ACFAS Regions

Pacific Region

Alaska, California, Guam, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia.

Pacific Region President

Devon N. Glazer, DPM, FACFAS
Lake Forest, CA
Phone: (949) 272-0007
Contact the Pacific Region



Pacific Region Officers

Kerry J. Sweet, DPM, FACFAS
Vice President
Seattle, WA
(253) 209-4463

Matthew D. Doyle, DPM, MS, FACFAS
Secretary/Treasurer
Mountain View, CA
(650) 934-709

Pacific Region Residency Director Mentors

Jarrod M. Shapiro, DPM, FACFAS
Chino Valley Medical Center
Lake Forest, CA
(909) 222-7735

Kerry J. Sweet, DPM, FACFAS
DVA - Pugent Sound Healthcare System
Fox Island, WA
(253) 209-4463

Contact the Mentors


Recent Activity and Upcoming Events

ACFAS Pacific Region New Officer Elected

Dear ACFAS Pacific Region Members:

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

Matthew D. Doyle, DPM, MS, AACFAS

Congratulations to Dr. Doyle. His term will commence immediately.

Thanks to all five candidates and to those members that took the time to vote. Please watch your email for information about new initiatives coming out of your local ACFAS Region.


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

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

Posters:

  • The Impact of Online Learning in Podiatric Medical Education 
    Victoria H. Liew, DPM and Elizabeth A. Ansert, DPM 

  • Total Ankle Replacement Algorithm for the Treatment of Varus and Valgus Deformity 
    Collin G. Messerly, DPM and Helene Cook DPM

  • A Case Series of Intramuscular Myxomas in the Foot 
    Shirley S. Chen, DPM, AACFAS and Megan A. Ishibashi, DPM, AACFAS 

  • Trimalleolar Ankle Fracture Malunion Revision with Posterior Malleolar Osteotomy and Ankle Arthrodiastasis Circular External Fixator 
    Brian Kuklok DPM 

  • Custom 3D printed Implant for First Metatarsal Head Osteonecrosis 
    Brian Kuklok DPM and Evan Smith, DPM 

  • The Open Chevron Technique for Medializing Calcaneal Osteotomy 
    Edee Renier, DPM and Molly Ichikawa, DPM 


    Manuscripts:
  • Outcomes of Minor Lower Extremity Amputations With and Without the use of Indocyanine Green Angiography 
    Ramez Sakkab and Tyler MacRae 

  • Early Outcomes of the Vantage Total Ankle System 
    Collin G Messerly, DPM    and David Eastman, DPM 

  • Pain Management Following Foot and Ankle Surgery 
    Megan, A, Ishibashi, DPM, AACFAS 

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



ACFAS Pacific Region 2022 Meeting Outcomes 

The Pacific Region held their annual meeting with ACFAS 2022 in Austin, TX on February 25.  Matthew Doyle, DPM, AACFAS, Pacific 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:Pacific Region support of poster/manuscript presenters 

  • Pacific Region educational opportunities 

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


ACFAS Pacific Region Supports Student Scholars

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 their local ACFAS Student Club. Their local ACFAS Regions honor them as future leaders of the profession. Pictured below is Youssef Moustafa '24, the 2022 Region Scholar from California School of Podiatric Medicine; and Donya Rabadi '25, the 2022 Region Scholar from Western University School of Podiatric Medicine. They are joined by Greg Still, DPM, FACFAS, Region Presidents Council Chair. 

 

Pacific Region Student Scholar Youssef

Pacific Region Student Scholar Donya

 

Congratulations to Youssef and Donya for being chosen as ACFAS 2022 Region Scholars! 



Region Goals for First Half of 2022

  • Attend Region Presidents Council Meeting held during the Annual Scientific Conference in Austin, TX.
  • Host ACFAS Pacific Region Meeting held during Annual Scientific Conference in Austin, TX
  • ACFAS Pacific Region support of posters and manuscripts presented at the Annual Scientific Conference in Austin, TX.
  • Explore opportunities with the ACFAS Pacific Region for post-COVID activities.

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 career as a foot and ankle surgeon.

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