Stephen Albert, DPM
Dr. Albert is the Chief of the Podiatry Section at the VA Medical Center, Denver, CO. He is a
graduate of the College of Podiatric Medicine, San Francisco, CA. He is certified by the
American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine and the American
Board of Podiatric Surgery. Dr. Albert is involved with many Podiatric Organizations. He is a
member of the American Podiatric Medical Association; Federal Services Podiatric Medical
Association; Fellow of the American College of Foot Orthopedics & Medicine, and a Founding
Fellow of the International Academy of Podiatric Medicine.
Charles Andersen, M.D.
Dr. Andersen serves as Chief, Vascular/Endovascular/Limb Preservation & Medical Director,
Wound Care Clinic, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA. He received his MD from
the. University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. Dr. Andersen also served as a General Surgery
Resident at Madigan Army Medial Center, Tacoma, WA. Dr. Anderson completed his General
Surgery Residency at the Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA. He served as Fellow,
Peripheral Vascular Surgery Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC. Dr.
Anderson is also a Fellow, American College of Surgeons, American College of Angiology,
American Professional Wound Care Association.
Cheryl Berman, RD, DE
Dr. Berman is a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE), Registered Dietitian (RD), Certified Pump
Trainer (CPT), and Case Management Certified (CMC). Presently she is the Diabetes Program
Coordinator & Clinical Specialist/Case Manager for Patient Care Services Nutrition department
at the VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System, Omaha, NE. Dr. Berman currently
serves as a member of the VHA Diabetes Advisory Field Group and President of the VA and
DoD Diabetes Educator’s Specialty Group and Planning Committee.
Stanitia W. Davis, DPM
Dr. Davis is a 2008 graduate of the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Cleveland, OH. She is
currently a first-year resident at the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System in
Montgomery, AL. Dr. Davis is a resident member of the American Podiatric Medical
Association, a mentor in association with DPM Mentor’s Network, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority,
Inc. and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Cynthia Fleck, MBA, BSN, RN, ET/WOCN, CWS, DNC, DAPWCA, FCCWS
Ms. Fleck has a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing with a minor in nutrition
from Southeast Missouri State University where she graduated Cum Laude. Ms. Fleck is
also a graduate of M.D. Anderson and the University of Texas with specialties in wound
ostomy, and continence. She is the sole proprietor of CAF Clinical Consultant, performing
independent consulting in wound care, protocol and education program development and
medical/legal chart review, deposition and expert witness testimony. Ms. Fleck is a member of
the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Wound Management (AAWM), the board
certification for Certified Wound Specialists (CWS), where she serves as President and
Chairman of the Board. This well-known wound care author, lecturer and international thought
leader, deciphers everything from wound assessment, etiology, prevention, and treatment,
covering the basics and beyond as she shares her knowledge and expertise with current best
practices and evidence based practices
Denise B. Freeman, DPM, M.S.E.
Dr. Freeman is a graduate of Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine. She completed her
Residency training at Moss Rehabilitation Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. She currently is the
Associate Director of Clinical Education at Midwestern University Arizona, Podiatric Medicine
Robert G. Frykberg, DPM, MPH
Dr. Frykberg received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from the California College of
Podiatric Medicine in 1976 prior to completing his Residency in Podiatric Surgery at the New
England Deaconess Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MS in 1978. In 1994 he received
his Master of Public Health Degree from the Harvard School of Public Health with a
concentration in quantitative methods. He was an attending physician at the Deaconess Hospital
for 21 years prior to accepting a position as the Dean for Clinical Affairs in the College of
Podiatric Medicine at Des Moines University in 1999. Dr. Frykberg currently holds the position
of Chief of the Podiatry section and Podiatric Residency Director at the Carl T. Hayden Veterans
Affairs Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Frykberg’s practice is devoted exclusively to
patients with high-risk foot problems. His research and writing interests are in diabetic foot
ulcers and disorders, venous leg ulcers, and the Charcot foot. He has written numerous peer-
reviewed articles and text chapters and has edited several textbooks on diabetic foot disorders.
He is the former Chair of the Foot Care Council of the American Diabetes Association and a Past
President of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
Eugene P. Goldman, DPM, FACFAS
Dr. Goldman has over 23 years practice experience in Arizona, Ohio and Alabama. Former
member, U.S. Public Health Service as well as former full-time faculty member at the Ohio
College of Podiatric Medicine. Former Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Arizona Campus
for the California College of Podiatric Medicine. Eleven years experience as a Director of
Podiatric Surgical Residency programs, and former member Arizona State Board of Podiatry
Examiners. Dr. Goldman has extensive experience in advanced wound care including at the
Veterans Affairs Hospital in Montgomery, Alabama as well as the Veterans Affairs Hospital in
Phoenix, Arizona. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgeons. He is a
member of the American College of Healthcare Executives; Clinical Faculty at Rosalind
Franklin University School College of Podiatric Medicine and at the Midwestern University
Podiatric Medicine Program; Chief of Podiatry and Associate Chief of Staff for Education at the
VA Montgomery; nationally recognized lecturer and author on multiple topics of interest to
podiatrists and specialists; Member, Executive Career Field Candidate Development Program
Class of 2008. He is the current acting President of The Federal Services Podiatric Medical
Shanta Griffin, DPM
Dr. Griffin attended Dr. William Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin
University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, IL. There, she attained her M.S. in Health
Care Administration and Management and then her Doctorates of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Griffin
is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association.
Richard A. Isenberg, M.D., FAPWCA
Dr. Isenberg is a Pelvic Reconstructive Surgeon, Uro-Gynecologist and Fellow of the American
Professional Wound Care Association. Dr. Isenberg presently serves as Medical Director and
Vice President of Clinical & Regulatory Affairs at Regenesis Biomedical, Inc., a regenerative
medicine and medical device company in Scottsdale, Arizona. In this capacity, Dr. Isenberg is
responsible for the clinical and life science research programs, intellectual property and
regulatory registration. Prior to entering industry, Dr. Isenberg served on the medical faculties of
the University of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson University and directed a fellowship
program in uro-gynecology. While in industry, Dr. Isenberg has held senior management
positions at Johnson & Johnson (Ethicon, Inc.), Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and Ventana Medical
Systems. In his various capacities, he has been responsible for regulatory affairs, clinical
research, global medical affairs, and strategic marketing. Dr. Isenberg’s experience bridges
medical devices. Pharmaceuticals, in vitro diagnostics, imaging devices and combination
products, and encompasses the full product lifecycle.
Allen M. Jacobs, DPM, FACFAS
Dr. Jacobs is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and a Fellow of the
American Professional Wound Care Association. He is in private practice in St. Louis, MO.
Jessie Marthe Jean-Claude, M.D.
Dr. Jean-Claude attained her B.A. at Barnard College of Columbia University and her M.D.
from the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. She was a Resident in General Surgery,
Assistant Clinical Attending and a Fellow in Vascular Surgery at St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital
Medical Center in New York. While at the University of California in San Francisco, she was a
Fellow in Vascular/Endovascular Surgery.
While at Malmo University Hospital in Sweden, Dr. Jean-Claude was a Fellow in Endovascular
Surgery and Interventional Radiology. In 2005, she attained Executive Physicians Leadership at
Case Western Reserve Weatherhead School of Management. She was an Assistant Professor at
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland VA Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio; Assistant
Professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Assistant Clinical Instructor at St.
Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital, New York, NY.
Dr. Jean-Claude currently holds four hospital appointments at the Cleveland VA Medical Center
entailing; Associate Chief of Surgery, Interim Section Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery; Section
Chief, Vascular Surgery and Staff Physician. Previously, she held appointments as a Staff
Physician at University Hospitals of Cleveland; Milwaukee VA Medical Center; Froedtert
Memorial Lutheran Hospital in Milwaukee, and St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital Center in New
Robert Jesse, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Jesse is the National Program Director for Cardiology in the Veterans Health Administration
and Chief of the Cardiology section at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Richmond, VA.
He is a tenured Professor of Medicine/Cardiology at the Virginia Commonwealth University
Health System (Medical College of Virginia) where he is the Director of the Acute Cardiac Care
Program. Dr. Jesse received his B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of New Hampshire.
He studied platelet physiology as a research associate at the Harvard School of Public Health in
Boston, MA for several years. While attending the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, he
earned his Ph.D. in biophysics, along with a M.D., an Internal Medicine Residency and a
Cardiology Fellowship. He became an Assistant Professor at VCU/MCV, hence leading to his
promotion to Professor.
Dr. Jesse is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association
(Clinical Cardiology Council and Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology Council),
where he recently served on the Acute Cardiac Care Committee and currently President of the
Board of the Central Virginia Chapter. He is a founding member of the Society of Chest Pain
Centers, remains a member of the Society’s Executive Board, and recently chaired the 6th Annual
Society of Chest Pain Centers Meeting and Scientific Sessions, May 2003, in San Francisco.
Dr. Jesse has published widely on a number of topics in acute cardiac care, including the risk
stratification of chest pain patients and the role of cardiac markers and perfusion imaging. He is
currently on the American Association of Clinical Chemistry Guidelines Group for Cardiac
Markers. He is highly regarded for teaching, having won the Outstanding Faculty and Best
Teacher awards from the MVC/VCU Students, Residents and Cardiology Fellows on several
Kristin D. Kelley, DPM
Dr. Kelley received her B.S. in Biological Science from Rosalind Franklin University in North
Chicago, IL. She then went on to attain her D.P.M. degree at Scholl College of Podiatric
Medicine. Currently Dr. Kelley is the Chief Resident of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at
CAVHCS. Dr. Kelley is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association.
Howard M. Kimmel, DPM
Dr. Kimmel is a Board Certified Podiatrist who currently serves as the Residency Director &
Chief, Podiatry at the Louis Stokes Department of Veterans Affairs Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio.
He graduated from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine and completed 2 years of Residency
training at the Hawthorne Hospital/Baja Project for Crippled Children, Los Angeles, CA.
Lawrence A. Lavery, DPM, MPH
Dr. Lavery is a professor in the department of surgery at Scott and White Hospital and Texas
A&M University Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Lavery is on the editorial
board of Diabetes Care. He is past Chair of the American Diabetes Association Foot Care
Council and the American Public Health Association Foot Section. Dr. Lavery has published
145 peer reviewed papers on topics related to diabetic foot complications.
William A. Marston, M.D.
Dr. Marston is a graduate of Harvard University and the University of Virginia, School of
Medicine. He completed a general surgery residency and fellowship in vascular surgery at the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He currently is Professor and Chief of the Division
of Vascular Surgery at the University of North Carolina, School of Medicine. Clinically he is the
medical director of the UNC Limb Salvage/Wound Healing Center. Dr. Marston’s research
efforts focus on the etiology and treatment of diabetic foot and venous stasis ulcers, and the
treatment of critical limb ischemia to maximize limb salvage.
Joseph M. Moates, M.D.
Dr. Moates received his undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering from Vanderbilt
University and his medical degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He did his
post-graduate training in internal medicine at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.
Followed by a combined research and clinical fellowship at Vanderbilt, Dr. Moates served on the
faculty at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and as a Staff Physician at the Houston VA
Medical Center where he was involved in both basic and clinical diabetes research. He is
currently an Assistant Professor at UAB School of Medicine in Birmingham, AL and a Staff
Physician at the Birmingham VA Medical Center where he is actively involved in the
management of patients with diabetes and general endocrine disorders. He is actively involved in
the UAB Endocrinology service and teaching of fellows and residents.
Bonnie Nicklas, DPM
Dr. Nicklas attended Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland where she received her
DPM. Dr. Nicklas is certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery by the American Board of Podiatric
Surgery. Former Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery OCPM. Dr. Nicklas currently
serves as Staff Podiatrist, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System.
Matthew Regulski, DPM
Dr. Regulski, DPM is a Fellow of the American Professional Wound Care Association and
Director of the Wound Care Center of Ocean County, New Jersey. He has been principal
investigator for numerous wound healing devices and has lectured widely on topics in Podiatry
and wound care.
Jeffrey M. Robbins, DPM
Dr. Robbins is the Director of the Veterans Health Administration Headquarters Podiatry
Services and Chief of the Podiatry Section at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center.
He is a graduate of the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio where he also holds
the faculty stature of Professor of Podiatric Medicine. He is board certified by the American
Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine and the American Board of
Podiatric Public Health, and is a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics
Dr. Robbins is involved with many Podiatric organizations. He is immediate past President of
the Federal Services Podiatric Medical Association, member of the Board of the American
Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine, member of the Board of the Council on Teaching
Hospitals, member of the Public Health/Preventative Medicine Committee and the Resolutions
committee of the American Podiatric Medical Association. He is a national and international
lecturer, and the editor of the book Primary Podiatric Medicine, and author of numerous book
chapters and peer reviewed articles and publications.
Dr. Robbins is the recipient of Vice President Gore’s Hammer Award, and the VA Deputy
Secretary Scissors Award for his innovative projects for re-inventing government programs to
enhance preventative care. He has also received the American Podiatric Medical Student
Association Kenison Award for outstanding dedication and contribution to the podiatric medical
profession. In March of 2006, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Citation, the American
Podiatric Medical Association’s highest honor.
Gary Rothenberg, DPM, CDE, CWS, FACFAS, DABPOPPM
Dr. Rothenberg is a Board Certified Podiatrist, Certified Diabetes Educator and Certified
Wound Care Specialist who currently serves as Director of Resident Training and Attending
Podiatrist at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Miami, FL. A graduate of the
Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, he completed 3 years of residency training at the University
of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. His previous private practice experience and
now academic practice have focused on conservative and surgical management of the diabetic
David Swain, DPM
Dr. Swain is an active member of the American Podiatric Medical Association. He attended
Georgia Southern University where he received a minor in chemistry and a B.S. in biology. He
later attended Rosalind Franklin University Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine where he was
awarded his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree.
Terry Treadwell, M.D., FACS
Dr. Treadwell received his medical education at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical
School in Dallas, Texas. He continued his training doing his general and vascular surgical
residencies at Scott and White Medical Center in Temple, Texas. He practiced vascular and
general surgery in Montgomery, Alabama. In October, 1998, Dr. Treadwell founded The
Institute for Advanced Wound Care at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery. He served as Medial
Director of the center and treated wound patients on a full-time basis providing the best possible
care to this seemingly forgotten group of patients.
In February, 2006, the Institute for Advanced Wound Care moved to Baptist Medical Center in
Montgomery. Dr. Treadwell serves as the Medical Director of the Institute and is Director of
Wound Care Services at Baptist Medical Center South. He has been involved with numerous
educational and research initiatives and directs wound care educational programs at his wound
center to help educate physicians and other medical personnel in the current therapy of acute and
chronic wounds. Dr. Treadwell has shared his experience in the treatment of chronic wound
through lectures and presentations and publications. He is the Clinical Editor of Wounds
magazine. He is a member of the Wound Healing Society and the Association for the
Advancement of Wound Care.
He has served two terms as the Physician Member of the AAWC Board of Directors and as
Chairman of the World Wound Care Alliance Committee of the AAWC. He is the President-
elect of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care. He is serving on the World Health
Organization Committee to develop wound education and treatment guidelines for treatment of
acute and chronic wounds in underdeveloped countries of the world.
Dane K. Wukich, M.D.
Dr. Wukich is the Chief of the division of Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery and Assistant
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and
Orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr.
Wukich, a practicing orthopaedic surgeon for more than 15 years, completed a formal six-month
fellowship training program in orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery with the Cleveland Clinic
Foundation in 2004. He had been a staff orthopaedic surgeon at St. Luke's Health Network in
Quakertown, Pa., since 1992. Before that, he was a staff orthopaedic surgeon for one year at
Easton Hospital in Easton, Pa. A Pittsburgh native, Dr. Wukich is a 1978 graduate of Carnegie
Mellon University, where he majored in biological sciences. In 1982 he earned a medical degree
at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. He then completed a one-
year surgical internship and a four-year orthopaedic surgery residency at the Walter Reed Army
Medical Center in Washington. He served as a staff orthopaedic surgeon and major in the
Medical Corps at Womack Army Hospital at Fort Bragg, N.C. from 1989 to 1990; and as chief
of orthopaedic surgery and a major in the Medical Corps at a mobile army surgical hospital in
Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield from 1990 to 1991. Dr. Wukich is the recipient of
numerous military service and academic achievement awards. He is a member of the American
Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the
Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society. A frequently invited presenter at national scientific meetings,
Dr. Wukich has published numerous clinical research papers on the treatment of various foot and
ankle injuries and conditions. His current research studies involve trauma and reconstructive
surgery of the foot and ankle. Dr. Wukich and his family reside in Sewickley.