Residencies and Schools
- Podiatry Residency
A Tradition of Excellence
Founded in July, 1969, the residency training program at DeKalb Medical was the first three-year training program in the United States in foot, ankle and leg surgery. Focused on providing a thorough intensive 3-year educational training experience in podiatric medicine and surgery at the post–graduate level, we are committed to educating well-rounded podiatric physicians, clinicians, surgeons, researchers, educators, and humanitarians. To download a brochure about our residency program, click here.
Nationally and Internationally Recognized Educators
No other hospital can compare with the experience and talent of our staff of podiatric surgeons. Many of the attending surgeons at DeKalb Medical are recognized nationally and internationally as some of the leading surgeons and educators in the field of foot, ankle, and leg surgery. John Ruch, D.P.M., has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Podiatry Management magazine. Alan Banks, D.P.M., the Director of Residency Training, was chief editor of McGlamry’s Comprehensive Textbook of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Craig Camasta, D.P.M., has pioneered foreign mission trips and education abroad, and is a fellow of the Australian College of Podiatric Surgeons.
The podiatry staff at DeKalb Medical is comprised of a number of other surgeons with extensive training and experience – not only in podiatric medicine and surgery, but education as well. If you want to know what the training experience at DeKalb Medical can do for you, simply look at our graduates. Many have served as full-time faculty members at the colleges of podiatric medicine or regularly share their knowledge through lectures or publications in the United States and abroad.
A Diversity of Pathology and Training Experiences
Patients come to DeKalb Medical from all over the country for the treatment of complex problems and complicated conditions including post-operative complications and post-traumatic injuries. A tertiary referral center for podiatric care, the surgeons at DeKalb Medical offer residents extensive exposure to widely diverse conditions and resulting procedures.
Affiliation With the Podiatry Institute
Founded as a non-profit organization in 1978 by the members of the Podiatry Department of the hospital, the Podiatry Institute is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge in foot, ankle and leg surgery. The Institute headquarters, located in the medical office building adjacent to DeKalb Medical, houses one of the largest collections of videos, slides and computer images of reconstructive surgery of the foot, ankle and leg. Residents at DeKalb Medical are provided the opportunity to learn teaching and lecturing skills with the assistance of the Podiatry Institute. Furthermore, residents have the opportunity to travel to many of the seminars across the country that are conducted by the Podiatry Institute each year. Cadaver limbs are also made available to residents for anatomic study and in preparation for surgery. Through the Podiatry Institute, residents are able to interact with organization members in the United States and overseas to enhance training, knowledge and life experiences.
Residency Committee Members
• David Alder, D.P.M. – Extern and Residency Director
• Thomas Brosky, D.P.M.
• Thomas Cain, D.P.M.
• Sean Dunn, D.P.M.
• Allison Menke, D.P.M.
• Scott Roman, D.P.M.
• John Ruch, D.P.M.
• Naim Shaheed, D.P.M.
• Dan Vickers, Director of Podiatry Institute
For more information contact the Graduate Medical Education Office at DeKalb Medical.