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

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

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Recent Activity and Upcoming Events

ACFAS Gulf States Region Election Underway

Your vote is needed by the deadline of August 10! 

After a call for volunteers in the Gulf States Region to serve as the new Secretary/Treasurer, we are pleased to announce that three peers have volunteered for this open officer position, which will be filled by an election. Access their CVs and statements of interest here:

Charles Caplis, DPM, AACFAS – Madisonville, LA 
View CV and Statement of Interest

Henry D. Spingola III, DPM, AACFAS – Oklahoma City, OK
View CV and Statement of Interest

Eric M. Swenson, DPM, AACFAS – Thibodaux, LA
View CV and Statement of Interest

All eligible voters in the Region are being asked to cast their vote for the new officer, with the top-vote getting candidate being elected as the Secretary/Treasurer. Region officers have the option to succeed up. In order to ensure no multiple ballots are submitted, you will be asked your member ID number. Please note, ballot responses will not be correlated with your member number.

You can find your e-ballot in an email from the College. All votes are due by August 10. Election results will be announced shortly after voting is closed. Thank you for taking the time to submit your vote.

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!

ACFAS Gulf States Region 2022 Meeting Outcomes

The Gulf States Region held their annual meeting with ACFAS 2022 in Austin, TX on February 24.  Lacey Clawson, DPM, FACFAS, Gulf States Region President, led the discussion.  The meeting provided an opportunity for members to meet Region officers and hear about our support and plans for the upcoming year including: 

  • Region Learning Programs for 2022-2023 

  • Coding seminar pertinent to the Gulf States Region 

  • Region Skills workshop 

  • Zoom case reviews for the Gulf States Region 

  • Region support of poster/manuscript presenters 

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

Region Goals for First Half of 2022

  • Attend Region Presidents Council Meeting held during the Annual Scientific Conference in Austin, TX.
  • Host ACFAS Gulf States Region Meeting held during Annual Scientific Conference in Austin, TX
  • ACFAS Gulf States Region support of posters and manuscripts presented at the Annual Scientific Conference in Austin, TX.
  • Provide ACFAS Gulf States Region support of residents and research.


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