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

Midwest Region Residency Director Mentors

Randall L. Dei, DPM, FACFAS
Columbia St Mary's Hospital; Wheaton
Franklin, WI
(414) 425-9340

Contact the Mentors

Coleen Napolitano, DPM, FACFAS
Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL
(708) 216-5825

Recent Activity and Upcoming Events

ACFAS Midwest Region Meeting

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

Date: Friday, February 21
: 1-2 pm
: Exhibit Hall (lunch meeting)

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

Attend to Learn, Plan and Win! All ACFAS members who attend their Region meetings will be placed in a Region drawing to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card. Your raffle ticket will be distributed at your Region meeting.

See you in San Antonio!

Need Money for ACFAS 2020?

Local ACFAS Regions Have Funds to Support Your Research Efforts

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

If 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 your Region's President (names and email addresses are available on the form) by Friday, January 31, 2020. Each 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 Regions are excited to be able to support the next generation of researchers in their parts of the country.

ACFAS Midwest Region Meeting Outcomes

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

The Midwest Region held a membership meeting on Friday, February 15 during ACFAS 2019 in New Orleans. More than 34 members attended the event. Several topics were discussed:

  • The role of the Region and the College
  • ACFAS member involvement in research
  • Region financial support of residents
  • Need to increase the number of applicants into podiatry schools.

The Region meeting raffle prize of a $100 Amazon gift card winner was Neil Horsley, DPM, FACFAS, a Fellow member from Chicago, IL.

2019 Midwest Raffle Winner - Horsley

Pictured are Adam Fleischer, DPM, FACFAS, Midwest Region Secretary/Treasurer and Neil Horsley, DPM, FACFAS.

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 2019 ACFAS Region Scholars from the Midwest Region are Ambreen Sharif from Scholl; and Joey Brown from DMU.

2019 Region Scholars - Midwest

Pictured are Ambreen Sharif, Joey Brown, and Bill Finn, DPM, FACFAS, ACFAS Midwest Region President. Congratulations to Ambreen and Joey on being chosen as ACFAS 2019 Region Scholars!

ACFAS Midwest Region Funds Resident and Post Graduate Fellow Poster Research at the 2019 Annual Scientific Conference in New Orleans

In an effort to support research activities, the Midwest Region provided funding to the following residents and postgraduate fellows as poster presenters at the 2019 Annual Scientific Conference in New Orleans:

The Region also supported the following resident manuscript presenters:

  • Is There Any Added Value of the Akin Osteotomy in Hallux Valgus Corrective Surgery? An Analysis of Patient-Centered Outcomes in 92 Subjects
    Post Graduate Fellow Presenter: Nathan S. Shane, DPM, AACFAS, Weil Foot, Ankle & Orthopedic Institute Advanced Surgical Fellowship
  • Assessing Modifiable Risk Factors in Total Ankle Arthroplasty
    Resident Presenter: Jesse R. Wolfe, DPM, DePaul Health Center

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

Region Goals for First Half of 2020

  • Attend the ACFAS Region Presidents Council (RPC) meeting on February 18, 2020 -San Antonio.
  • Host ACFAS Midwest Region meeting on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 1-2 pm in Expo Hall -San Antonio.
  • ACFAS Midwest Region support of Resident & Post-Grad Fellow poster/manuscript presenters for ACFAS Scientific Conference on February 19-21, 2020 -San Antonio.
  • ACFAS Midwest Region support of On the Road with ACFAS - Fixing a Flat:  Comprehensive Approach to Pes Valgus, May 15-16, 2020- St. Louis.
  • ACFAS Midwest Region support for current and future residents.
  • ACFAS Midwest Region support of students at Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine & Surgery and the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.


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