2023 Faculty

2023 Conference Chairs


Harold Schoenhaus, DPM, FACFAS

Surgical Editor for PRESENT e-Learning
Penn-Presbyterian Medical Center
Philadelphia, PA

Harold Schoenhaus, DPM, FACFAS is a board-certified foot, rearfoot, and reconstructive ankle surgeon by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He is a past president and current fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He holds staff appointments and operating privileges at the University of Pennsylvania Presbyterian Hospital and Chestnut Hill hospital. Dr Schoenhaus' research and clinical interests are in biomechanics, pathomechanics and reconstructive surgery, including joint replacement surgery and pediatric podiatric surgery. Moreover, Dr Schoenhaus is the surgical editor for PRESENT e-Learning Systems, an online medical education and networking resource dedicated to improving the knowledge and skills of healthcare professionals throughout the world. He is a nationally recognized lecturer and pioneer in the field of lower extremity pathomechanics and reconstructive surgery. Dr Schoenhaus has authored several landmark articles in peer-reviewed journals and books. In 2015 Dr Schoenhaus was the recipient of the Gallery of Success Award from Temple University.


Robert Frykberg, DPM, MPH

Medical Director
DM Prevent Clinics Dubai
Phoenix, AZ

Robert G Frykberg, DPM, MPH is a graduate of the California College of Podiatric Medicine in 1976. Dr Frykberg went on to complete his residency training at the New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston. He served as the President of the Massachusetts Podiatric Medical Society and a Member of the Board of Registration in Podiatry. From 1992 to 1994, he attended the Harvard School of Public Health and graduated with a Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in quantitative methods. After 21 years of private practice, Dr Frykberg accepted the position as Clinical Dean of the Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery prior to moving to Phoenix. After 15 years of dedicated service to our Veterans, Dr Frykberg has decided to retire from his role as Chief of Podiatry at the Phoenix VA Medical Center and as Director of the Phoenix VA Medical Center Podiatric Residency Program. He continues to hold the academic rank of Professor, University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix and Adjunct Professor, Midwestern University Program in Podiatric Medicine. His research and writing interests have included all facets of lower extremity disorders, but are specifically focused on diabetic foot ulcers, infections, Charcot foot, and wound care. The author of nearly 100 peer-reviewed publications, he has also been the Editor of two textbooks: The High-Risk Foot in Diabetes Mellitus (1991) and the Diabetic Charcot Foot (2010). His expertise in the Diabetic Foot translated into hundreds of speaking invitations nationally and internationally with numerous lecture engagements in China, India, Russia, South America, the UK, Vietnam, Japan, Indonesia, Italy, and across Europe.

2023 Faculty


President and Co-Director
Operation Footprint/ Baja Project for Crippled Children
Los Angeles, CA

Marc A. Benard, DPM, DABPM, DABFAS is the President and Co-Director of Operation Footprint Inc, located in Los Angeles, CA. Over the past 44 years this 501C3 organization has had over 30,000 patient visits and performed over 3,000 major surgeries on children and adults with congenital and acquired neuromuscular conditions of the foot and ankle, at its locations in Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, and India. In the process the project’s directors have trained several hundred podiatric residents, as well as orthopedic and general surgeons in the host countries. Dr Benard is also the former Executive Director and Examination Chair for the American Board of Podiatric Medicine, and currently serves as a consultant for the organization’s examination development process. In addition, Dr Benard currently serves as Director of International Service for Rotary District 7690 and chairs its Global Grants Committee. He is certified with both the American Board of Podiatric Medicine and the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and lectures nationally in the areas of pediatric and adult biomechanics and surgery.

Nicholas J Bevilacqua, DPM, FACFAS

North Jersey Orthopaedic Specialists
Teaneck, NJ

Nicholas J Bevilacqua, DPM, DFACFAS is a board certified, fellowship-trained, foot and ankle surgeon. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Binghamton University and then graduated Magna Cum Laude from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He then completed his internship and surgical residency in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery at St Vincent’s Catholic Medical Centers in New York. Subsequently, he went on to complete an additional year of fellowship training in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery and limb salvage at Rosalind Franklin University in North Chicago, Illinois. Dr Bevilacqua also completed a fellowship at the Russian Ilizarov Scientific Centre for Restorative Traumatology and Orthopaedics in Kurgan, Russia. Dr Bevilacqua is board certified in both Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He is trained and certified in Total Ankle Replacement surgery and is one of a few surgeons in Bergen County actively performing the surgery. He was selected as Bergen County's Top Doctors for 2019 by Bergen Magazine. He has written extensively about foot and ankle surgery and has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals. He has also written many book chapters on the subject. Dr Bevilacqua continues to lecture at the state and national levels. Dr Bevilacqua is a member of the Surgical Skills Committee for ACFAS. He is also a member of the Medical Education Committee for Holy Name Hospital and Medical Center.​

Christopher K Bromley, DPM, FACFAS

Delray Beach, Florida

Christopher Bromley, DPM, FACFAS currently practices foot and ankle surgery in Delray Beach, Florida. Dr Bromley's 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. An international and national lecturer of foot and ankle surgery, wound care, and regenerative medicine. 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.

Jeffrey Cusack, DPM, DABPM

Assistant Professor
Department of Orthopedics and Pediatrics
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
New York, New York

Jeffrey Cusack, DPM, DABPM is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedics & Pediatrics, New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He received his BS degree in Chemistry at the University of Miami, Florida. Dr Cusack is passionate about biomechanics; when he sees a foot problem; whether callus or bunion or something else; he thinks about what the cause could be from a biomechanical point of view. Why is the callus or bunion located where it is? The mechanics of the foot determine the location.

Joseph D'Amico, DPM

Board Certified Foot and Ankle Orthopedics
New York, NY

Joseph D'Amico, DPM, DSc, DAPM is a graduate of the New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM) where he also completed his surgical residency training. Dr D'Amico holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from Fordham University and in 2021 he was awarded the Doctor of Science degree from NYCPM. He has directed and taught in the Department of Biomechanics at the California College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr D'Amico served as Chairman of the Division of Orthopedic Sciences at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine for over a decade where he is an active professor in orthopedics and pediatrics. For five years Dr D'Amico served and directed foot and ankle care at the New York City Marathon. He is the author of the text "Care of The Feet" as well as over 60 medical research publications dealing with lower extremity biomechanics and computerized gait examination. Dr D'Amico is an expert as well as a pioneer in the relationship between back pain and foot dysfunction and is Board Certified in Podiatric Medicine, a Fellow of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Pediatrics. He has been elected by his peers to the distinguished status of Diplomat in the National Academies of Practice. Sponsored by an educational grant from a grateful patient, he is the founder and scientific chairman of the Richard O Schuster, DPM Memorial Biomechanics Seminar held annually at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine.

John Giurini, DPM

Associate Professor in Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
Chief, Division of Podiatric Surgery
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Co-Director, Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess-Needham
Co-Director, The Foot & Ankle Center of HMFP
Dedham, MA

John Giurini, DPM received his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from the California College of Podiatric Medicine (CCPM), San Francisco. He completed residency at the Deaconess Hospital in Boston as well as a fellowship in reconstructive surgery and research. He joined the Deaconess Hospital as full-time member of the Division of Podiatric Surgery in 1987. He is an Associate Professor in Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He has served in several leadership positions within the Division including director of residency training and director of fellowship training before being named Chief of the Division of Podiatric Surgery in 1999. He is actively involved in the teaching of fellows, residents and medical students. He is the author of over 70+ peer reviewed articles and book chapters. His research has been published in such prestigious journals as Diabetes Care, Diabetologia and The Lancet as well as the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Most recently he wrote the Standards of Foot Care for the ADA which was recently published in Diabetes Care. He is the co-editor of the book Management of the Diabetic Foot, currently in its 5th edition. He has also lectured extensively nationally and internationally including China, Italy, Germany, Japan and Costa Rica. Dr Giurini has also served in prominent leadership roles nationally including president of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons, board member on the Community Leadership Board of the American Diabetes Association (ADA)-Northeast Division and member of the scientific advisory board of the Rongxiang Xu Foundation. He is also co-director of the annual Diabetic Lower Extremity Symposium.

Ron Guberman, DPM

Director of Podiatric Medical Education
Co-Chief, Podiatry Division, Dept of Surgery
Wyckoff Heights Medical Center
Brooklyn, NY

Ronald Guberman, DPM, is the Director of the Podiatry Residency Programs at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He serves as a surgical training course director, instructor, and lecturer. Dr Guberman is the author of numerous articles in Foot and Ankle Medicine and Surgery and Wound Care.

Shane M Hollawell, DPM

Orthopedic Institute Brielle Orthopaedics
Wall, NJ

Shane M Hollawell, DPM attended Moravian College where he earned his Bachelors of Science degree. He was also a four-year starter, all-American, national player of the year nominee, a two-time conference defensive player of the year, and two-time first-team all-conference player in NCAA football. He received his Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. Following graduation, he completed his podiatric surgical residency at MCP Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, PA (currently Penn Presbyterian Medical Center podiatric surgical residency). Dr Hollawell is a Fellow of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and a Diplomate of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He is board-certified in Foot and Ankle Reconstructive Surgery and Foot Surgery. In addition to his role as a foot and ankle specialist, Dr Hollawell is the foot and ankle fellowship Director at the Orthopaedic Institute of Central Jersey. He is also an attending physician for the podiatric surgical residency at Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, NJ. In an effort to enhance patient outcomes, Dr Hollawell has designed a number of orthopaedic surgical devices currently used in foot and ankle surgery. He has also published numerous peer-reviewed articles in esteemed journals. Additional professional responsibilities include serving as a board examiner for the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, acting as a peer reviewer for the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery, and Foot & Ankle Specialist, serving as a current committee member for the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, and lecturing nationally and internationally in his field of foot and ankle surgery and medicine.


Director, Podiatric Medical Education
Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital
Binghamton, NY

Guido A LaPorta, DPM, MS, FACFAS, FACFOAM is Director, Podiatric Medical Education Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital, Binghamton, NY. He is Director Emeritus, Podiatric Medical Education Geisinger-Community Medical Center in Scranton, PA and Professor of Surgery: Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Dr LaPorta is also the President, Pennsylvania Foot and Ankle Society

Samantha Landau, DPM, MPH

Clinical Instructor and Attending Physician Department of Orthopedics and Pediatrics
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
New York, NY

Samantha Landau, DPM, MPH is faculty at NYCPM in the Department of Orthopedics and Pediatrics. She graduated from SUNY College at Geneseo in 2013 with a BS in Business Administration, and with minors in both biology and chemistry. Enrolled in the dual-degree program of NYCPM and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt Sinai, she obtained her MPH (with an emphasis on healthcare management) in 2016, after only two years, the first student to do so in the history of the program. She obtained her DPM degree in 2018. Dr Landau completed her residency at NYCPM/Metropolitan in 2021 as chief resident. COVID intervened while she was at Metro, and for her efforts there, she received Schneps Media’s Health Care Hero Award. (Schneps is a major New York-based publisher of digital and physical media, especially of community newspapers.) She also has Standard Ankle Surgery privilege in New York and is Board Certified by ABPM. Dr Landau has many publications including some being deemed original research. With an interest in surgical biomechanics, Dr Landau completed a fellowship in “Post-Graduate Fellowship Training in Biomechanics and Gait-Related Disorders of the Lower Extremity in Children and Adults" at NYCPM. During her training she spent time at the Hospital for Special Surgery in the Leon Root Motion Analysis Lab, with both Drs Joseph C. D’Amico and Cusack, and in pediatric podiatry by Drs Volpe and Resseque. Dr Landau loves taking biomechanical concepts and incorporating them into surgical applications. Dr Landau is also on the executive board for NYSPMA King Division. NYSPMA is the top organization in New York State that represents the interests of podiatrists with the state legislature as well as with insurance companies.

Steve McClain, MD

Adjunct Professor Dermatology and Emergency Medicine
Stony Brook, LI

Steve McClain, MD hails from High Ridge, Missouri. He graduated from the University of Missouri and trained at the University of Vermont with Dermatopathology fellowship at New York University. He is Adjunct Professor of Dermatology and Emergency Medicine at SUNY at Stony Brook with research interests in Wound Healing, Malignant Melanoma, and Pathology Informatics. He practices dermatopathology privately in Smithtown NY, founding McClain Laboratories, LLC in 2004. His most recent work "Thickness of Normal Toenails" was submitted for publication in American Journal of Dermatopathology.

James McGuire, DPM, LPT, LPed, FAPWHc

Leonard Abrams Center for Advanced Wound Healing
Clinical Professor
Department of Podiatric Medicine and Orthopedics
Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

James McGuire, DPM, LPT, LPed, FAPWHc is the director of the Leonard Abrams Center for Advanced Wound Healing and a Clinical Professor in the Departments of Podiatric Medicine and Podiatric Biomechanics at the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr McGuire earned his DPM degree from the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in 1981. He is a fellow and founding member of the American Professional Wound Care Association and the Academy of Physicians in Wound Healing, and serves as an advisor to the board of the Council for Medical Education and Testing. Dr McGuire is a licensed Physical Therapist, a licensed Pedorthist, and is Certified in Wound Care by the Council for Medical Education and Testing (CMET). He is also board certified by both the American Board of Podiatric Surgery (ABPS) and the American Board of Podiatric Medicine (ABPM). After completing his residency in podiatric surgery, Dr McGuire left 10 years of private practice in Rutland Vermont in to become a member of the Temple faculty in 1992. He has over 40 years of experience in podiatric medicine, physical therapy, and wound management. He has published extensively, and has participated in several research trials involving the diabetic foot and wound healing. Dr McGuire has lectured both nationally and internationally and is in great demand as a speaker in the areas of wound healing, diabetic foot management, off-loading, and biomechanics of the at-risk foot. He lives with his wife Nancy in Berwyn, Pa. just outside of Philadelphia

Margarita Presman, DPM, FACPM, CWSP

Director of Radiology
Department of Medicine
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
New York, NY

Margarita Presman, DPM, FACPM, CWSP attended Baruch College as an undergrad. She entered NYCPM directly after college in 2008 and graduated in 2012 with her DPM degree. She went on to complete a three-year Podiatric Medicine & Surgery Residency with Reconstructive Rearfoot & Ankle Certification at The Mount Sinai Hospital in 2015. After completing residency training, she worked for several years in private practice, attained admitting and operating privileges at Maimonides Medical Center in the Department of Orthopedics and became board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. In June of 2019, she made the decision to continue her training and entered into a one-year Wound Care & Tissue Healing Fellowship program at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Queens, NY. During her fellowship she completed training in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, which allowed her to attain “physician supervision of hyperbaric oxygen therapy” hospital privileges. In November of 2020, she became board certified by the American Board of Wound Management (Certified Wound Specialist Physician®), thus becoming board certified in both podiatric medicine and wound care. In mid-December 2020, Dr Presman was appointed Director of Radiology! She had been teaching the radiology clerkship to third-year students, and supervises the didactic and clinical aspects of that department.


Surgical Consultant - Total Podiatry Co-Director Operation Footprint Co-Director/Moderator - CFAR virtual lecture series

Bhavesh Shah, DPM, MBA, FABFAS, FABLES, FAPWCA, FACFAP, is a board-certified podiatric physician and surgeon in practice since 2002 and Co-Director of Operation Footprint. Dr Shah received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois in Chicago and then attended Dr. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in North Chicago, IL, where he received a Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine in 1998. In 1999, Dr Shah interned at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and completed a three-year residency at the Foot and Ankle Institute of Monrovia, California, in 2002. Dr Shah is board-certified in Foot Surgery with the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and is board-certified by the American Board of Lower Extremity Surgery, the American Professional Wound Care Association, and the American College of Foot and Ankle Pediatrics (ACFAP). As the Co-Director of Operation Footprint, a non-profit global organization that provides free surgical care to indigent children in India, Mexico, El Salvador, and Honduras with genetic or acquired conditions of the foot and ankle, Dr Shah performs life-changing surgeries. Under the auspices of Operation Footprint, he also trains local surgeons in complex deformities to help make a lasting difference in the communities they serve around the globe. To learn more about the charitable work Dr. Shah and Operation Footprint do worldwide, please visit operationfootprint.org. He is also a Co-Director and moderator of the Complex Foot & Ankle Reconstruction (CFAR) virtual lecture series. He has finished his M.B.A. and is pursuing his doctorate in education with an emphasis on adult teaching and learning.


Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
New York

Reem Sheikh, DPM, DABPM, DABFAS currently serves as assistant professor in the department of surgery at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr Sheikh is a graduate of Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery and completed her residency training at NYCPM/Metropolitan Hospital Center (PMSR-RRA). She served as chief resident during her last year. Dr Sheikh is passionate about teaching and training residents. She is published in peer-reviewed journals and is currently involved in an IRB approved clinical study evaluating changes to thickness of plantar fascia after laser treatment for heel pain. Dr Sheikh devotes her personal time to her family and her hobbies, which include traveling, photography, and painting. She also calls the great state of Alaska home.

Laura Shin, DPM, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Keck Medicine at USC
Program Director of the Limb Salvage Podiatric Fellowship

Laura Shin, DPM, PhD, is a reconstructive surgeon and physician-scientist who specializes in podiatry, including foot and ankle deformities, Charcot neuroarthropathy, limb salvage, wound care and diabetic feet and ankles. Her interest in stem cell biology and the potential for using stem cells to repair diabetic wounds, along with her passion for patient care, led her to pursue a dual PhD and DPM degree. In her clinical and research pursuits, Dr Shin is dedicated to preserving and restoring mobility, which she believes is crucial to quality of life. She has a special interest in patients with diabetes and other high-risk conditions. Her research focuses on stem cell regeneration and the body's capacity for healing. In particular, she is examining tissue and stem cell repair in older adults, people with diabetes and people whose immune systems are compromised.

Marie L Williams, DPM, DABFAS, DHL

Director, Podiatric Medical Education
Aventura Hospital and Medical Center
Aventura, FL

Marie Williams, DPM, DABPS, DHLS, is board certified in foot and ankle surgery and a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Dr Williams was the first clinical dean at Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine and is currently an Adjunct Professor for the school. Dr Williams has been in private practice since 1984. She is currently the Chairman of the Department of Podiatry at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center. She has been involved in residency training since 1986 and a Program Director in Podiatric Surgery and Medicine since 1988. Dr Williams is a speaker in the field of foot and ankle surgery as well as limb salvage. She has published several articles on the healing of complex wounds and limb salvage, while also authoring a chapter: Bone Infections in "Foot and Ankle Radiology". In August 2014, Dr Williams was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts along with her teammates from Immaculata College. Their team, the Mighty Macs, captured three consecutive Championships. They were considered trailblazers for women sports, and in the 70s they help bring about Title 9 and equality for women in sports. In June 2015 they received the trailblazer award in the women’s basketball hall of fame. Dr Williams was recently requested to be a Keynote Speaker for Immaculata University and received the Doctor of Humane Letters for her humanitarian efforts in May 2018.

Jacob Wynes, DPM, MS, FACFAS

Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics
Program Director, Limb Preservation and Deformity Correction Fellowship
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Jacob Wynes, DPM, MS, FACFAS grew up in Baltimore, MD where he had been mentored by many outstanding podiatric surgeons. He later went on to graduate from the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine and continued on to complete a 4-year residency at the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr Wynes then pursued an additional year of training as a clinical fellow at the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics, International Center for Limb Lengthening with a focus on foot and ankle deformity correction. At this time, Dr Wynes works at the University of Maryland School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor within the Department of Orthopaedics. Dr Wynes currently treats patients at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr Wynes remains active in patient care, surgery, and research. He is the co-director of the UMMC Limb Preservation Clinic, fellowship program director for the UMSOM Limb Deformity Fellowship, and site director for the Baltimore VA and Medstar Health residency programs.

Daniel Yaeger, DPM

Department of Surgery
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
New York

Daniel Yaeger DPM graduated NYCPM in 2018. He continued on at NYCPM as a resident and following residency was hired on as an attending in the dept of surgery.