Vol. 5. No. 1 December 2017 - January 2018
Soave Is New Professor, Chair and Dean of Medicine Department
Award Is Named After Soave by NYSPMA
Ronald Soave, DPM, FACFAS , a member of NYCPM's Class of 1982, replaced the retiring Thomas DeLauro, DPM as Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine, and has the added title of Dean of the Department. Dr. Soave worked at New York Methodist Hospital from 1985-2017, where he founded the hospital's Podiatry Residency Program and served as Chief of Podiatry. He has been involved with graduate medical education for over 30 years.
    At the December downstate NYSPMA meeting, Dr. Soave was presented with the first-ever "Ronald L. Soave, DPM, FACFAS Integrity and Excellence in Podiatry Award," which will be presented annually. The inscription on the award reads: "In recognition for your time and dedication to the podiatric profession and for the Admiration and Gratitude for all you have taught." 
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New Strideway 5 in Gait Lab Gives Podiatrists New Ways to "See" How Patients Walk 
With Jeffrey J. Cusack, DPM
Thanks to a generous donation that was directed to the Gait Lab by a grateful patient of alumnus Joseph D'Amico, DPM, NYCPM Professor of Orthopedics and Pediatrics, the Gait Lab has acquired  Strideway  5, a new system that enables our clinicians to gain valuable insight into underly-ing gait abnormalities, inefficiencies or imbalances
that might otherwise go undetected, a system described by Jeffrey J. Cusack, DPM ('81), Assistant Professor of Orthopedics, who runs the Gait  Lab, as  a "force plate on steroids." Read more 

Zach Weyandt (2019) demonstrates how patients walk on 
Strideway 5's force plate.
Get to Know ...
NYCPM's Faculty
Johanna F. Godoy, DPM
Assistant Professor of Surgical Sciences

A member of the NYCPM Class of 2005, Johanna F. Godoy, DPM earned her BS in biology (with a minor in biochemistry) at Montclair State University in New Jersey and served her residency at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton, PA, under residency director Guido Laporta. She started working full time at the College in 2008, and remained full time for eight years.
   Right now, Dr. Godoy works in a private practice three days a week with her mother, ... Read more
Alumni Reception at NY18, the Podiatric Clinical Conference and Exhibition, Draws Many Graduates

A busy Saturday (January 20) at NY18, the Podiatric Clinical Conference and Exhibition, was capped by a big reception for NYCPM alumni sponsored by the Rhett Foundation. Drs. Jonathan Levy ('09), President of the NYCPM Alumni Relations Association; Michael J. Trepal ('81), Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean, NYCPM; and Bradley Bakotic, DPM, DO, co-founder of the Rhett Foundation, addressed the 200 alumni in attendance.  Dr. Levy emphasized ... Read more and see photos of NYCPM at NY18.
Student News
NYCPM Consider Others over Holiday Season I
NYCPM students thought of those less fortunate in the community during the holiday season and acted to help.
    The Student National Podiatric Medical Association (SNPMA) sponsored a coat drive under the auspices of New York Cares. SNPMA collected 40 winter coats, to be distributed by New York Cares to individuals and families in need of warm coats for the winter. While it was the SNPMA's second coat drive, it was New York Cares' 29th.
    The Public Health Club organized a shoe drive that took contributions from just after Thanksgiving through New Year's, and collected 75 pairs of shoes from the College! All of the shoes were donated to the West Harlem Shelter.

Before the footwear was brought to the shelter, members of the Public Health Club posed proudly with the shoes they collected. In the photo (above/below), were back row, left to right: Alexander Malek (2021); Simran Chhabra (2019); Danielle Cole (2019); Michelle Diaz (2019); Abir Ahmed (2020) Front row, l. to r.: Anmol Tank (2021); Sruti Karwa (2020).
Student News
NYCPM Consider Others over Holiday Season II
by Thomas Ehlers
Student Association President 
I just wanted to write a brief update from the Sock Drive Fundraiser and the result of NYCPM's National Day of Service & Remembrance on 9/11/17. Wade Chimerofsky (2019) had been coordinating with the Einstein School of Medicine to throw a holiday party at the Living Room Shelter in the Bronx. At the party, we served over 100 people dinner and dessert and handed out 2 pairs of socks, a pair of gloves, a winter hat, and basic living supplies (toothbrush, toothpaste .. Read more
At the holiday party at the Living Room Shelter were, left to right: Jennifer Chow, Amber Kavanaugh, Thomas Ehlers, Islam Abbassi, and Wade Chimerofsky, all members of the Class of 2019.
James Warren, Jr. (Mostly) Retires After 18 Years at NYCPM as Director of Security; 
Parnell Peterson Promoted 
Director of Security  James Warren, Jr . retired at the end of 2017 after 18 years and three months at NYCPM. He has been replaced by  Parnell Peterson , who was promoted from Assistant Director, a post he'd held for almost four years. 
Mr. Warren came to the College from Harlem Hospital, where he worked for 19 years. He had started there as a hospital police officer, but was promoted repeatedly until he was ... Read more
Jeremy Rambarran Promoted in IT
Jeremy Rambarran has been promoted to Cloud Solutions Manager in the IT Department, Chief Information Officer, Aman Safaei has announced. His new responsibilities include the coordination, development, and implementation of processes necessary to enable the use of cloud-based applications within our organization. Mr. Rambarran's primary assignment will be to plan and implement a disaster recovery solution for NYCPM/FCNY. He has been with NYCPM/FCNY for three years; he attended CUNY - NYC College of Technology and came to NYCPM after graduation. He is currently working toward his master's degree at Touro Graduate School of Technology.
Superbones Wounds East Conference to Feature NYCPM Faculty, Speakers from NUI Galway
The 2018 Superbones Wounds East conference, to be held April 6-8 at the Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe, Teaneck, NJ, will feature presentations by four NYCPM faculty. Jeffrey Cusack, DPM ('81) will present "Musings on the Midtarsal Joint: Clinical Implications;" Robert Eckles, DPM will discuss "Terminal Outcomes in the Diabetic Foot - How Does the Timeline of Podiatric Biomechanical Intervention Modify Them?"; Kevin Jules, DPM ('84) will present "Peroneal Tendon Disorders - When to Operate and When to Not;" Michael J. Trepal, DPM ('81) will discuss "The Hammered Hallux - What to Do with It." 
    In addition, a component of the conference will include the fourth annual TransAtlantic Conference with speakers from the Podiatry College at the National University of Ireland in Galway, part of a long-standing affiliation between NYCPM and NUI.
Alumni News
Thanks to Our Alumni Donors!
President Louis L. Levine and everyone at New York College of Podiatric Medicine send their heartfelt thanks to these alumni, whose donations in 2017 supported current students:
Jonathan Levy, DPM '09 and Nadia Levy
Jack Testa, DPM '84
$200 - $100
Richard Belli, DPM '78
Harvey Bernstein, DPM '69
Mary Ann Bilotti, DPM '84
Selwyn Bottinick, DPM '56
Russell Caprioli, DPM '84
Bryan Davies, DPM '88
Kathleen Dodsworth, DPM '89
John Fanelly, DPM '83
Sandro Frasca, DPM '92
Melvyn Grovit, DPM '61
Arthur Gudeon, DPM '60
Brian Kashan, DPM '81
Robert Oropall, DPM '81
Sean Rosenblum, DPM '02
Alfred Sanginario, DPM '88
John Susz, DPM '02
$25 - $50
Bruce Anderson, DPM '81
Helene Cagan, DPM '86
Joel Meshnick, DPM '85
Student News
Class of 2018 Honors Awarded
Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean Michael J. Trepal, DPM announced that Sara Stachura has been named Class of 2018 Valedictorian and Matthew D'Angelo, Class of 2018 Salutatorian. Russell Volpe, DPM commented, "We know you will go on to be stellar residents and colleagues."
Daniel Persons Recognized for Volunteerism
Daniel Persons, Community Liaison for the Foot Center of New York, has received The President's Volunteer Service Award for 2017, presented by the Corporation for National and Community Service "in recognition and appreciation for their commitment to strengthen our nation and communities through volunteer service."
Alumni News
In Memoriam
Jonathan Haber, DPM ('74)

Jonathan Haber, DPM , a member of NYCPM's Class of 1974, passed away on December 10 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. 
    Most recently Professor Emeritus of Surgical Sciences and Associate Dean for Special Academic Projects at NYCPM, Dr. Haber graduated from and served his residency at NYCPM, and

remained at the College to train several generations of podiatric surgeons. In addition to his college activities, Dr. Haber served as the residency director for St. Barnabas Hospital in NJ, was a past chair of CPME, a past president of NBPME and maintained a private practice. Most recently, he was honored at the NYCPM Alumni Gala in late October with its Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award. Following his family, which always came first, Dr. Haber's loves were podiatry, golf, wine and cigars. He will be greatly missed.
Alumni News
In Memoriam

Carl Kirschner,      DPM ('60)

Carl Kirschner, DPM ('60), age 86, passed away on November 6. He was a resident of Rochester Hills, Michigan. According to Arthur Gudeon, also a member of the Class of 1960, Dr. Kirschner was older than most in the class, having served in the Army before entering NYCPM, and was probably also the funniest in the class.

In Memoriam

William L. Reider, DPM ('56)

William L. Reider, DPM ('56) passed away on December 3, 2017. Dr. Reider practiced in Briarwood, Queens and Dix Hills, New York for 41 years. He was a past president, at age 31, of The Queens County Podiatry Society. Dr. Reider retired and sold his practice in 1998 and moved to Boca Raton, Florida. For years, he remained active writing and publishing articles and attending conventions. Source: PM News.
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