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:

Important Registration Info for Complications Conference

ACFAS Northeast Region Complications Conference
Saturday, January 20, 2018
8am - 5:30pm

Important Registration Changes:
The ONLY way to register for the upcoming Complications Conference this year, is through this electronic version of the brochure.  To register, print out the brochure and mail it with the registration fee. 

ACFAS Members in New England, Please Register Now:
Listen and learn at this not-to-be missed Complications Conference as each of the New England-area residency programs present on some of the most interesting cases seen within their programs. Audience members are encouraged to participate in open discussions and bring their own cases for discussion. Program supported by the ACFAS Northeast Region.

Providence Marriott
One Orms Street
Providence, RI
(401) 272-2400
Exit 23 (Charles Street) off I-95

In case of inclement weather, please call the Providence Marriott to confirm if the meeting has been cancelled.


8 CME credits will be provided


Residents:                        Free
ACFAS Members:            $49
Non-ACFAS Members:   $99

Registration the day of the event: add $25

Registration Information:
The Complications Seminar brochure is not being mailed this year. To register, download the registration form and submit it with a check payable to ACFAS Northeast Region to:

Harry Schneider, DPM, FACFAS
13 Buckingham Drive
Reading, MA 01867 

Questions? Please contact Harry Schneider, DPM, FACFAS.

We hope to see you there!

DISCLAIMER: The ACFAS Education & Scientific Affairs Committee has not independently evaluated the educational content or the CPME or FDA compliance requirements. Therefore, any use of the ACFAS name is not to be construed as an endorsement of this program.

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

Residency Director and Resident Invitation to Participate in 2018 Complications Seminar

Connecticut, New Jersey and New York Residency Directors and Residents

ACFAS Northeast Region Complications Seminar
Invitation to Participate during the
2018 New York Podiatric Clinical Conference
January 20, 2018

Dear Program Directors and Residents:
The Foundation for Podiatric Medicine in conjunction with the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons' Northeast Region is pleased to announce a Complications Seminar as part of the 2018 New York Podiatric Clinical Conference. The residency programming at the Clinical Conference has been greeted with tremendous enthusiasm and serves as an opportunity to highlight the great training our local residents receive.

Take part in this annual interactive program as local residency programs present their complications and how they are treated. Plus, take advantage of the opportunity to give programs your insight on how to resolve their complications.

Residents from the states of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut are invited to present on any type of complication from surgical, medical or diagnostic issues. Open discussion and questions will be encouraged. The audience may also bring complications that can be discussed as a group for treatment consensus or opinions.

The seminar will be open to all conference attendees, with a special invitation extended to current students. A social event will be held after the meeting allowing students to interact and socialize with the participating programs. Attendees are eligible to earn CME credits for attending this event.

Residency Directors and/or Assistant Directors are encouraged to attend and participate.

Ground Rules:

  1. Residents may present a case complication via PowerPoint in one of three topics: Surgical, Medical, or Diagnostic.
  2. Each residency program is limited to one (1) case presentation, limited to eight (8) minutes.
  3. A diagnostic dilemma should be identified in each case. We will then have an interactive discussion for five (5) minutes led by the ACFAS Northeast Region Board Members.
  4. Cases with some follow-up are encouraged, as they will foster a richer discussion.

Proposals: Proposals should include the title of your presentation, the name of the resident presenting, and the name of the residency program.   

Send proposals to:  Robert Fridman, DPM, FACFAS.  Deadline:  November 30, 2018.

Event Date:

January 20, 2018

New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway
New York City, NY


Please email Robert Fridman, DPM, FACFAS, Northeast Region President, with any questions.

We hope you are able to join us!

The ACFAS Northeast Region Officers:

Robert Fridman, DPM, FACFAS, President
Michael Theodoulou, DPM, FACFAS, Vice President
Daren J.L. Bergman, DPM, FACFAS, Secretary/Treasurer
Dominic Catanese, DPM, FACFAS, Director at Large

DISCLAIMER: The ACFAS Education & Scientific Affairs Committee has not independently evaluated the educational content or the CPME or FDA compliance requirements, therefore, any use of the ACFAS name is not to be construed as an endorsement of this program.

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.

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!


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.

Region Goals for Second Half of 2017

  •  Attend the ACFAS Division Presidents Council (DPC) meeting in October 2017 (Chicago).
  • ACFAS Northeast Region support of ACFAS on the Road on October 6-7, 2017 (Providence).

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