Pacific Region

Alaska, California, Guam, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia

Pacific Region Officers

Amol Saxena, DPM, FACFAS
Vice President
Palo Alto, CA
(650) 853-2943

Devon N. Glazer, DPM, FACFAS
Lake Forest, CA
(949) 272-0007

Kerry Sweet, DPM, FACFAS
Director at Large
Seattle, WA
(253) 209-4463

Recent Activity and Upcoming Events

Register Now - Pacific Region Complications Seminar

ACFAS Pacific Region Complications Course and Case Review Seminar 
Saturday, November 3, 2018

Register for the Pacific Region's 4th Annual Complications and Case Review Seminar.  The seminar will consist of 15-minute presentations for sharing the complication(s), differential and treatment course.  

The seminar will also feature some of the more interesting cases from each residency program in the Pacific Region--all presented by the residents of the programs. Audience participation with open discussion is encouraged. Please feel free to bring your own cases for discussion.


  • Identify ways to avoid and analyze complications
  • Identify and apply strategies to improve patient outcomes
  • Analyze case-based approaches to deal with complications

Swedish Medical Center 
Cherry Hill Campus 
James Tower 
500 17th Avenue 

7-7:30am - Breakfast provided
7:30am-3pm - Seminar with lunch provided

Resident or Student: Free 
ACFAS Pacific Region Member: $25 
Non-ACFAS Member: $100 

7 CME will be provided by Western University of Health Sciences, College of Podiatric Medicine 

Register using the downloadable seminar brochure.

Contact Tony Kim, DPM, FACFAS at

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 Pacific Region Meeting Outcomes

ACFAS Membership Meeting - Pacific Region: (Alaska, California, Guam, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia)

The Region held a meeting of its members on March 23 in conjunction with the ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference in Nashville. Major discussion points, goals and outcomes include:

  • Overview of redistricting from Division to Regions
  • Continued support of Resident and Post Grad Fellow Poster/Manuscript presenters at the Annual Scientific Conference
  • Overview of upcoming events and support within the Region as well as over the past few months

Michael Gerrity, DPM was selected from attendees as the winner of the prize drawing for an Amazon Echo. Congratulations!

2018 Pacific Region Winner- Michael Gerrity, DPM

Pictured are David Aungst, DPM, FACFAS, Pacific Region President, and Michael Gerrity, DPM.

ACFAS Pacific Region Supports Student Scholars 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 Scholars from the Pacific Region are Varsha Salunkhe from CSPM; and Brittany Mammano from Western U.

2018 Pacific Region Scholar

Pictured are Varsha Salunkhe and David Aungst, DPM, FACFAS, Pacific Region President. Congratulation to Varsha on being chosen as an ACFAS 2018 Region Scholar!

ACFAS Pacific Region Funds Resident Poster Research at the 2018 Annual Scientific Conference

In an effort to support research activities, the ACFAS Pacific Region provided funding to the following residents and postgraduate fellows as poster presenters at the 2018 Annual Scientific Conference in Nashville:

Congratulations to these poster authors on their research efforts.

Region Goals for Second Half of 2018


  • Attend the ACFAS Region Presidents Council (RPC) meeting on October 13, 2018 in Chicago.
  • ACFAS Pacific Region support of education programs within the region.
  • ACFAS Pacific 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 career as a foot and ankle surgeon.

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