Great Lakes Region

Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio

Great Lakes Region Officers

Zeeshan S. Husain, DPM, FACFAS
Vice President
Rochester, MI
(248) 651-0162

Mark Mendeszoon, DPM, FACFAS
Chardon, OH
(440) 285-4999

Great Lakes Region Residency Director Mentors

Timothy C. Ford, DPM, FACFAS
Jewish Hospital & KentuckyOne Health
Louisville, KY
(502) 897-1616

Contact the Mentors

Joshua Rhodenizer, DPM, FACFAS
St John Hospital and Medical Center
Detroit, MI
(313) 343-6397

Recent Activity and Upcoming Events

ACFAS Great Lakes Region Meeting Outcomes

 ACFAS Membership Meeting - Great Lakes Region: (Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio) 

The Great Lakes Region held a membership meeting on Saturday, February 16 during ACFAS 2019 in New Orleans. More than 60 members attended the event. Several topics were discussed:

  • Educational activities held in the Region in 2018 and planned for 2019
  • The need to find a member located in Kentucky and Indiana to become involved with the Region leadership
  • Encourage residents and attendings to get involved in research
  • Welcome environment for input from all members to enhance region activities.

The Region meeting raffle prize of a $100 Amazon gift card winner was Tina Shahin, DPM, a Resident member from North Canton, OH.

2019 Great Lakes Raffle Winner - Shahin

Pictured are Tina Shahin, DPM, and Bruce Kaczander, DPM, FACFAS, Immediate Past President, ACFAS Great Lakes Region.

Great Lakes Region Supports Student Scholar to the Annual Scientific Conference

ACFAS Region Scholars are funded by the ACFAS Region Presidents Council, specifically their home Regions, and are usually the president-elect of their local ACFAS Student Club. Their local Regions honor them as future leaders of the profession. The 2019 ACFAS Region Scholar from the Great Lakes Region is Deana Lewis from Kent State.

2019 Region Scholar - Kent State

Pictured are Harry Schneider, DPM, FACFAS, 2019 Region Presidents Council Chair and Deana Lewis. Congratulations to Deana on being chosen as an ACFAS 2019 Region Scholar!

ACFAS Great Lakes Region Funds Resident and Post Graduate Fellow Poster Research at the 2019 Annual Scientific Conference in New Orleans

In an effort to support research activities, the ACFAS Great Lakes Region provided funding to the following residents and postgraduate fellows as poster presenters at the 2019 Annual Scientific Conference in New Orelans:

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

Region Goals for Second Half of 2019

  • Great Lakes Region support of On the Road with ACFAS - Fixing a Flat: Comprehensive Approach to Pes Valgus, November 1-2, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Great Lakes Region support of a surgical techniques and complications seminar in Michigan and Ohio.
  • Great Lakes Region support of the Kent State podiatry school with workshops.
  • Great Lakes Region preparation to support Annual Scientific Conference posters and manuscripts.
  • Great Lakes Region preparation to develop a Michigan seminar.
  • Participation at the Region Presidents Council meeting in October (Chicago).


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.

ACFAS Regions

ACFAS Regions
Contact the ACFAS Region Presidents Council Chair:

 Harry P. Schneider, DPM, FACFAS

Harry P. Schneider, DPM, FACFAS
Cambridge, MA  02139

(617) 665-2555