundreds of residents and students as a leader in their education process. He was recently appointed the Chief of Podiatry at the Carl T. Hayden Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Phoenix, AZ and will be sorely missed by the staff and veterans he served.
Words cannot express our grief and loss of our dear colleague and friend. Our hearts go out to his beloved wife, Ellen as well as Steve’s children Ryan, Alli, and Sam and Ellen’s children Kelsey and Carter.
A Celebration of Life will be held for Steve at the ABPM Annual Meeting of Members in July in Boston, MA. More details regarding this event to follow.