ACFAS Regions

Gulf States Region

Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas

Gulf States Region President

Tyson GreenTyson Green, DPM, MS, FACFAS
Lake Charles, LA
Phone: (337) 721-7236
Contact the Gulf States Region

Gulf States Region Officers

Timothy McConn, DPM, FACFAS
Vice President
Tulsa, OK
(918) 579-2300

Henry Spingola III, DPM, AACFAS
Oklahoma City, OK
(405) 418-4500

Gulf States Region Residency Director Mentors

Tyson E. Green, DPM, FACFAS
Christus Saint Patrick Hospital
Lake Charles, LA
(337) 721-7236

Travis A. Motley, DPM, FACFAS
John Peter Smith Hospital
Fort Worth, TX
(817) 702-1370

Contact the Mentors

Recent Activity and Upcoming Events

Calling All Young Researchers:

Local ACFAS Regions Have Funds to Support Your Research Efforts

Application Deadline: January 2

Are you a student, resident or post graduate fellow presenting an accepted poster or manuscript at the ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference in February? Could you use some extra money to apply toward your travel costs? The ACFAS Regions can help!

If 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 application form directly to your Region’s officer (names and email addresses are available on the form) by Tuesday, January 2. Each 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.

Gulf States Region Membership Meeting

The Gulf States Region held their annual meeting with ACFAS 2023 in Los Angeles, CA on February 11. Tyson Green, DPM, FACFAS, Gulf States Region President, led the discussion.  The meeting provided an opportunity for members to meet Region officers and hear about their plans for the upcoming year including:

  • Communication in the Gulf States Region
  • Holding a Gulf States Region meeting on Zoom
  • Legislative involvement within the Gulf States Region

Attendees were entered into a drawing for a $100 Amazon Gift Card.  Eddie Davis, DPM, FACFAS was selected as the winner.

ACFAS Gulf States Region Funds Poster Research at the 2022 Annual Scientific Conference

In an effort to support research activities, the ACFAS Gulf States Region provided funding to the following resident as poster presenter at ACFAS 2022 in Austin:

Incidence of Mönckeberg’s Medial Calcific Sclerosis in Patients Hospitalized with Diabetic Foot Infection 
Sahab K. Danesh, DPM, AACFAS 

Congratulations to the resident and post graduate fellow author on their research!

Region Goals for First Half of 2023 

  • Attend Region Presidents Council Meeting held during the Annual Scientific Conference in Los Angeles, CA
  • Host ACFAS Gulf States Region Meeting held during Annual Scientific Conference in Los Angeles, CA  
  • ACFAS Gulf States Region support of posters and manuscripts presented at the Annual Scientific Conference in Los Angeles, CA 
  • ACFAS Gulf States Region support of students with UTRGV podiatric school
  • Develop a Gulf States Region Zoom lecture or meeting
  • Develop an in-person meeting or conference for members in the Gulf States Region


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.

Contact the ACFAS Region Presidents Council Chair

Gregory P. Still, DPM, FACFAS
Wheat Ridge, CO
Phone: (303) 422-6043