Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington DC and West Virginia.
Mid-Atlantic Region President
Erin R. Robles-Sherman, DPM, FACFAS
Phone: (202) 223-4616
Contact the Mid-Atlantic Region
Mid-Atlantic Region Officers
Stanley Idiculla, DPM, FACFAS
Crystal-Dawn Gunsch, DPM, AACFAS
Mid-Atlantic Region Residency Director Mentors
Patrick Agnew, DPM, FACFAS
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Virginia Beach, VA
Randy Clements, DPM, FACFAS
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital
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:
- 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
- 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.
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.
Contact the ACFAS Region Presidents Council Chair
Gregory P. Still, DPM, FACFAS
Wheat Ridge, CO
Phone: (303) 422-6043