Great Lakes Region

Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio

Great Lakes Region Officers

Daniel T. Zahari, DPM, FACFAS
Vice President
Southgate, MI
(734) 285-4200

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

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

Recent Activity and Upcoming Events

Save the Date – Complications Course

Join us for the ACFAS Great Lakes Region Surgical Complications Forum
Saturday, November 10, 2018
7am - 5pm

Listen and learn at this not-to-be-missed education event. The Great Lakes Region is hosting its fourth annual Surgical Complications Forum. Members of the ACFAS Great Lakes Region and podiatric residents currently training in any of the Region's residency programs in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio are invited to participate.  Residents in these programs will present some of their most interesting cases.

St. Mary Mercy Hospital - Auditorium
36475 Five Mile Road
Livonia, MI

The lecture will be held in the auditorium, which can be accessed by taking the south entrance towards the Marian Professional Building and entering adjacent to the ER.

9 CME category 1 credits

Residents - free
ACFAS Members - $50
Non-ACFAS Members - $75

Registration begins at 6:30am. Checks should be made payable to ACFAS Great Lakes Region. Credit cards are also accepted.

Refund Policy:
No refunds will be given if an attendee needs to leave early. Appropriate CME will be provided based on time spent at the meeting.

We hope to see you there,
Bruce Kaczander, DPM, FACFAS - Great Lakes Region President
Daniel Zahari, DPM, FACFAS - Great Lakes Region Vice President
Mark Mendeszoon, DPM, FACFAS - Great Lakes Region Director of Education
Zeehan Husain, DPM, FACFAS - Great Lakes Region Secretary/Treasurer

Questions: Contact Bruce Kaczander, DPM, FACFAS.

DISCLAIMER: The ACFAS Education & Scientific Affairs Committee has not independently evaluated the educational content or the CPME or FDA compliance requirements. Therefore, any use of the ACFAS name is not to be construed as an endorsement of this program.

Election Results: ACFAS Great Lakes Region

Attention Great Lakes Region Members:

Congratulations to your new Great Lakes Region Officer:

Director of Education: Mark Mendeszoon, DPM, FACFAS

His term commences immediately. Many thanks to both candidates for their interest in becoming involved in the ACFAS Great Lakes Region and to the Region members who took a moment to vote.

Please watch your email for future announcements of new educational opportunities held within the Great Lakes Region.

ACFAS Great Lakes Region Funds Resident and Post Graduate Fellow Poster Research at the 2018 Annual Scientific Conference in Nahsville

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 2018 Annual Scientific Conference in Nashville:

The Region also supported the following manuscript presenters:

  • Structures at Risk from an Intermetatarsal Screw for Lapidus Bunionectomy: A Cadaveric Study
    Resident Presenter: Eric So, DPM; Grant Medical Center
    Post Graduate Fellow Presenter: Roberto A. Brandao, DPM, AACFAS; Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center Fellowship

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

ACFAS Great Lakes Region Meeting Outcomes

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

The Region held a meeting on March 24 in conjunction with the ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference in Nashville. Major discussion points, goals and outcomes include:

  • Overview of redistricting from Division to Regions
  • Continued support of Resident and Post Grad Fellow Poster/Manuscript presenters at the Annual Scientific Conference
  • Overview of upcoming events and support within the region
  • Promotion of On the Road course planned for 2018

Christopher Stucke, DPM was selected from attendees as the winner of the prize drawing for an Amazon Echo. Congratulations!

2018 Great Lakes Winner - Christopher Stucke, DPM

Pictured: Christopher Stucke, DPM

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 2018 ACFAS Region Scholar from the Great Lakes Region is Natasha Bhagat from Kent State.

2018 Great Lakes Region Scholar

Pictured are Bruce Kaczander, DPM, FACFAS, Great Lakes Region President and Natasha Bhagat. Congratulations to Natasha on being chosen as an ACFAS 2018 Region Scholar!

Region Goals for Second Half of 2018

  • Attend the ACFAS Region Presidents Council (RPC) meeting on October 13, 2018  in Chicago.
  • ACFAS Great Lakes Region Surgical Complications Forum on November 10, 2018  in Livonia, MI.
  • ACFAS Great Lakes Region activity planning for 2018.


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