Pacific Region

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

Pacific Region Officers

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

Kerry J. Sweet, DPM, FACFAS
Seattle, WA
(253) 209-4463

Pacific Region Residency Director Mentors

Jarrod M. Shapiro, DPM, FACFAS
Chino Valley Medical Center
Lake Forest, CA
(909) 222-7735

Contact the Mentors

Kerry J. Sweet, DPM, FACFAS
DVA - Puget Sound Healthcare System
Fox Island, WA
(253) 209-4463

Recent Activity and Upcoming Events

ACFAS Pacific Region Meeting

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

Date: Wednesday, February 19
Time: 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 Pacific Region Meeting Outcomes

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

The Pacific 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:

  • CME for a Complications seminar to be held in Seattle
  • The development of a registry
  • Update on a Physicians Taskforce in California
  • The need to rotate meeting locations
  • Uniform privileges for credentialing

The Region meeting raffle prize of a $100 Amazon gift card winner was Tyler Reber, DPM, a Resident member from Tacoma, WA.

2019 Pacific Raffle Winner - Reber


Pictured are Mike Cornelison, DPM, FACFAS, Board of Directors; Tyler Reber, DPM; and Amol Saxena, DPM, FACFAS, President, ACFAS Pacific Region.

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 2019 ACFAS Region Scholars from the Pacific Region are Christopher Zimmer from CSPM; and Jordan Richardson from Western U.

2019 Region Scholar - Pacific

Pictured are Jordan Richardson and Amol Saxena, DPM, FACFAS, Pacific Region President. Congratulation to Chris and Jordan on being chosen as an ACFAS 2018 Region Scholars!

ACFAS Pacific Region Funds Resident Poster Research at the 2019 Annual Scientific Conference in New Orleans

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 2019 Annual Scientific Conference in New Orleans:

Congratulations to these poster 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 Pacific Region meeting on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 1-2 pm in Expo Hall -San Antonio.
  • ACFAS Pacific Region support of Resident & Post-Grad Fellow poster/manuscript presenters for ACFAS Scientific Conference on February 19-21, 2020 -San Antonio.
  • ACFAS Pacific Region support of students, residents and fellow research.


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