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
Secretary/Treasurer
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 Outcomes

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

The ACFAS Pacific Region met on Wednesday, February 19 at ACFAS 2020 in San Antonio with 26 members in attendance. Kerry Sweet, DPM, FACFAS, Pacific Region Secretary/Treasurer, led the meeting. The Region discussions included:

  • Upcoming Pacific Region events/conferences
  • Potential expansion of ACFAS funding for more research
  • The ACFAS Pacific Region had 24 poster and three manuscripts presented.
  • ACFAS Pacific Region requests for other events or conference sites in the Region
  • ACFAS Pacific Region poster/manuscript support for Post Graduate Fellows and Residents

The Region Raffle prize winner of a $100 Amazon gift card was Kelsey Millonig, DPM, MPH from Federal Way, WA.

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 2020 ACFAS Region Scholars from the Pacific Region are Shane Hall from CSPM; and Spencer Sterling from Western U.

2020 Region Scholars Pacific

Pictured are Shane Hall and Spencer Sterling with Kerry Sweet, DPM, FACFAS, Pacific Region Secretary/Treasurer. Congratulation to Shane and Spencer on being chosen as an ACFAS 2020 Region Scholars!

ACFAS Pacific Region Funds Resident Poster Research at the 2020 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 ACFAS 2020:

The Region also supported the following manuscript presenters:

  • The Effects of Endovascular Timing and In-Line Flow on the Success of Pedal Amputations
    Presenter: Matthew D. Doyle, DPM, MS, AACFAS
  • The Influence of the TASC Classification on Outcomes of Pedal Amputations
    Presenter: Matthew D. Doyle, DPM, MS, AACFAS
  • Modified Caprini Risk Assessment for Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Elective Foot and Ankle Surgery
    Presenters: Kelsey Millonig, DPM, MPH and Lindsey Hjelm,DPM

 Congratulations to these resident and post graduate fellow poster and manuscript authors on their research efforts.

Region Goals for Second Half of 2020

  • Planning an additional meet & greet with Pacific Region residents and students (Saxena, Glazer and Sweet)
  • Grand Rounds at SF VA on September 14, 2020 (Saxena).
  • Survey Pacific Region members as to their needs from the Region.
  • Participate in Region Presidents Council virtual meeting (Saxena).

Dues

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:


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

Phone: (561) 549-9090