Part 1 - Course Staff
Jeffrey Cusak, DPM
Jeffrey Cusack, DPM is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedics & Pediatrics, New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He received his BS degree in Chemistry at the University of Miami, Florida. Dr Cusack is passionate about biomechanics; when he sees a foot problem; whether callus or bunion or something else; he thinks about what the cause could be from a biomechanical point of view. Why is the callus or bunion located where it is? The mechanics of the foot determine the location.
Thomas Delauro DPM
Thomas M. DeLauro, DPM graduated from Brooklyn College cum laude with a BS in 1972, graduated from NYCPM magna cum laude and the valedictorian of his class in 1976, spent one year as a resident at Peninsula Hospital Center in Far Rockaway and then another one-year residency at Atlanta Hospital and Medical Center in Atlanta, Georgia. He started working at the College in 1978 after he completed his residency in Atlanta.
John Sheehy, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Robert Eckles, DPM
As Dean for Clinical Education since 2006, Dr. Eckles oversees third and fourth year didactic, as well as clinical rotations; all junior and senior schedules and their exams are under his (relative) control, working with Department Chairs Drs. DeLauro, Jules and Logan. His highest priority is meeting critical institutional goals – high board pass rates and graduate placement rates – and he is proud of the fact that at this time NYCPM has the highest average graduate placement rate of any of the podiatry schools, and that our Part II APMLE board pass rate is one of the highest as well.
Russell Volpe, DPM
Dr. Russell G. Volpe is a Professor, and Past Chair, in the Department of Pediatrics and Orthopedics at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine/Foot Center of New York, where he has taught since 1985. He was founding Chair of the Department of Pediatrics from 1993-2006. Also, he was on the Adjunct faculty of the California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt College from 2003-2008 and he served as Medical Consultant to Langer Biomechanics, Inc. from 1992 – 2002. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Medicine since 1988. Dr. Volpe is co-editor, with Peter Thomson, of Introduction to Podopediatrics, 2nd edition published in 2001 by Elsevier. Dr. Volpe is a member of the Vasyli Think Tank which was founded to foster collaboration and cooperative thought amongst a leading group of health professionals specializing in the field of lower limb biomechanics.
Michael Trepal, DPM
Dr. Trepal is a native New Yorker who graduated summa cum laude from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. After graduating he completed a podiatric surgical residency at North General Hospital. He was then recruited to join the faculty in the Department of Surgery at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. His academic positions included serving as Chairman of the Surgery Department and since 1993 as the Colleges Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean. He has the academic rank of Professor.
Dr. Trepal is Board Certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and a Fellow of The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He is section chief for Podiatry at Metropolitan Hospital in New York City as well as program director for the SUNY Downstate Podiatry residency in Brooklyn. He has served his profession in many capacities including as a past member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and a current Board member of the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine and The Council on Podiatric medical Education
Kevin Jules, DPM
Dr. Jules is a graduate of the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Jules completed a comprehensive Podiatric Surgical residency and then became part of the surgical faculty at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Jules is a professor in the department of surgery and has been the chairman of the surgical department since 1995. Dr. Jules is an active participant in the post- graduate Podiatric surgical residency programs at Metropolitan hospital in Manhattan and SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn.
Dr. Jules is Board certified By the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
Dr. Jules has lectured nationally and internationally on numerous aspects of foot surgery. Dr. Jules has practiced in the Brooklyn Heights area since 1988 and has been providing comprehensive Podiatric Surgical and Medical care at the highest level.
Mark Caselli, DPM
Stephen Alchermes, DPM
Mark Kosinski, DPM
When Mark Kosinski was a pre-med student at NYU, foot problems took him to a podiatrist. The podiatrist
impressed him; here was a specialty that encompassed other specialties. Dermatology, neurology, surgery,
orthopedics – all while still being a specialist of the foot. He decided to pursue podiatry as his career path.
After obtaining his BA in biology, he started studying at NYCPM in 1979, graduated in 1983 and
completed a 24-month surgical residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Philadelphia (at the time, one of the
teaching hospitals for the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine, which is now part of Temple
All during Dr. Kosinski’s studies at NYCPM and throughout his residency, he knew that he wanted to teach
at NYCPM. He began working as a per-diem instructor in 1986 and, as more time became available at the
college, became a full-time faculty member in the department of medicine. It was his dream job.
Right now, Dr. Kosinski sees patients in the Foot Center of New York and teaches second, third, and
fourth-year students. He is involved in teaching Physical Assessment Lab and Pod Med 1 and 2 classes. In
addition to classroom lectures, Dr. Kosinski gives outside lectures for various CME programs, has written
textbook chapters and articles, and has been a reviewer for journals.
Dr. Kosinski’s main area of study is lower-extremity infections, an interest that stems from his residency.
During that time, he met Jack LeFrock, MD, the chief of infectious diseases at Hahnemann University
Hospital in Philadelphia, who got him interested in this rewarding field.
In 1999, he completed a fellowship in lower extremity infectious diseases at St. Michael’s Medical Center
in Newark, NJ under Leon Smith, MD, a program that was made possible through David George, DPM (’72).
Dr. Kosinski finds that infectious disease doctors share common interests and goals, a characteristic that
transcends degrees and national borders. He would one day like to go on medical missions to areas of the
world underserved by doctors.
Objectives of this program:
To review cultural and socio-economic trends in medical outcomes
To identify specific non-medical factors which influence the management of disease in minority communities.
To discuss trends in diabetic limb pathology in the context of race and gender.
To review updates on child and adult biomechanical abnormalities with treatment considerations for the attendee to employ in their daily practice.
To review considerations in the evaluation of surgical and non-surgical treatment of Sagittal Plane deformity.
To review current concepts in lateral ankle instability
To grasp a better understanding of COVID-19 and multi-system inflammatory conditions in children
To receive a refresher on surgical management of Hallux Hallux Abducto Valgus: Base Wedge Osteotomy V the Lapidus Procedure
review prophylactic diabetic foot surgery
To re-familiarize the attendees with the clinical presentation and treatment options
of some common and not so common skin conditions that affect the foot
Included for attendees of the live event
No refunds are available for online courses
In accordance with the Council on Podiatric Medical Education's Standards and Requirements for Approval of Providers of Continuing Education in Podiatric Medicine, any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests of faculty, planning committee, or any others who have influence over the content of this educational activity must be disclosed to program participants. Neither the speakers or Education Committee have any conflicts to disclose
Commercial Interests: No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity
For more information contact Audrey Negron at NYCPM at firstname.lastname@example.org
NYCPM is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. NYCPM has approved this activity for a maximum of 7.2 continuing education contact hours.