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
Matthew D. Doyle, DPM, MS, FACFAS
Mountain View, CA
Pacific Region Residency Director Mentors
Jarrod M. Shapiro, DPM, FACFAS
Chino Valley Medical Center
Lake Forest, CA
Kerry J. Sweet, DPM, FACFAS
DVA - Pugent Sound Healthcare System
Fox Island, WA
Recent Activity and Upcoming Events
Get Involved with ACFAS in Your Own Backyard!
Attention ACFAS Members of the Pacific Region:
Are you interested in helping your ACFAS Region deliver its mission:
"...to help ACFAS members at the state and local level to provide superior care to foot and ankle surgical patients through education, research, and the promotion of the highest professional standards".
The Pacific Region currently has an opening in its slate of officers: a Secretary/Treasurer. The Region is seeking one volunteer to fill this position.
Description of Responsibilities:
The Secretary/Treasurer is responsible for:
- Keeping the books of the Region;
- Providing financial oversight for Region funds;
- Compiling semi-annual financial reports to the Region Presidents Council Finance Committee;
- Assisting with leadership of the Region.
Have Questions or Interested in Volunteering?
Please submit your questions or a statement of interest and your CV to the ACFAS Membership Department by December 22. Statements and CVs will be shared with the Pacific Region membership as a part of an e-balloted election. The top vote-getter will become the Secretary/Treasurer. The election will occur at the end of the year, with the officer terms commencing at the 2024 ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference in February.
Please respond by December 22.
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.
Pacific Region Membership Meeting
The Pacific Region held their annual meeting with ACFAS 2023 in Los Angeles, CA on February 9 Matthew Doyle, DPM, FACFAS, Pacific Region Secretary/Treasurer, led the discussion. The meeting provided an opportunity for members to meet Region officers and hear about their plans for the upcoming year including:
- Pacific Region support of poster/manuscript presenters
- Pacific Region support of students and the Student Club at CSPM and Western
- Pacific Region educational opportunities
Attendees were entered into a drawing for a $100 Amazon Gift Card. Ben Cullen, DPM, FACFAS was selected as the winner.
Ben Cullen, DPM, FACFAS and Matthew Doyle, DPM, FACFAS
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:
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
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 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.
Congratulations to Youssef and Donya for being chosen as ACFAS 2022 Region Scholars!
Region Goals for First Half of 2023
- Attend Region Presidents Council Meeting held during the Annual Scientific Conference in Los Angeles, CA
- Host ACFAS Pacific Region Meeting held during Annual Scientific Conference in Los Angeles, CA
- ACFAS Pacific Region support of posters and manuscripts presented at the Annual Scientific Conference in Los Angeles, CA
- Support planning of a Pacific Region complications course
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