Category Archive: Spotlight

ACFAOM Announces Results of Elected Officers

Dr. Daniel Evans, re-elected president of The American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine (ACFAOM)

Dr. Daniel Evans, re-elected president of The American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine (ACFAOM)

The American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine (ACFAOM) has announced the election of the following officers: Dr. Daniel Evans was re-elected President, Dr. Jason Harrill was re-elected Vice President, Dr. Scott Spencer was elected Treasurer, and Dr. G. Javier Cavazos was elected Secretary.  

Newly elected to the Board of Directors were Drs. Jarrod Shapiro and John Tassone. Dr. Shapiro has been a faculty member at the Western University College of Podiatric Medicine, and has been the podiatric residency program director at the Chino Valley Medical Center since 2013. Dr. Tassone has been in full time private practice for 20 years, and has taught at the Arizona School of Podiatric Medicine since its inception in 2004. or at the Chino Valley Medical Center since 2013.

All doctors mentioned in this article are Board Certified with the American Board of Podiatric Medicine.

Dr. G. Javier Cavazos since 1998.

Dr. Daniel Evans since 1993.

Dr. Jason Harrill since 2002.

Dr. Jarrod Shapiro since 2016.

Dr. Scott Spencer since 1992.

Dr. John Tassone since 2002.

Source: PM News, Online

Ben Fluhman, DPM Named “Best of the West”

Ben Fluhman, DPM

Ben Fluhman, DPM

Ben Fluhman, DPM of Grace Clinic Podiatry Center has been voted “Best of the West” by NewsChannel 11 viewers and KCBD.com users. 

Dr. Fluhman graduated from the Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and completed a three-year foot and ankle surgical residency at Scott and White/Texas A&M Health Sciences Center in Temple. He has been an ABPM Diplomate since 2013.

Source: Podiatry Management News, Online

AACPM Successfully Launched and is Enrolling Physicians in DPM Mentors Network

Dr. Kirk Geter, DPM Mentor at AACPM DPM Mentors Network

Dr. Kirk Geter, DPM Mentor at AACPM DPM Mentors Network

The American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine (AACPM) successfully launched a new, interactive DPM Mentors Network. Seeking to be an industry leader in the advancement of pre-health students’ understanding of careers in podiatric medicine, the DPM Mentors Network is a broad step forward in assisting the placement of pre-health students with mentors for shadowing opportunities.

Additionally, the DPM Mentors Network supports pre-health advisors and counselors from all universities and colleges with locating engaging and dynamic DPM speakers for on-campus student events. With this successful launch, the AACPM is now actively enrolling podiatric physicians around the U.S. to participate as mentors. “I encourage others in our profession to consider becoming a mentor; I truly love it. Giving back, that’s what it’s all about!” - Kirk Geter, DPM.

Dr. Kirk Geter has been a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Medicine since 1994.

Source: PM News, Online

 

Dr. Dan Margolin Launches “Take Back your Health Now” Healthcare Podcast

Dr. Dan Margolin

Dr. Dan Margolin

The Take Back Your Health Now Podcast with Dr. Dan Margolin is live for download on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play. As a practicing podiatrist for almost 30 years, Dr. Margolin has observed an alarming trend among his patients: healthcare has advanced, but the overall health of his patients has declined.

Disease states like cancer, obesity, and diabetes have all been on the rise at a rapid rate. In response,Dr. Margolin has created the Take Back Your Health Now Podcast. On the show, he interviews top doctors, athletes, trainers, and entrepreneurs to try to find the real answers to health’s holy grail.

Dan Margolin, DPM has been Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine since 1993.

Source: Podiatry Management News, Online

APHA Awards Presented to ABPM Dipomates, Drs. Chet Evans and Jeffrey Robbins

(L-R) Dr. Janet Simon presents APHA awards to Drs. Jeffrey Robbins and Chet Evans

(L-R) Dr. Janet Simon presents APHA awards to Drs. Jeffrey Robbins and Chet Evans

The American Public Health Association (APHA) Podiatric Health section presented its Stephen Toth, DPM Distinguished Service Award to Jeffrey Robbins, DPM. Dr. Robbins has served in many leadership roles in the section including chair (1999-2000), and he serves as an advisory member of APMA’s Public Health and Preventative Podiatric Medicine Committee. Dr. Robbins in his role as Director of Podiatry Services for the Veteran’s Administration has spearheaded amputation prevention programs throughout the VA system and presented the “Team Approach to Amputation Prevention” during the section’s educational programming in Denver.

The APHA Podiatric Health section presented its John and Janet Carson Public Health Advocacy Award to Chet Evans, DPM. Dr. Evans is currently a Podiatric Health Section Governing Councilor and had served as section chair (2003-2004). He is the Chief Health Innovation Officer at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL which oversees their public health programming. Previously, as Dean at Barry College of Podiatric Medicine, he developed a dual DPM-MPH degree for podiatric students.

Both Chet Evans, DPM and Jeffrey Robbins, DPM have been board certified with the ABPM since 1993.

Source: Podiatry Management News, Online

 

TUSPM Students, with Dr. Palamarchuk, Served as Healthy Athletes a Pennsylvania Special Olympics

TUSPM Volunteers as Healthy Athletes at Pennsylvania Special Olympics

TUSPM Volunteers as Healthy Athletes at Pennsylvania Special Olympics

Students from the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine (TUSPM) served as part of the Healthy Athletes initiative at the recent Pennsylvania Fall Festival sports games. Known as Fit Feet, students under the direction of Howard J Palamarchuk, DPM, podiatric clinical director for the competition  screened over 120 athletes during the two days of competition.

Jim Dodds, CPED  of the  Hanger Corporation lent his expertise in modifying shoe insoles for the athletes provided through the generosity of New Balance. Now in its 11th year of service, TUSPM is proud to be part of the Special Olympics movement.

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

Source: PM News, Online

Diabetic Kids Enjoy Halloween for 19th Year with Dr. Bruce Blank

Bruce Blank, DPM with diabetic children, celebrating Halloween for 19th straight year.

Bruce Blank, DPM with diabetic children, celebrating Halloween for 19th straight year.

Dr. Bruce Blank, a podiatrist in St. Clairsville, has given diabetic children, specifically diagnosed with diabetes mellitus, a unique way of celebrating Halloween. For the last 19 years, he and his wife Diane have hosted an Annual Halloween Candy Exchange Party for Kids with Diabetes. This unique party gives children an opportunity to go trick or treating and exchange their candy for more healthy snacks and small gifts while meeting other children and families dealing with diabetes.

The children participated in games and the entertainment included a visit by some animals from the Oglebay Good Zoo including Maisy the skunk. The party was held at Achilles Foot and Ankle Surgery, PC.

Bruce Blank, DPM has been board certified with the ABPM since 1993.

Source: Podiatry Management News, Online

ABPM Diplomate, Karen Langone, DPM, Elected 1st Vice President of AAWP

Top row (L-R) Drs. Karen Langone, Erika Schwartz, Heather Rafal. Bottom row (L-R) Drs. Jennifer Spector, Alison Garten, and Aparna Duggirala.

Top row (L-R) Drs. Karen Langone, Erika Schwartz, Heather Rafal. Bottom row (L-R) Drs. Jennifer Spector, Alison Garten, and Aparna Duggirala.

The American Association for Women Podiatrists (AAWP) just concluded their 2016 Scientific Conference last weekend in Naples, Florida.  The meeting was the largest turnout to date with many new faces and guest lecturers. Attendees received 3 days of lectures covering a variety of topics including nail fungus and warts, rheumatoid arthritis, ankle repairs, emerging techniques in treating venous disease, flat feet and biomechanics, as well as wound care and management. Several vendors were present for the attendees to visit.

During the Presidents luncheon, elections were held for the new executive board. Elected were:  President: Alison Garten, DPM, 1st Vice President: Karen Langone, DPM, 2nd Vice President Jennifer Spector, DPM, Secretary Heather Rafal, DPM, Treasurer Elizabeth Daughtry, DPM, and Immediate Past President Aparna Duggirala, DPM.

Dr. Karen Langone has been a board certified diplomate of the ABPM since 1993.

Source: PM News, Online

David George, DPM, ABPM Past President, Inducted into the Morgagni Medical Society

(L-R) Drs. Thomas Paone, Dominick Gadaleta, and David George

(L-R) Drs. Thomas Paone, Dominick Gadaleta, and David George

On October 12th, David H. George, DPM was inducted into the Morgagni Medical Society of New York during their fall business dinner. This Society was founded in 1890 as an organization to foster professional, intellectual,  and economic development of Italo-American physicians.

This tradition continues today among physicians, podiatrists, dentists, PhDs, and chiropractors of Italian descent  with dinner meetings and informative lectures. Dr. David George is a past president of the American Board of Podiatric Medicine and a life member of the American Podiatric Medical Association.

David George, DPM is a founding member of the ABPM and has been board certified since 1978.

Source: Podiatry Management News, Online 

ABPM Diplomates Volunteer at Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Walk

(L-R) 2nd year NYCPM student Chung Him Tse, Drs. Jeffrey Kass & Michael Barkin, Director of Podiatric Services - Scott Yarmus, Drs. Vanessa Darmochwal, Maria Branca, Michael Conway, and Nicole Hayward.

Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Walk Volunteers (L-R) NYCPM student Chung Him Tse, Drs. Jeffrey Kass & Michael Barkin, Scott Yarmus, Drs. Vanessa Darmochwal, Maria Branca, Michael Conway, and Nicole Hayward.

Dr. Howard Palamarchuk with TUSPM student volunteers at the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Walk

Dr. Howard Palamarchuk with TUSPM Student volunteers at the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Walk

ABPM Diplomates, Jeffrey Kass, DPM and Michael Conway, DPM volunteered this past weekend  and helped serviced the Susan G Komen Three-Day Walk for Breast Cancer taking place on New York’s Randall’s Island.

Additionally, several student doctors under the direction of Howard J Palamarchuk, DPM provided podiatric care for the walkers each night after finishing 20 miles a day for the 60-mile walk. Many of the walkers credit podiatric care with the reason that they are able to finish this grueling three-day walk.

Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine participated in the Susan G Komen Three-Day Walk for Breast Cancer on Friday and Saturday night. This marks the 12th consecutive year that TUSPM has participated in this great event

Michael Conway has been a board certified diplomate since 1997; Jeff Kass, DPM has been a board certified diplomate since 2000; Howard Palamarchuk has been a board certified diplomate since 1990.

Source: Podiatry Management News, Online 

 

 

 

 

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