Category Archive: Diplomates

Dr. Steven Kravitz Invited as only U.S. Physican to Lecture at EWMA

Steven Kravitz, DPM, U.S. Physician Lecturer at the EWMA

Steven Kravitz, DPM, U.S. Physician Lecturer at the EWMA

Steven Kravitz, DPM returned to the U.S. on May 8 after lecturing at the International Compression Club session at the European Wound Management Association (EWMA) 2017 Annual Conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He was the only U.S. physician lecturing in a field of presenters. His research topic was static stiffness index and its effect on compression therapy.

Dr. Kravitz serves as Executive Director of the Academy of Physicians in Wound Healing and the Council for Medical Education and Testing. He is an assistant professor at TUSPM and Medical Director of Carolon.

Dr. Steven Kravitz has been an ABPM Diplomate since 1986.

Source: PM News, Online

NSU College of Allopathic Medicine Appoints Dr. Leonard Levy to Curriculum Committee

Dr. Leonard Levy, Curriculum Committee of the College of Allopathic Medicine at NSU.

Dr. Leonard Levy, Curriculum Committee of the College of Allopathic Medicine at NSU.

Leonard A. Levy, DPM, MPH, Professor Emeritus and retiring Associate Dean for Research and Innovation in the College of Osteopathic Medicine of Nova Southeastern University (NSU), was appointed to the Curriculum Committee in the new College of Allopathic Medicine. The school is scheduled to enroll a class of 50 first-year students, possibly as early as 2018, studying for the MD degree at NSU College of Allopathic Medicine, pending Preliminary Approval by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).

LCME accredits schools granting an MD nationwide. This appointment represents the first time a podiatric physician has been named to serve on a curriculum committee designed to develop a program for a new allopathic medical school. The NSU College of Allopathic Medicine will be the eighth school in Florida granting an MD.

Dr. Leonard Levy has been board certified with the American Board of Podiatric Medicine since 1993

Source: PM News, Online

Bruce Pinker, DPM Organizes 9th Annual Shoe Drive for Homeless

Bruce Pinker, DPM (3rd from right) at the LUW Shoe Drive

Bruce Pinker, DPM (3rd from right) at the LUW Shoe Drive

Dr. Bruce Pinker of Progressive Foot Care in White Plains recently put his best foot forward in an effort to help the homeless. He invited his patients to donate their lightly used shoes and boots to support a shoe drive for Westchester’s men, women, and children in need. The patients responded by donating more than 360 pairs of shoes and boots in all shapes and sizes, many of them new.

The shoes were donated to Lifting Up Westchester (LUW), a local non-profit social services agency, for distribution to individuals from their Open Arms Men’s Shelter, Samaritan House Women’s Shelter and Soup Kitchen. This is the ninth year that Pinker has organized the drive.

Bruce Pinker, DPM has been Board Certified with the ABPM since 2016.

Source: Podiatry Management News, Online.

Stephen L. Barret, DPM Head of EHI Peripheral Neuropathy and Pain Center

Stephen Barret, DPM, Head of EHI Peripheral Neuropathy & Pain Center

Stephen Barret, DPM, Head of EHI Peripheral Neuropathy & Pain Center

Stephen L. Barrett, DPM, MBA has joined Extremity Healthcare, Inc.(EHI) – Village Podiatry Group, LLC and will head a new division. EHI is developing a multidisciplinary neuropathy and pain center in Atlanta, GA, the EHI Peripheral Neuropathy and Pain Center.

“Dr. Barrett, the author of Practical Pain Management for the Lower Extremity Surgeon, has fully recognized peripheral neuropathy and other debilitating nerve conditions as wide bandwidth conditions, in contrast with how peripheral neuropathy is currently being treated, usually in a very limited, and partial manner—usually with less than optimal results,” states Dr. David Helfman, CEO of EHI.
Dr. Stephen L. Barrett has been a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Medicine since 1991.
Source: Podiatry Management News, Online

Lewis Sims, DPM, Holds a Shoe Drive for Vietnam Veterans

(L-R) Drs. Lewis Sims, Erik Sims and Mya Dubal at the shoe drive for Vietman veterans

(L-R) Drs. Lewis Sims, Erik Sims and Mya Dubal at Sims and Associates Podiatry Shoe Drive.

Sims and Associates Podiatry, including Lewis Sims, DPM, Erik Sims, DPM, and Mya Dubal, DPM recently conducted a shoe drive to benefit local Vietnam Veterans. More than 350 pairs of shoes were collected in their Poughkeepsie, Fishkill, and Pleasant Valley offices, as well as Mike Arteaga’s Health and Fitness Center, and MidHudson Regional Hospital. These were directly donated to the Vietnam Veterans of America (local Chapter #869), and will all be distributed locally at the Castle Point VA.

Lewis Sims, DPM has been Board Certified with the ABPM since 1978.

Source: Podiatry Management News, Online

Stephanie Hook, DPM, Hired as First Female Physician at Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists

Stephanie Hook, DPM

Stephanie Hook, DPM

Stephanie Hook, DPM, was recently hired by the Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists (SOS) and is also the first female physician to be part of SOS. Dr. Hook, now part of the SOS Foot and Ankle Team, is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine and, is skilled in rheumatologic conditions, pediatrics podiatry, and diabetic foot care.

Prior to joining SOS, Dr. Hook spent eight years providing podiatry services in Central New York. She received her DPM from Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland, and was a resident at Catholic Health System in Buffalo, from 2004 – 2006, then served as Chief Podiatry Resident there from 2006 – 2007.

Stephanie Hook, DPM has been board certified by the ABPM since 2012.

Source: Syracuse Post Standard

Jeremy Cook, DPM, ABPM Diplomate, to Speak at Hospital Symposium

Jeremy Cook, DPM

Jeremy Cook, DPM

The Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center at Dignity Health Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital is hosting a free Diabetes Symposium and Health Fair on Saturday, Nov. 19th at the hospital. The drop-in event is designed for individuals living with diabetes, and will feature tools, tips, screenings, and education to help individuals monitor and manage their disease.

A presentation will be held at 10 a.m. by local podiatrist Dr. Jeremy Cook, who specializes in foot and ankle surgery, and recently took over the practice of Dr. Stephen Latter at Foothill Podiatry Clinic. The presentation addresses the risk of diabetic foot injury, which is particularly important for diabetics. According to Dr. Cook, poor circulation in the legs and feet and high blood sugar combine to slow the body’s healing mechanisms. Peripheral neuropathy, a common side-effect of diabetes, can cause numbness in the feet, leaving a person unaware that they are injured.

Jeremy Cook, DPM has been an ABPM Diplomate since 2015.

Source: PM News, Online

Western University of Health Sciences Receives Grant from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Kathleen Satterfield, DPM, Associate Dean at Western University

Kathleen Satterfield, DPM, Associate Dean at Western University

Western University of Health Sciences in Southern California is one of 13 recipients of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant to provide a six-week, residential summer learning opportunity for under-represented minority students who are interested in health profession careers. The College of Podiatric Medicine is a partner in the program and will provide up to 80 students from under-represented minorities an opportunity to learn about podiatric medicine and surgery. Kathleen Satterfield, DPM, CPM Assistant Dean, is a member of the committee that prepared the successful grant proposal.

Students will have a one-week, hands-on podiatric experience, learning about basic biomechanics, casting each other for orthotics, working with sawbones to correct deformities, and in the Virtual Reality Learning Center identifying anatomy on the Anatomage virtual dissection table. The freshman and sophomore college students will be interacting with podiatric student mentors on the WesternU campus as well as at Pitzer College, in Claremont, where they will be housed.

Dr. Kathleen Satterfield has been a board certified Diplomate of the ABPM since 1996.

Source: PM News

H. John Visser, DPM Presented KSU Alumni Association Professional Achievement Award

H. John Visser, DPM

H. John Visser, DPM

Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine (KSUCPM) recently celebrated their centennial anniversary. This celebration was a fun-filled weekend of events, with alumni awards and recognition to special anniversary classes. Friday evening consisted of a catered clambake at the college’s current location. Saturday continued with CME classes, lunch, and tours of the current campus. The celebration came to a completion on Saturday evening with a dinner held in Downtown Cleveland, OH.

Dr. Barry L. Scurran, Class of 1970 returned to Cleveland to receive his KSUCPM 2016 Hall of Fame Award recognizing his achievements in the podiatric community.  Dr. Mildred K. Dixon, Class of 1944 received the Centennial Award and celebrated her 100th birthday. Dr. Elliott W. Biggs received the KSUCPM Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Karen S. Kellogg received the KSUCPM Service Award. Dr. Nichol L. Salvo received the Young Podiatric Professional Achievement Award. The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Dr. Irvin Donick. Dr. H. John Visser received the Kent State University Alumni Association Professional Achievement Award.

H. John Visser, DPM has been board certified with the ABPM since 1989.

Source: PM News, Online

Dr. John Connors Lectures to Southern Regional Athletes

Dr John Connors

John Connors, DPM

Dr. John F. Connors is a podiatrist, not of the run of the mill variety, but of the running variety. He specializes in sports podiatry. More specifically, he focuses on runners, especially middle and long distance runners.

Over the course of his 20-plus year career Connors, who has offices in New York City and Little Silver, has worked with many elite athletes not only from the United States, but from countries around the world – Kenya, Ethiopia, Brazil, Mexico, Russia and Romania. He’s offered his services at multiple Olympic Games, including Sydney, Australia, in 2000 and London in 2012, where he was one of the doctors at the Nike hospitality tent.

He’s been called “the go to guy in the entire country” when it comes to runners’ injuries. His patients include Shannon Rowbury, the American record holder in the 1,500 meters; Molly Huddle, the American record holder in both the 5,000 meters and the 10,000 meters – setting the latter mark in the Rio Olympic Games – and Kenyan Patrick Makau Musyoki, the former world record holder in the marathon.

So what was Connors doing on Monday morning, addressing a crowd of about 80 cross country and track athletes in the Southern Regional High School auditorium? It turns out that Connors, who grew up on LBI, treats Southern Regional School District Superintendent Craig Henry and is friends with members of the district’s coaching staff.

The doctor – who, by the way, has run almost 20 marathons of his own – gave the students an hour-long PowerPoint presentation titled “Running Injuries – Diagnosis, Treatment & Prevention.” At times he slipped into heavy medical nomenclature, talking about things such as patellofermoral pain and femoral neck stress fractures. But much of his talk addressed running injuries in clear and simple language that both the Southern athletes and casual weekend warriors could understand. Read full article here

John Connors, DPM has been a board certified diplomate with the ABPM since 1992.





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