Scott Tafuri, DPM Past President of the California Podiatric Medical Association and a physician leader at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Fremont California Department of Orthopedics. Will be our guest on Tuesday night.
While many of us in practice are thinking about what to do when the FUN from practicing podiatry completely escapes, Scott has been able to answer this questions. While practicing as a DPM, he attended and graduated Law School. Please join me as we learn form this trendsetter, leader and now attorney live on Tuesday night.
Patrick Agnew, DPM, 04-08-2014
Patrick Agnew, DPM, attended the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine where he earned four research awards and the clinical award for the highest degree of clinical proficiency in the class. He served as vice president of the class.
Dr. Agnew served a Podiatric Surgical residency directed by Dr. James Ganley, how was widely considered leading authority in pediatric podiatry. Dr. Agnew has been board certified in Foot and ankle surgery since 1990. He was trained in microvascular surgery at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences.
Dr. Agnew’s memberships include: Advisory panel of the Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation, the American Podiatric Medical Association, the Virginia Podiatric Medical Association, the Hampton Roads Podiatric Medical Society, and the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States. He is a past president of the American College of Foot and Ankle Pediatrics and the Hampton Roads Podiatric Medical Society. He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
Academic appointments include: Adjunct faculty Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, he is the founder and director of the Eastern Virginia Medical School Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residencies.
Dr. Agnew is the pediatrics section editor of the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He is a manuscript reviewer for the journal of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States, Military Medicine. He also, is the pediatrics editor of the newsletter of the Virginia Podiatric Medical Association, Footnotes.
Dr. Agnew is a Captain in the Unites States Naval Reserve, retired. He was decorated for service during Operation Desert Shield/Storm and served on active duty in the International War on Terror in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Hobbies include: Surfing, Korean Karate, SCUBA, and Snowboarding.
Thomas Chang, DPM, 04-01-2014
Dr. Thomas J. Chang is a board-certified and highly skilled podiatric surgeon with over 20 years of experience treating a wide range of foot and ankle conditions. He has been a staff member at Redwood Orthopaedic Surgery Associates since 2006. He is a Clinical Professor and Past Chairman of the Department of Podiatric Surgery at the California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco and the Past Chief of Podiatric Surgery at the UCSF/ Mt. Zion Medical Center.
Dr. Chang graduated with his doctorate degree from the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, where he was a member of the Pi Delta National Podiatry Honor Society and recipient of the Professor Louis M. Newman Surgery Award. He then completed a three-year residency program in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at Emory/Northlake Regional Medical Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
Dr. Chang has been recognized multiple times over the years for contributions to his field. Some of these honors include: "Top 150 Most Influential Podiatrists" in 2006, appointment to the Board of Podiatric Medicine for the State of California, elected to the Regional Division Board of Directors for the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, and a "Top Doc" at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital in 2011. He continues to provide numerous lectures for Continuing Medical Education courses to impart his expertise to other doctors.
In addition to his training and practice duties, Dr. Chang also holds several appointments at local hospitals and medical schools, including:
California College of Podiatric Medicine - Clinical Professor
Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital and Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa – Past Chief of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
He has contributed many articles to medical journals for emerging surgical technologies, and has also participated as a co-investigator and sub-investigator for relevant research studies. However, he is most proud of his textbook, "Master Techniques in Podiatric Surgery: The Foot and Ankle" which has sold over 6,000 copies worldwide and 25% of the sales goes towards international medical mission funds. Dr. Chang serves on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association and Podiatry Today Magazine.
Robert Parker, DPM, 03-18-2014
Robert Parker, DPM , a graduate of the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, was the first board certified podiatrist by examination, the American Board of Podiatric Surgery in Houston. Past Examiner American Board of Podiatric Surgery for 13 years. He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and is past president of the Southwest Division of the ACFAS. Co-founder, of the Harris County Podiatric Residency Program. Founding Member and immediate past president, Board of Directors of the Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons. Faculty Instructor, AENS Annual Advanced and Master’s Cadaver Course in Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Portland, Maine. Faculty Instructor AENS Annual Basic Cadaver Course in Peripheral Nerve Surgery. John’s Hopkin’s Dellon Trained in Peripheral Nerve Surgery. Trained in Microsurgery at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. In private practice in Houston Texas.