Midwest Region

Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin

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 Outcomes

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

The Region held a meeting of its members 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
  • Promotion of On the Road course planned for 2018
  • Support of Student poster presenters at the Annual Scientific Conference from Scholl and DMU

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

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 2018 ACFAS Region Scholars from the Midwest Region are Robert Clements, from DMU; and Daniel Ryan, from Scholl College.

2018 Mid West Region Scholar

Pictured are Robert, Daniel, and Bill Finn, DPM, FACFAS, ACFAS Midwest Region president. Congratulations to Robert and Daniel on being chosen as ACFAS 2018 Region Scholars!

ACFAS Midwest Region Funds Resident and Post Graduate FellowPoster Research at the 2018 Annual Scientific Conference in Nahsville

In an effort to support research activities, the Midwest 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 resident manuscript presenters:

  • Combined Medial Column Arthrodesis with Open Reduction Internal Fixation of Central Column for Treatment of Lisfranc Fracture- Dislocation: a Retrospective Review of Consecutive Cases
    Resident Presenter: Katherine R. Schnell, DPM; HealthPartners Institute/Regions Hospital

  • Percutaneous Kirschner Wire versus Commercial Implant for Hammertoe Repair: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
    Resident Presenter: Rachel H. Albright, DPM; Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Congratulations to these poster and manuscript authors on their research efforts. 

Region Goals for Second Half of 2018

  • ACFAS Midwest Region support of ACFAS on the Road - In the Trenches Workshop and Seminar on October 5-6, 2018 in Minneapolis.
  • Attend the ACFAS Region Presidents Council (RPC) meeting on October 13, 2018 in Chicago.
  • 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:

 Harry P. Schneider, DPM, FACFAS

Harry P. Schneider, DPM, FACFAS
Cambridge, MA  02139

(617) 665-2555