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
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA
(617) 632-8428

Contact the Mentors

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

Recent Activity and Upcoming Events:

ACFAS Northeast Region Funds Poster Research at the 2021 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 2021 in Las Vegas:



  •  The Association between Lateral Radiographs and Axial Computed Tomography of Posterior Malleolar Fractures as a Tool for Predicting Medial Malleolar Extension: A Multi-Center Retrospective Analysis
    Alexandra Black, DPM, Jered M. Stowers, DPM and Jonathan Tenley, DPM, MS
  • Gas-Producing Infections in the Foot at a Large Academic Medical Center:  A 10-Year Retrospective Review
    John A. Martucci, DPM
  • Tibial Component Subsidence in a Total Ankle System Comparing Standard Technique versus a Hybrid Technique
    Samantha A. Miner, DPM and John Constantino, DPM

Congratulations to these resident and post graduate fellow authors on their research!

ACFAS Northeast Region 2021 Meeting Outcomes

Robert Fridman, DPM, FACFAS, Northeast Region President, led a virtual meeting of Region members on May 11, the week before the ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference. The meeting provided an opportunity for members to meet Region officers and hear about our support and plans for the upcoming year including:

  • Region support of members during the pandemic
  • Region support of poster/manuscript presenters
  • Recognition of Region Scholars
  • Region Learning Programs for 2021-2022 with the Northeast Region scheduled for 2022-23 cycle
  • Support of ACFAS Student Clubs at NYCPM
  • Region open officer position

Attendees were entered into a drawing for one of two $100 Amazon Gift Cards. The winners were Jillian Irwin, DPM, AACFAS and Jake Summers, DPM, FACFAS. 

ACFAS Northeast Region Supports Student Scholar

ACFAS Region Scholars are funded by the ACFAS Region Presidents Council, specifically their home Region, and are usually the president-elect or an officer of the their local ACFAS Student Club. Their local ACFAS Regions honor them as future leaders of the profession. Pictured below is Gregory Rose, the 2021 Region Scholar from the New York University College of Podiatric Medicine.

2021 Region Scholar_NY

Congratulations to Greg for being chosen as an ACFAS 2021 Region Scholar! 

New Region Learning Programs Launching Soon

Are you looking forward to getting back to in-person meetings and educational offerings? It's almost time to get back to normal! 

The College is launching a new pilot educational Region Learning Program. These two-day courses will combine case presentations, lightning lectures and hands-on labs, enabling attendees to gain insight into the depth and breadth of your current foot and ankle knowledge. Attendees will walk away with a better understanding of contributing factors associated with foot and ankle surgery complications and will be able to apply new skills to help you maximize function and restore structure.

The College has scheduled courses in the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest Region for Fall 2021, and courses will be held in the Big West, Tri-State and Southeast Regions in Spring 2022. Other Regions will be scheduled soon.

Please watch your email for more information to come!

Region Goals for Second Half of 2021

  •  ACFAS Region Presidents Council (RPC) Zoom meeting on October 16.
  • ACFAS Northeast Region planning of region activities.


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:


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

Phone: (561) 549-9090