Great Lakes Region

Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio

Great Lakes Region Officers

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

Kimberly S. Cravey, DPM, AACFAS
Columbus, OH
(614) 293-3668

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 Funds Poster Research at the 2021 Annual Scientific Conference

In an effort to support research activities, the ACFAS Great Lakes Region provided funding to the following residents as poster presenters at ACFAS 2021 in Las Vegas:



  • Post-Operative Opioid Consumption Following Hallux Valgus and Rigidus Surgery: A Guide to Post-Operative Prescription Writing
    Jake, D, Eisenschink, DPM and Rachelle, L, Leveille, DPM
  • Surgical Takedown Approaches to Insertional Achilles Tendinitis: A Systematic Review
    John M. Thompson, DPM and Kevin Nguyen, DPM
  • Accuracy of Weightbearing CT versus Non-Weightbearing CT Scans for Patient-Specific Instrumentation in Total Ankle Arthroplasty
    Mitchell J. Thompson, DPM AACFAS and Devon Consul, DPM, AACFAS
  • Outcomes and Material Cost Comparison of Transosseous versus Suture Anchor Fixation of the Achilles Tendon: A retrospective study
    Joseph R Wolf DPM
  • Coronal Plane Deformity and Total Ankle Replacement: When to Stage with Cement Spacer Ankle Arthroplasty for Deformity Correction
    John M. Thompson, DPM, Mitchell J. Thompson, DPM AACFAS and Devon Consul, DPM AACFAS
  • Ankle Fusion Outcomes Utilizing Anterior Ankle Plating Techniques: A Systematic Review
    Emily E Zulauf, DPM

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

ACFAS Great Lakes Region 2021 Meeting Outcomes

Mark Mendeszoon, DPM, FACFAS, Great Lakes Region President, led a virtual meeting of Region members on May 10, the week before the ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference. The meeting provided an opportunity for members to meet Region officers and hear about our support and plans for the upcoming year including:

  • Region support of members during the pandemic
  • Region support of poster/manuscript presenters
  • Recognition of Region Scholars
  • Region Learning Programs for 2021-2022 with the Great Lakes Region scheduled for 2022-23 cycle
  • Support of ACFAS Student Clubs at Kent

Attendees were entered into a drawing for one of two $100 Amazon Gift Cards. The winners were David Tran, DPM and Krista Kotzeva, DPM. 

ACFAS Great Lakes 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 the their local ACFAS Student Club. Their local ACFAS Regions honor them as future leaders of the profession. Pictured below is Kiara Francis the 2021 Region Scholar from the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine.

2021 Region Scholar_Kent

Congratulations to Kiara for being chosen as an ACFAS 2021 Region Scholar! 

ACFAS Great Lakes Region New Officer Elected

Dear ACFAS Great Lakes Region Members:

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

Kimberly S. Cravey, DPM, AACFAS

Congratulations to Dr. Cravey. Her 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 the next membership meeting of the Great Lakes Region, to be held virtually via Zoom.

New Region Learning Programs Launching Soon

Are you looking forward to getting back to in-person meetings and educational offerings? It's almost time to get back to normal!

The College is launching a new pilot educational "Region Learning Program". These two-day courses will combine case presentations, lightning lectures and hands-on labs, enabling attendees to gain insight into the depth and breadth of your current foot and ankle knowledge.  Attendees will walk away with a better understanding of contributing factors associated with foot and ankle surgery complications and will be able to apply new skills to help you maximize function and restore structure.

The College has scheduled courses in the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest Region for Fall 2021, and courses will be held in the Big West, Tri-State and Southeast Regions in Spring 2022. Other Regions will be scheduled soon.

Please watch your email for more information to come!

Region Goals for Second Half of 2021

  • ACFAS Region Presidents Council (RPC) Zoom meeting on October 16.
  • ACFAS Great Lakes Region planning for a residency education series including case complication seminar.
  • ACFAS Great Lakes Region education for students regarding preparation for residency and interviews.   Possible mock interviews with KSUCPM.
  • ACFAS Great Lakes Region involvement across all four states incorporating virtual options.


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:


Alan A. MacGill, DPM, FACFAS
Coral Springs, FL  33071

Phone: (561) 549-9090