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

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

Date: Wednesday, February 19
: 1-2pm
: 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 Northeast Region Meeting Outcomes

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

The Northeast Region held a membership meeting on Saturday, February 16 during ACFAS 2019 in New Orleans. More than 25 members attended the event. Several topics were discussed:

  • Increasing involvement of local leaders to help with the Region leadership
  • Having monthly grand rounds able to be watched from programs on GoToMeeting platform
  • Having a "road show" of industry sponsored dinner programs to different areas of the region to allow similar learning in multiple locations

The Region meeting raffle prize of a $100 Amazon gift card winner was Benish Ali, DPM, AACFAS, an Associate member from Torrington, CT.

2019 Northeast Raffle Winner - Ali

Pictured are Benish Ali, DPM, AACFAS, and Robert Fridman, DPM, FACFAS, ACFAS 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 2019 ACFAS Region Scholar from the Northeast Region is Rahim Lakhani from NYCPM.

2019 Region Scholar - Northeast

Pictured are Rahim Lakhani and Robert Fridman, DPM, FACFAS, Northeast Region President. Congratulations to Rahim on being chosen as an ACFAS 2019 Region Scholar!

ACFAS Northeast Region Funds Resident Poster & Manuscript Research at the 2019 Annual Scientific Conference in New Orleans

In an effort to support research activities, the ACFAS Northeast Region provided funding to the following residents as poster presenters at the 2019 Annual Scientific Conference in New Orleans.

The Region also supported the following resident manuscript presenters:

  • Meta-Analysis of Surgical Site Infections in Elective Foot and Ankle Surgery
    Resident Presenter: Elena Manning, DPM, Mount Auburn Hospital
  • Charcot Reconstruction Versus Transtibial Amputation Versus Bracing in Patients with Non-Plantigrade Charcot Foot Arthropathy: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
    Resident Presenters: Rachel H. Albright, DPM
  • Total Ankle Arthroplasty Survivorship: A Meta-analysis
    Resident Presenter: Bryon, J, McKenna, DPM, Mount Auburn Hospital

Congratulations to these resident 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 Northeast Region meeting on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 1-2 pm in Expo Hall -San Antonio.
  • ACFAS Northeast Region support of Resident & Post-Grad Fellow poster/manuscript presenters for ACFAS Scientific Conference on February 19-21, 2020 -San Antonio.
  • ACFAS Northeast Region Complications Seminar on January 18, 2020 -Providence, RI.
  • ACFAS Northeast Region support for current and future residents.


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