ACFAS Regions

Southeast Region

Florida, Georgia and Puerto Rico

Southeast Region President

Joshua Daly, DPM, MBA, FACFAS
Royal Palm Beach, FL
Phone: (561) 793-6170
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Southeast Region Officers

Teddy Musselman, DPM, FACFAS
Vice President
Jacksonville, FL

Joshua Sebag, DPM, FACFAS  
Port Saint Lucie, FL

Southeast Residency Director Mentors

Jason A. Piraino, DPM, MS, FACFAS
UF Health Jacksonville
St. Augustine, FL
(267) 235-6918

Marie L. Williams, DPM, FACFAS
Aventura Hospital and Med Center
Aventura, FL
(305) 932-9232

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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.

Thinking Locally 

ACFAS Southeast Region President Josh Daly, DPM, MBA, FACFAS visited with the ACFAS Barry Student Club to teach them all about the College and provide a sawbones lab. Drs. Taylor Bergstrom and Liz Connolly, residents at HCA Florida JFK Hospital, were there to assist.

Southeast Region Membership Meeting 

The Southeast Region held their annual meeting with ACFAS 2023 in Los Angeles, CA on February 10.   Joshua Daly, DPM, FACFAS, Southeast 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:

  • Southeast Region support of poster/manuscript presenters at Annual Scientific Conference
  • Future plans for a Region Complications course
  • Southeast Region plans to visit Barry
  • Southeast Region support to encourage future College applicants to pursue podiatry

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

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

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


  • Mid-term Outcomes of Endoscopic Debridement for Chronic Plantar Fasciitis
    Joseph R. Wolf, DPM, AACFAS
  • Shortening Associated with Planar Resection of First Metatarsocuneiform Joint Arthrodesis, A Retrospective Study
    Stephanie L. Golding, DPM, Thomas D. Ferrise, DPM, Cody J. Togher, DPM, AACFAS and Jacob Ivey, DPM
  • Fusion Rates of First Tarsometatarsal Arthrodesis with Shear Strain Relieved Bone Grafting for Hallux Abductovalgus Deformity Compared to Traditional Autogenous Bone Grafting
    Zinnia M. Rocha, DPM, AACFAS and Robert A. Burdi, Jr., DPM, AACFAS
  • Efficacy of Nerve Transfers to Restore Sensation to the Foot
    Justin R. Carney, DPM and Spencer L. Keane, DPM
  • Naviculocuneiform Arthrodesis in Pediatric Flatfoot: A Systematic Review
    Hannah R. Schneiders, DPM
  • Amniotic allograft injections in achilles tendinopathy: a case series
    Michael Nelson, DPM
  • Outcome of Minimally Invasive and Percutaneous Techniques in Medializing Displacement Calcaneal Osteotomy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
    Elias L. Gomatos, DPM, J. Karim Ead, DPM, MS, Miranda Göransson, DPM and Thomas C. Arena, DPM
  • A novel approach to salvaging the second metatarsal with large segmental loss
    Abir W. Ghumrawi, DPM
  • New novel advances for fixation technique of Distal Chevron (Austin) Osteotomy using Allograft
    Arles Jhan Rustia, DPM
  • Stress Fracture Complication of Second Metatarsal Following Triplanar Tarsometetarsal Arthrodesis Surgery for Hallux Valgus with Kirschner Wire    
    Conor R. Keeley, DPM, Kathryn T. Cecere, DPM, Jacob M. Perkins, DPM    and Lindsay M. Short, DPM
  • Utility of Triplanar External Fixator as Definitive Management for Comminuted Forefoot Trauma of High Energy Injuries
    Conor R. Keeley, DPM, Kathryn T.  Cecere, DPM, Jacob M. Perkins, DPM and Michael J. Radcliffe, DPM
  • Syme’s amputation: Survival Rate compared to that of known Below the Knee Amputation
    Felitsa Lozano-Garcia, DPM
  • Tibiocalcaneal Arthrodesis Utilizing a Vascularized Fibular Graft for Complex Limb Deformity Correction: A Comprehensive Orthoplastic Approach
    Garrett B. Nguyen, DPM     and Phillip M. Calaj, DPM
  • Incidence of Complications Following Distal 1st Metatarsal Osteotomy Fixated with a Stemmed Intra-osseous Plate for Treatment of Hallux Valgus Deformity: A Case Series    
    Jacqueline C. Lucke, DPM, Jacob M. Perkins, DPM and Joseph A. Cote, DPM
  • Comparison of First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Arthrodesis with Bone Marrow Aspirate Enriched Allograft and Structural Autograft
    Julio D. Perez-Mustelier, DPM, AACFAS
  • Case Study: Delayed Treatment of Asymptomatic Vertical Talus Variant    
    Julio Gutierrez, DPM and Divyesh Mehta, DPM
  • Calcaneal Fat Pad Restoration For Excised Soft Tissue Tumors
    Sarah Gostich, DPM
  • Percutaneous Injection of Calcium Phosphate Bone Substitute into a Chronic Calcaneal Bone Marrow Lesion Associated with a Fragility/Insufficiency Fracture: A Case Report    
    Tarak H. Amin, DPM, AACFAS
  • Reducing Recurrence: Excision of Plantar Fibromas with Adjunctive Application of Mitomycin C
    Taylor R. Tendrich, DPM, Katherine Backstrand, DPM and Zohaib Moon, DPM
  • Analysis of Surgical Cases of Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome in Our Department: Case Series
    Sana Mohamed, DPM and Saluja Mahabamunuge, DPM
  • Proof! Not all Lapidus’ Need to be Derotated    
    Chandler Ligas, DPM and Shayla Robinson, DPM
  • Naviculocuneiform Arthrodesis in Pediatric Flatfoot: A Systematic Review
    Hanna Schneiders, DPM, Chandler Ligas, DPM and Jeanne Mirbey, DPM
  • Reclassifying the Lauge Hansen Classification System    
    Chandler Ligas, DPM and Kwame Doh, DPM


  • A Comprehensive Soft Tissue Reconstruction for Charcot-Marie-Tooth Foot and Ankle Deformities
    James M. Steriovski, DPM, MBA
  • An Analysis of 50 Consecutive Total Ankle Replacements undergoing Pre-operative CT Scan-based, Engineer-provided Planning from a Single Non-Inventor, Non-Consultant Surgeon
    Garrett Biela, DPM

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

ACFAS Southeast 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 their local ACFAS Student Club. Their local ACFAS Regions honor them as future leaders of the profession. Pictured below is Sheena Cherukara '24, the 2022 Region Scholar from Barry University College of Podiatric Medicine, along with Andre Williams, DPM, FACFAS, Southeast Region President. 


Southeast Region Student Scholar


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

ACFAS Southeast Region New Officer Elected

Dear ACFAS Southeast Region Members:

With the recent Southeast Region Call for Volunteers process, one ACFAS member submitted his interest, and is now the new ACFAS Southeast Region Secretary/Treasurer:

Teddy Musselman, DPM, FACFAS

Congratulations to Dr. Musselman. 

Region Goals for First Half of 2023

  •  Attend Region Presidents Council Meeting held during the Annual Scientific Conference in Los Angeles, CA
  • Host ACFAS Southeast Region Meeting held during Annual Scientific Conference in Los Angeles, CA  
  • ACFAS Southeast 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 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