Northeast Region

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Ontario, Quebec, Rhode Island and Vermont

Northeast Region Officers

Michael Theodoulou, DPM, FACFAS
Vice President
Cambridge, MA
(617) 665-2555

Daren J.L. Bergman, DPM, FACFAS
Framingham, MA
(508) 872-9288

Dominic Catanese, DPM, FACFAS
Director at Large
Bronx, NY
(347) 577-4414

Northeast Region Residency Director Mentors

John T. Marcoux, DPM, FACFAS
Steward - St. Elizabeth's Med Center
Sudbury, MA
(978) 897-0093

Contact the Mentors

Harry P. Schneider, DPM, FACFAS
Cambridge Health Alliance
Reading, MA
(617) 665-2555

Recent Activity and Upcoming Events:

ACFAS Northeast Region Meeting Outcomes

ACFAS Membership Meeting - Northeast Region: (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Ontario, Quebec, Rhode Island and Vermont) 

The ACFAS Tri-State Region met on Wednesday, February 19 at ACFAS 2020 in San Antonio. Robert Fridman, DPM, FACFAS, Northeast Region President, led the meeting. The Region discussions included:

  • ACFAS Northeast Region poster/manuscript support for Post Graduate Fellows and Residents
  • ACFAS Northeast Region booth at NYC Marathon Expo in 2020.
  • ACFAS research assistance locally for members.
  • Residency program funding for Grand Rounds.
  • State liaisons can be set to help the communication within the Region

The Region Raffle prize winner of a $100 Amazon gift card was Jennifer Buchanan DPM from Concord, MA.

 2020 Northeast Region Prize Winner

Pictured are (left to right): Michael Theodoulou, DPM, FACFAS Northeast Region Vice-President, Harry Schneider, DPM, FACFAS Northeast Region Residency Director Mentor and Region President Council Chair, Jennifer Buchanan DPM, and Robert Fridman, DPM, FACFAS, Northeast Region President.

ACFAS Northeast Region Supports Student Scholar 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 2020 ACFAS Region Scholar from the Northeast Region is Sherwin Shaju from NYCPM.

2020 Region Scholar Northeast_Sherwin Shaju

Pictured are Sherwin Shaju and Robert Fridman, DPM, FACFAS, Northeast Region President. Congratulations to Sherwin on being chosen as an ACFAS 2020 Region Scholar!

ACFAS Northeast Region Funds Resident Poster & Manuscript Research at the Annual Scientific Conference

In an effort to support research activities, the ACFAS Northeast Region provided funding to the following residents as poster presenters at ACFAS 2020.

The Region also supported the following manuscript presenter:

  • Risk Stratification for Revision Surgery following Total Ankle Replacement
    Presenter: Matthew M Knabel, DPM

Congratulations to these resident and post graduate fellow poster and manuscript authors on their research efforts.

Region Goals for Second Half of 2020

  • Northeast Region plans to participate in the upcoming Region Presidents Council meeting.


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.

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Contact the ACFAS Region Presidents Council Chair:


Alan A. MacGill, DPM, FACFAS
Coral Springs, FL  33071

Phone: (561) 549-9090