2021 Conference Chairs
Jodi Schoenhaus Gold, DPM, RPhs, FACFASFounder
Foot, Ankle, Leg & Vein Center
Boca Raton and Boynton Beach
Jodi Schoenhaus Gold, DPM is the founder of Foot, Ankle & Leg Vein Center, which has state-of-the-art locations in Boca Raton and Boynton, Florida. After completing her undergraduate degree in kinesiology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Dr Schoenhaus Gold attended medical school. She earned her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia. Dr Schoenhaus Gold spent three years of her residency training in lower extremity surgery at the former Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia. She regularly participates in continuing education to learn about the most cutting-edge advances in medicine and surgery. Currently, Dr Schoenhaus Gold is board certified through the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery in reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery with a subspecialty in phlebology. Dr Schoenhaus Gold is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. She also maintains professional memberships with the American College of Phlebology and the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. In 2005, Dr Schoenhaus Gold opened Foot, Ankle & Leg Vein Center as a unique boutique medical practice and has since established herself as a leading specialist in Palm Beach County. Her philosophy is simple: Walk with comfort and look great doing it! She has also gained a reputation internationally for her skills, and patients travel far and wide for her fat cushion restoration, which restores lost padding in the feet. In addition to running a full-time podiatric practice, Dr Schoenhaus Gold is the medical director of Shuzz. This non-profit foundation provides foot and ankle medical care, as well as new shoes, to underserved patients domestically and internationally. She is a national lecturer and published author. In addition, Dr Schoenhaus Gold was recently awarded “Best of Boca” two years in a row in 2017 and 2018 for her outstanding achievements as a Boca Raton local provider. Dr Schoenhaus Gold is committed to caring for patients worldwide and has participated in mission trips abroad. She’s a Masonic Angel Fund Founder, which provides services to underprivileged children in Boca Raton and Delray Beach, Florida. Dr Schoenhaus Gold enjoys educating children in her community about medicine and their bodies.
Alan Block, DPM, MSColumbus Podiatry & Surgery
Alan Block, DPM, MS is a nationally recognized expert and educator in amputation prevention and PAD. He serves as a keynote presenter around the country and his inspirational lectures are unparalleled. Among his many accomplishments, Dr Block currently serves on the Medical Advisory Board, Kent State University; Editor in Chief of the Journal of the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons; and Past President, The Ohio Foot and Ankle Medical Association.
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.
Ronald Bush, MDVascular Surgeon
Water's Edge Dermatology
Palm City, FL
Ronald Bush, MD, FACS, is one of the nations foremost specialists in venous disease. He has published numerous peer reviewed journal articles and is an innovator of many techniques utilized in the treatment of venous disease. He is board certified in vascular surgery. Dr Bush trained at Indiana University School of Medicine and Walter Reed Army Medical Center in cardio thoracic surgery. For the past 20+ years, Dr Bush has devoted his practice solely to the treatment of venous disease. Areas of research currently are devoted to the manifestations of cutaneous venous hypertension. Dr Bush has developed a targeted approach to the treatment of venous ulcers and has published his technique in various journals. He does histological research on the histology of venous disease at Water’s Edge Dermatopathology Lab, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. He recently co-authored a book entitled: ‘A Guide to Treating Face Veins.’
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.
Jason Gold, DPMThe Foot, Ankle & Leg Vein Center
Boca Raton, FL
Known for his expertise in thorough diagnostic testing and a steady surgical hand, Jason M Gold, DPM, is a leader in modern foot and ankle care and sports medicine. He’s one of a handful of doctors who’s board certified in foot and ankle surgery in Palm Beach County. Dr Gold cares for patients at Foot, Ankle & Leg Vein Center, a state-of-the-art practice with locations in Boca Raton and Boynton, Florida. Since coming to Florida in 2004, he has gained accolades from his peers and in 2018, named a Palm Beach Illustrated Top Docs. Dr Gold is known for his treatment of professional athletes, including golfers, NFL, and MLB players. He prides himself on making sure his treatment is individualized to meet his patients’ personal needs and to ensure they get backing to activity as fast as possible. After finishing his Bachelor of Science at the University of Maryland, College Park, he went on to earn his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia. Dr Gold then went through a 3-year comprehensive foot and ankle surgical residency at Virtua West Jersey Hospital in Voorhees, New Jersey. Throughout his training, Dr Gold gained extensive experience in all areas of foot and ankle surgery, completing over 1,500 surgical procedures, including flatfoot reconstructions, fracture repairs, ankle joint replacement, bunions and arthrodesis/fusion procedures. By the end of his residency. Dr Gold even served as chief resident and was under the direction of a renowned foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon during the last year of his residency. Dr Gold has special interests in pediatric foot care, sports medicine, flatfoot reconstruction and trauma.
Beth Gusenoff, DPMClinical Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery
University of Pittsburg
Beth Gusenoff, DPM, FACFAS is an award-winning Board-Certified Podiatric Surgeon and Clinical Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery in the Department of Plastic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. She attended Union College in Schenectady, NY for her undergraduate studies and Temple University School of Medicine and Podiatry for her graduate degree. She completed Podiatric Surgical residency at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ. She practiced clinical podiatry for 15 years and was a partner for 10 years at Westside Podiatry Group in Rochester NY. In 2010, She married Dr Jeffrey Gusenoff which brought career changes including motherhood and an appointment of Clinical Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. Together Drs Jeff and Beth Gusenoff have championed autologous foot fat grafting for fat pad atrophy of the forefoot, rear foot, and chronic plantar fasciitis. They have completed several prospective clinical research trials, have multiple publications together and care for patients worldwide with this pathology. She is passionate and focused on foot mechanics and thrives on keeping people walking more comfortably. Drs Beth and Jeff Gusenoff are continually collaborating and innovating to create medical devices and new procedures to further advance foot fat grafting and improve foot function.
Jeffrey Gusenoff, MDProfessor of Plastic Surgery
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Co-Director, Life After Weight Loss Program Director, Foot Fat Grafting
Jeffrey Gusenoff, MD, is a plastic surgeon and is certified in plastic surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is co-director of the Life After Weight Loss Program and Director of the UPMC Foot Fat Grafting Program and is a Professor of Plastic Surgery and Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Rochester School of Medicine, followed by his fellowship in body contouring at UPMC. Dr Gusenoff’s clinical interests include body contouring after weight loss, aesthetic surgery, general reconstructive surgery, and fat grafting. He has published numerous book chapters and textbooks on body contouring and patient safety. He has also published multiple peer-reviewed manuscripts on all areas of body contouring and pioneering work on foot fat grafting. He has won multiple awards for his work and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. He has been recognized as one of the best plastic surgeons in Pittsburgh by Pittsburgh Magazine and Castle Connolly for six consecutive years (2016-2021). View the full list of Dr Gusenoff’s publications on PubMed.
Paul Kesselman, DPM, DABFASCEO
PARE Coding & Compliance Services
Paul Kesselman, DPM, DABFAS has been in private practice for over 35 years in NYC and LI. He has been consulting for medical manufacturers and for a myriad of medical specialties in the areas of DME and wound care regulations for over 20 years. He is the leader for the APMA DME Workgroup, meets regularly with Medicare officials, and has formed liaisons with other orthotic professionals and lectured nationwide. His monthly column appearing in Podiatry Management is primarily dedicated to coding and compliance issues and has been a contributing author to Practical Endocrinology and other medical publications and is an expert panelist to Codingline.com.
Chris McNamaraFounder, Saorsa Inc.
Chris is one of the Swift and Saorsa founders, an exciting new technology venture he launched in January 2019. His background in the international medical device space is expansive, having served as the President of AMT Surgical, representing some of the world's largest surgical brands.
Andrew B Peacock, DPMCenters for Foot and Ankle Disorders
Andrew B Peacock, DPM is board certified in foot, rearfoot, and reconstructive ankle surgeon by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He is a current associate of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He specializes in all aspects of foot in ankle surgery including complex foot and ankle reconstruction including arthroscopy. His accolades involve complex deformities and trauma to the foot and ankle in both pediatrics and adults. He is a proud alumnus of Clemson University in South Carolina where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He completed his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Degree at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr Peacock then went on to complete a four-year reconstructive foot and ankle surgical residency at The University of Pennsylvania Presbyterian Hospital in Philadelphia. He completed his fellowship with the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons in Trauma, arthroscopy, rearfoot and ankle reconstruction including total ankle replacement at the Pennsylvania Intensive Lower Extremity Fellowship. Dr Peacock, DPM has a special interest in academic medicine and surgery. He teaches at his alma mater Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine and enjoys lecturing on regional, national, and international levels. He serves as a peer reviewer for The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Dr Peacock holds staff privileges and operating appointments at the University of Pennsylvania Presbyterian Hospital, Aria Jefferson Northeast Health System, and Tower Health System where he trains resident physicians. Additionally, he hosts an office clerkship for podiatric medical students. He enjoys giving back through mission work including extensive surgical experience with pediatrics and reconstruction in Leon, Nicaragua.
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).
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.
Christina Fleis Teimouri, DPMBeaver Valley Fooot and Ankle Clinic
Four Locations Beaver, Butler, and Allegheny Counties
Christina Teimouri, DPM is the owner of The Advanced Vein Center, Advanced Liposuction Center and Body Beautiful Laser Medi-Spa, as well as Sound Medical Technologies and Publisher of Living Body Beautiful Magazine. She is board-certificed by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS).
Pete TurnbullFounder, Saorsa Inc.
Prior to launching Saorsa in the US, Pete served as the Commercial Director for Big Green Surgical, an innovative surgical distributor based in Melbourne, Australia. His background and expertise lies in new market development for novel technologies with a specific emphasis on growth and performance marketing.