Desert Foot 2016
 
Nov 29 - Dec 2, 2017
Returns to the
Sheraton Grand Phoenix
The Annual High Risk Diabetic Foot Conference   
Honoring Our Federal Services Healthcare Professionals   
Desert Foot Speakers
Charles Andersen
MD
After Graduating from Utah State University, Charles Andersen, MD earned his medical degree at the University of Utah where he also completed an internship and one year of Surgical Training. He then entered the military where he completed his surgical residency at Madigan Army Medical Center and a Vascular Surgery fellowship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He remained in the military where his positions included program director in General Surgery and Chief of the Department of Surgery at Madigan Army Medical Center for 20 years. After retirement from the Army he remained at Madigan Army Medical Center as a Civilian Physician. He has spoken nationally and internationally on Vascular Surgery and Wound Care. He has 100 peer reviewed publications. Currently he is Chief of the Vascular/Endovascular/Limb preservation Service and Medical Director of the Wound Care Clinic at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma Washington.
 
David Bernstein
DPM
Joined my father in 1981 after completing my residency program, at Hayward Vesper Hospital, Hayward, CA. I practice with my brother, Philip Bernstein, D.P.M. since he joined us in 1983. I am presently Chief of Podiatry for Main Line Heath System and Residency for The Bryn Mawr PMSR 36 which has 7 residents and will have 9 in two years.
 
Mohit Bhatia
PhD
Mohit Bhatia has a PhD in Biochemistry from New York University with post-doctoral training at the Rockefeller University and Harvard Medical School. He worked with Celgene Corporation in various capacities for 20 years. For the last 10 years he was responsible for the development of biomaterial based products from the human placenta. He currently works as a consultant for Alliqua BioMedical. He has conducted considerable amount of work in the area of mechanism of action with these placental biomaterial. he has several patents and publications in the area of placental biomaterials. Some of this work with be discussed in this forum.
 
Jonathan Bloom
MD
Jon is a board-certified physician with over 15 years of experience in healthcare delivery, patient monitoring, medical devices, and biomedical research. Prior to Podimetrics he was an anesthesiologist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, the Director of Medical Affairs for Covidien's Respiratory and Monitoring Solutions division, and a student at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
 
Scott Brannan
MD
Dr. Scott M Brannan, MD, is the Diagnostic Radiology Specialist in Mesa, Arizona. He attended and graduated with honors from medical school in 2004, having over 12 years of diverse experiences, especially in Diagnostic Radiology. He affiliates with many hospitals including Huhu Kam Memorial Hospital, Mountain Vista Medical Center Lp, St Luke's Medical Center, Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation. Dr. Scott M Brannan also cooperates with other doctors and physicians in medical groups including Apex Medical Specialists Llc.
 
Jonathan Brantley
DPM
Jonathan Brantley, DPM is the Chief of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at the McGuire Veterans Administration Medical Center (DVAMC) in Richmond, Virginia. He specializes in Wound Care and Diabetic Foot Care. Dr. Brantley has been the Director of the McGuire Veterans Administration Medical Center's Podiatry residency program for 11 years. Dr. Brantley is a Diplomate, of the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine and a Fellow of the American Professional Wound Care Association. He graduated the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in 1992 and received his postgraduate training at the McGuire Veterans Administration Medical Center and it's affiliated Institutions.
 
Christopher Bromley
DPM
Christopher Bromley, DPM currently serves as the Department Chair of Foot and Ankle Surgery of Vassar Medical Center. Dr Bromley is the managing partner of a large multi specialty group in upstate NY. Dr Bromley specialty within the group is Surgery, Sports Medicine and Homeopathy. Dr. Bromley has been passionate about nutrition and complementary medicine since entering private practice. He completed his surgical residency in 1992 in Baltimore, MD. His training included such prestigious hospitals as the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins. Currently Dr Bromley serves as a national speaker and consultant for several companies specializing in Foot and Ankle Surgery. When not in the office and on the podium Dr Bromley is an on track performance driving instructor and motorcycle track day instructor. Dr Bromley is very proud of his three children Sarah, Kent and Alexander.
 
Mark Couture
DPM
Worked in private group podiatry practice for 6 years. Have been at VA for more than six years and heavily involved in foot and ankle wound care. Medical director of Central Texas PAVE (prevention of amputations for veterans everywhere) program.
 
Luca Dalla Paola
MD
Visiting Professor - Harvard Medical School, Boston USA Former Adjunct Professor - University of Bologna; Postgraduate School of Vascular Surgery Former Member of the National Committee of Diabetic Foot Study Group of the Italian Society of Diabetology / Association of Diabetes Member of the European Diabetic Foot Study Group of the EASD Founder and Chairman Diabetic Foot Unit Abano Terme Hospital from 2003 to March 2009 Founder and Chairman of Diabetic Foot Department Maria Cecilia Hospital GVM CARE & RESEARCH Vice Chairman International Association of Diabetic Foot Surgeons (A-DFS)
 
Francis Derk
DPM
South Texas Veterans Health Care System: Chief Podiatry Services, Department of Surgery University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas: Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Orthopedics, School of Medicine United States Navy and United States Marine Corps CAPT, United States Navy
 
Darwin Eton
MD
An internationally known expert in vascular surgery, Darwin Eton, MD, has broad operative experience, especially in the most complex vascular procedures. Throughout his career, Dr. Eton has contributed to the rapid evolution of vascular care, using the newest, state-of-the-art technology while working to reduce risks and improve outcomes. Dr. Eton has a strong interest in limb salvage strategies for elderly and fragile patients with critical limb ischemia (insufficient blood supply to the extremities, particularly common in patients with diabetes). He is currently investigating a non-invasive, outpatient approach to treating this condition.
 
Dolores Farrer
DPM, MBA, CWS
Dolores Farrer, DPM, MBA, CWS is a surgically trained podiatrist involved in lower extremity wound care for over 23 years. She is board certified by the American Board of Wound Management for over 13 years. For the past 8 years, Dr Farrer has worked at the DORN VA Hospital in Columbia, SC providing our nation's heroes with a comprehensive multi-specialty wound care program that has resulted in above average healing rates and decreased amputation rates. She is also Primary Investigator involved in several research projects on new technologies in wound care products. Dr Farrer has experience in private practice, hospital out-patient wound clinics, and nursing homes. She has spoken nationally and enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience as a wound care expert in an interactive and energetic fashion that will keep you engaged. She is a graduate of the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine and obtained her MBA in her home town of New Orleans, LA.
 
Daniel Ferreras
DPM
Chief / lead podiatrist at the Carl Vinson VAMC in Dublin, Georgia. Ten years with the Air Force and previously at the Alexandria VA in Louisiana
 
Lewis Freed
DPM
Dr. Freed works in Mesa, AZ and specializes in Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Freed is affiliated with Banner Baywood Medical Center, Banner Desert Medical Center and Mountain Vista Medical Center.
 
Robert Frykberg
DPM, MPH
Robert G. Frykberg, DPM, MPH, received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in 1976 prior to completing his residency in podiatric surgery at the New England Deaconess Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston in 1978. In 1994 he received his Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health with a concentration in quantitative methods. Dr. Frykberg currently holds the position of Chief of the Podiatry section and Podiatric Residency Director at the Carl T. Hayden Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona and is an Adjunct Professor, Midwestern University Program in Podiatric Medicine.
 
Matthew Garoufalis
DPM, CWS
Matthew G. Garoufalis, DPM graduated from Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio with degrees in Biology and Economics and went on to graduate from the Dr. Wm. M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine. After completing a surgical residency at the Westside VA Medical Center in Chicago, Dr. Garoufalis began and maintains a private practice in Chicago. He is the Associate Chief of the Podiatry Section at Jesse Brown and Hines VA Medical Centers. Dr. Garoufalis is a past president of the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association and of the American Podiatric Medical Association. He is the current Vice President of the International Federation of Podiatrists. Dr. Garoufalis is a Fellow of the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. He is committed to expanding public awareness about the importance of podiatric medicine and in allowing students and young practioners to realize the dynamic positive impact they have in shaping the future growth on the profession, as well as their own personal achievement. Dr. Garoufalis is Board Certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and American Board of Podiatric Medicine and is a Fellow of the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons and the American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine. He is also a Certified Wound Specialist by the American Board of Wound Management. He has authored many articles and has lectured extensively on a variety of topics pertinent to wound care, podiatric medicine and surgery, and practice management.
 
Gary Gibbons
MD
Gary Gibbons, MD, FACS received his undergraduate with Summa Cum Laude honors from the University of Maine and received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine in 1971. He completed his surgical residency and chief residency as a member of the Harvard Surgical Service at the Boston City and New England Deaconess Hospital. He also completed a nutrition fellowship specializing in the nutritional complications of cardiac disease and surgery. Following his surgical training, Dr Gibbons joined New England Deaconess Hospital/Joslin Diabetic Center practicing in General and Vascular Surgery. During his tenure, he became the first director of the New England Deaconess/Joslin Diabetic Foot Center and also served as Director of Quality and Performance Improvement for the Department of Surgery, where he led a multi-disciplinary effort to develop a physician report card and other quality improvement tools focused on achieving the most cost-effective care outcomes, while also improving patient satisfaction and efficiency. Dr Gibbons has focused his vascular surgical career on advancing the treatment of diabetic patients with lower extremity wounds and vascular disease. He is a pioneer of the Doralis Pedis Bypass, a lower extremity peripheral arterial bypass procedure, which works to restore proper circulation to the feet and helps patients with diabetic foot problems to avoid amputation. In addition, he helped develop many of the currently used algorithms and multi-disciplinary care models used today in the treatment of diabetic patients with lower extremity would and/or ischemia. He is an international lecturer and has published hundreds of articles in clinical journals and book chapters on the subject of prevention, education, and treatment of diabetic foot wounds/complications and Diabetic vascular disease and its treatment. Throughout his career, Dr Gibbons has consulted in underserved areas including Alaska, Dominican Republic, and several western Indian tribes associated with high Diabetic foot complications and amputation to improve prevention, treatment, and education encompassed within this dreaded complication.
 
Steven Goldman
DPM
Dr. Steven Goldman got his DPM degree from NYCPM in 1982 and his MBA in Healthcare Administration from Baruch College and Mt Sinai Medical Center in 2000. Dr. Goldman retired after 20 years of service as a Lt Colonel from the United State Air Force and served as the Chief of Podiatry, Chief of Surgery at DVA - New York Harbor. He is the now the Chief of Podiatry and Director of the podiatric residency program at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Northport NY. Dr Goldman is the current present of the ABPM.
 
Suhad Hadi
DPM
Suhad Hadi, DPM completed her Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine in 1997 at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine and went on to complete her residency training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio under the instruction of Dr. Lawarence Harkless. Upon completion she remained on faculty and served as Director of Resident Education for 3 years prior to moving into private practice. In Sacramento, CA. She joined Mercy Medical Group where she served as Chief of Podiatry and Clinical Director for 6 years. Dr Hadi then returned to academic medicine and joint Audie Murphy Veterans Hospital in San Antonio, TX. After three years opportunity took her to the Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle, Washington where she again had the opportunity to work with residents and further develop their limb salvage program multi-disciplinary team (PAVE) as the Director of the PACT (PAVE) Program.
 
Steve Henao
MD
Steve Henao, MD obtained his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch and was a Southern Medical Association scholar. He completed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and subsequently completed his fellowship in vascular and endovascular surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr Henao's clinical interests include aortic therapy and critical limb ischemia. Dr Henao’s work has resulted in several book chapters, journal articles and over 60 presentations internationally. He is currently involved as local principal investigator in numerous clinical studies such as the ongoing BEST CLI study to evaluate the effectiveness of open versus endovascular therapies in critical limb ischemia, the IMPERIAL study to evaluate the efficacy of a new drug eluting peripheral stent, the TOBA trial looking at a novel tacking system to treat dissections in the lower extremity arterial circulation, the ROADSTER 2 trial studying a reversal-of-flow cerebral protection system for carotid stenting, the LUCY study looking at the benefits of low profile aortic aneurysm therapy and how it relates to women, and the LIFE study, looking at minimally invasive anesthesia and postoperative care in an aortic fast-track protocol - of which he was the highest enrolling specialist in the United States. He is active in medical device development, and recently performed the first-in-man Ovation iX Abdominal Stent Graft System successfully. Dr Henao continues to improve patient care by utilizing contemporary technologies and evidence-based vascular practices for patients throughout the Southwest.
 
Heather Hettrick
PT, PhD, CWS, CLT-LANA, CLWT
Heather Hettrick, PT, PhD, CWS, CLT, CLWT is an Instructor and Faculty Advisor for ILWTI. She is Associate Professor in the Physical Therapy Program at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale Florida. As a physical therapist, her expertise resided in integumentary dysfunction with clinical specialties in wound, burn and lymphedema management. Dr. Hettrick has three certifications including: Certified Wound Specialist by the American Board of Wound Management, Certified Lymphedema Therapist by the Academy of Lymphatic Studies, and she recently became a Certified Lymphedema and Wound Therapist through the International Lymphedema Wound Training Institute.
 
Robert Kirsner
MD, PhD
Robert Kirsner, MD, PhD is Vice Chairman, Professor and is the endowed Stiefel Laboratories Chair in the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School Of Medicine. Dr. Kirsner is past president of the Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, sits on the board of the Wound Healing Society and is a founding member and past president of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC). He is co-directs of the largest multi-disciplinary wound care meeting in the United States, the Symposium for Advanced Wound Care (SAWC). 

 Dr. Kirsner has received awards for his research, teaching and clinical activities. Author of over 300 peer reviewed papers, his research interests in have been funded by a variety of federal agencies and foundations and he currently is funded by the NIH and NCI for work in wound healing. He also is co-editor of the comprehensive book, “Wound Healing”.
 
Tom Koob
PhD
Dr. Koob, is the Chief Scientific Officer of MiMedx®. He is the senior executive responsible for the overall research direction and oversight of the Company’s product and tissue offerings. Dr. Koob is the inventor on the patents related to the Company’s CollaFix™ technology that are the basis of the Company's license agreement with Shriners Hospitals for Children and the University of South Florida. MiMedx® was founded around the collagen technology developed by DR. Koob. Prior to MiMedx®, Dr. Koob was Section Chief of Skeletal Biology at Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa, Florida. During the fourteen years he held this position, Dr. Koob developed and patented the core technology for what would become the MiMedx® CollaFix™ technology platform. Prior to his tenure with Shriners, Dr. Koob held various research appointments at institutions such as the Department of Biology at Boston University, Department of Biological Chemistry at Harvard Medical School, Department of Biology at the University of New Mexico.
 
Adam Landsman
DPM, PhD, FACFAS
Dr. Landsman is a graduate of the Temple school of Podiatric Medicine, and also holds a PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania. After completing residency in Podiatric Surgery at HealthSouth Larkin in Miami, he served as the Director of Research at Scholl College for 8 years. He was also in private practice with the Weil Foot and Ankle Institute. Currently, Dr. Landsman serves as the Chief of the Division of Podiatric Surgery for the Cambridge Health Alliance, and is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He also is the Director of Research for the California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University. He has published close to 100 papers, and lectured around the world.
 
Lawrence Lavery
DPM, MPH
Lawrence Lavery is a Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery, as well as Director of Clinical Research in the Department of Plastic Surgery, at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX. His research group has published 208 peer reviewed papers and has received extramural funding from the VA, NIH, AHRQ, American Diabetes Association, and two American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
 
Peter Mancuso
DPM
Peter Mancuso is a dedicated and diligent podiatrist serving the communities of Bay Shore, Brentwood, Lindenhurst, and Smithtown, NY. Dr. Mancuso attended the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, where he received his podiatric degree, and completed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Center. Dr. Mancusois a part of NY Foot and Ankle. He is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and is a member of the Long Island Wound Healing Association and the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeon
 
Rick Martin
Rick Martin, President and Owner of Apollo Healing Technologies is primarily responsible for sales at Pathogenius Laboratories and recruitment of top-level sales representatives to train physicians on the benefits of DNA level diagnostics in chronic disease.
 
James McGuire
DPM, PT, CPed
James McGuire, DPM, PT, CPed, FAPWCA, FAPWHc is the director of the Leonard Abrams Center for Advanced Wound Healing and an Associate Professor of the Department of Podiatric Medicine and Orthopedics at the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
 
Mario Ponticello
DPM
Dr. Ponticello graduated from Inova Fairfax Hospital Podiatric Surgical Residency in 2008. He then began private practice in Milwaukee, WI for seven years. He has been involved in residency and student education for the last eight years as a prior teaching faculty member at Columbia St. Mary’s Podiatric Residency Program and Wheaton Franciscan Podiatric Residency Program. In 2015, Dr. Ponticello transitioned to Tacoma Washington as the Chief of the Limb Preservation Service and Director of the Complex Lower Extremity Surgery and Research Fellowship at Madigan Army Medical Center.
 
Lee Rogers
DPM
Dr. Lee Rogers is the co-director of the Amputation Prevention Center at Valley Presbyterian Hospital.  He is the immediate past-chair of the Foot Care Council of the American Diabetes Association.  He also happens to be a candidate for US Congress in California's 25th district.
 
Pamela Scarborough
PT, DPT, MS, CDE, CWS
Pamela Scarborough's clinical career spans over 30 years having practiced in a variety of setting including acute, out-patient, home health and long-term care. Her clinical experience has included tradtional physial therapy, orthopetics and sports medicine, cardiac rehabilitation, and wound care. Pamela holds an active licensed as a physical therapist in the state of Texas and is certified by two nationally accredited boards, the National Certification Board of Diabetes Educators, where she has held the credential of Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) since 1997, and the American Board of Wound Management where she has held the Certified Wound Specialist (CWS) credential since the year 2000. In addition, Dr. Scarborough is certified by the Geriatric Section of the American Physical Therapy Association as a Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults (CEEAA). She is on the board of directors for the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care where she currently serves as the liaison to the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP), and has served on numerous symposium planning panels and association boards over her extensive career. When not traveling she enjoys a quite nature-filled life in the Texas Hill Country.
 
Chandan Sen
PhD
Dr Sen is a tenured John H & Mildred C Lumley Professor of Surgery, Executive Director of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Wound Center and Director of the Ohio State University's Center for Regenerative Medicine & Cell Based Therapies. He is also the Associate Dean for Research at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Dr. Sen serves as a program director (Innovation & Collaboratory) for The Ohio State University's Center for Clinical and Translational Science . Dr. Sen represents Medicine and Health Sciences at The Ohio State Global Gateway initiative.
 
Michael Sowa
PhD
Michael Sowa, PhD was part of the team of scientist and engineers at the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) that developed indocyanine green (ICG) fluorescence angiography imaging to visualize blood flow. That development led to the formation of the company Novadaq which sells perfusion imaging products for reconstructive surgery and for wound assessment based on ICG imaging. Dr. Sowa and his team at the NRC also developed and patented methods for tissue viability assessment using near infrared imaging. This technology was recently licensed by Kent Imaging where they have developed a compact multispectral imaging system that non-invasively measures tissue hemoglobin oxygen saturation. Dr. Sowa has over 100 peer reviewed manuscripts and abstracts, has published several book chapters and is the listed inventor on 11 patents that discuss applications of spectroscopy and imaging in medicine.
 
Kyle Sundblad
DPM
Dr. Sundblad joined Macomb Foot, Ankle and Wound Care in August of 2003. He attended Michigan State University where he graduated with Cum Laude Honors. He received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree in 2001 from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. He completed a two-year residency program in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery at Kern Hospital and Medical Center in Warren, Michigan in 2003. During his residency he received special training in diabetic foot care, limb salvage and diabetic wound care.
 
Terry Treadwell
MD, FACS
Terry Treadwell, MD, FACS received his medical education at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. He continued his training doing his general and vascular surgical residencies at Scott and White Medical Center in Temple, Texas. He practiced vascular and general surgery in Montgomery, Alabama. In October, 1998, Dr Treadwell founded The Institute for Advanced Wound Care at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery. He served as Medical Director of the center and treated wound patients on a full-time basis providing the best possible care to this seemingly forgotten group of patients. In February, 2006, the Institute for Advanced Wound Care moved to Baptist Medical Center in Montgomery. Dr Treadwell serves as the Medical Director of the Institute. He has been involved with numerous educational and research initiatives and directs wound care educational programs at his wound center to help educate physicians and other medical personnel in the current therapy of acute and chronic wounds. Dr Treadwell has shared his experience in the treatment of chronic wound through lectures and presentations and publications. Wound care practitioners from around the world have attended preceptorships at the Institute for Advanced Wound Care. He has assisted in the establishment of wound treatment centers in Ghana, Africa, and Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He is the Clinical Editor of Wounds magazine and is a member of the World Association of Medical Editors. He is a member of the Wound Healing Society and the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care. He has served two terms as the Physician Member of the AAWC Board of Directors. He has served as the President and Past-President of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care. He is serving on the World Health Organization Committee, the World Alliance for Wound and Lymphedema Care, to develop wound education and treatment guidelines for treatment of acute and chronic wounds in underdeveloped countries of the world. He is the current Vice-President of the World Alliance for Wound and Lymphedema Care Board of Directors and the President-Elect. He was recently named Associate Professor of Wound Care at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
 
Michael Troiano
DPM
Michael Troiano, DPM, is a 2004 graduate Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. He completed his residency at the Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is in private practice at the Center for Foot and Ankle Disorders in Philadelphia. Dr Troiano is an Adjunct Clinical Professor at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in the Department of Surgery, teaching Biomechanics, and MRI reading. Dr Troiano is a board certified in foot, rear foot, and reconstructive ankle surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He holds staff and teaching appointments at the University of Pennsylvania Presbyterian Hospital, Temple University Hospital, Penn Wound Care Center, Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Abington Memorial Hospital and the Foot and Ankle Specialty Center. He takes foot and ankle trauma call at Temple University Hospital and Penn- Presbyterian Medical Center, is a director of the Penn Wound Care Center and is a nationally and internationally recognized lecturer. He has authored and co-authored several journals, articles, and chapters published in various peer reviewed journals and books.
 
Catherine Wittgen
DPM
Dr. Catherine Wittgen provides a full spectrum of vascular interventions, including open and endovascular treatment for conditions such as carotid artery disease and aortic aneurysms. While she specializes in salvaging limbs, Dr. Wittgen also offers wound care for patients requiring amputation. For more than 20 years, Dr. Wittgen has participated in large clinical trials regarding medical management of peripheral artery disease (PAD) and gene therapy for patients with critical limb ischemia. Dr. Wittgen is a professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. She is president of the medical staff at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital. Her professional memberships include the American College of Surgeons, Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, and Society of Critical Care Medicine. She is past president of the St. Louis Surgical Society. Dr. Wittgen was the first female vascular fellow to train at Harvard.
 
Kerry Zang
DPM
Founder of the Arizona Institute of Footcare Physicians, Dr. Zang has more than 30 years experience developing and providing the latest technologies in podiatric care. An innovator in his field, he has designed implants and surgical devices, including a joint replacement system for the great toe. Dr. Zang is a rotating speaker for the Podiatry program at Midwestern University in Phoenix, and is actively involved with teaching podiatric students, and lectures throughout the country to his colleagues.