Midwest Region

Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin

  • Midwest Region
  • Contact the Region:

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    William J. Finn, DPM, FACFAS
    Oak Park, IL
    Phone: (708) 848-8014

Midwest Region Officers

Jeffrey R. Baker, DPM, FACFAS
Vice President
Des Plaines, IL
(847) 390-7666

Adam E. Fleischer, DPM, FACFAS
North Chicago, IL
(847) 473-4357

Recent Activity and Upcoming Events

ACFAS Midwest Region Meeting

ACFAS Membership Meeting - Midwest Region: (Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin)

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!

Midwest 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 Midwest Region can help!

If you live within the Midwest 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. William Finn 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 Midwest Region is excited to be able to support the next generation of local researchers!

ACFAS Midwest Region Supports Student Scholars 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 2017 ACFAS Region Scholars from the Midwest Region are Zachary Croy, from DMU; and Alexander Lawson, from Scholl College.

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Pictured are Zachary, Alexander and Bill Finn, DPM, FACFAS, ACFAS Midwest Region president. Congratulations to Zachary and Alexander on being chosen as ACFAS 2017 Region Scholars!

ACFAS Midwest Region Funds Resident and Post Graduate FellowPoster Research at ACFAS 2017

In an effort to support research activities, the Midwest Region provided funding to the following residents and postgraduate fellows as poster presenters at the 2017 Annual Scientific Conference in Las Vegas:

The Region also supported the following resident manuscript presenters:

  • Hindfoot Endoscopy for Posterior Ankle Impingement Syndrome: Is There a Correlation Between Radiographs or Physical Exam with Intraoperative Findings?
    Resident Presenter: Rachel B. Kang, DPM; Gunderson Lutheran Medical Foundation
  • Risk Factors for Recurrence After Hammertoe Corrective Surgery
    Resident Presenter: Rachel H. Albright, DPM; Advocate Il Masonic Medical Center

Congratulations to these poster and manuscript 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 Midwest Region meeting on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 12-1 pm in Expo Hall - Nashville.
    • ACFAS Midwest Region support of Resident & Post-Grad Fellow poster/manuscript presenters for ACFAS Scientific Conference on March 22-24, 2018 -Nashville.
    • ACFAS Midwest Region support of students at Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine & Surgery and the Dr. William M. Scholl (Scholl) College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.
    • ACFAS Midwest 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:

Chair Eric Walter 2016 edited 

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

(718) 920-9523