Derm Groundbreakers

Dr. Adigun is a board certified dermatologist in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina. She specializes in nail disorders, general dermatology, and cosmetic dermatology. While completing her residency, she studied closely with Dr. Richard Scher, an international leader in nail disorders. Inspired by his mentorship, she then started her career at New York University Department of Dermatology in Manhattan, specializing in nails. Dr. Adigun has been featured on Good Morning America, CBS News, Univision, and Fox 5 news for her expertise in dermatology and nail disorders. She has been quoted in online and print publications including U.S. News and World Report, TeenVogue, InStyle, Real Simple, Self, Health,,, among many others.

Dr. Bakotic is a Fellow of the American Board of Dermatopathology, the American Board of Pathology, the College of American Pathologists, and the American Professional Wound Care Association, and is a member of the American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management. He is Director, Education and Research for Bako Pathology. He is currently board-certified in anatomic pathology and clinical pathology, and is the only podiatrist in the nation to hold specialty board certification in dermatopathology.

Dr. Cheryl M. Burgess is the founder, medical director, and president of the Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, PC in Washington, DC. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Georgetown University and George Washington University located in the District of Columbia. Dr. Burgess earned her doctorate of medicine degree from Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, DC in 1984, completed a residency in dermatology and became a Fellow of the American Board of Dermatology in 1988.  Dr. Burgess is a nationally and internationally recognized physician using advanced technology in non-invasive aesthetic procedures.  Dr. Burgess appears as a medical correspondent for dermatology updates on NBC-WRC Mid-Day News and been recognized as one of the top dermatologists by her peers in Washingtonian Magazine.

Dr. G. “Dock” Dockery graduated as valedictorian of his class with top honors from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He did a surgical residency in foot and ankle surgery at the Waldo Podiatric Surgical Residency Program in Seattle and graduated with honors. He is the founder of the International Foot & Ankle Foundation for Education and Research, and is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Director of Scientific Affairs of this organization.

Dr. Dockery is a nationally and internationally known lecturer and continues to travel extensively throughout the world more than 20 times per year to scientific seminars to present his diagnostic and surgical techniques, teach plastic surgery techniques in workshops and to speak on medical topics regarding the lower extremities.

Dr. Feldman leads the Center for Dermatology Research, a health services research center whose mission is to improve the care of patients with skin disease.  Dr. Feldman’s chief clinical interest is psoriasis.  His passion is to help guide how patients with psoriasis are treated.  He served two terms as a member of the Medical Board of the National Psoriasis Foundation, chaired that board’s subcommittee on education, and served as the director of the foundation’s chief residents’ meeting on psoriasis treatment from 2000 to 2005.

Dr. Feldman’s work has been published in over 750 articles in peer-reviewed journals, including top-flight dermatology and managed care journals. Feldman serves as the editor of the Journal of Dermatology and Dermatological Surgery (the journal of the Saudi Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery), an editor of the Journal of Dermatological Treatment, on the editorial board of the Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery (the official publication of the Canadian Dermatology Association) and Dermatology Online Journal, and as chief medical editor of The Dermatologist.

Dr. Freedman is a past President of the Maryland State Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners, Past Chairman, 9th and 10th Annual CAC/PIAC meeting of the American Podiatric Medical Association, a coding committee member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, the Team Manager for ICD 10 for the American Podiatric Medical Association, and a CAC Podiatry Representative for Maryland. Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 1986. Certified Professional Coder from the American Academy of Professional Coders; Certified Professional Medical Auditor from the American Academy of Professional Coders; Certified Surgical Foot and Ankle Coder from the American Academy of Professional Coders.

Dr. Goldsmith is CEO of Codingline, an educational/informational company specializing in foot and ankle coding, reimbursement, and practice management. Codingline is Internet based, although it communicates through a listserve, webinars, and seminar/workshops. Dr. Goldsmith, in addition, performs foot and ankle coding/health policy consulting services to the American Podiatric Medical Association, PICA insurance company, a number of payers, as well as individual practitioners and groups. Dr. Goldsmith speaks on foot and ankle coding, reimbursement, and practice management issues/topics nationwide. Dr. Goldsmith is certified, American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery (administrative diplomate); a Certified Surgical Foot & Ankle Coder (CSFAC- subspecialty AAPC), Fellow, American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons.

Dr. Gutierrez currently works at Hospital Angles de Tijuana in Mexico. She studied medicine at UABC (State University in Baja California). Daniela did a 2 year Internal Medicine residency and then a 3 year Dermatology residency at General Hospital in Mexico City under Dr. Manuel Gea Gonzalez. Daniela then went for an additional year of study in surgical and oncological dermatology. She trained under Judith Dominguez, MD an expert in the field of nail dermatology. In 2009 she became a professor of dermatology at the General Hospital in Mexico City. Daniela had the opportunity to spend six months of training in Freiberg Germany with Dr. Ekchart Haneke, one of the most renowned experts in nail surgery as well as a 6 month training program in Barcelona with Dr. Puig and Dr. Malvehy in Dermoscopy. Daniela has published many papers and has a book on Nails in Dermatology.

Dr. Jennings is a graduate of The New York College of Podiatric Medicine in 1984. That year she received a Masters of Science from New York University. Dr Jennings completed a one year surgical residency at NYCPM, then completed a 3 year NIH Fellowship in Clinical Pharmacology at Cornell University Medical College in New York City. While at Cornell, Dr Jennings was trained in all aspects of clinical pharmacology including the implementation of Phase 2, 3 and 4 clinical trials. Dr Jennings then went on to become a Professor of Medicine at NYCPM where she was principal investigator in a number of clinical trials. These trials included antifungals, NSAIDS, antibiotics and other pharmaceutical agents used in the practice of podiatry. Dr Jennings is currently in private practice in New Jersey. She is also the president of the The Jennings Institute of Clinical Research which has conducted trials in podiatric related research such as pain relieving socks.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dr. Rendon is a board-certified dermatologist in Boca Raton, FL. She is a clinical associate professor for University of Miami School of Medicine in the Department of Dermatology. She is a respected researcher, who specializes in alpha-hydroxy acids, psoriasis, eczema, and how cosmetics affect the skin. Dr. Rendon received her degree in medicine from the renowned University of Puerto Rico, San Juan. She completed her residency in internal medicine in Philadelphia, at the Albert Einstein Medical Center. She founded Skincare Research Associates, an organization specializing in the development of FDA regulated trials. She and her skilled team have performed stage two, three, and four clinical trials, testing treatments and products for many global brands. An accomplished author, she has written many books, chapters for collaborative books, and papers that were published in many respected, peer-reviewed medical journals.

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.

Dr. Jodi Schoenhaus is board certified by the ABPS in foot surgery and reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery. She is a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and a national lecturer and published author. Dr. Schoenhaus moved to Florida in 2004 and established herself in the Palm Beach community, where she opened The Foot, Ankle & Leg Vein Center as a unique, boutique medical practice located in Boca Raton.