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WPFAS Newsletter | December 2023

WPFAS NewsletterWelcome to our first biannual newsletter! Our goal is to provide updates twice a year, in June and December. Our objective is to keep you informed about the latest happenings within our alumni association, the West Penn Foot and Ankle Society...

First-Annual AHN Research Retreat

When:  Friday, October 27th, 2023Where:  George J. Magovern, MD Conference Center Auditorium Allegheny General Hospital 320 East North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212Retreat Overview Nurses, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, advanced practice providers, medical...

Drs. Sorenson and Peterson Fellowship

Dr. Matt Sorenson and Dr. Kyle Peterson are starting a new fellowship in August 2024 in Chicago, Illinois. This fellowship entails handling 22-30 cases per week, focusing on trauma, sports medicine, and reconstruction. There will be minimal wound call and hospital...

August 2023 Program Briefing

WHAT'S NEWOur 1st year residents are off to a great start! Embrace this pivotal moment as you navigate the transition into the month of August. Congratulations to our 3rd year residents on securing fellowships. Here's where you can find them: Emily Lobo, DPM is...

Fundraising Campaign 2023

support the society2023 Fundraising CampaignThe West Penn Foot and Ankle Society (WPFAS) is seeking financial support. Our mission and vision has remained the same over the years. We need our past graduates to consider making a donation to the Society.about usOur...

Vito Speciale, DPM, D.ABFAS Elected ABFAS Board of Directors

The American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS) is proud to announce the results of the 2023 Board of Directors election. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Timothy J. Mineo of Oregon and Dr. Vito Speciale of South Carolina to their first terms on the ABFAS Board of...

23rd Annual Alumni Reception

We had a great turnout at the 23rd Annual West Penn Hospital Alumni Reception in Los Angeles, California this year! A special thank you to our alumni who made generous donations to the Society. Your contributions are deeply appreciated and will help us continue to...

Annual College Fair Events

We would like to thank everyone who made this years Annual College Fair Events possible - our Alumni, Faculty and Residents who volunteered their time helping prepare and host the event this past week. The College Fair Event is a great opportunity to promote our...

Society News

24th Annual Alumni Reception

24th Annual Alumni Reception

24th Annual Alumni ReceptionThe Alumni Reception at ACFAS in Tampa, Florida was an incredible success, surpassing all expectations with our highest attendance...

In Memory of Paul J. Shromoff, DPM

Paul J. Shromoff, DPM Paul Jason Shromoff, 55, of Goose Creek, South Carolina passed away on October 15, 2023. He was born on October 30, 1967 in Two Harbors,...

Fundraising Campaign 2023

Fundraising Campaign 2023

support the society2023 Fundraising CampaignThe West Penn Foot and Ankle Society (WPFAS) is seeking financial support. Our mission and vision has remained the...

March 2022 Program Briefing

March 2022 Program Briefing

Our goal for this inaugural Program Briefing is to centralize communication and share the latest news and activities taking place within the West Penn...

Residency Program

First-Annual AHN Research Retreat

First-Annual AHN Research Retreat

When:  Friday, October 27th, 2023Where:  George J. Magovern, MD Conference Center Auditorium Allegheny General Hospital 320 East North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA...

August 2023 Program Briefing

August 2023 Program Briefing

WHAT'S NEWOur 1st year residents are off to a great start! Embrace this pivotal moment as you navigate the transition into the month of August....

September 2022 Program Briefing

September 2022 Program Briefing

Our goal for this inaugural Program Briefing is to centralize communication and share the latest news and activities taking place within the West Penn...

Annual College Fair Events

Annual College Fair Events

We would like to thank everyone who made this years Annual College Fair Events possible - our Alumni, Faculty and Residents who volunteered their time helping...

March 2022 Program Briefing

March 2022 Program Briefing

Our goal for this inaugural Program Briefing is to centralize communication and share the latest news and activities taking place within the West Penn...

Resident Wellness Day

Resident Wellness Day

Dr. Alan Catanzariti and our residents had a great time “Raising The Jolly Roger” at the Pittsburgh Pirates game at PNC Park celebrating Resident Wellness...

Alumni Receptions

24th Annual Alumni Reception

24th Annual Alumni Reception

24th Annual Alumni ReceptionThe Alumni Reception at ACFAS in Tampa, Florida was an incredible success, surpassing all expectations with our highest attendance...

23rd Annual Alumni Reception

23rd Annual Alumni Reception

We had a great turnout at the 23rd Annual West Penn Hospital Alumni Reception in Los Angeles, California this year! A special thank you to our alumni who made...

22nd Annual Alumni Reception

22nd Annual Alumni Reception

Thank you to everyone who came out to support the West Penn Foot & Ankle Society and made this year’s Alumni Reception a huge success! It was great to see...

20th Annual Alumni Reception

20th Annual Alumni Reception

West Penn Foot and Ankle Society making lasting memories at their 20th Annual West Penn Alumni Reception at ACFAS in San Antonio, Texas. Congratulations to...

19th Annual Alumni Reception

19th Annual Alumni Reception

The West Penn Foot and Ankle Society Alumni made lasting memories at their 19th Annual West Penn Alumni Reception at ACFAS in New Orleans. Congratulations to...

18th Annual Alumni Reception

18th Annual Alumni Reception

West Penn Foot and Ankle Society making lasting memories at their Annual West Penn Hospital Alumni Reception at ACFAS in Nashville. A huge thank-you to all of...

2016 ACFAS Alumni Reception

2016 ACFAS Alumni Reception

West Penn Foot and Ankle Society making lasting memories at our Annual West Penn Alumni Reception at ACFAS in Austin, Texas. A huge thank-you to all of the...

Alumni Seminars

10th Annual Alumni Seminar

10th Annual Alumni Seminar

The West Penn Foot & Ankle Society had another great Alumni Seminar in Fort Lauderdale, Florida this year! We would like to extend a special thank you to...

9th Annual Alumni Seminar

9th Annual Alumni Seminar

We were thrilled to have another successful West Penn Alumni Seminar in Coronado Island, California! It was wonderful to see alumni, residents and their...

8th Annual Alumni Seminar

8th Annual Alumni Seminar

The West Penn Foot & Ankle Society had another great Alumni Seminar in Fort Lauderdale, Florida this year! We would like to extend a special thank you to...

7th Annual Alumni Seminar

7th Annual Alumni Seminar

We were thrilled to have another successful West Penn Foot & Ankle Society Alumni Seminar in Scottsdale, Arizona! A special thank-you to the Alumni,...

Careers & Fellowships

The Foot & Ankle Reconstruction Georgia

The Foot and Ankle Reconstruction of Georgia is currently seeking a skilled podiatric surgeon with a passion for reconstructive procedures. This position is...

Drs. Sorenson and Peterson Fellowship

Drs. Sorenson and Peterson Fellowship

Dr. Matt Sorenson and Dr. Kyle Peterson are starting a new fellowship in August 2024 in Chicago, Illinois. This fellowship entails handling 22-30 cases per...

Ankle and Foot Care

Ankle and Foot Care

Western Pennsylvania Area

Seeking a full time associate. Competitive salary and benefits.

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Resident Spotlight

Geethu Kurian, DPM

Geethu Kurian, DPM

RESIDENT SPOTLIGHTGraduating Dr. Kurian will graduate in 2026BIO My name is Geethu Kurian. I was born in Chicago, Illinois where my parents immigrated to from...

Austin Gutting, DPM

Austin Gutting, DPM

RESIDENT SPOTLIGHTGraduating Dr. Gutting will graduate in 2026BIO My name is Austin Gutting. I was born and raised in Findlay, Ohio. I received my...

Michael Huther, DPM

Michael Huther, DPM

RESIDENT SPOTLIGHTGraduating Dr. Huther will graduate in 2026BIO My name is Michael Huther, and I was born and raised in Jasper, Indiana. While in high school...

Madison Burandt, DPM

Madison Burandt, DPM

RESIDENT SPOTLIGHTGraduating Dr. Burandt will graduate in 2026BIO My name is Maddy Burandt. I am from Mankato, Minnesota. I completed my undergraduate...

Jacob Gross, DPM

Jacob Gross, DPM

Graduated Jacob Gross, DPM, is set to graduate the West Penn Hospital Foot & Ankle Residency Program in 2023. I come from a family of blue-collar workers...

Vincent Vacketta, DPM

Vincent Vacketta, DPM

Graduated Dr. Vacketta graduated in 2022Fellowship Attending the fellowship Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center Fellowship with Mark A. Prissel, DPM, FACFAS,...

Steven Georgian, DPM

Steven Georgian, DPM

Graduated Dr. Georgian graduated in 2022Fellowship Employed at Foot & Ankle Specialist of George Regional Hospital, Lucedale, Mississippi.My name is...

Kimberly Lockridge, DPM

Kimberly Lockridge, DPM

Graduated Dr. Lockridge graduated in 2022Fellowship Attending the fellowship at Foot & Ankle Institute Fellowship with Sandra R. Raynor, DPM, FACFAS in...

Jacob Jones, DPM

Jacob Jones, DPM

Graduated Dr. Jones graduated in 2022Fellowship Attending the fellowship at American Foundation of Lower Extremity Surgery and Research Fellowship with J....

Resident Research

Textbook Chapters and Periodicals

Medial Column Stabilization, Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, (July 1991) Guest Editor for Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Rearfoot Surgery, (May 1991) First Metatarsocuneiform...

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Non Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Elective Surgery in the Diabetic Foot, Podiatry Times, (Fall 1998)  Current Concepts in Flatfoot Surgery, Podiatry Today, (October 2003)  A Guide to Treating Crush Injuries, Podiatry Today, (March...

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Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Epidermolysis Bullosa: A case presentation and review of the literature, The Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, (May 1984) Peroneus Longus Tendon Lengthening, The Journal of Foot...

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