Tri-State Region

Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania

  • Tri-States Region
  • Contact the Region:

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    Keith Cook, DPM, FACFAS
    Newark, NJ
    Phone: (973) 972-5088

Tri-State Region Officers

Adam Budny, DPM, FACFAS
Vice President
Altoona, PA
(814) 942-1166

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

Jennifer Van, DPM, AACFAS
Director of Education
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 625-5348

ACFAS Division 12 Funds Resident and Post Grad Fellow Poster & Manuscript Research at ACFAS 2017

Tri-State Region Supporting Local Residents and Post-Grad Fellow Researchers

Are you a resident or post-graduate fellow presenting a poster or manuscript at the ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference in March? Could you use some extra money to apply toward your travel costs? The ACFAS Tri-State Region can help!

If you live within the Tri-State Region, you've submitted a poster or manuscript that is accepted for presentation at the conference, and you are interested in receiving funding from your local Region, complete an application for support. Poster submitters are potentially eligible for $250, and manuscript presenters are potentially eligible for $500. Complete rules for acceptance and provision of funds can be found on the application form.

Please submit the completed form directly to Dr. Keith Cook by Friday, March 9, 2018. The Region will determine the number of awards they can provide based on the number of submissions received, and will contact you directly with next steps.

The ACFAS Tri-State Region is excited to be able to support the next generation of local researchers!

In an effort to support research activities, the Tri-State Region provided funding to the following residents as poster presenters at the 2017 Annual Scientific Conference in Las Vegas:

The Region also supported the following resident manuscript presenters:

  • Anatomic Feasibility of Distal Fibula Bicortical Screw Fixation with Lateral Neutralization Plating
    Resident Presenter: Laura E. Sansosti, DPM; Temple University Hospital
  • A Five-Year Review of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures Published in The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery.
     Resident Presenter: Timothy Greene, DPM; Temple University Hospital
  • Charcot Neuroarthropathy: A New Classification Model with Prognostic Measures
    Resident Presenters: Travis M. Langan, DPM; Bethany J. Staehnke, DPM; University of Pittsburgh Med Center Mercy

Congratulations to these resident poster and manuscript authors on their research efforts.

Recent Activity and Upcoming Events

Residency Director Invitation to Participate in 2018 Complications Seminar

Connecticut, New Jersey and New York Residency Directors  

ACFAS Northeast Region Complications Seminar
Invitation to Participate during the
2018 New York Podiatric Clinical Conference
January 20, 2018

Dear Program Directors

The Foundation for Podiatric Medicine in conjunction with the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons' Northeast Region is pleased to announce a Complications Seminar as part of the 2018 New York Podiatric Clinical Conference. The residency programming at the Clinical Conference has been greeted with tremendous enthusiasm and serves as an opportunity to highlight the great training our local residents receive.

Take part in this annual interactive program as local residency programs present their complications and how they are treated. Plus, take advantage of the opportunity to give programs your insight on how to resolve their complications.

Residents from the states of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut are invited to present on any type of complication from surgical, medical or diagnostic issues. Open discussion and questions will be encouraged. The audience may also bring complications that can be discussed as a group for treatment consensus or opinions.

The seminar will be open to all conference attendees, with a special invitation extended to current students. A social event will be held after the meeting allowing students to interact and socialize with the participating programs.  Attendees are eligible to earn CME credits for attending this event.

Residency Directors and/or Assistant Directors are encouraged to attend and participate.

Ground Rules:

  1. Residents may present a case complication via PowerPoint in one of three topics: Surgical, Medical, or Diagnostic.
  2. Each residency program is limited to one (1) case presentation, limited to 8 minutes.
  3. A diagnostic dilemma should be identified in each case. We will then have an interactive discussion for five (5) minutes led by the ACFAS Northeast Region Board Members.
  4. Cases with some follow-up are encouraged, as they will foster a richer discussion.

Proposals: Proposals should include the title of your presentation, the name of the resident presenting, and the name of the residency program.   

Send proposals to:  Robert Fridman, DPM, FACFAS.  Deadline:  November 30, 2018.

Event Date:

January 20, 2018

New York Marriot Marquis
1535 Broadway, New York City, NY


Please email Robert Fridman, DPM, FACFAS, Northeast Region President, with any questions.

We hope you are able to join us!

The ACFAS Northeast Region Officers:

Robert Fridman, DPM, FACFAS, President
Michael Theodoulou, DPM, FACFAS, Vice President
Daren J.L. Bergman, DPM, FACFAS, Secretary/Treasurer
Dominic Catanese, DPM, FACFAS, Director at Large

DISCLAIMER: The ACFAS Education & Scientific Affairs Committee has not independently evaluated the educational content or the CPME or FDA compliance requirements, therefore, any use of the ACFAS name is not to be construed as an endorsement of this program.

ACFAS Tri-State Region Supports Student Scholar to the Annual Scientific Conference

ACFAS Region Scholars are funded by the ACFAS Region Presidents Council, specifically their home Regions, and are usually the president-elect of their local ACFAS Student Club. Their local Regions honor them as future leaders of the profession. The 2017 ACFAS Region Scholar from the Tri-State Region is Anthony Samaan from Temple University.

Div 12 scholar 2017

 Congratulations to Anthony on being chosen as an ACFAS 2017 Region Scholar!

Region Goals for Second Half of 2017

  • Attend the ACFAS Division Presidents Council (DPC) meeting in October 2017 (Chicago).
  • ACFAS Tri-State Region planning for 2018 complications seminar.
  • ACFAS Tri-State Region support of TUSPM Student Club research project and monthly speakers.


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:

Chair Eric Walter 2016 edited 

Eric G. Walter, DPM, FACFAS
Bronx, NY  10466

(718) 920-9523