Volume 4, Number 3  March 2017
Match Day at NYCPM: 
As of 3/28, NYCPM Seniors Achieve 95.7% Match

Furrowed brows gave way to big smiles on Match Day at NYCPM, as members of the Class of 2017 opened their envelopes to learn of their residency destinations for the next three years. As of March 28, 90 out of 94 eligible students had matched, a match rate of 95.7% Hugs and joyful calls home followed the big reveal, as just about all seniors at NYCPM were matched in this first round. Following a long-standing  NYCPM tradition, seniors dropped a dollar into a jar as their names were called, and the lucky winner was the last name called, David Ehrlich, in photo below between Robert A. Eckles, DPM and Academic Dean Michael J. Trepal, DPM ('81). Congratulations to all!

Jonathan Srour Captures ABFAS' Michael 
Stone Award
Jonathan Srour ('17) received the 2017 Michael Stone Outstanding Professional Conduct Award at the annual meeting of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ABFAS) in Las Vegas. ABFAS presents this award annually to one fourth-year student from each of the nine podiatric schools. ... Read more

Jonathan Srour receives the 2017 Michael Stone Outstanding Professional Conduct Award from Mindy Benton, President, ABFAS. Michael J. Trepal, DPM, VP and Academic Dean is to the left. 
Get to Know ...
NYCPM's Faculty:

Samuel B. Adegboyega, DPM ('06)
Clinical Instructor in Medical and 
Surgical Sciences

Growing up in Nigeria, Samuel Adegboyega played soccer and saw lots of injuries to feet and ankles. That influenced him to become a podiatrist, and today, Samuel Adegboyega is a DPM who still plays soccer on Saturdays. Dr. Adegboyega earned his BS in biology at Rutgers University in 2001 and received his DPM from NYCPM in 2006. He served his residency at NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens and was mentored there by Dr. Charles Lombardi, the program director.  Dr. Lombardi influenced Dr. Adegboyega greatly - Dr. Sammy ... Read more
2017 Football Features Fun and Student 
Choice Winners
Part of the fun and festivities at the annual Football is the recognition of NYCPM faculty and staff, and Football 2017 at Tribeca Rooftop was no exception. Traci Bologna, Student Association Treasurer, prefaced announcement of the results of the 2017 Student Choice Awards (to those who didn't attend the gala), with these gracious words:  "As we all are keenly ... Read more

Dr. Joy Reidenberg was chosen 1st Year Professor of the Year. She was joined by her husband, "the other Dr. Reidenberg."
2017 Blood Drive Exceeds Expectations
Every year since 1999, NYCPM students have organized a school-wide blood drive, which usually nets about 30 donations, primarily from students, but also including faculty and staff. This year students outdid their predecessors and signed up 45 donors, greatly pleasing Elaine Peralta, account manager with the New York Blood Center; she had set a goal of 35 donations. The New York Blood Center is responsible for collecting and transporting the donations, which were more urgently needed this year as a snow storm right before the NYCPM drive had led to many blood drive cancellations in other locations. 

New York Blood Center donor specialists Ana (foreground) and Dilsa (rear) assist student donors (left to right) Michael Hsieh (2020), Amber Kavanagh (2019) and Ashima Choudhary (2019) at the 2017 NYCPM blood drive. Above, Thomas Ehlers (2019), left, and Chung Him Tse (2019) right, do their share.
March Open House Provides Good Intro to NYCPM
Prospective students participating in the March Open House toured the College and Foot Center, interacted with current students over breakfast and lunch, and participated in an all-alumni DPM panel, including, from left to right in photo above, Dr. Jeffrey Cusack ('81), Dr. Barbara Resseque ('80), Dr. Matrona Giakoumis, ('10), Dr. Anthony Jabra ('16) and student Paul Hong ('18). Drs. Cusack and Resseque gave the opening Intro to Podiatric Medicine Presentation. 

These student ambassadors interacted with prospective students at the March Open House.
Christopher DiGiovanni, MD, speaks at NYCPM
On March 21, 2017, NYCPM hosted a distinguished guest lecturer. Christopher DiGiovanni, MD, Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School and Chief of the Foot and Ankle Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, delivered a talk on state of the art in Orthobiologics to a packed lecture hall of students, residents and faculty. Dr. DiGiovanni started his presentation with some of his thoughts on the importance of collaboration between Orthopedic and Podiatric Surgery and the need for both specialties to further increase their collaborative efforts to provide state-of-the-art care of foot and ankle problems. He observed that when such collaboration occurs, everyone benefits. Following his talk, Dr. DiGiovanni commented on a recent surgical case performed by NYCPM surgeons presented by PGY II resident Michael Bastani. He is also a member of the faculty in the Department of Academic Orthopedic Science at NYCPM.

Dr. Christopher DiGiovanni is flanked by Dr. Michael J. Trepal (left) and Dr. Michael Bastani, PGY II resident.

Dr. DiGiovanni is also the co-editor along with NYCPM Deputy Board Chair and Director of the Non-surgical Foot and Ankle Service at Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Rock Positano, NYCPM Dean Michael Trepal and Jeffery Borer, cardiologist at SUNY Downstate, of a soon-to-be-published landmark text book entitled Systemic Disease Manifestations in the Foot, Ankle, and Lower Extremity (see related story above). 
New Textbook Will Explore Systemic Disease and Lower Extremity

Systemic Disease Manifestations in the Foot, Ankle, and Lower Extremity
is the name of the forthcoming new textbook by Rock G. Positano, DPM ('88), MSc, MPH; Christopher W. DiGiovanni, MD; Jeffrey S. Borer, MD, and Michael J. Trepal, DPM ('81). Its publication is expected in both hardcopy and e-book in July by Wolters Kluwer, and Dr. Trepal predicted that it will become "one of the gold standard resources for all health care professionals engaged in lower extremity care." 

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