2021 Conference Chairs
Harold Schoenhaus, DPMSurgical Editor for PRESENT e-Learning
Penn-Presbyterian Medical Center
Harold Schoenhaus, DPM 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 the Temple University.
Bradley Abicht, DPMSection Chair Podiatry
Gundersen Health System
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Bradley P Abicht, DPM, FACFAS practices at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, WI where he currently serves as the department chair. He is ABFAS board-certified in foot and rearfoot/ankle surgery, and completed his residency training through the Gundersen Medical Foundation in 2012. His practice and medical interests focus on foot and ankle reconstructive surgery, limb salvage or preservation, foot and ankle arthroscopy as well as minimally invasive techniques in foot and ankle surgery. Dr Abicht is intimately involved with student and resident education and training, as well as active in multiple ongoing research studies with regular annual publications in peer-reviewed forums and scientific conferences.”
Christopher K Bromley, DPMChairman, Foot and Ankle Surgery
Vassar Medical Center
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.
Paul Dayton, DPM, MS, FACFASAnkle & Foot Center of Iowa
Paul Dayton, DPM, MS, is a board-certified podiatrist at Foot & Ankle Center of Iowa in Ankeny, Iowa. His years of research and experience make him one of the most highly skilled podiatrists in the Des Moines area. After completing his undergraduate studies at Arizona State University in Tempe, Dr Dayton earned a master’s in podiatric medical education and his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine at the California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco. He served as podiatric surgical residency at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center in Santa Clara, California. Dr Dayton is board-certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery in foot surgery and reconstructive rearfoot/ankle surgery, and he’s also a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. In 2017, Dr Dayton established Foot & Ankle Center of Iowa with his wife, Dr Mindi Dayton, with a focus on research and development of innovative techniques for foot and ankle surgery. To that purpose, he works with medical technology companies and collaborates with foot and ankle surgeons across the country to develop innovative procedures. He’s named on several medical device patents. He’s held numerous academic and other leadership positions throughout his three decades in practice, including faculty positions at Des Moines University and Stanford University School of Medicine in California. He has co-authored many peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and continues to present lectures nationally and internationally. He’s served as an editor for the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery.
Lawrence A DiDomenico, DPM, CWSDirector of Residency Training, East Liverpool City Hospital
Director, Reconstructive Rearfoot & Ankle Surgical Fellowship
NOMS Ankle and Foot Care Centers
Lawrence A Didomenico, DPM is a Podiatry Specialist in Youngstown, Ohio. He graduated with honors from Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in 1987. Having more than 30 years of diverse experiences, especially in Podiatry, Dr Lawrence A Didomenico affiliates with many hospitals including St Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, Northside Medical Center, St Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, and cooperates with other doctors and specialists in the medical group NOMS Ankle and Foot Care Centers.
Eric HamDirector, U.S. Business Development and Professional Affairs
Eric Ham currently serves as the U.S. head of business development for Medartis. Eric has over 16 years of experience in orthopedics with his primary focus being on Foot & Ankle.
Jeffrey Manway, DPMClinical Instructor
University of Pittsburgh
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Jeffrey M Manway, DPM, is a graduate of the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. He completed his residency in foot and reconstructive ankle surgery at UPMC. Dr Manway serves as faculty of the UPMC Mercy Podiatric Surgical Residency, training foot and ankle surgeons. He is also a proctor for medical students at UPMC. Dr Manway has published original research regarding limb salvage, diagnosis of deep infection, and a variety of other topics. His publications also include novel surgical techniques, first described at UPMC. He has lectured nationwide on topics including traumatic injuries of the foot and ankle, amputation, and limb salvage, as well foot and ankle reconstruction. Dr Manway is certified in ankle replacement surgery and has a particular interest in the treatment of foot and ankle fractures and reconstruction.
Jody Peter McAleer, DPM, FACFASJefferson City Medical Group
Jefferson City, MO
Jody Peter McAleer, DPM, FACFAS, received his medical degree from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. He is a shareholder partner at the Jefferson City Medical Group, Jefferson City, MO. Dr McAleer is on staff at SSM Health - St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City, MO and serves as the Vice Chief of Staff at the Jefferson City Medical Group Surgical Center. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He serves as a medical device consultant and sits on the Surgeon Advisory Board for Treace Medical Concepts, Inc.
Thomas Roukis, DPM, PhDClinical Professor, University of Florida College of Medicine
Thomas Roukis, DPM, PhD, is a Clinical Professor, University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation's Division of Foot & Ankle Surgery in Jacksonville, Florida. Dr Roukis is Past President (2014-2015) of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons and is the current Editor-in-Chief of Foot & Ankle Surgery: Techniques, Reports & Cases (FASTRAC).
John F Torregrosa, DPMFlorida Foot & Ankle Institute
John F Torregrosa, DPM, FACFAS, FACFAOM, is an Ankle, Foot and Lower Leg Surgeon who treats patients of all ages with any ailment. Although he is extensively trained in reconstructive and trauma surgery, he is also well-trained in non-surgical problems, regenerative medicine and has a goal of avoiding surgery when possible. His motto is "We'll treat any problem below the knee". Dr Torregrosa is personable, engaging and enjoys patient interaction. He lectures and teaches surgical workshops to other surgeons nationally and internationally. He has developed surgical techniques, uses cutting edge regenerative treatments and works as a physician for the professional Supercross and Motocross tour.
Michael Troiano, DPMCenter for Foot and Ankle Disorders
University of Pennsylvania - Penn Wound Care
Adjunct Clinical Professor, TUSPM
Michael Troiano, DPM is a 2004 graduate Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. He completed residency at the Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is in private practice at the Center for Foot and Ankle Disorders in Philadelphia. He is Adjunct Clinical Professor at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in the Department of Surgery, he teaches 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. He 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.
Lowell Weil, Jr, DPM, MBACEO, Weil Foot & Ankle Institute
Partner, Foot & Ankle Business Innovations
Lowell Weil, Jr, DPM, MBA, is the CEO of the world renowned Chicago-based Weil Foot & Ankle Institute. This is the largest physician majority owned and controlled podiatry practice in the world with 41 doctors, and 26 locations in five States. He is also the Founder of Foot and Ankle Business Innovations. He previously was the Co-Editor of Foot and Ankle Specialist, the only combined orthopedic and podiatric peer reviewed journal. Dr Weil, Jr has pioneered such surgeries as the dorsal approach plantar plate repair and has authored over 50 papers and text book chapters. He is a well known speaker having lectured in 26 States, 5 Continents and 16 Countries.
Marie L Williams, DPM, DABPS, DHLDirector, Podiatric Medical Education
Aventura Hospital and Medical Center
Marie Williams, DPM, DABPS, DHL, 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.