Tri-State Region

Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania

Tri-State Region Officers

Jarrett D. Cain, DPM, FACFAS
Vice President
Hershey, PA
(717) 531-0003

Jennifer Van, DPM, FACFAS
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 625-5348

Maryellen P. Brucato, DPM, FACFAS
Director of Education
Oradell, NJ
(201) 261-9445

Tri-State Region Residency Director Mentors

Keith D. Cook, DPM, FACFAS
University Hospital/UMDNJ
New Providence, NJ
(908) 464-2817

Contact the Mentors

Andrew J. Meyr, DPM, FACFAS
Temple University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 625-5353

Recent Activity and Upcoming Events

ACFAS Tri-State Region Funds Poster Research at the 2021 Annual Scientific Conference

In an effort to support research activities, the ACFAS Tri-State Region provided funding to the following residents as poster presenters at ACFAS 2021 in Las Vegas:



  • An Evaluation of Patient Characteristics Associated with Medical Disposition in the Surgical Treatment of Ankle Fractures
    Matthew Dougherty, DPM
  • A Comparison of Adverse Short-Term Outcomes Following Forefoot Amputation Performed on an Inpatient versus Outpatient Basis
    Jennifer Skolnik, DPM and Sara Mateen, DPM
  • Radiographic Analysis and Clinical Efficacy of Hindfoot Arthrodesis with versus Without Cotton Osteotomy in Stage III Adult Acquired Flatfoot Deformity
    Vincent G. Vacketta, DPM and Jacob M. Jones, DPM
  • Radiographic Outcomes of Talonavicular Joint Arthrodesis with Varying Fixation Techniques in Stage III Adult Acquired Flatfoot Reconstruction
    Vincent G. Vacketta, DPM and Jacob M. Jones, DPM
  • A Comparison of Complications, Reoperations, and Patient-Reported Outcomes Between Open Reduction and Internal Fixation Versus Primary Arthrodesis Following Lisfranc Injury
    Jonathan S. Lee, DPM
  • Subtalar Joint Involvement with Tibiotalocalcaneal Intramedullary Nail Arthrodesis: A Cadaveric Study
    Jonathan S. Lee, DPM
  • The Influence of Necrosis at the Soft Tissue Resection Margin on Clinical Outcomes of Transmetatarsal Amputation
    Adam R McDonald, DPM and Korey S Dubois, DPM
  • Medicolegal Aspects of Hallux Valgus Surgery: A 20-Year Review
    Assal Nour, DPM
  • Clinical Outcomes of Evans Calcaneal Osteotomy for the Treatment of Painful Flatfoot deformities: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
    Rona W. Law, DPM and Dominick Casciato, DPM


Congratulations to these resident and post graduate fellow authors on their research!

ACFAS Tri-State Region 2021 Meeting Outcomes

Adam Budny, DPM, FACFAS, Tri-State Region President, led a virtual meeting of Region members on May 24, the week after the ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference.  The meeting provided an opportunity for members to meet Region officers and hear about our support and plans for the upcoming year including:

  • Region support of members during the pandemic
  • Region support of poster/manuscript presenters
  • Recognition of Region Scholars
  • Region Learning Programs for 2021-2022 with the Tri-State Region scheduled April 29-30, 2022 in Berkeley Heights, NJ
  • Support of ACFAS Student Clubs at Temple
  • Region open officer position

Attendees were entered into a drawing for a $100 Amazon Gift Card. The winners were Sham Persaud, DPM, AACFAS and Jonathan Contompasis, DPM, FACFAS.

ACFAS Tri-State Region Supports Student Scholar

ACFAS Region Scholars are funded by the ACFAS Region Presidents Council, specifically their home Region, and are usually the president-elect or an officer of the their local ACFAS Student Club. Their local ACFAS Regions honor them as future leaders of the profession. Pictured below is Emily Cziraky, the 2021 Region Scholar from the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine.

2021 Region Scholar_Temple

Congratulations to Emily for being chosen as an ACFAS 2021 Region Scholar! 

Save the Date: New Region Learning Programs

Tri-State Region
April 2022
Berkeley Heights, NJ

Are you looking forward to getting back to in-person meetings and educational offerings? It's almost time to get back to normal! 

The College is launching a new pilot educational Region Learning Program. These two-day courses will combine case presentations, lightning lectures and hands-on labs, enabling attendees to gain insight into the depth and breadth of your current foot and ankle knowledge. Attendees will walk away with a better understanding of contributing factors associated with foot and ankle surgery complications and will be able to apply new skills to help you maximize function and restore structure.

The College has scheduled courses in the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest Region for Fall 2021, and courses will be held in the Big West, Tri-State and Southeast Regions in Spring 2022. 

Please watch your email for more information to come!

State Region Residency & Fellowship Virtual Programs Schedule

The ACFAS Tri-State Region is helping Residency and Fellowship Directors to reach residents and post-graduate fellows by sharing local scheduled educational programming during the current pandemic. You can access the Tri-State Region listing of programs here.

Are you interested in sharing your upcoming programming? Residency and Fellowship Directors who are interested in adding a program to the listing can email Mary Ellen Brucato, DPM, FACFAS with the following information:

  • Name of your program:
  • Date & time of meeting:
  • Is this meeting recurring?
  • General topics:(for example: reconstructive surgery, pediatrics, limb salvage, etc.)
  • How to join meeting or link to join:
  • Contact info for questions:

Region Goals for Second Half of 2021

  • ACFAS Region Presidents Council (RPC) Zoom meeting on October 16.
  • ACFAS Tri-State Region officer lecture to student chapter at TUSPM.
  • ACFAS Tri-State Region financial support to student chapter at TUSPM.
  • ACFAS Tri-State Region planning for ACFAS Regional Learning Series program.


A portion of ACFAS member dues is allocated for Region activities. Regions use these funds to further the goals of ACFAS at the state and local level: to promote the superior care of foot and ankle surgical patients through education, research and promotion of the highest professional standards. Regions also work on outreach to students and residents, helping to give them a successful start in their careers as foot and ankle surgeons.

Regions are affiliate organizations of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. They are granted a charter and license to use the ACFAS name and logo, are mandated by their own articles of incorporation and bylaws and remain separate entities from the parent organization.

For more information about Region activities, please contact Michelle Kennedy, ACFAS Director of Membership and Post Graduate Affairs.

ACFAS Regions

ACFAS Regions
Contact the ACFAS Region Presidents Council Chair:


Alan A. MacGill, DPM, FACFAS
Coral Springs, FL  33071

Phone: (561) 549-9090