ACFAS Regions

Mid-Atlantic Region

Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington DC and West Virginia.

Mid-Atlantic Region President

Erin R. Robles-Sherman, DPM, FACFAS
Washington, DC
Phone: (202) 223-4616
Contact the Mid-Atlantic Region


Mid-Atlantic Region Officers

Stanley Idiculla, DPM, FACFAS
Vice President
Herdon, VA
(703) 437-5353

Crystal-Dawn Gunsch, DPM, AACFAS
Secretary/Treasurer
Charlotte, NC
(845) 489-8275

Mid-Atlantic Region Residency Director Mentors

Patrick Agnew, DPM, FACFAS
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Virginia Beach, VA
(757) 523-0414

Randy Clements, DPM, FACFAS
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital
Roanoke, VA
(540) 981-7700

Contact the Mentors


Recent Activity and Upcoming Events

ACFAS Mid-Atlantic Region Funds Poster Research at the 2022 Annual Scientific Conference

In an effort to support research activities, the ACFAS Mid-Atlantic Region provided funding to the following residents as poster presenters at ACFAS 2022 in Austin:

Posters:

  • Tensile Strength of the Medial Collateral Ligament of the Hallux

    Marisa Mosier; Trenton Leo, DPM

  • Peripheral Perfusion in Patients Heel Ulcerations that Underwent Below the Knee Amputations versus Vertical Contour Calcanectomy
    Helene R. Cook, DPM; Jonathan Tenley, DPM

  • Outcomes in Drainage Ankle Disarticulation versus Guillotine Transtibial Amputation in the Staged Approach to Below Knee Amputation
    Alissa M. Mayer, DPM

  • An Underutilized Technique: Box Joint Arthrodesis of the PIPJ for Correction of Hammertoe Deformity Without Use of K-wires or Commercial Implants
    Kyle D. Miller, DPM        

  • The Incidence of Bunions in the Setting of Brachymetatarsia
    Michael A. Thomas, DPM, MS, AACFAS; Yumna Siddiqui, DPM; Cassandre Charles, DPM

  • Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis with Botulinum Toxin: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
    Firras S. Garada, DPM; Marian R. Kavanaugh, DPM

  • Prophylactic Irradiation for the Prevention of Heterotopic Ossification After Foot Amputations
    Amber M. Kavanagh, DPM; Kelly McKeon, DPM

  • Multicentric Epithelioid Angiosarcoma of the Foot With Osseous Invasion and Distant Metastasis: A Case Report
    Jonathan D. Furmanek, DPM, HTL

  • Atypical Presentation of a Giant Cell Tumor of Tendon Sheath in a Symptomatic Hallux Rigidus Deformity: A Case Report
    Hayden L. Hoffler, DPM; Clark K. Brackney, DPM

  • Minimally Invasive Fibular Intramedullary Nail to Address Ankle Fractures Compounded by Medical Comorbidities
    Brandon Selby Blanken, DPM; Namrata Daru, DPM    

  • Staged Total Talar Replacement in the Incidence of High-Energy Trauma
    Brandon Selby Blanken, DPM; Trenton Leo, DPM; Adam Bhatti, DPM

  • The Modified Lepird Procedure for Correction of Metatarsus Adductus with Concomitant Hallux Valgus Deformity in Skeletally Mature Patients    
    Devrie E. Stellar, DPM; Ana Emirzian, DPM; Sean Lyons, DPM

  • Forefoot Reconstruction of a Pediatric 2nd Digit Macrodactyly: A Case Report and Surgical Description
    Jared C. Melman, DPM; Lant J. Abernathy, DPM; Matthew E. Greenblatt, DPM

  • Staple And Plate Fixation As A Viable Technique For Early Weight-Bearing With Joint Fusion Procedures
    Namrata Daru, DPM; Trenton Leo, DPM    

  • Surgical Reconstruction of Bilateral Dropfoot Utilizing the Bridle Procedure and Achilles Tenotomy: A Case Report
    Paulina Piekarska, DPM, AACFAS

Manuscripts:

  • Risks Factors Associated with Major Lower Extremity Amputation after Vertical Contour Calcanectomy

    Helene R. Cook, DPM    

  • A Systematic Review of Hindfoot Arthrodesis Fusion Rates: Double versus Triple Arthrodesis
    Alissa M. Mayer, DPM; Jonathan Tenley, DPM

  • Comparing Outcomes of Acute Vs. Gradual Lengthening in the Setting of Brachymetatarsia
    Michael A. Thomas, DPM, MS, AACFAS; Yumna, Siddiqui, DPM; Cassandre, Charles, DPM

  • Early Outcomes with the Vantage Total Ankle Prosthesis
    Matthew A. King, DPM; Bryanna D. Vesely, DPM, MPH

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

ACFAS Mid-Atlantic Region 2022 Meeting Outcomes

The Mid-Atlantic Region held their annual meeting with ACFAS 2022 in Austin, TX on February 25.  Crystal-Dawn Gunsch, DPM, AACFAS, Mid-Atlantic Region Secretary/Treasurer, 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: 

  • Regional Learning Program coming to the Region in October 2022. 

  • Mid-Atlantic Region future complications seminar 

  • Volunteer positions/opportunities in the Mid-Atlantic Region 

  • Local support opportunities for events such as marathons in the Mid-Atlantic Region 

  • Mid-Atlantic Region support of poster/manuscript presenters 

  • Mid-Atlantic Region support of Resident/Fellow research 

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


ACFAS Mid-Atlantic Region New Officer Elected

Dear ACFAS Mid-Atlantic Region Members:

As a result of the recent Mid-Atlantic Region Call for Volunteers process and e-balloted election, the new Secretary/Treasurer of the Region is:

Crystal-Dawn Gunsch, DPM, AACFAS

Congratulations to Dr. Gunsch. Her term will commence on March 1, in conjunction with the next meeting of the College's Region Presidents Council (RPC).

Thanks to both candidates and to those members that took the time to vote. Please watch your email for information about the next membership meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Region, to be held at the ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference in Las Vegas in May.


Region Goals for First Half of 2022

  • Attend Region Presidents Council Meeting held during the Annual Scientific Conference in Austin, TX.
  • Host ACFAS Mid-Atlantic Region Meeting held during Annual Scientific Conference in Austin, TX
  • ACFAS Mid-Atlantic Region support of posters and manuscripts presented at the Annual Scientific Conference in Austin, TX.
  • ACFAS Mid-Atlantic Region planning of a region education series.
  • ACFAS Mid-Atlantic Region support of resident and fellow research. 

Dues

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 KennedyACFAS 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