NY20 Invited Faculty


Samuel Adegboyega, DPM

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

Pradeep Albert, MD

  • Professor of Radiology, NY College of Podiatric Medicine, NY Institute of Technology - New York, NY
  • Director of Medical Education, IPANS

Gregory Alergant, DPM

  • Private Practice – Brooklyn, NY

Joseph C. D'Amico, DPM

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

Joseph Anain, DPM

  • Private Practice – Buffalo, NY

Fortunato Battaglia, MD, PhD
  • Professor of Medical sciences, Neurology and Psychiatry, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University – West Orange, NJ
  • His laboratory uses transcranial magnetic stimulation, transcranial direct current stimulation, and high-density electroencephalography as tools for brain research and therapeutic intervention in neurology and psychiatry

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

Olga Belostotsky, MD

Stephen Bernstein, MD
  • Founding Managing Physician, Pyramid Medical Associates, Private Practice - New York, NY
  • Assistant Professor Clinical Medicine, NYU Langone Medical Center, Northwell Health Lenox Hill Hospital, Mt. Sinai Health System, Manhattan Harbor Hill VA - New York, NY

Alan Catanzariti, DPM

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

Victor Chen, DPM

  • Private Practice – Jackson Heights, NY

Jeffrey C. Christensen, DPM, FACFAS

  • Past Podiatric Section Chair / Attending surgeon; Department of Orthopedics, Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA
  • Founder and President, Ankle & Foot Clinics, NW, Everett, WA

Jim Christina, DPM

Joseph C. D’Amico, DPM

Gerard Degregoris, MD

Patrick Deheer, DPM

  • Trustee, APMA Board of Trustees 
  • Team Podiatrist for the Indiana Pacers - Indianapolis, IN

Timothy Deyer, MD

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

Gavin Duke, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Radiology, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY

Matthew Feldman, Esq.

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

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

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

David J. Freedman, DPM, FASPS, CPC, CSFAC, CPMA
  • Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC, Duties: Vice-President, Chair of Compliance Committee, Chair of IT Committee, Chair of Billing/Coding Committee, Chair of Pathology Committee.
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Temple University’s School of Podiatric Medicine, Department of Surgery - Philadelphia, PA  

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

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

James R. Hanna, DPM

  • Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Vice President, NYSPMA

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

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

  • Professor & Chairman, Department of Surgery, NY College of Podiatric Medicine - New York, NY

Pamela Karman, DPM

  • Private Practice – New York, NY

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

Jeffrey D. Lehrman, DPM, FASPS, MAPWCA, CPC

  • Private Practice - Fort Collins, CO
  • Certified Professional Coder
  • Consultant, APMA Health Policy and Practice

Robin Lipschitz, MD

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

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

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

Nishant Prasad, MD

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

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

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
  • Author of over 200 publications/book chapters
  • Editor-in-Chief
  • Foot and Ankle Specialist

Elizabeth Sieczka, MD

David H. Simon, DPM

  • Private Practice – Brooklyn, NY

Ronald Soave, DPM

William Spielfogel, DPM, FACFAS

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

Ross E. Taubman, DPM

  • PICA President and Chief Medical Officer
  • Certified – Retired, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery

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

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

Tracey C. Vlahovic, DPM

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

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

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

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

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

Lon Weiner, MD

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