Invited Faculty

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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)

 Steven Alchermes, DPM

  • Scientific Chair, NYCPM Annual Contemporary Approaches Seminar (2003 - present)
  • Attending Physician, VA Medical Center (2009 - present)

Gregory Alergant, DPM

  • Private Practice – Brooklyn, NY

Joseph Anain, DPM

  • Private Practice – Buffalo, NY

Samuel Arce, MD, FAAFPArce Photo

Samuel Arce is a family physician and attending physician at the Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in New York City, where he trained in Family Medicine and served as Chief Resident and subsequently as Associate Director. Dr. Arce received his undergraduate degree from St. John’s University in New York and attained his medical degree from the University of the Caribbean in Puerto Rico.  He is on the faculty at the New York Medical College, where he serves as an instructor/teacher.  He has been in full time practice and academic medicine for the past 30 years. 

He serves as Medical Director for two large medical centers in New York City and is an associate professor of the University of Guadalajara.  He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the New York Academy of Medicine.  He attained a fellowship in national policy making from New York University. 

Dr. Arce has served as President of the Spanish American Medical and Dental Society of New York and is President of the Queens Chapter of the Academy of Family Physicians. He is now serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Hispanic Medical Association, in Washington, D.C.  Additionally, he is a member of the steering committee of the American Medical Association’s Commission to End Healthcare Disparities. He is a member of the New York State Healthcare Prevention Agenda Commission for developing the healthcare priorities of New York State residents.  He is presently a member of the national Board of Directors of the American Diabetes Association and serves on its prevention committee.  He serves as a member of the New York State Academy of Family Physicians Board of Director’s.  He has also served as President of the Council of Medical Societies in the United States. He served as the New York State minority physician representative for the National Conference on Special Constituencies.   He has served as president of the National Medical Society Presidents’ Council and is a member of the New York Medical Society Presidents Council.   He has served on numerous national, state, and local advisory committees, commissions and panels. He “sits” on several boards, involved in the improvement of the healthcare of our communities.

He has received awards from the Senate of Puerto Rico for Professional Excellence, along with awards from the National Hispanic Medical Association for his efforts in healthcare awareness.  He recently was selected as honoree for the National Puerto Rican Day parade.  He has been featured on television programs that address health and political issues.  He is involved in speaking to youth and encouraging them to become professionals in health related areas.

Dr. Arce is married and has three children.


Karim Badawy, DPM

  • Private Practice – Coram, NY

Peter Barbosa, PhD

  • Professor, Pre-Clinical Sciences, Director of Biochemistry, New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York, New York, August 2011 to present
  • Visiting Lecturer of Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Bronx, New York, November 2015 to present

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

Barry H. Block, DPM, JD

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  • Editor-in-Chief and Founder, Podiatry Management, 1981-Present
  • Publisher and Founder, PM News (Internet), 1994-present
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, New York College of Podiatric Medicine (1987-present)

Michele Bradice, PMAC
 Michele is a native New Yorker, born and raised in Brooklyn.  Following a 10-year career on Wall Street, she went into the medical field after having a child born with a congenital heart defect.  She then became an Emergency Medical Technician while living in New Jersey raising her daughter, Allie.

Michele relocated to South Carolina almost 10 years ago in search of warmer weather, a slower paced life, and her love of the beach.  She now calls her beloved, adopted city of Charleston “home”.

 In 2014 Michele became a Certified Podiatric Medical Assistant and is currently the Practice Manager for Carolina Foot Centers (Dr.’s Saima Ismaili, DPM and Ashley Williams, DPM).  In 2016 Michele was elected Vice-President of the ASPMA (American Society of Podiatric Medical Assistants), a position she truly values, with an organization she holds very dear.

 Michele promotes health and wellness to everyone she meets and will often inspire you to live more mindfully.  She is a self-proclaimed foodie and a passionate yoga enthusiast.  When she is not at the office, Michele can be found on the beach, doing yoga, or downtown Charleston enjoying the city’s rich history and amazing culinary scene.


Tara Brown, PMAC

  • ASPMA Secretary 
  • East Brunswick Foot Care, Old Bridge, NJ

Tara Brown, PMAC is the Office Manager at East Brunswick Foot Care, LLC, a solo podiatry office in Old Bridge, NJ. She began her career in Podiatry as Medical Receptionist in November 2010. She grew from being a Medical Receptionist, to a Medical Biller, to then becoming the Office Manager.

 She is currently serving as Secretary on The American Society of Podiatric Medical Assistants Board.

When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.


Michelle L. Butterworth, DPM, FACFAS Image

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  • The Podiatry Institute, Board of Directors, 2015-Present; Member, 2014-Present;
    Affiliate Member, 2009-2014
  • The Podiatry Institute: Publications Committee, Chairman, 2014-2015
  • Podiatry Insurance Company of America, Claims Committee, 2014-Present

Russell, Caprioli, DPM

  • Residency Program Director, Podiatric Medical Education and Residency Training, L.I. Jewish Medical Center/North Shore University Hospital Manhasset, Northwell Health (June 1998 - present)
  • Chief of Podiatry, L.I. Jewish Medical Center (April 1998 to present)

Victor Chen, DPM

  • Private Practice – Jackson Heights, NY

Randy Cohen, DPM
  • Director of Radiology, New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York, NY

Vanessa M. Darmochwal, DPM

  • Private Practice – Poughkeepsie, NY

Kesha Davis, PMAC

  • Recertification Chairperson, ASPMA

James M. DeJesus, DPM, FACFAS

  • Private Practice – Danbury, CT

Nicole DeLauro, DPM

  • Foot and Ankle Center of New Jersey  (July 2009-present)
  • Thomas M. DeLauro, DPM, P.C.  (July 2009-present)
  • Speaker's Bureau, American Board of Podiatric Medicine 2015- present
  • Director, American Board of Podiatric Medicine 2017- present

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

Katherine Dunphy
  • Medicare Provider Outreach & Education Team Member, National Government Services, New York, NY

Robert Eckles, DPM, MPH

  • Associate Dean for Clinical and Graduate Medical Education, New York College of Podiatric Medicine 
  • Program Director, NYCPM/Metropolitan Hospital Center Podiatric Medical and Surgical Residency

John M. Feder, MD
  • Orlin & Cohen Orthopedic Associates – Woodbury, NY
  • Clinical Assistant Attending, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, South Nassau Communities Hospital – Oceanside, 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

David Gitlin, DPM
  • Director of Podiatric Medical Education, Beth Israel Medical Center and Mt. Sinai Medical Center – New York, NY
  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedics, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Medical Center – New York, NY

John Giuliana, DPM

  • Managing Partner, Collaborative Practice Solutions, NEMO Capital Partners, LLC

Emilio Goez, DPM
  • Chief of Podiatric Medicine & Surgery, St. Barnabas Health System, Bronx, NY
  • Attending Podiatrist, South Nassau Community Hospital, Oceanside, NY
  • Co-Medical Director, The Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine, Bronx, NY

James R. Hanna, DPM

  • Private Practice – Lockport, NY

Howard J. Hillstrom PhD
  • Visiting Assistant Research Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University, Phila., PA. Assisted creating D.P.M./Ph.D. program (1990-present)
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Bioengineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.  Advise graduate students (1995-present)
  • Director, Leon Root, M.D. Motion Analysis Laboratory, Department of Rehabilitation, Hospital for Special Surgery (2005-present)

Wilma Hunt-Watts, DPM, DABMSP, FAPWCA

  • Health Care Director, Living, Learning, and Working, Inc. - Memphis, TN
  • Clinician Member Consultant, National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners Task Force 
  • Attending Podiatrist, The Baltimore V.A. Medical Health Care System – Baltimore, MD

Allen Mark Jacobs, DPM, FACFAS
  • Chairperson, Journal Management Counsel: American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Editorial Advisory Board: Podiatry Today
  • Editorial Advisory Board: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

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

Michael King, DPM
  • Past President, APMA
  • Freelance Coding Consultant and Speaker, 2012-present

Prakash Krishnan, MD
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine & Radiology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Director, Endovascular Services, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
  • Assistant Director, Mount Sinai Heart Network

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.

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.

Michael Loshigian, DPM
  • Clinical Instructor, Mount Sinai Medical Center – New York, NY
  • Clinical Instructor, NY Hospital Queens – New York, NY

Bryan C. Markinson, DPM
  • Associate Professor of Orthopedics and Chief of Podiatric, Medicine and Surgery, Mt. Sinai Medical Center (July 2015 - present)
  • Board of Medical Advisors – International Foot and Ankle Foundation for Education and Research (June 2010 – Present)

Col. Michael Neary, DPM
  • Chief of Podiatry, Keller Army Community Hospital
  • Podiatry Consultant to the Surgeon General of the Army, United States Army

Patricia Nicholas, DPM

  • President, NY State Podiatric Medical Association

Lawrence M. Oloff, DPM, FACFAS
  • Reviewer Journal of Foot Surgery
  • Team Podiatrist San Francisco Giants
  • Team Podiatrist Santa Clara University Varsity Athletic Teams

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

Cindy Pezza, PMAC
  • President and CEO, Pinnacle Practice Achievement, LLC.

Nishant Prasad, MD

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

Craig S. Radnay, MD, MPH
  • Director, Insall Scott Kelly Institute for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine – New York, NY
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, New York University - Hospital for Joint Diseases – New York, NY
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Lenox Hill Hospital – New York, NY
Craig S. Radnay, M.D., M.P.H., is a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports and reconstructive foot and ankle surgery as well as sports medicine and arthritic disorders of the knee.   He has born and raised in New York City, and trained with the physicians of the New York Knicks and Yankees.   Dr. Radnay has authored numerous publications and book chapters and presented and taught nationally and internationally on topics pertaining to the scope of his practice.   He is a Director of the Insall Scott Kelly Institute for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine with offices in Manhattan and Long Island.  His hospital affiliations include NYU Langone, Lenox Hill and St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn, NY.

George D. Rodriquez, PharmD

  • Infectious Diseases Clinical Specialist Pharmacist Coordinator, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, The Dr. James J. Rahal, Jr. Division of Infectious Diseases, New York – Presbyterian, Queens NY
  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Sciences, Columbia University | School of Nursing, New York, NY
Dr. George D. Rodriguez received his Doctor of Pharmacy in 2013 from Florida A & M University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Tallahassee, Florida. In 2014, he completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency at the University of Florida in Jacksonville, FL, followed by a PGY2 pharmacy residency in Infectious Diseases at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia and Cornell University in NY.
 Currently, George is a clinical pharmacy specialist in Infectious Diseases and Clinical Coordinator of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. His interests include antibiotic resistance, invasive fungal disease and antimicrobial stewardship. Most recently, his team received a grant from the United Hospital Funds aimed to evaluate and improve antibiotic stewardship practices in the outpatient setting. In addition, George enjoys teaching, serving as faculty for the Infectious Diseases fellowship program at NYPQ and as Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Sciences at the Columbia University School of Nursing.

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

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

Sorana Segal-Maurer, MD
  • Infectious Disease Specialist, New York-Presbyterian Queens – Queens, NY

Ravee Shrinivas, CPA, MBA, CGMA
  • Founding Partner, Shrinivas, Elliott & Eday, LLP

Larry M. Silver, DPM
  • Private Practice – Queens, NY

David H. Simon, DPM

  • Private Practice – Brooklyn, NY

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

Steven M. Spinner, DPM
  • Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, Temple University (2010 - present)
  • Chairman, Governing Board, Outpatient Surgical Services, Inc. (2014 - present)
  • Faculty Member, Yucatan Crippled Children's Project (1996 - present)

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

Joseph Tibaldi , MD FACP, FACE
  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Staff Physician, Department of Medicine, New York Presbyterian Queens
  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College

Dyane E. Tower, DPM, MPH, MS
  • Director of Clinical Affairs, APMA

Michael J. Trepal, DPM, FACFAS,
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs, New York College of Podiatric Medicine

Glenn S. Turrett, MD
  • Infectious Disease Specialist, New York Presbyterian Queens – Queens, NY

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

Larry M. Waranch, Esq.
Waranch Photo Larry Waranch is an AV rated trial lawyer and a founding partner of Waranch &  Brown, LLC. His practice focuses primarily on medical malpractice defense,  medical licensure matters, and administrative defense
 Since 1978, Mr. Waranch has litigated numerous, serious cases of alleged  medical negligence. He has been involved in jury trials in the State and Federal  Courts and has argued appellate cases at all levels of the Maryland Courts. He  has represented podiatrists in a wide variety of licensure and credentialing  matters.
Mr. Waranch is National Counsel to Podiatry Insurance Company of America for which he represents podiatrists in medical malpractice and licensure matters throughout the United States. He also serves as National Advisor to Podiatry Insurance Company of America in complex cases around the country, in insurance coverage disputes, and cases involving excess exposure.
Mr. Waranch graduated with honors from Rutgers University School of Law. He received his B.A., Magna Cum Laude with Special Distinction, from Boston University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
Larry Waranch has been identified as one of Maryland’s medical malpractice “Super Lawyers” by Maryland Super Lawyers Magazine and is an elected member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.
Mr. Waranch has lectured extensively at various universities on subjects including Medical Malpractice, Torts, Insurance Law, Civil Litigation, Depositions and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Mr. Waranch is a member of the adjunct faculty of the University of Maryland School of Medicine where he teaches Fellows in the Forensic Psychiatry Program. He is a former member of the faculty of the Shemer Bar Review Course where he taught Torts. He has also presented numerous seminars to professional meetings of physicians and other healthcare providers, as well as to claims managers and staff at insurance companies and hospitals.

Michael G. Warshaw, DPM, CPC
  • Tri-County Podiatry
  • Portage Foot Health, Inc.
  • Trumbull Foot Health, Inc.
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.