Invited Faculty

Please continue to check back for a complete list of NY19 invited faculty. Please see the NY18 faculty below. 

Samuel Adegboyega, DPM

  • Founder/CEO/Owner, Oxford Foot and Ankle Specialists – Rahway/Linden, NJ (August 2014 – Present) 
  • Harlem Hospital, Harlem NY, Chief of Podiatry, Department of Orthopedics (August 2014 -Present)

Pradeep Albert, MD

Gregory Alergant, DPM

  • Private Practice – Brooklyn, NY

Joseph C. D'Amico, DPM

  • Professor and Past Chairman, Division of Orthopedic Sciences - NYCPM
  • Private Practice limited to gait-related disorders of the lower extremity - New York, NY

Joseph Anain, DPM

  • Private Practice – Buffalo, NY

Fortunato Battaglia, MD, PhD

James D. Bavoso
  • Medicare Provider Outreach & Education Team Member, National Government Services, New York, NY

Olga Belostotsky, MD

Stephen Bernstein, MD

Alan Catanzariti, DPM

  • Director, Foot & Ankle Surgical Residency Training Program, West Penn Hospital, Allegheny Health Network - Pittsburgh, PA
  • Section Chief, Podiatry, Department of Orthopedics, Allegheny Health Network, Allegheny Health Network

Victor Chen, DPM

  • Private Practice – Jackson Heights, NY

Ernest Chiu, MD

Jeff Christensen, DPM

Joseph C. D’Amico, DPM

Gerard Degregoris, MD

Patrick Deheer, DPM

Timothy Deyer, MD

  • Clinical Instructor, New York Hospital, New York, NY

Gavin Duke, MD
  • Assistant Professor of Radiology, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY

Matthew Feldman, Esq.

Matthew S. Feldman graduated from the University of Rochester with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. Mr. Feldman also graduated from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs with a Master of International Affairs and a certificate from Columbia’s Middle East Institute before attending the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, where he obtained his law degree and a certificate of concentration in international law.  Prior to entering the practice of law, Mr. Feldman worked in the technology sector specializing in business consulting, software development and support.

Rated as a Super Lawyer, Mr. Feldman concentrates his practice in corporate formations and transactions, foreclosure settlements, professional liability matters, personal and corporate tax matters, the renewable energy sector, contracts, negotiations, debtor/creditor issues, international, health, and labor and employment law, advising employers on the drafting and negotiation of non-compete agreements, and the preparation of employment policies and handbooks.  Mr. Feldman has defended against employment discrimination suits before the New York State Division of Human Rights (DHR) and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and represented employers in private labor arbitrations.  Mr. Feldman maintains a foreign language proficiency in both Arabic and Spanish to benefit his domestic and international clients. 

 Mr. Feldman is admitted to practice in New York State Courts as well as United States Federal and Bankruptcy Courts for the Western District of New York. Mr. Feldman is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Bar Association of Erie County, and serves as General Counsel and Board-member to Evergreen Health Services of Western New York.  Mr. Feldman also serves as a Board-member for the Lewiston Historic Jazz Festival, the Lewiston Public Library Foundation, and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.

David J. Freedman, DPM, FASPS, CPC, CSFAC, CPMA
  • Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC, Duties: Vice-President, Chair of Compliance Committee, Chair of IT Committee, Chair of Billing/Coding Committee, Chair of Pathology Committee. (June 2011 – present)
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Temple University’s School of Podiatric Medicine, Department of Surgery, 148 North 8th Street, Philadelphia, PA  (July, 2009 – June 2018)

Robert Fridman, DPM, FACFAS, CWSP
Dr. Fridman is a fellowship-trained foot and ankle specialist and holds an appointment in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at New York-Presbyterian Columbia University Medical Center and in the Department of Surgery at New York-Presbyterian Weill-Cornell Medical Center. He has been the Podiatry Captain for the TCS New York City Marathon since 2008 and is President of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons - Northeast Region. Dr. Fridman received his doctorate from the NY College of Podiatric Medicine. He was Chief Resident at The Mount Sinai Hospital Podiatric Surgery Residency Program, and completed a fellowship in Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery & Research at the Weil Foot & Ankle Institute in Chicago. Dr. Fridman is Board-Certified by the American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery. He is a Fellow of American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons and the American Board of Wound Management. Dr. Fridman is a noted expert and international lecturer in the field of complex diabetic wounds and reconstructive foot surgery. He has authored several scientific papers on reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, heel pain, diabetic wound healing, and tendon injuries. He is currently involved in a number of clinical trials on advanced biologics for chronic wounds.

Joan Gavrilik, DPM
  • Public Member, NY State Board of Podiatric Medicine

James R. Hanna, DPM

  • Private Practice – Lockport, NY

Michael Hausler
  • 10+ Years of Podiatry Sales and Marketing Experience
  • Podiatry conference speaker for the Foundation for Podiatric Medicine Podiatric Assistant Track since 2011 - New York, NY

Louis N. Iannuzzi, PT

Allen Mark Jacobs, DPM, FACFAS
  • Private Practice - St. Louis, MO
  • Nationally recognized author, researcher, and a noted authority on surgery of the foot

Kevin T. Jules, DPM, FACFAS
  • Chairman, Department of Surgery, NY College of Podiatric Medicine, 1995-present
  • Private Practice of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery - Michael J. Trepal, DPM & Kevin T. Jules, DPM, P.C., Brooklyn Heights, NY, 1988-present

Pamela Karman, DPM

  • Private Practice – New York, NY

Paul Kesselman, DPM
  • Private Practice, Woodside, NY
  • CEO, Park DPM, LLC
  • Attending, Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York, NY

Jeffrey D. Lehrman, DPM
  • Medical Director, Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine at Crozer - Chester Medical Center
  • Foot and Ankle Specialists of Delaware County
    Private practice with three podiatrists.  Two offices and full surgical privileges at seven hospitals with busy in-patient service.

Robin Lipschitz, MD

Charles M. Lombardi, DPM
  • Director, Podiatric Medical Education, New York Hospital-Queens.
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Podiatry in Surgery, Cornell University Medical College, New York.
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, External Faculty, New York College of Podiatric Medicine.

Paul Liswood, DPM
  • President, NYSPMA

Andrew Pavelescu, DPM
  • Private Practice – New York, NY

Cindy Pezza, PMAC
  • President and CEO, Pinnacle Practice Achievement, LLC.
  • For more than a decade, Cindy has utilized her experience and expertise as a podiatric practice management consultant to work closely with physicians, managers and staff promoting the implementation of structured policies and procedures as well as treatment specific protocols to improve the quality of patient care, while significantly increasing practice efficiency and revenue.
  • Cindy frequently travels as a speaker and program coordinator for state and national organizations (including podiatric colleges and residency programs), offers private office consultations and complete practice start-up programs. She also serves as Chief Operating Officer for Podiatric Super Group Management and writes frequent articles and responses for podiatric journals and publications.

Nishant Prasad, MD

  • Infectious Diseases Attending, New York-Presbyterian Queens - Flushing NY
  • Associate Program Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship, New York-Presbyterian Queens - Flushing, NY

Jeffrey E. Rosen, MD
  • New York Queens Medicine and Surgery Physician group, Officer and Board member
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Research Committee
  • Attending Physician, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases

Frank Ross, MD

Steven Rossidis, ARDMS
  • Musculoskeletal Sonographer, East River Medical Imaging, New York, NY

Lawrence A. Santi, DPM, CPC
  • Trustee, American Board of Podiatric Medicine (2012 - present)
  • Executive Board, NY Community Hospital (2000 - present)

John M. Schuberth, DPM
  • Attending Staff, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, The Permanente Medical Group
  • Chief, Foot and Ankle Service, The Permanente Medical Group

Ryan Scott, DPM

David H. Simon, DPM

  • Private Practice – Brooklyn, NY

Ronald Soave, DPM

William Spielfogel, DPM, FACFAS
  • Chief of Podiatry, Department of Orhthopaedic Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY
  • Director of Podiatric Medicine, Surgery Residency Program, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY

Ross E. Taubman, DPM
  • President + Chief Medical Officer, Podiatry Insurance Company of America (PICA)

Jacklyn Taylor, ARDMS
  • Musculoskeletal Sonographer, East River Medical Imaging, New York, NY

Thomas D. Vitale, DPM, FACFAS, FACFAOM
  • Department of Surgery, New York College of Podiatric Medicine

Tracey C. Vlahovic, DPM

Dr. Vlahovic is a Clinical Associate Professor and J. Stanley and Pearl Landau Faculty Fellow at the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine (TUSPM) in Philadelphia.  She is also a member of the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Glasgow). 

Dr Vlahovic graduated from Yale University with a BS in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and received her medical degree from TUSPM.  After finishing her surgical residency at St Luke’s University Health Network in Allentown, PA, she was the first podiatrist in the US to complete a fellowship in podiatric dermatology under the supervision of Stephen Schleicher, MD. 

She is board certified in foot surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. Dr. Vlahovic currently teaches the Fundamentals of Dermatology course at TUSPM and has received numerous teaching awards. She has authored several articles in peer-reviewed journals and is involved in multiple clinical research trials for various dermatological therapies and devices.

She is the author of Skin Disease of the Lower Extremities:  A Photographic Guide (HMP Communications) and Onychomycosis:  An Illustrated Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment along with Antonella Tosti and Roberto Arenas (Springer).

Michael G. Warshaw, DPM, CPC
Michael G. Warshaw, DPM, CPC is a practicing podiatrist and a certified professional coder with over 25 years of successful coding, management, and training experience for podiatric practices.
His local and national views come from active participation as a practicing podiatrist, having the distinction of being a certified professional coder, and years of serving as a national lecturer concerning coding issues.
Dr. Warshaw's experience is unique and comprehensive. He has had the additional advantage of participating in all facets of the Medicare Appeals Process, including Redeterminations, Reconsiderations, and Administrative Law Judge Hearings, as well as the appeals processes of most commercial insurance companies and state Medicaid programs. Dr. Warshaw has also served as an expert witness in the actual court system, at both the federal and state levels.
This unique prospective provides Dr. Warshaw with the ability to provide solutions to insurance and coding problems from 'real world' experience.
Dr. Warshaw is committed to assist practices in learning to code appropriately, obtain the proper reimbursement, and to avoid the wrath of the carriers by coding and billing in an appropriate fashion.

Mitchell Weinberg, MD, MBA
  • System Director Vascular Intervention, North Shore University & Lenox Hill Hospital - New York, NY

Lon Weiner, MD

  • Founder & Director, Nextremity Solutions
  • Established trauma/reconstructive service a multispecialty service designed to care for patients with traumatic condition, posttraumatic sequelae and orthopedic conditions associated with diabetes, Riverview Medical Center - Red Bank, NJ