Speaker Bios: Nov 2021

CPMA Virtual Conference November 2021


Howard Green, DPM

President, British Columbia Podiatric Medical Association

James Hill, DPM

President, Canadian Podiatric Medical Association

Kristen Kit

Advocate, Leader, Olympic Gold Medalist

Kristen Kit is a dual-sport athlete, who sees sport as an opportunity for social change. She cares deeply about achieving gender parity in sport and believes there is an opportunity to redefine what it means to be an athlete.

Kristen began her rowing career in St. Catharines, Ontario in 2002 and earned her first Maple Leaf in 2009 with Canada’s Under-23 Women’s eight. Since then, she has coxed for Canada at 2 Under-23 World Championships, 5 World Cups, 5 World Championships, 2 Paralympic and one Olympic Games – bringing home a total of 11 international medals for Canada in both able-bodies and para-rowing events. This includes Canada’s first-ever medal in rowing at the 2016 Paralympics and most recently Canada’s win in the women’s eight at the 2020 Olympic Games.

Off the water, you can find Kristen perfecting her craft on her bike. She believes that elite racing of any sort helps her understand what her rowing team mates experience in the boar, and elevates her game for international racing. Her path to an Olympic Gold Medal had its fair share of obstacles, and the key to her success is her optimism. She brings this optimism and belief that obstacles create opportunity to all corners of her life including the national team training centre. In 2016, Kristen took part in Canadian Senate proceedings to change the Canadian national anthem to use gender-neutral language, resulting in a parliamentary bill that successfully passed in 2018.

Kristen is working towards earning her undergraduate degree in Economics at University of Victoria.

IG: @kristenkit

Tracey C. Vlahovic, DPM

Dept of Podiatric Medicine Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine

Dr Tracey Vlahovic is a Clinical Professor at the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, PA and is board certified in foot surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery.  She has been at Temple University for 15 years seeing patients, teaching, and doing research.  She is the first American female podiatrist to be a Fellow of the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow, Scotland.  She was the first podiatrist in the USA to complete a fellowship in podiatric dermatology from St. Luke’s Hospital in Allentown, PA and currently teaches the Dermatology course at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine.  She has won over 20 teaching awards including “Clinician of the Year” and “Teacher of the Year” by her students.  She has lectured across the US, has authored many articles in peer-reviewed journals, written two books, and is involved in multiple clinical research trials for various dermatological therapies and devices.

Kerry Zang, DPM

Medical Director, Comprehensive Integrated Care

Dr. Kerry Zang started practicing in 1970 and is the founder of the Arizona Institute of Footcare Physicians. He is Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons and Chairman of

Axolotl Biologix’s Medical Advisory Board. An innovator in his field, he has recently developed a new, non-surgical treatment protocol for neuropathy of the feet. He has designed implants and surgical devices that are currently being used by surgeons across the country. Dr. Zang is also the co-author of several papers, including a placebo-controlled randomized study on Low-Level Laster Therapy at 635nm for Treatment of Chronic Plantar Fasciitis published in The Journal of Foot and Ankle surgery. Respected among physicians for his unique diagnostic skills, he is often consulted on complicated and challenging cases. During his years in practice, he has learned that one of the more important aspects of treating patients is listening.


CiC Foot & Ankle, Phoenix, AZ, Podiatric Medical Director – April 2019 to Present

Arizona Institute of Footcare Physicians, Mesa AZ, Podiatric Medical Director – September 1970 to March 2019


Doctorate Podiatric Medicine, New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York, NY, 1969

Bachelor of Science, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rutherford, NJ, 1965


St. Luke’s and Children’s Hospital (Currently James Giufre Medical Center) Philadelphia,PA, 1969 – 1970


Board Certified – American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons, 1983

Board Certified – American Board of Podiatric Surgery, August 1976


Member, Arizona Podiatric Medical Association

Member, American Podiatric Medical Association

Fellow, American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons


Zang, Kerry, et al. “Can Low-Level Laser Therapy Have An Impact For Small Fiber Neuropathy?” Managing Pressure Ulcers In The Lower Extremity | Podiatry Today, Podiatry Today, 13 Feb. 2018,www.podiatrytoday.com/can-low-level-laser-therapy-treat-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathy.

Zang, Kerry, Robert Sullivan, and Steven Shanks. “A Retrospective Study of Non-Thermal Laser Therapy for the Treatment of Toenail Onychomycosis.” The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology 10.5 (2017): 24–30.Print., www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5479474/.

Zang, Kerry, et al. “Low-Level Laser Therapy at 635 Nm for Treatment of Chronic Plantar Fasciitis: A Placebo-Controlled, Randomized Study.” The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery, vol. 54, no. 5, 2015, pp. 768–772.,www.jfas.org/article/S1067-2516(14)00642-5/pdf.

Heuser, Richard R, Kerry Zang, and Arthur Mollen. “A Step Forward: The Use of the Cross Lock Catheter in a Patient With Critical Limb Ischemia and a Popliteal Occlusion.” Journal of Invasive Cardiology, 30 Dec. 2015,www.invasivecardiology.com/articles/step-forward-use-crosslock-catheter-patient-critical-limb-ischemia-and-popliteal-occlusion.

Zang K, and Hayes D. Diabetic small fiber neuropathy: modern assessment and disease-modifying therapy. Podiatry Today. 2009; 11(Supp):1-12.

Zang, Kerry. “An Alternative Approach To Plantar Plate Derangement.” Podiatry Today, vol. 19, no. 10, Oct.2006, pp. 72–75., www.podiatrytoday.com/article/6185.

Zang, Kerry, et al. “First Metatarsal Pathology: Can An Implant Provide A Long-Term Solution?” Podiatry Today, vol. 19, no. 3, Mar. 2003, www.podiatrytoday.com/article/5250.

“Laser Treatment of Hypertrophic Synovitis.” Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, by Kerry Zang, 3rd ed., vol. 9, Elsevier, 1992, pp. 749–761.

Zang, Kerry. “Laser Overview.” The Journal of Current Podiatric Medicine, vol. 35, no. 4, Apr. 1986, pp. 22–27.

Co-Author: “Classification of Osteomyelitis and Case History.” Archives of Podiatric Medicine and Foot Surgery, vol. 4, no. 2, 1977, pp37-51.

Zang, Kerry, et al. “Tests Used in the Determination of Peripheral Arterial Disease.” Current Podiatry, Aug.1969, pp. 14-15.

Locke, Raymond, and Kerry Zang. “Controlled Intralesions Deposition of a Sclerotic in Verruca Therapy.” The Journal of the American Podiatry Association, vol. 59, no. 10, Oct. 1969, pp. 377–384.,onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1365-4362.1970.tb04742.x.


Zang, Kerry, Principal Investigator. “Study of Low Level Laser Light Therapy to Improve Blood Circulation in People With Chronic Heel Pain.” Full Text View – ClinicalTrials.gov, clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01882725.

Zang, Kerry and Michael Coughlin, Principal Investigators. “Study of Low Level Laser Therapy to Treat Chronic Heel Pain Arising From Plantar Fasciitis.” Full Text View – ClinicalTrials.gov,clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01835743.


Zang, Kerry. Traumatic Ankle Conditions. Futura Publishing Co., 1976.


  • Member, Arizona Podiatric Medical Association
  • Member, American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Fellow, American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
  • Adjunct Professor of Surgery Midwestern University – Phoenix, AZ
  • Member Academic Faculty of Midwestern University
  • Faculty Member of International Aesthetic Foot Society, 2010-2011

Ms. Rose Raizman, RN-EC, PHCNP, NSWOC, WOCC (C)


Rose Raizman’s nursing career spans more than 20 years in a variety of nursing positions including staff nurse, educator, supervisor, faculty, researcher, special project coordinator and Clinical Nurse Specialist in Canada and Israel. Currently she is applying her passion for helping people to obtain and maintain optimal level of health as a wound care NP at Scarborough Health Network, a community hospital in Ontario, Canada.  In addition to her clinical work, Rose likes to be involved in research. Her most recent research was about improving skin health of ostomy patents using ceramide infused barrier. And currently Rose is researching Low Level Laser in accelerating healing of wounds of different ethiologies.

Rose received her BA in Nursing from Tel-Aviv University, in Tel-Aviv, Isreal, her M. Med. Sc. from Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel, her Enterostomal Therapy Certification from the CAET Nursing Education Program in Ontario, Canada, and her M.Sc.N PHNP from York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Sheldon H. Nadal, DPM

Toronto, Ontario Podiatrist

Sheldon Nadal received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto in 1975.  He earned his four year Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree in Cleveland in 1979 and completed his residency in Philadelphia in 1980.  While in Philadelphia he also learned techniques of minimally invasive foot surgery.

The podiatrist attends several podiatric medical conferences each year in order to stay up to date with most current treatments and surgical techniques.  He has lectured on foot surgery on multiple occasions.

Professional Experience:

Private Practice: 1980 – Present, Toronto, Canada

Podiatric medicine / sports medicine and biomechanics / foot surgery including: minimally invasive foot surgery, laser surgery, and endoscopic heel surgery.

Education and training:

1979 – 1980: Foot surgery residency at Broad Street Hospital and Medical Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1975 – 1979: Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, including clerkships at Harvard Medical School, Tuskegee Alabama Veterans Administration Hospital and Community Hospital Phoenix.

1971 – 1975: Honors, Bachelor of Science, University of Toronto.

Associations :

1980 – Present, Member and former director, Ontario Podiatry Association.

1985 – 1987 Director of Canadian division of International Society of Podiatric Laser Surgery.

Member, American Podiatric Medical Association

2014 -2016, Vice president, Academy of Minimally Invasive Foot and Ankle Surgery.

2016 – 2017 President, Academy of Minimally invasive Foot and Ankle Surgery.

2017 – 2019, Past President, Academy of Minimally Invasive Foot and Ankle Surgery.

Board Certifications:

American Institute of Foot Medicine.

Professor of Surgery,  Academy of Minimally Invasive Foot and Ankle Surgery.


Contributing author “Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Foot and Ankle” Maffulli and Easley editors, Springer 2011

Contributing author “Minimally Invasive Forefoot Surgery in Clinical Practice” Maffulli and Easley editors,         Springer 2013

Contributing author “Cirugia Minimamente Invasiva Del Pie” Eduardo Nieto Garcia editor, Editorial Glosa, S.L. 2017

Tim Dutra, DPM

California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University, Oakland, CA

Dr. Tim Dutra is an Assistant Professor in Biomechanics & Sports Medicine at the California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, CA.  He serves as podiatric consultant for Intercollegiate Athletics at University of California, Berkeley.  He was past podiatric consultant to the Golden State Warriors Basketball Team.  Dr. Dutra is a Distinguished Practitioner of the National Academies of Practice/ Podiatric Medicine Academy. He serves as the Vice Chair of the Joint Commission on Sports Medicine & Science.  He is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, American College of Podiatric Medicine, American Professional Wound Care Association, and National Academies of Practice/ Podiatric Medicine Academy.  He is board certified in: podiatric sports medicine, podiatric medicine, pain management, wound care, and disability analysis.  He has volunteered on many physician panels for college student organizations, as well as served as lead podiatrist for running and athletic events supervising podiatric medical students and residents.  Dr. Dutra is Clinical Director for Healthy Athletes Fit Feet Program, Northern California Special Olympics. He was previously in solo private practice in San Leandro for 20 years.  He is as a pool podiatrist for Kaiser East Bay Area. He has many years of coaching experience in youth soccer, basketball, baseball, and high school boys and girls tennis teams.  He was an athletic trainer for De La Salle High School in Concord, University of California at Davis, and California State University, East Bay.  Areas of research include podiatric sports medicine/ biomechanics and diabetic wound care.  Dr. Dutra served as Assistant Director of Student Health Services and podiatric consultant at California State University, East Bay.  He is a national lecturer in sports medicine.

Professional Awards:
Podiatry Management V.I.P. Award: America’s Most Influential Podiatrists                    2017, 2012, & 2006
2016 Humanitarian of the Year Award, California Podiatric Medical Association, for volunteer work with the Special Olympics Healthy Athlete Fit Feet Program as Clinical Director, Podiatric Consultant Intercollegiate Athletics for UC Berkeley, and CSPM annual Medical Mission.
2014 Gary Bianchi, DPM Award by the Alumni & Associates of the California School of Podiatric Medicine for outstanding dedication to CSPM, its students, graduates and friends.
2014 Dr. Milton Wolfson Memorial Scholar of the Year Award for outstanding contributions to primary care podiatric medicine.
2012 National Academies of Practice/Academy of Podiatric Medicine, inducted as a distinguished practitioner in podiatric medicine and surgery.
2011 American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine Robert Barnes, DPM, Distinguished Service Award, for promoting the importance of podiatric sports medicine and many years of dedication to AAPSM.

Master of Science in Health Care Administration, Management & Change in Health Care Option, California State University, East Bay, Hayward, CA, 2009
Podiatric Sports Medicine Fellow-in-Training Program (American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine), Memorial Hospital, Long Beach, CA, 1986-87
Podiatric Residency Program, Pacific Hospital of Long Beach, CA, 1985-86
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, California College of Podiatric Medicine, San Francisco, CA, 1985
Bachelor of Medical Science, California College of Podiatric Medicine, San Francisco, CA, 1983
Master of Science in Kinesiology, Sports Medicine & Exercise Physiology Option, California State University, Hayward, CA, 1980
Special (Adaptive) Physical Education Certification, California State University, Hayward, CA, 1980
Bachelor of Science, Psychobiology at University of California at Davis, 1978

Leadership Positions:
Vice Chair, Joint Commission on Sports Medicine & Science (2020-2023)
Past President, Faculty Organization, Samuel Merritt University (2018-2019)
Board of Directors Joint Commission on Sports Medicine & Science (2014-2023)
Past President, Alameda-Contra Costa Podiatric Medical Association (2012-2014)
Past President, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine (2006-2007)
Past President, Alameda-Contra Costa Podiatric Medical Association (1995-1997)
Past President, Fairmont Hospital / Alameda County Medical Center Foundation (1994-1996)
Past President, San Leandro Chamber of Commerce (1993)
Past President, San Leandro Kiwanis Club (1989-1990)
Board of Directors, Alumni & Associates, California College of Podiatric Medicine (1993-2008)
Board of Directors, Eden Medical Center Foundation (1998-2001)
Delegate, Alameda-Contra Costa Podiatric Medical Association to CPMA House of Delegates (1992-present)

Board Certification:
Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Medicine, CAQ Sports Medicine
Diplomate, American Academy of Pain Management
Senior Disability Analyst and Diplomate, American Board of Disability Analysis
Board Certified Wound Specialist, American Academy of Wound Management
Diplomate, Podiatric Sports Medicine, American Board Multiple Specialties in Podiatry

American College of Podiatric Medicine
American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine
American Professional Wound Care Association
American College of Sports Medicine
National Academies of Practice, Podiatric Medicine Academy

Podiatric Consultant, Intercollegiate Athletics, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Assistant Professor, Biomechanics & Sports Medicine, California School of Podiatric Medicine @ Samuel Merritt University
Clinical Director, Healthy Athletes Fit Feet Program, Special Olympics of Northern California
Pool Podiatrist, Kaiser Permanente, East Bay Area

Francois Allart, DPM


Dr. François Allart is a third-generation foot specialist who has honed his expertise thanks to many years of studies, he started as a foot orthotic technician with three years of laboratory fabrication and supervision training in research in orthotics design in growing children towards treating permanently certain foot pathologies. Then followed the studies in podiatric medicine and years of research and development in the field of podiatry.

Three generations of passion.
Dr. Allart’s passion has been passed down from his father, who was also a podiatrist, and his grandfather, who manufactured orthopedic shoes for amputees in Belgium. This family involvement led him to pursue his calling with great enthusiasm, and his determination and dynamic personality have served him well throughout his career as a practicing podiatrist, university teacher and R&D researcher and podiatric lobbyist for the advancement in podiatry in Quebec and Canada. His work and dedication have earned him different honorary recognitions in his country and abroad.

In 1988, Dr. Allart left for the United States in order to study podiatry at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM). At the time, there were no podiatric medicine program in Québec or Canada.

During and after his studies, he acquired additional expertise in pediatric podiatry (podiatry for children and teenagers) and biomechanics with different medical field specialists including radiologists and pediatricians in the research of new treatments for different podiatric biomechanical ailments in children and adults. The preventive medicine aspect was a significant factor in his interest in pediatric podiatry and R&D research.

When he returned to Canada in 1993, Dr. Allart and his father founded the Québec podiatric medicine clinic, where he also established his own orthotic manufacturing and research laboratory which benefited from his scientific research in the field of the orthotic development.

Since that time, he has been working tirelessly to gain recognition for the expertise of podiatrists among the Québec medical community and among government health institutions. His involvement has led to significant growth in the profession in Québec. From 1995 to 2005, he served as an Administrator, Vice-President and then President of the Ordre of Podiatrist of Quebec. During his terms in office, he was instrumental in the adoption of numerous regulations respecting the practice of podiatry in the Québec legislature, including legislation related to DPM title and education, medications, podiatric orthotics surgery and radiology. As a member of the Canadian Podiatric Medical Association, he is involved in the standardization of podiatric medicine in Canada and free inter-provincial labor mobility.

In 2003, after many years of hard work and negotiations, Dr. Allart finally realized his goal and dream of establishing a podiatric medicine program at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR).

This accomplishment and his work in the field earned him an honorary doctorate degree in 2008.

In fact, until recently a number of the courses were given by members of the NYCPM, and an internship in the United States was included in the Canadian program.

From 2006 to 2020 Dr. Allart has been involved in different university programs committees to keep the program at par with the population needs. During this time he also implemented at the university the podiatric foot orthotic laboratory for teaching and research. During those years he was also involved as co-director with Dr. Hetherington of Philadelphia for the scientific committee for the International foot association (FIP).

Since 2020 Dr. Allart is now totally dedicated in patient care and R&D in the podiatric biomechanics field.

Selenia Iachelli, PT

Physiotherapist & Founder, The Workshop Performance Clinic

Selenia Iachelli graduated from the University of Alberta with her Masters in Physiotherapy in 2012. She completed her bachelors at the University of Nebraska in Nutrition Exercise Science while playing Division I NCAA soccer. Selenia was captain of her team for 3 years of her collegiate career. Selenia represented Canada at the world stage as she was a member of the Canadian Women’s National Soccer team both youth and senior for 12 years. She most recently played in the FIFA Women’s World Cup here in Canada in 2015. Upon graduation, Selenia played professionally across Europe and North America for numerous clubs including the Vancouver Whitecaps women’s team.

Having been a professional Athlete, Selenia is well aware of the physical demands of being active. She sustained many injuries herself throughout her career and understands what it takes to return from injury and to stay healthy. Selenia brings a unique perspective in managing various injuries and providing rehabilitation programs. Through a combination of manual therapy techniques and progressive exercises, she focuses on the correction of muscle imbalance and movement patterns in order to restore proper biomechanics for both acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries. Selenia specializes in Shockwave therapy, Dry needling, joint mobilizations, soft tissue and fascial techniques and focuses her attention on patient education and injury prevention.

Selenia is passionate about helping her patients set and achieve realistic and effective goals so that they can return to the everyday activities they love.

Gary "Dock" Dockery, DPM

Director, International Foot & Ankle Foundation

Dr. Dock Dockery, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine;

Fellow, Past Board of Directors, American College of Foot & Ankle Surgery;

Fellow, American College of Foot & Ankle Pediatrics;

Fellow, American Society of Foot & Ankle Dermatology;

Fellow, American College of Podiatric Medicine;

Board Certified Diplomate in Podiatric Orthopedics by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine;

Board Certified Diplomate in Foot & Ankle Surgery by the American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery;

Author of over 152 scientific publications and articles.

Author, Color Atlas and Text of Forefoot Surgery, Mosby Publishing, 1992.

Author, Cutaneous Disorders of the Lower Extremity, WB Saunders, 1997.

Author, Color Atlas of Foot & Ankle Dermatology, Lippincott-Raven, 1999.

Author, Lower Extremity Soft Tissue & Cutaneous Plastic Surgery, Elsevier Sciences, 2006.

Author, Lower Extremity Soft Tissue & Cutaneous Plastic Surgery, Elsevier Sciences, second edition, 2012.

Chairman of the Board and Director of Scientific Affairs, International Foot & Ankle Foundation for Education and Research, Everett, Washington, USA.

Michael Theodoulou, DPM

Chief, Division of Podiatric Surgery at Cambridge Health Alliance

Dr. Theodoulou is currently Division Chief of Podiatric Surgery at Cambridge Health Hospital. He is an instructor of surgery at Harvard Medical School. He is section editor of adult forefoot reconstructive surgery Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He is double board certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. He serves as a residency site reviewer for CPME. He is a board reviewer for ABFAS. He is past president of the Massachusetts Foot and Ankle Society and is current vice president of the Northeast Division ACFAS.

Conflicts of Interest:

Consultant, Arthrex Inc
Consultant, Wright Medical
Consultant, Avitus Bone Graft Harvesting
Consultant, Spartan Medical Group

Irene S. Davis, PhD

Director, Spaulding National Running Center Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Irene Davis is the founding Director of the Spaulding National Running Center, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School.  Dr. Davis received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from the University of Massachusetts, and in Physical Therapy from the University of Florida.  She earned her Masters degree in Biomechanics from the University of Virginia, and her PhD in Biomechanics from Pennsylvania State University.  She is a Professor Emeritus in Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware where she served on the faculty for over 20 years.  Her research is focused on the relationship between lower extremity structure, mechanics and injury. Her research also extends to the development of interventions to alter faulty mechanics through gait retraining. She has been studying the use of wearable sensors in both the evaluation and treatment of injured runners. Her interests also include the effect of minimal footwear on mechanics and injury.   Dr. Davis has received funding from the Department of Defense, and National Institutes of Health to support her research.  She has given over 350 lectures both nationally and internationally and authored 160 publications on the topic of lower extremity mechanics during walking and running gait. She has been named one of the 50 Most Influential People in Running.  She is a Fellow and Past President of the American Society of Biomechanics, and the 2019 ASB Borelli award winner.  She is also a Fellow and past Vice President of the American College of Sports Medicine and the 2021 DB Dill Lecturer.  Finally, she is a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association. 

Kenton Marshall, B.B.A.

Account Executive, Arthur J Gallagher Insurance

Kenton Marshall joined Gallagher at the beginning of 2015 and has worked through progressive roles over the past six years. Kenton has a focus on Medical Malpractice and mid-sized commercial accounts and is based out of Calgary, Alberta. He has worked with the CPMA membership for three years and is the preferred broker for Podiatrists across Canada.

Kenton is a graduate of the Business Administration Program from Mount Royal University. He is the co-author of peer reviewed risk analysis and mitigation academic papers.