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To educate and advance the art of minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery to lower extremity surgeons around the world.

The AMIFAS educational mission is to advance the art and science of podiatric medicine by providing quality clinical learning experiences to members and non-members, and shall include a variety of instructional sessions aimed at significantly enhancing patient care, treatment protocols, and practice efficiency. The program may include interactive educational learning methods and principles utilizing lectures, panel discussions, point-counterpoint, case studies, question and answer, handouts, audio-visual materials (including media or narrations), hands-on workshops and roundtable discussions with moderators to achieve a well-rounded venue of postgraduate instruction.

AMIFAS provides continuing education activities for podiatric physicians, orthopaedic surgeons, and other physicians with an interest in minimally invasive techniques. Our pledge to the podiatric community is to increase knowledge and awareness of minimally invasive procedures to ultimately improve patient care and outcomes. We are committed to bridging the gap between traditional surgical techniques and the growing need for training in alternative solutions. Upon completion of our educational programs, physicians will:

  • Distinguish by analysis the appropriate modalities in the treatment, care and protocols of current trends, application and practices of medicine in podiatry
  • Generalize, synthesize, or deduce by classification ways to develop treatment protocols based on current literature and evidence-based medicine
  • Compare, contrast and evaluate judgement values for those ideas presented between medical and surgical applications.


Executive Committee

Brant McCartan, DPM
1233 N. Mayfair Rd. -Suite 304
Milwaukee WI 53226
Phone: 414-257-3322
Scientific Director

Jordan Sullivan, DPM
13402 W Coal Mine Ave
Littleton CO 80127
Phone: 402-310-7374

John Fenice, MD
Heritage Medical Associates
2601 Annand Drive, #4
Wilmington, DE 19808
Phone: 302-998-3334

John Longobardo, DPM, MD
1339 Baxter Street
Charlotte, NC 28204
Phone: 828-245-1111

Board Members

Fellowship Chair
Joanne Balkaran, DPM

1865 Nightingale Lane
Tavares, FL 32778
Phone: 352-385-7718

International Representative
Orlando Nunez, DPM, MD

101 W. Ironwood Dr. #131
Coeur d/Alene, ID 83814
Phone: 208-666-0605

International Representative
Julio Segovia, MD

Past President
Beth Klawitter, DPM
3346 North 108th Street
Omaha NE 68164

Executive Director
Ann Dosen
1249 Chapin Road Unit 1083
Chapin, SC 29036

(727) 422-3996


Legal Counsel
Lawrence F. Kobak, DPM, JD
Frier Levitt
101 Greenwich Street, Suite 8B
New York, NY 10006
Phone: 516-410-2835

Past President & International Chairman
Stephen Isham DPM, MD
101 Ironwood Road, Suite 131
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
Phone: 208-666-0605
Fax: 208-666-091

Fellowship Chair
Neil Barney, DPM
4 Ash Street
Mashpee, MA 02649
Phone: 774-238-1910

Past Presidents

Victor Horsley, DPM
1 Deans Lane
Nassau, Bahamas
Phone: 242-322-5402

Sheldon Nadal, DPM
586 Eglinton Ave E
Toronto, Ontario M4P 1P2

Borys Markewych, DPM
3707 S. Grand Boulevard, Suite A
Spokane, WA 99203
Phone: 509-747-0274
Fax: 509-747-3220

Donald Peacock, DPM
325 Jefferson St
Whiteville NC 28472

Michael Fanous, DPM
15366 11th Street, Ste D
Victorville, CA 92395
Phone: 760-951-1238
Fax: 760-951-1473

Lawrence F. Kobak, DPM, JD
Frier Levitt
101 Greenwich Street, Suite 8B
New York, NY 10006
Phone: 516-410-2835

Burton Katzen, DPM
4302 St Barnabus Rd
Templle Hills MD 20748
Phone: 301-243-9494

Michael Warshaw, DPM
444 S. Meridian Street
Ravenna, OH 44255
Phone: 330-297-7330
Fax: 330-298-0497

Edward R. Cohen, DPM
12056 Mobile Avenue
Norwood Village
Gulfport, MS 39503

Richard M. Cowin, D.P.M.
7932 W. Sand Lake Road
Suite 106
Orlando, FL 32819
Phone: 407 722-8750

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