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

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

Jim Christina, DPM

  • Executive Director, American Podiatric Medical Association

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

Thomas Cumbo, DPM


Timothy Deyer, MD

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

Michael S. Downey, DPM


Gavin Duke, MD

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

Yana Etkin, MD


Adam Falivene, MD


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.


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.

Elynor Giannin Perez


Hoda Henein


Anthony Iorio, DPM


Anthony Jabra, DPM


Allen Mark Jacobs, DPM, FACFAS

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

Kevin T. Jules, DPM DABPS, FACFAS

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

Paul Kesselman, DPM

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

Gregg Landis, DPM


Karen Langone, DPM


Michael Lee, DPM


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

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

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

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

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

Michael J. Trepal, DPM


Thomas D. Vitale, DPM, FACFAS, FACFAOM

  • Department of Surgery, New York College of Podiatric Medicine

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