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)

Sarah Abshier, DPM, CWS

  • APMA Coding Committee Member
  • APMA Representative,  February, 2020 AMA CPT Editorial Panel

Suneel Basra, DPM, FACFAS

  • Foot & Ankle Surgeon- Midjersey Orthopaedics, Flemington, NJ
  • Diplomate- American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery

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

James R. Christina, DPM

  • Executive Director, American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Nationally recognized lecturer on Medicare Quality Programs
  • Developed NQF approved quality measures for podiatrists

Thomas Cumbo, MD, MS, FACHE

  • Board-Certified Infectious Diseases Physician
  • CMO of Mt. St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston, NY (a member hospital of Catholic Health of Buffalo)

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

Patrick DeHeer, DPM

  • Trustee, APMA Board of Trustees
  • Residency Director, St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, IN

Dominic A. DeLaurentis, Jr., Esq.


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

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, Zucker School of Medicine, Hofstra/Northwell Health
  • Associate Program Director, Vascular Surgery Fellowship, Zucker School of Medicine, Hofstra/Northwell Health

Adam Falivene, MD

  • Clinical Instructor, Department of Medicine, NYCPM
  • Attending, Department of Medicine, Foot Center of New York

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
  • President, ACFAS North East Region
  • Podiatry Captain, TCS NYC Marathon

Elynor Giannin Perez, DPM, FACFAS

  • Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgeon - Fellowship Trained 
  • Dual Board Certified ABPM and ABFAS

Hoda Henein, CHBME, CP

  • President and CEO of Active Management / HMH Medical Management with expertise in Revenue Enhancement for all specialties. 
  • Over 20 years of experience in Medical Billing Management and Consulting. 

Anthony Iorio, DPM


Anthony Jabra, DPM

  • Faculty Physician, Department of Surgery, NYCPM

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

  • APMA DME Workgroup Coordinator/NYSPMA Insurance Committee
  • Extensive Experience in DME Compliance and Coding

Ira Kraus, DPM

  • Past President, APMA
  • Regional Medical Director/Director of Business Development, Extremity Health Care

Prakash Krishnan, MD


Gregg S. Landis, MD, FACS

  • System Chief of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery, Northwell Health
  • Vice Chairman & Surgeon-in-Chief, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • Associate Professor of Surgery, Zucker School of Medicine

Karen Langone, DPM


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

  • Diplomate, American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Consultant, APMA Health Policy and Practice Department

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

Michael Losigian, DPM, FACFAS

  • Member, NYS Board for Podiatry
  • Private Practice, NYC

Donald Scot Malay, DPM


Andrew Pavelescu, DPM, AACFAS

  • Trustee, New York State Podiatric Medical Association
  • Chair, NYSPMA Young Members Committee

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

  • Attending Staff, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kaiser Hospital, San Francisco
  • Editor in Chief, Foot and Ankle Specialist

Steven Shannon, DPM

  • Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Surgery

Larry Silver, DPM

  • Assitant Residency Director, Podiatric Surgical Program, NY - Presbyterian, Queens
  • Diplomate, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery in Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery

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

Jacklyn Taylor, ARDMS

  • Musculoskeletal Sonographer, East River Medical Imaging, New York, NY

Michael J. Trepal, DPM

  • Professor of Surgery, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean, NY College of Podiatric Medicine

Thomas D. Vitale, DPM, FACFAS, FACFAOM

  • Professor, Department of Surgery, New York College of Podiatric Medicine
  • NY Advanced Ankle Certificate

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