Archived News 2015-2016

Good-Bye 3rd Years

Where can you find our current 3rd year residents after graduation? We wish them the best, but we will miss them.

Osayamen Edigin

Yamen will be joining Michael Dombek, DPM, FACFAS at Ankle & Foot Centers of Georgia in Peachtree City, Georgia.

Kyle Moore

Kyle will be attending the Limb Reconstruction Fellowship at the Paley Institute at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Colin Zdenek

Colin will be attending the Silicon Valley Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Fellowship at Palo Alto Medical Foundation in Mountain View, California.

Graduation Celebrations

Congratulations Yamen, Kyle and Colin!!!






Scott Alter, DPM Memorial Lecture Series

April 23, 2016

Christopher Reeves, DPM, FACFAS and Amber Shane, DPM, FACFAS

Scott Alter, DPM Memorial Lecture Series

March 19, 2016

Jordan Grossman, DPM, FACFAS and Matthew Hentges, DPM, AACFAS

ACFAS Annual Reception – Austin, TX

Great times at our Annual Alumni Reception at ACFAS again this year!

All photos may be viewed by following this link: ACFAS Reception Photos  <——

West Penn Group Pic 2016 ACFAS (800x533)


Scott Alter, DPM Memorial Lecture Series

January 16, 2016

McMillen Whitaker
Jeffrey Whitaker, DPM, FACFAS and Ryan McMillen, DPM, FACFAS

PHP Reunion at Arthrex



Dr. Karlock arranged a special meeting with the resident class that started in 1992. It had been over 2 decades since all 4 had been together. Their Arthrex distributors were integral in sponsoring a workshop at Arthrex headquarters in Naples, FL to facilitate this reunion. Dr’s Karlock, Blitch, Keller and Cypher enjoyed reminiscing about their 3 years together in Pittsburgh and sharing clinical pearls concerning Arthrex products that they utilize in their surgical practices.

Interview Social

January 14, 2016

A little relaxation during Resident Interviews



December 12, 2015


Great day of volunteering at the Community Food Bank. Packed 2500 boxes for Seniors.

Grant Awarded

“Lisa Grant-McDonald, DPM – PGY-2, has been awarded a Clinical Research grant from the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons, for “Seeking Proof – Does Charcot Reconstruction Improve Physical Function”.  The grant is for $36,110.00.  Dr. Grant-McDonald will be working on the research with Drs. Catanzariti and Hentges.

Congratulations Dr. Grant-McDonald!!!

LRF Hoffman Circular Fixation Lecture / Workshop with Dr. LaPorta

December 5, 2015

Pictured: Guido LaPorta, DPM with the residents and students.

Scott Alter, DPM Memorial Lecture Series

November 21, 2015

Ross and Hardy
Mark Hardy, DPM, FACFAS and Adrianne Ross, DPM, FACFAS

Scott Alter, DPM Memorial Lecture Series

October 24, 2015
Dayton Jacobs SA 10-24-15

Allen Jacobs, DPM, FACFAS and Paul Dayton, DPM, MS, FACFAS

3rd Annual Alumni Event – Kiawah Island, SC

September 25, 2015


Scott Alter, DPM Memorial Lecture Series

September 19, 2015
Lowery, Grant Scott Alter 9-19-15
Nicholas Lowery, DPM and William Grant, DPM, FACFAS

Residency Event – Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park

September 12, 2015

Team building with residents and families. A little rain couldn’t damper the good time.


Welcome: Matthew Hentges, DPM – New Attending Physician

Podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon seeing patients in Bloomfield and Monroeville


Pittsburgh, Pa., – Allegheny Health Network is pleased to welcome Matthew J. Hentges, DPM, a fellowship-trained podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon. Dr. Hentges joins the physicians of the Allegheny Health Network’s Foot and Ankle Institute.

Dr. Hentges has specialty expertise in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, complex limb deformity correction, treatment of nonunions and malunions of the foot and ankle, Ilizarov external fixation, Charcot foot and ankle deformities secondary to diabetes mellitus. He offers a full-spectrum of podiatry and foot and ankle surgical care to patients of all ages from pediatrics to adults.

He received his medical degree from the Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa. He completed his residency at West Penn Hospital, where he served as chief resident during his final year. He completed his fellowship at the International Center for Limb Lengthening at the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics, at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore in Maryland. He is a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and the American Podiatric Medical Association.

Dr. Hentges is well-published, especially in the field of reconstructive surgery. He has published peer-reviewed work on the treatment of complex foot and ankle pathologies, such as techniques in osteotomies, internal fixation and external fixation.

He has medical staff privileges at West Penn Hospital and Forbes Hospital. He is welcoming new patients at The Foot and Ankle Institute at West Penn Hospital.



WPH Foot & Ankle Surgical Residency welcomes the incoming 1st year residents: Anthony Chesser, Tim McConn and Sham Persaud. So glad to have them join our family.


Anthony Chesser, DPM

Tony Chesser

My name is Anthony Chesser. I was born and raised in Rock Island, a small community in Illinois. I was fortunate enough to play collegiate Division III football and earn my Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Augustana College in 2011. I then went on to attend the William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University in North Chicago, Illinois.  I married my high school sweetheart and love of my life, Anne, in 2012. In my free time, my wife and I love walking the beautiful parks in the Pittsburgh area with our dog. I’m grateful and excited for the opportunity to work at the Foot and Ankle Institute of Western Pennsylvania.


Tim McConn, DPM

Tim McConn 

 My name is Tim McConn and I was born and raised in Tulsa, OK.  I attended undergrad at Baker University on a baseball scholarship where I served as a team captain. Spending the majority of my life as an athlete and suffering multiple sports related injuries, I knew I wanted to devote my career to healthcare working as a physician. However prior to medical school, the unexpected opportunity presented itself to work as a distal extremities sales representative for Arthrex.  The time I spent with the foot and ankle surgeons during those three years sparked the high level of passion I have for foot and ankle surgery.  During medical school, Dr. Lowell Weil Jr. and Dr. Michael F. Bowen were an absolute inspiration and an integral part for the high expectations I have set for my career in medicine.  As a goal oriented and driven person, I had set my bar to attend the West Penn Foot and Ankle residency program merited by the rich tradition and distinguished training I would receive.  I am beyond privileged to have the opportunity to join a family with such solid foundation and a pedigree that will not only provide benefits during my training, but also throughout my career as a foot and ankle surgeon.


Sham Persaud, DPM

 Sham Persaud 

Hello, my name is Sham Persaud. I was born in The Pas, Manitoba Canada, but was fortunate enough to have grown up in Bradenton, Florida. Upon graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in biology and a Minor in chemistry from Saint Leo University, I started my path to becoming a foot and ankle surgeon at Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, where I finished my DPM degree along with a Master’s in Healthcare Administration and Management. I am an avid sports fan, Go Pats! I also enjoy golfing and white water rafting. I am very excited to start my residency at West Penn Foot and Ankle Institute and continue learning from the great attending’s here.


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