The last of retail medicine Ė Research.
Please join with our best researchers as we talk about where our profession is and whatís coming. Ideas for research and maybe something a few graduates who are awaiting residencies can consider what will be discussed. This is a great chance to learn how to get involved in research and to be proud of the great accomplishments that our profession has done.
Matthew Garoufalis, DPM, 05-08-2013
APMA President - Dr. Matthew G. Garoufalis graduated from Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio in 1978 with degrees in Biology and Economics and graduated from the Dr. Wm. M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in 1982. After completing a surgical residency at the Westside VA Medical Center in Chicago, Dr. Garoufalis began private practice in Chicago. He now has offices in Chicago and Hinsdale, Illinois and is the Associate Chief of the Podiatry Section and Assistant Residency Director at the VA Chicago Health Care System, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. Dr. Garoufalis is a past president of the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association; serving in all of itís elected positions, as well as itís PPAC coordinator for over ten years. Dr. Garoufalis is currently the President of the American Podiatric Medical Association and has served on several APMA committees. They include Appeals and Control, Labor, Diabetes Advisory Committee, Resolutions, Membership, Annual Meeting Committee, State Advocacy Committee, Coding, Health Systems, Young Members Committee, Finance Committee, and the Health Policy Committee. He is a past Chair of the Development Committee and the Clinical Practice Advisory Committee. He has been a member of the Chronic Wound Care Work Group for the Physicians Consortium for Performance Improvement of the American Medical Association, and is the APMA representative to the AMA PCPI. He is committed to expanding public awareness about the importance of podiatric medicine and in allowing students and young practioners to realize the dynamic positive impact they have in shaping the future growth on the profession, as well as their own personal achievement. Dr. Garoufalis is Board Certified by the ABPS and ABPOPPM and a Fellow of ASPS and ACFAOM. He is also a Certified Wound Specialist by the American Board of Wound Management. He has authored many articles and has lectured extensively on a variety of topics pertinent to podiatric medicine and surgery and practice management
Gabriel Halperin, DPM, 05-07-2013
Category: Business,Research,Wound Care
Gabriel Halpern, DPM is a leading researcher and wound care expert residing in Los Angles California. He is also the CAC rep for Southern California. I have known Gabe for years and he is really a great GOTO person for information. I know everyone will get a great deal of information on wound care, private practice as well as how to earn the income your work with patients entitles you to have.
Roy Lidtke, DPM, 04-30-2013
Dr. Lidtke is the Director of the Center for Clinical Biomechanics and is an internationally recognized expert in lower extremity biomechanics related to arthritis, neuromuscular disorders, diabetic wound care, gait and posture Dr. Lidtke serves as an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Section of Rheumatology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago Illinois where he continues to do government sponsored research on knee osteoarthritis. His work has produced numerous awards, book chapters and publications.
Dr Lidtke is Board Certified in Podiatric Orthopedics and Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine. Dr. Lidtke holds numerous patents and is a consultant for various shoe and orthopedic brace manufacturers. He conducts clinical trials on advanced medical treatments at the Center for Clinical Biomechanics and is an attending at the Covenant Surgical Residency in Waterloo Iowa.
Because of his unique research background, Dr. Lidtke offers innovative solutions others may yet to be aware of. He specializes in using his knowledge of gait & movement analysis to treat patients that suffer from musculoskeletal related pain, sports related injuries and diabetes.