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

Recent Activity and Upcoming Events:

RSVP Today: NE Region Dinner Program

You are Invited to an ACFAS Northeast Region Dinner Lecture

Understanding Peripheral Arterial Disease 

November 13, 2018 
7pm Dinner

Join the ACFAS Northeast Region members and foot and ankle surgeons from in and around New York City for the latest dinner program, Understanding Peripheral Arterial Disease.  

American Cut Steakhouse Midtown
109 East 56th Street
New York, NY 
(212) 388-5277 

Danielle R. Bajakian MD
Director, Critical Limb Ischemia Program
Columbia University Medical Center 

Abbott Laboratories 


For more information, contact: Robert Fridman, DPM, FACFAS.

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

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

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 2018 ACFAS Region Scholar from the Northeast Region is Jonathan Shalot from NYCPM.

2018 Northeast Region Scholar

Pictured are Robert Fridman, DPM, FACFAS, Northeast Region President and Jonathan Shalot. Congratulations to Jonathan on being chosen as an ACFAS 2018 Region Scholar!

ACFAS Northeast Region Meeting Outcomes

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

The Region held a meeting of its members in conjunction with the ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference in Nashville. Major discussion points, goals and outcomes include:

  • Overview of the redistricting from Divisions to Regions
  • Continued support of Resident and Post Graduate Fellow Poster/Manuscript presenters at the Annual Scientific Conference
  • Creation of regional liaisons to assist with Region programming
  • Investigate a standardized method to broadcast programs online for those members who cannot attend Regional meetings

ACFAS Northeast Region Funds Resident Poster & Manuscript Research at the 2018 Annual Scientific Conference in Nashville

In an effort to support research activities, the ACFAS Northeast Region provided funding to the following residents as poster presenters at the 2018 Annual Scientific Conference in Nashville.

The Region also supported the following resident manuscript presenters:

  • Meta-Analysis of Efficacy of Autogeneous Bone Graft in Ankle Arthrodesis
    Resident Presenters: Byron, N, Collier, DPM; Daniel, D, Hansen, DPM; Elena, S, Manning, DPM; Bryon, J, McKenna, DPM ; Michael, R, Matthews, DPM; Mount Auburn Hospital
  • Limb Salvage Status Post Transmetatarsal Amputation with Single Vessel Run-off to the Foot: A Retrospective Study and Review on the Literature
    Resident Presenters: Sarah J. Daigle DPM; Carolyn N. Winters DPM; St Francis Hospital and Medical Center

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:

 Harry P. Schneider, DPM, FACFAS

Harry P. Schneider, DPM, FACFAS
Cambridge, MA  02139

(617) 665-2555