July 15, 2014
NYCPM Steps Further Into the Digital Future
New QR-Coded Cards Provide Key Information 
New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM) students entering their clinical years will soon receive ID-sized cards printed with a series of QR codes that are linked to all the information that they need to complete their required clerkships during each clinical academic year. The information ranges from clerkship director contact information to the ... Read more  
Ramanathan Raju, MD, MBA, President/CEO of the NYC Health & Hospitals
Corporation, Delivers Keynote Address at 2014 NYCPM Commencement

Ramanathan Raju, MD, MBA, President and CEO of the New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation, delivered the keynote address to the graduating class of the New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM) and received the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters-Honoris Causa, during the College's 2014 Commencement Ceremony at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall in New York City on Wednesday, May 28th... Read more   

Students Screen Special Olympics Athletes at Metro Games at Queens College

Eight NYCPM students recently participated in the Healthy Athletes and Fit Feet Program at the Metro Games at Queens College, part of the Special Olympics of New York, as volunteer doctors screening for foot deformities among the athletes involved. The Fit Feet Program gathers data that, it is hoped, will ultimately provide the athletes with appropriate shoes, better socks and foot care education. Pictured at the event are, from left to right: Front row: students Marisa Aranyanvickul, Josana Joseph, An Nguyen. Back row: students Sara Mohamed, Dayana Sawh, Aamir Ahmed, Sunil Kumar Jeganathan, Gaston Mike Liu, and Pamela S. Hoffman, DPM and Glenn Weiss, DPM, an alumnus of NYCPM.

 

Foot Center of New York Steps Out with NHEMA

Future doctors of podiatric medicine spread the word about the importance of foot health care on June 20th at a mini-street fair beneath the Metro North tracks at 125th Street and Park Avenue sponsored by the New Harlem East Merchants Association (NHEMA).  Representing the New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM) and its clinical teaching affiliate the Foot Center of New York (FCNY), the students distributed flyers and provided information about services to the community. NYCPM/FCNY are members of NHEMA, which has implemented a major East Harlem initiative for the current and future refurbishment of 125th Street east of 5th Avenue.  Staffing the Foot Center of New York's table were, l. to r.: Gireesh Reddy, Brittany Mayer, Zakiyyah Waters, Juanita Rufran, Victoria Vo, Rusheena Bartlett. 

Michael J. Trepal, DPM, Presents at Symposium 

Michael J. Trepal, DPM, Vice-President for Academic Affairs and Dean of NYCPM, presented a paper, "Wound Care Basics for the Interventionalist," on June 11 at the Endovascular Symposium at Mt. Sinai, part of a multi-day symposium. All members of the Classes of 2016, 2017, and 2018 and the entire faculty were invited. Members of the Class of 2015 who attended Dr. Trepal's presentation included, left to right, Gregory Sutton, Adrian Wright, Ross Senter, and Justin Donovan.

 

Publications

The Lower Extremity and Systemic Disease

is a new textbook being edited by Rock G. Positano, DPM, MSc, MPH, Deputy Chairman of the NYCPM Board of Trustees (Hospital for Special Surgery); Michael J. Trepal, DPM, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean, NYCPM; Jeffrey Borer, MD (SUNY Downstate Medical Center); and Christopher W. DiGiovanni, MD (Harvard). Several NYCPM faculty will contribute chapters including: Thomas DeLauro, DPM; Khurram H. Khan, DPM; Mark H. Swartz, MD; Mark A. Kosinski, DPM; and Joseph D'Amico, DPM. 

BMJ Case Reports (an online, peer-reviewed publication): "Autoamputation of the fifth digit: ainhum (dactylosis spontanea)." Students Gary Shtofmakher and Michelle Kaufman, faculty members Drs. Randy Cohen and Aaron Glockenberg.

Clinical Anatomy:  "Morphometry of the fibular collateral ligament. Anatomic study with comprehensive review of the literature." Just-graduated Drs. Todd Chappell, Prakash Panchani and Garrett Moore. Faculty members Drs. Anthony D'Antoni, Anthony DiLandro and Khurram Khan (adjunct faculty member).

Foot and Ankle International:  "Anatomic study of the deltoid ligament of the ankle."

Just-graduated Drs. Todd Chappell, Prakash Panchani and Garrett Moore. Faculty members Drs. Anthony D'Antoni, Anthony DiLandro and Khurram Khan (adjunct faculty member).  

Special Offer for Practicing Podiatrists

Dr. Michael Shore (Class of 1986), of PRESENT e-Learning Systems, is extending an offer to all alumni, faculty, and residents to attend the prestigious 2014 PRESENT Podiatric Residency Education Summit East Conference for $149 (a $375 value). The PRESENT Podiatric Residency Education Summit East is the first surgical and wound care conference designed especially for practicing podiatrists who want to attend a high-quality conference which offers education that is not found at many other conferences. The 2014 East Summit will take place from August 15th - August 17th at the Teaneck Marriott in Teaneck, NJ. To Take advantage of this offer visit http://www.resedsummiteast.com.   

 

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld Makes Second Donation to NYCPM

In Honor of his Podiatrist, NYCPM Alumnus and Professor Joseph D'Amico, DPM

For the second year in a row, comedian Jerry Seinfeld has made a substantial donation to the New York College of Podiatric Medicine as a tribute ... Read More

Footnotes
100% Pass Rate, 98% Residency Placements for Class of 2014
The NYCPM Class of 2014 had a 100% pass rate on Part II of the APMLE Boards! In addition, this class had a 98% residency placement rate with exceptional nationwide placements, including: INOVA Fairfax (VA), Grant (OH), DVA Yale (CT), Medstar (DC), Franciscan (WA), and Cambridge (MA). 

Steven Goldman, DPM ('82), Receives Presidential Recognition

NYCPM alumnus Dr. Steven Goldman recently received a Certificate of Appreciation from President Barack Obama, in recognition of his achievements while ... Read More

Canadian Students Complete Rotation

Eight Canadian senior podiatric medical students from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières recently completed ... Read More  

 

Victor Jimenez, Medical Technologist at FCNY, received an award marking his 40 years of service from NYCPM President Louis L. Levine and Eunice Ramsey-Parker, DPM, Clinic Administrator.

Upcoming Community Events

Saturday, August 16, ADA 'Feria de Salud sobre la Diabetes,' St. Mary's Park, Bronx, NY, noon to 4 p.m. Dr. Iorio and 30 students will provide foot screenings, working with the American Diabetes Association and the Segundo Ruiz Belvis Diagnostic & Treatment Center

 

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