ACFAS Regions

Northeast Region

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Ontario, Quebec, Rhode Island and Vermont

Northeast Region President

Michael TheodoulouMichael Theodoulou, DPM, FACFAS
Cambridge, MA
Phone: (617) 665-2555
Contact the Northeast Region

Northeast Region Officers

Daren J.L. Bergman, DPM, FACFAS
Vice President
Framingham, MA
(508) 872-9288 

Dominic Catanese, DPM, FACFAS
Bronx, NY
(347) 577-4414

Northeast Residency Director Mentors

John T. Marcoux, DPM, FACFAS
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA
(617) 632-8428

Harry P. Schneider, DPM, FACFAS
Cambridge Health Alliance
Reading, MA
(617) 665-2555

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.

Northeast Region Membership Meeting

The Northeast Region held their annual meeting with ACFAS 2023 in Los Angeles, CA on February 10.  Michael Theodoulou, DPM, FACFAS, Northeast 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:

  • Northeast Region support of student recruitment and presenting at schools
  • Northeast Region support of JFAS and FASTRAC research
  • Discussion of the complications conference and the new “on the road” program
  • Discussion on issues regarding the podiatric certifying boards

Member attendees were entered into a drawing for a $100 Amazon Gift Card.  Jennifer Buchanan, DPM, FACFAS was selected as the winner.

Jennifer Buchanan, DPM, FACFAS and Michael Theodoulou, DPM, FACFAS

ACFAS Northeast Region Funds Poster Research at the 2022 Annual Scientific Conference

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


  • Relationship Between Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Nares Colonization and Prevalence in Diabetic Foot Infections (DFIs) as Assessed by Negative and Positive Predictive Values
    Karan Malani, DPM; Madison Ravine, DPM
  • A Study of 30-Day Readmission Rates Following Midfoot Amputations    

    Karan Malani, DPM; Madison Ravine, DPM

  • Porocarcinoma of the Foot: A Unique Case Presentation
    Joslin L. Seidel, DPM    

  • Short-Term Outcomes Following Arthroscopically Assisted Calcaneal Fracture Open Reduction Internal Fixation
    Madison Ravine, DPM; Karan Malani, DPM

  • Acute Compartment Syndrome: A Case Comparison of Traumatic Etiology versus Coagulopathic Etiology
    Madison Ravine, DPM; Karan Malani, DPM

  • Tibio-Talo-Calcaneal arthrodesis with retrograde intramedullary nail with titanium total knee arthroplasty revision cone following infected nonunion of tibial intramedullary nail
    Lakhani, DPM; Parneet Kaur, DPM

  • Initial Presentation of Malignancy as Metastasis in the Foot: A Case Report
    Simran K. Chhabra; Anita Krish

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

ACFAS Northeast Region Supports Student Scholar

ACFAS Region Scholars are funded by the ACFAS Region Presidents Council, specifically their home Region, and are usually the president-elect or an officer of the their local ACFAS Student Club. Their local ACFAS Regions honor them as future leaders of the profession. This year’s Northeast Region Scholar is Paul Jicman, ‘23, from New York College of Podiatric Medicine. 

Congratulations to Paul for being chosen as an ACFAS 2022 Region Scholar! 

Region Goals for First Half of 2023

  •  Attend Region Presidents Council Meeting held during the Annual Scientific Conference in Los Angeles, CA
  • Host ACFAS Northeast Region Meeting held during Annual Scientific Conference in Los Angeles, CA  
  • ACFAS Northeast Region support of posters and manuscripts presented at the Annual Scientific Conference in Los Angeles, CA 


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