David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD
Dr. Armstrong is Professor of Surgery at the University of Southern California. Dr. Armstrong holds a Masters of Science in Tissue Repair and Wound Healing from the University of Wales College of Medicine and a PhD from the University of Manchester College of Medicine, where he was appointed Visiting Professor of Medicine. He is founder and co-Director of the Southwestern Academic Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA).
Dr. Armstrong has produced more than 460 peer-reviewed research papers in dozens of scholarly medical journals as well as over 80 book chapters. He is co-Editor of the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) Clinical Care of the Diabetic Foot, now in its third edition.
Armstrong was appointed Deputy Director of Arizona’s Center for Accelerated Biomedical Innovation (ACABI) and co-founder of its “augmented human” initiative, which places him at the nexus of the merger of consumer electronics, wearables and medical devices.
Dr. Armstrong was selected as one of the first six International Wound Care Ambassadors and is the recipient of numerous awards and degrees by universities and international medical organizations including the inaugural Georgetown Distinguished Award for Diabetic Limb Salvage. In 2008, he was the 25th and youngest-ever member elected into the Podiatric Medicine Hall of Fame. He was the first surgeon to be named University Distinguished Outreach Professor at the University of Arizona. He was the first podiatric surgeon to become a member of the Society of Vascular Surgery and the first US podiatric surgeon named fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Glasgow. He is the 2010 and youngest ever recipient of the ADA’s Roger Pecoraro Award, the highest award given in the field.
Dr. Armstrong is past Chair of Scientific Sessions for the ADA’s Foot Care Council, and a past member of the National Board of Directors of the American Diabetes Association as well as a former commissioner with the Illinois State Diabetes Commission. He sits on the Infectious Disease Society of America’s (IDSA) Diabetic Foot Infection Advisory Committee and is the US appointed delegate to the International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot (IWGDF). Dr. Armstrong is the founder and co-chair of the International Diabetic Foot Conference (DF-Con), the largest annual international symposium on the diabetic foot in the world.
Alan Banks, DPM
Dr. Banks has been in private surgical practice in Georgia for over 20 years. He is a recognized authority on foot and ankle surgery and receives referrals from across the United States for evaluation and treatment of the most complex problems.
Dr. Banks has lectured extensively in the United States and Europe and published over two dozen chapters for medical textbooks as well as articles for medical journals. He was chief editor of the third edition of McGlamry’s Comprehensive Textbook of Foot and Ankle Surgery, the standard reference text in the podiatric profession. He has served as an editorial advisor to the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association and is currently a member of the manuscript review panel of the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association and the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery.
Ivan Bristow, PhD, FCPodMed
Ivan Bristow works within the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southampton and is the Admissions Tutor for the BSc (Hons) Podiatry Program. His clinical and academic expertise focuses on skin diseases of the foot. As an author and researcher he has presented his work globally and continues to investigate new treatments and technologies in the management of foot dermatoses and infections.
With over 25 years experience as a podiatrist, Ivan has worked for ten years in the NHS and latterly as an academic and researcher in podiatry whilst maintaining his clinical practice. A graduate of the University of Leicester and the University of Oxford, he has written four books on the subject of podiatry. He has experience managing complex conditions such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and has an interest in skin (dermatological) problems affecting the foot.
David J. Freedman, DPM
Dr. Freedman is board certified in foot surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS) and is a Fellow, American Society of Podiatric Surgeons (FASPS). He currently is Vice-President of Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC, a single specialty podiatry group practice of 51 podiatrists. He is a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) from the American Academy of Professional Coders, a Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA) from the American Academy of Professional Coders, and a Certified Surgical Foot and Ankle Coder (CSFAC) from the American Academy of Professional Coders. He is a past President of the Maryland State Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners. He is a Past Chairman, for both the 9th and 10th Annual CAC/PIAC meeting for the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), a Coding Committee Advisor for the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA). Continues to serve as the CAC Podiatry Representative for Maryland. He has Billing and Coding experience: since 1986. Medical Auditing experience: since 2003.
Nathaniel Jellinek, MD
Dr. Jellinek graduated from Brown University and earned his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine.He completed his Dermatology residency at the Massachusetts School of Medicine Division of Dermatology followed by a fellowship there in Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Cutaneous Oncology, and Nail Diseases under the direction of Mary Maloney, MD.
He is a trained and experienced skin cancer and reconstructive surgeon. He is nationally recognized as a leading nail expert.He is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology the American College of Mohs Surgery, and a member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. He has served as an associate editor of the American Academy of Dermatology, is the author of numerous scientific manuscripts and book chapters, and is an invited lecturer nationally and internationally.
Warren Joseph, DPM
Dr. Warren S. Joseph is a podiatric and infectious diseases attending at Roxborough Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. He is a specialist in the treatment of lower extremity infectious diseases. He received his podiatric degree, magna cum laude, from W.M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago. Dr Joseph completed his postgraduate training in podiatric medicine/surgery at St. Joseph’s Hospital, and a fellowship in infectious diseases at Hahnemann University School of Medicine, both in Philadelphia.
Dr Joseph is a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and sits on the IDSA Diabetic Foot Infection Guidelines Committee. He is also certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine, and currently serves as Editor of the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association. Dr Joseph lectures extensively and his presentations have focused on the treatment of bacterial and fungal infections of the lower extremity. He has authored a number of papers and book chapters in the field of lower extremity infections and is the author of the Handbook of Lower Extremity Infections, now in its third edition.
Annette Joyce, DPM
As a pioneer in practice management, dermatology lasers, and new technologies, Dr. Joyce travels throughout the country as a guest speaker in her field. Recently invited talks include the College of Podiatry in Glasgow, AAPPM, Dermfoot, the Florida Podiatric Medical Association’s Science and Management Symposium (SAM), PRESENT Residency Summit, Meet the Masters of Podiatric Success, the Podiatry Institute’s Mid-Atlantic Conference, and the Canadian Federation of Podiatrists.
She currently participates as a key opinion leader in her expertise of nail diseases, biofilm, and emerging diagnostics like PCR. She believes onychomycosis is one of the most challenging dermatological conditions of our profession. Dr. Joyce is frequent contributor to the media, including her July 2016 Scientific American article, “Health After 50: 8 Ways to Keep Your Healthy This Summer.” As author of a research article in Current Trends in Microbiology, “A seven year human data analysis of NIR lasers system for the treatment of onychomycosis,” her vision is to impact standard of care using dermatology devices as the center for today’s leading podiatry practices.
Jeffrey Lehrman, DPM
Dr. Lehrman is in private practice just outside Philadelphia and is the Medical Director at the Crozer Wound Healing Center. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, Fellow of the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons, and is recognized as a “Master” by the American Professional Wound Care Association. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management, serves on the APMA Coding Committee and the APMA MACRA Task Force, and is an Expert Panelist on Codingline. He sits on the board of directors of both the American Professional Wound Care Association and the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons. He is an adjunct clinical professor at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine and trains surgical residents and medical students at his hospital system. Dr. Lehrman is also on the editorial advisory board of the journal WOUNDS.
Ashfaq A. Marghoob, MD
Dr. Marghoob is a board-certified dermatologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of cancers of the skin. Director of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s regional skin cancer clinic in Hauppauge, Long Island. In addition to consulting and treating patients in Hauppauge, NY. He is active in clinical research and have published numerous papers on topics related to skin cancer with an emphasis on melanoma, atypical/dysplastic nevi, and congenital melanocytic nevi. His research interests are focused on the use of imaging instruments such as photography, dermoscopy, and confocal laser microscopy to recognize skin cancer early in its development. He frequently lectures on these topics both nationally and internationally.
Bryan Markinson, DPM
Dr. Markinson is a 1981 graduate of the New York College of Podiatric Medicine and is currently an adjunct Professor in the Department of Podiatric Medicine. He started a private practice in Brooklyn, New York, in 1984, and then started the Podiatric Pathology service at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Podiatric Dermatology, and was elected President of that organization in December 2003, his term ending in September 2005. In 2004, Dr. Markinson began serving on the board of the Council for Nail Disorders, and affiliate of the American Academy of Dermatology. In 1999, he joined the full-time faculty practice at the Leni and Peter W. May Department of Orthopedic Surgery of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine as the Chief of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Markinson’s special areas of interest are podiatric skin diseases and tumors, including early diagnosis of pedal melanoma and fungal diseases of the skin and nails, pedal dermatitis, diabetic foot problems, foot surgery, and the special foot health problems of the elderly. He lectures extensively and enjoys participating on various advisory boards in the pharmaceutical industry.
Beth McLellan, MD
Dr. McLellan is the Director, of Oncodermatology at Montefiore M-E Center for Cancer Care in New York, as well as the Director of Dermatology at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. McLellan specializes in the treatment of skin, hair and nail conditions in cancer patients, with a special focus on reactions to new cancer drugs. She also cares for patients with skin cancer including nonmelanoma skin cancer, cutaneous lymphoma, and melanoma. Dr. McLellan is currently investigating hair loss in breast cancer patients due to hormonal therapies such as tamoxifen and aromatase-inhibitors. Dr. McLellan’s research interests include chemotherapy-induced hair loss and nail problems, hand-foot syndrome and radiation dermatitis.
M. Joel Morse, DPM
Dr. Joel Morse is Board certified in Podiatric Surgery, Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine, and is a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He has practiced in Washington DC since 1991 and is an associate clinical professor at Georgetown University Medical Center, where he sees patients and performs surgery. He is also on staff at Sibley Memorial Hospital and Washington Hospital Center. He is actively involved with the Podiatric Surgical Residency at that hospital. He is also on staff at a surgery center in Wheaton, Maryland (Burkland Medical Center) for most elective surgery.
Dr. Morse is a dedicated educator, and strives to bring his passion for dermatology to students, residents and physicians of all specialties. He has published widely on many topics including diabetic foot care, sports medicine, vascular disease, and acral skin and nail diseases. He maintains his close association with academic and professional communities to keep abreast of the latest advances in the field.
Ginette Okoye, M.D.
Dr. Ginette Okoye is an assistant professor of dermatology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Her areas of clinical focus include ethnic skin, hidradentitis suppurativa and sarcoidosis. Dr. Okoye serves as the director of the Ethnic Skin Program and the director of the Department of Dermatology at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
Dr. Okoye is a board-certified dermatologist who focuses on the skin, hair and nail conditions of people with darker skin tones, such as people of African-American, Asian, Hispanic, Middle Eastern and Native American descent. As director of the Ethnic Skin Program, which she launched in 2010 with Dr. Sewon Kang, she is committed to outstanding clinical care and research in the field of ethnic skin and to community outreach and enrichment. The program focuses on diseases that disproportionately affect people with ethnic skin, such as razor bumps, keloids, hair thinning, sarcoidosis, lupus and mycosis fungoides.
She received her undergraduate degree in biology from Barry University in Florida. She earned her M.D. from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. She completed her residency at Yale University, where she served as the chief resident. She completed a dermatology preceptorship at St. Johns Institute of Dermatology in London and a preceptorship in leprosy and leishmaniasis at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Her research interests include ethnic skin and aging, and hidradenitis suppurativa.
Dr. Okoye has received several awards, including recognition by the mayor and borough council of Point Fortin, Trinidad, her hometown, for her academic achievement and contributions to medicine.
Bret Ribotsky, DPM
Dr. Ribotsky is the Past President of the American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine. Dr. Ribotsky was inducted into the National Academy of Practice as a Distinguished Practitioner. Podiatry Management Magazine has chosen Dr. Ribotsky as one of the top VIP DPM’s for the past 15 years. Dr. Ribotsky was as a consultant alongside General Alexander Haig on Health Journal TV seen by 10 million people weekly. In addition to often being a national and international speaker & researcher he is on the editorial boards of many publications. Prior to entering Private Practice in Boca Raton, Dr. Ribotsky practiced at the Cleveland Clinic Florida, department of Orthopedics. In 2009 Dr. Ribotsky founded “Meet the Masters” sharing the unique distinctions of the Podiatric Masters with over 100 countries all for Free.
Amir Tavakkol, Ph.D
Dr. Tavakkol is a clinical and scientific leader of cross-functional drug development teams in large pharma and biotech settings. He has expertise in driving products through early to late stage development phases and market approval and develops sound strategy and successful operational plans through synthesizing data and diverse perspectives. Dr. Tavakkol is nationally and internationally recognized as an industry drug-development expert in nail, skin and hair fungal diseases. H is experienced in design and conduct of phase 1 – 4 trials in respiratory fungal and bacterial infectious diseases. He is an expert in medical affairs including in life-cycle management, KOL network, advisory boards and communications planning. Clinical and pre-clinical research in photo-aging, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis and skin antioxidants.