Gulf States Region

Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas

Gulf States Region Officers

Naohiro Shibuya, DPM, MS, FACFAS
Vice President
Temple, TX
(254) 742-4607

Brian Carpenter, DPM, FACFAS
Paradise, TX
(940) 393-1594

Recent Activity and Upcoming Events

ACFAS Gulf States Region Meeting

ACFAS Membership Meeting -  Gulf States Region: (Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas) 

The Region held a meeting of its members on March 24 in conjunction with the ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference in Nashville. Major discussion points, goals and outcomes include:

  • Plans for a Regional coding webinar
  • Region development of communication to members via a bulletin board or e-news email
  • Gulf States Region interest in participating in legislative days and similar events

Damien Dauphinee, DPM, FACFAS was selected from attendees as the winner of the prize drawing for an Amazon Echo. Congratulations!

2018 Gulf States Winner- Damien Dauphinee, DPM, FACFAS

Pictured are Damien Dauphinee, DPM, FACFAS, and Javier La Fontaine, DPM, FACFAS Gulf States Region President.

ACFAS Gulf States Region Funds Resident and Post Grad Fellow Poster Research at the 2018 Annual Scientific Conference

In an effort to support research activities, the ACFAS Gulf States Region provided funding to the following residents as poster presenters at the 2018 Annual Scientific Conference in Nashville:

The Region also supported the following manuscript presenters:

  • Factors Associated with Early Loss of Hallux Valgus Correction
    Resident Presenter: Evangelos M. Kyprios, DPM; Scott and White Memorial Hospital Post Graduate Fellow Presenter: Lanster R. Martin, DPM; Foot and Ankle Deformity Correction Fellowship

  • Factors Associated with Emergency Room Visits within 30 days after Outpatient Foot and Ankle Surgeries
    Resident Presenters: Himani Patel, DPM; Colin Graney, DPM; Scott and White Memorial Hospital

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

Region Goals for Second Half of 2018

  • ACFAS Gulf States Region support of TPMA's Southwest Foot and Ankle Conference on September 14-17 in Frisco.
  • Attend the ACFAS Region Presidents Council (RPC) meeting on October 13, 2018 in Chicago.
  • ACFAS Gulf States Region support of TPMA's Diabetic Foot Update Conference on November 29, 2018 in San Antonio.
  • ACFAS Gulf States Region activity planning for 2018.


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. They 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:

 Harry P. Schneider, DPM, FACFAS

Harry P. Schneider, DPM, FACFAS
Cambridge, MA  02139

(617) 665-2555