Dr. Satterfield, currently the President of the American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine (ACFAOM) is originally from Texas and graduated from the University of Texas with a BA in Mass Communications. She was an award-winning journalist for years before going to medical school to become a podiatric physician, studying at the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines. Her two-year surgical residency program was done at Yale University School of Medicine Clinical Campus / West Haven Veterans Administration Medical Center in Connecticut, where she was Chief Resident. After briefly practicing in Vermont, Dr. Satterfield was recruited to return to her alma mater, CPMS, to join the faculty and rose quickly through the ranks to the position of Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. She left there to return home to Texas and join the faculty of the Orthopaedic Department/Podiatry Service at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and stayed until she took a brief hiatus from practice before moving to California to teach at WesternU. While in San Antonio, Dr. Satterfield became widely known for diabetic wound care and residency education. In California she concentrates on classroom education, academic research, writing and her service as Director of Pre-Clinical Curriculum and Co-Director of Interprofessional Education.