Northeast Region

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

  • Northeast Region
  • Contact the Region:

    Robert Fridman, DPM, FACFAS
    New York, NY
    Phone: (212) 355-4229

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

Recent Activity and Upcoming Events:

ACFAS Northeast Region Meeting

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

Date: Friday, March 23
: 1-2pm
: 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!

Northeast 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 Northeast Region can help!

If you live within the Northeast 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. Robert Fridman 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 Northeast Region is excited to be able to support the next generation of local researchers!

Divisions Transitioning to Regions: Thanks to Retiring Division Presidents

The 14 ACFAS regional Divisions are redistricting to nine Regions starting January 1, 2018. Many thanks to Harry Schneider, DPM, FACFAS, ACFAS New England Division 8; and  Sean Keating, DPM, FACFAS, Upstate New York Division 10. Their terms end at the end of the year. Drs. Schneider and Keating attended the Division Presidents Council (DPC) meeting on October 21 in Chicago and were honored for their many years of support of ACFAS programming in their Divisions.

Div 8 Harry Schneider

Div 10 Sean Keating

ACFAS Northeast Region Funds Resident Poster & Manuscript Research at ACFAS 75

In an effort to support research activities, the ACFAS Northeast Region provided funding to the following residents as poster presenters at the 2017 Annual Scientific Conference in Las Vegas.

The Region also supported the following resident manuscript presenters:

  • Long-Term Outcomes of Corrective Osteotomies Utilizing Porous Titanium Wedges for Flexible Flatfoot Deformity Correction
  • Development and Validation of the Foot Union Scoring Evaluation Tool (FUSET) for Arthrodesis of Foot Structures
    Resident Presenters: Michael Matthews, DPM; Timothy Karthas, DPM; Daniel Hansen, DPM; Byron Collier, DPM; Mount Auburn Hospital

Congratulations to these resident 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 Northeast Region meeting on Friday, March 23, 2018 at 1-2 pm in Expo Hall -Nashville.
  • ACFAS Northeast Region support of Resident & Post-Grad Fellow poster/manuscript presenters for ACFAS Scientific Conference on March 22-24, 2018 -Nashville.
  • ACFAS Northeast Region Complications Seminar on January 20, 2018 -Providence, RI.
  • ACFAS Northeast Region support of New York Podiatric Clinical Conference 's Complications Seminar on January 20, 2018  -New York.
  • ACFAS Northeast Region dinner and meeting programs -New York.
  • ACFAS Northeast 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