Great Lakes Region

Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio

  • Great Lakes Region
  • Contact the Region:

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    Bruce I. Kaczander, DPM, FACFAS
    Southfield, MI
    Phone: (248) 353-9300

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

Recent Activity and Upcoming Events

ACFAS Great Lakes Region Meeting

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

Date: Saturday, March 24
: 12-1pm
: Exhibit Hall (lunch meeting)

This information will also be listed in your onsite conference brochure.

Your Region will be holding a meeting of its members in conjunction with the ACFAS Scientific Conference in Nashville. We hope that you can join us to meet and network with your Region officers and have a hand in the upcoming year's plans for the Region.    

Attend to Learn, Plan and Win!
All ACFAS members who attend their Region meetings will be placed in a Region drawing to win an Amazon Echo. Your raffle ticket will be distributed at your Region meeting.

See you in Nashville!

Great Lakes Region Supporting Local Residents and Post-Grad Fellow Researchers

Are you a resident or post-graduate fellow presenting a poster or manuscript at the ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference in March? Could you use some extra money to apply toward your travel costs? The ACFAS Great Lakes Region can help!

If you live within the Great Lakes Region, 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 form directly to Dr. Bruce Kaczander by Friday, March 9, 2018. The 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.

The ACFAS Great Lakes Region is excited to be able to support the next generation of local researchers!

Divisions Transitioning to Regions: Thanks to Retiring Division Presidents

The 14 ACFAS regional Divisions are redistricting to nine Regions starting January 1, 2018. Many thanks to Julie Wieger, DPM, FACFAS, for her many years of service to the ACFAS Ohio Valley Division as her term ends at the end of the year. Dr. Wieger attended the Division Presidents Council (DPC) meeting on October 21 in Chicago and was honored for her support of ACFAS programming in her Division.

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ACFAS Great Lakes Region Funds Resident and Post Graduate Fellow Poster Research at ACFAS 2017

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 2017 Annual Scientific Conference in Las Vegas:

Congratulations to these resident poster authors on their research efforts!

Region Goals for First Half of 2018


  • Attend the ACFAS Region Presidents Council (RPC) meeting on March 21, 2018 -Nashville.
  • Host ACFAS Great Lakes Region meeting on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 12-1 pm in Expo Hall -Nashville.
  • ACFAS Great Lakes Region support of Resident & Post-Grad Fellow poster/manuscript presenters for ACFAS Scientific Conference on March 22-24, 2018 -Nashville.
  • ACFAS Great Lakes Region support ofACFAS on the Road - In the Trenches Workshopand Seminar on May 4-5, 2018 -Southfield (Detroit), MI.
  • ACFAS Great Lakes Region support of lectures at the Michigan Podiatric Medical Association/Great Lakes Conference.
  • ACFAS Great Lakes Region planning of a Complications forum.
  • 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:

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Eric G. Walter, DPM, FACFAS
Bronx, NY  10466

(718) 920-9523