Great Lakes Region

Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio

Great Lakes Region Officers

Zeeshan S. Husain, DPM, FACFAS
Vice President
Rochester, MI

Kimberly S. Cravey, DPM, AACFAS
Columbus, OH

Hayley E. Iosue, DPM, AACFAS
Director of Education
Mentor, OH

Great Lakes Region Residency Director Mentors

Timothy C. Ford, DPM, FACFAS
Jewish Hospital & KentuckyOne Health
Louisville, KY

Contact the Mentors

Joshua Rhodenizer, DPM, FACFAS
St John Hospital and Medical Center
Detroit, MI

Recent Activity and Upcoming Events

ACFAS Great Lakes Region Meeting

The Great Lakes Region held their annual meeting with ACFAS 2022 in Austin, TX on February 26.  Mark Mendeszoon, DPM, FACFAS, Great Lakes Region President, led the discussion.  The meeting provided an opportunity for members to meet Region officers and hear about our support and plans for the upcoming year including: 

  • Great Lakes Region plans for a complications conference
  • More involvement with constituents within the Great Lakes Region by spreading the word and marketing
  • Region support of poster/manuscript presenters 

Member attendees were entered into a drawing for a $100 Amazon Gift Card.  Joseph Lynott, DPM was selected as the winner. 

ACFAS Great Lakes Region Funds Poster Research at the 2022 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 2022 in Austin:


  • Anatomic Description of the Calcaneocuboid Joint: Implications for Staple Fixation
    Dominick J. Casciato, DPM and Alex Bischoff, DPM
  • Analysis of Plantar Fasciitis Websites using the DISCERN Instrument
    Deana L. Lewis, DPM
  • Isolated Dorsal Plate Technique for Arthrodesis of the 1st Metatarsophalangeal Joint
    Alex J. Bischoff, DPM; Ryan Stone, DPM and Ross Groeschl, DPM
  • First Tarsometatarsal (Lapidus) Arthrodesis Utilizing a Low-Profile Orthogonal Plating System for First Ray Hypermobility and Hallux Abducto Valgus Correction - Study of Radiographic Outcome
    Lawrence Chen, DPM
  • Comparison of Complication Rates in Open Versus Endoscopic Gastrocnemius Recession: A Systematic Review
    Luc Bibeau, DPM, AACFAS
  • Self-Reported Conflicts of Interests and Financial Disclosures in The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery: A Systematic Review
    Dominick J.Casciato, DPM; Joey Brown, DPM and Sara Yancovitz, DPM
  • Orthoses Effect on Radiographic Measurements of Hallux Abducto Valgus: A Systematic Review
    Mallory Kirkland, DPM and Blake Wallace, DPM
  • The Zadek Osteotomy for Treatment of Insertional Achilles Tendinopathy: A Systematic Review of Case Series
    Alexandra T. Black, DPM, AACFAS
  • A Case Series of Three Patients with a Rare Pantalar Dislocation
    Marissa Mogavero, DPM and Andrew Robitaille, DPM
  • Auto fusion of the ankle joint and its treatment modality: a case report
    Ali Qadri, DPM
  • Ankle Arthrodesis Using an Inlaid Pedicled Fibula Graft for Late Stage Avascular Necrosis of the Distal Tibia Utilizing the Turnover Technique
    Rami L. Basatneh, DPM and Jordan L. Young, DPM
  • Postoperative Calcaneal Osteomyelitis Management with Subsequent Revisional Reattachment of Achilles Tendon and Augmented Tendon Transfer
    Sean M. Kipp, DPM
  • Equinovarus Deformity Following Spinal Cord Tumor Resection: Multiplanar Correction to Treat Chronic Wound
    Tariq K. Elagamy, DPM and Rafi Jarjous, DPM
  • Improving Survivorship in Partial Ray Amputations with the Addition of Calcium Phosphate Antibiotic Cement, a Case Series of 16 patients
    Alexandra L. Nyquist, DPM; Natalie A. Spicer, DPM and Eric C. Beaujon, DPM
  • Adenocarcinoma in Plantar Heel of Unknown Primary Source: A Case Report
    Brianna Albers DPM and Joseph Lynott, DPM
  • Hypophosphatasia and Metatarsal Stress Fractures: A Case Report
    Deana L. Lewis, DPM and Cameron McMahen, DPM
  • Tibiocalcaneal Arthrodesis with Intramedullary Fibular Peg Allograft and External Fixation for the Treatment of Talar Osteomyelitis
    Andrew C. Falco, DPM and Daniel Reubens, DPM
  • The Split Peroneal Brevis Transfer: A Proven Procedure for Lateral Ankle Instability
    John A. Martucci, DPM, AACFAS
  • Isolated Medial Malleolar Avulsion Fracture with Neglected Posterior Tibial Tendon Rupture: A Case Report
    Joseph Saxon, DPM
  • Metastatic Adenocarcinoma Presenting as Metatarsal Stress Reaction: A Case Report
    Trevor Norris, DPM
  • Chronic Enlarging Hematoma Following Hallux Amputation: A Case Report
    Kevin N. Nguyen, DPM and Amar Chandra, DPM
  • Treatment of recurrent ganglion cyst associated with tendon sheath
    Maitri Patel, DPM
  • Plantar Pressure Mapping and Malleolar Valgus Index Restoration Following Pediatric Flatfoot Reconstruction
    Ryan J. Stone, DPM and Alex J. Bischoff, DPM
  • Arthroscopic Decompression and Grafting of a Symptomatic Posterior Talar Body Bone Cyst
    Sara Yancovitz, DPM
  • Minocycline Induced Blue Bone Disease Following Hallux Abducto Valgus Deformity Correction: A Case Study
    Trey M. Edwards, DPM and Douglas J. Holder, DPM


  • Complications of Percutaneous Tendo-Achilles Lengthening for Treatment and Prevention of Diabetic Foot Ulcers: A Systematic Review
    Benjamin P. Haberer, DPM
  • Targeted Muscle Reinnervation: Saphenous Nerve to Abductor Hallucis Motor Nerve Transfer
    John M. Thompson, DPM, AACFAS; Dominick Casciato, DPM and Brian Houng, DPM, MS
  • Maintenance of Correction of the Modified Lapidus Procedure with a First Metatarsal to Second Metatarsal Screw with "Spot Weld" Technique: A Retrospective and Radiographic Analysis
    John M. Thompson, DPM, AACFAS
  • Effects of Patient-Specific Instrumentation and Ancillary Surgery Performed in Conjunction with Total Ankle Implant Arthroplasty: Postoperative Radiographic Findings
    Cody Togher, DPM; Stephanie Golding, DPM and Thomas D. Ferrise, DPM
  • Hounsfield Unit Assessed Bone Density amongst Non-Traumatic and Post-Traumatic Arthritic Total Ankle Arthroplasty Patients
    John M. Thompson, DPM, AACFAS and Brian Houng, DPM, AACFAS
  • Anterior Ankle Incision Healing Complications with and without Tourniquet Use: A Retrospective Comparative Cohort Study
    Andrea J Cifaldi, DPM, AACFAS and William O. McGlone, DPM

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

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 Alexis Peters, '24, the 2022 Region Scholar from Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine, along with Greg Still, DPM, FACFAS, Region Presidents Council Chair.

 2022 Region Scholar Great Lakes_Alexis

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

Region Goals for First Half of 2022

  • Attend the ACFAS Region Presidents Council (RPC) meeting on February 23, 2022 -Austin.
  • Host ACFAS Great Lakes Region meeting on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at Noon-1 pm in Ballroom E -Austin.
  • ACFAS Great Lakes Region support of Resident & Post-Grad Fellow poster/manuscript presenters ACFAS Scientific Conference on February 24-26, 2022 -Austin.
  • ACFAS Great Lakes Region residency education series including case complication seminar.
  • ACFAS Great Lakes Region education for students regarding preparation for residency.
  • ACFAS Great Lakes Region to increase involvement across all four states including virtual.


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