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Committee Members & Instructors

Podiatry Training Residency Committee Members

David Alder, D.P.M.

Education & Training:

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, minor in chemistry from Barry University, 1992
  • Master’s degree in biomedical sciences from Barry University, 1993
  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from Barry University, 1994
  • Residency at Northlake Regional Medical Center*, 1994 to 1997

Professional Experience:

  • Assistant Residency Director of DeKalb Medical Podiatric Surgical Residency, 2002 to 2010
  • Residency Director of DeKalb Medical Podiatric Surgical Residency 2010 to Present
  • Chief of Podiatry at Northlake Regional Medical Center, 2000 to 2004
  • Chairman, Board of Directors of The Podiatry Institute, 2009 to 2010

Thomas A. Brosky II, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.

Education & Training:

  • Doctoral degree from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Trained under Gerard V. Yu, D.P.M. at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Fellowship at St. Vincent’s Charity Hospital

Professional Experience:

  • Inducted into The Podiatry Institute, 2006
  • Active AONA course instructor
  • Participates as an attending surgeon and office rotation instructor for the residents
  • Serves on the Residency Committee for DeKalb Medical

Thomas D. Cain, D.P.M.

Education & Training:

  • Undergraduate – Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, B.S. degree, 1978
  • Medical – Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, D.P.M. degree, 1982
  • Residency – Doctors Hospital Podiatric Education and Research Institute, Tucker, GA, Surgical Resident, Podiatry, 1985

Certifications:

  • Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Surgery, 1987
  • Fellow, American College of Foot Surgeons, 1985

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Board of Podiatric Surgery
  • American College of Foot Surgeons
  • Faculty Member, The Podiatry Institute
  • AO Faculty Member
  • Chief of Podiatry department at DeKalb Medical

Publications:

  • Contributing Editor, The Comprehensive Textbook of Foot Surgery, E. Dalton McGlamry, Editor, Williams & Wilkins, 1987
  • Contributing Author, The Comprehensive Textbook of Foot Surgery, 2nd Edition, E. Dalton McGlamry, Editor, Williams & Wilkins, 1987
  • Cain, T., Physeal Fractures of Distal Phalanx of the Hallux, Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, June 1988
  • Multiple scientific papers published in The Podiatry Institute Seminar Updates, 1982-1992

John Ruch, D.P.M.

Education & Training:

  • California College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Residency – Doctors Hospital, Tucker, GA

Professional Associations:

  • Medical Director of The Podiatry Institute
  • Residency Director of Doctors Hospital Podiatry Surgical Residency
  • AO Faculty and Meeting Chairman
  • Seminar Committee Chairman of The Podiatry Institute

Podiatry Training Residency Instructors

Alan S. Banks, D.P.M.

Education & Training:

  • Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, June 1984
  • Resident, HCA Doctors Hospital, Tucker, GA, July 1984 to June 1987

Awards & Recognition:

  • Rubin Rosen Award, 1984, PCPM - Award for the application of biomechanical principles to reconstructive surgery
  • Awarded second place by the American College of Foot Surgeons for excellence in medical writing in the Journal of Foot Surgery, 1988, for the article “The ‘Z’ Incision and Surgical Access to the Plantar Aspect of the Foot”
  • Recipient of the 1989 Scholl Award, Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, for the article, “Charcot Foot”
  • “Charcot Foot” selected by the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association as one of the classic articles published in the Journal in the first 100 years, July 2007

Professional Experience:

  • Director of Residency Training, Northlake Regional Medical Center*, Tucker, GA – 1988 to 2006
  • Director of Residency Training, DeKalb Medical, Decatur, GA – 2007 to 2010
  • Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Surgery, 1990
  • Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, 1992
  • Chief Editor, McGlamry’s Comprehensive Textbook of Foot and Ankle Surgery, 3rd edition. Lippincott/Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, June 2001
  • Associate Editor, Comprehensive Textbook of Foot Surgery, 2nd edition, Williams and Wilkins, Co., 1992 (chapter author of Physeal Injuries & Elective Diabetic Surgery; chapter co-author of Hallux Limitus and Rigidus & Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease)

Craig Camasta, D.P.M.

Education and Training:

  • B.S. Biology, Millersville University, Pennsylvania
  • Doctorate, Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Podiatric Surgical Residency, Northlake Regional Medical Center*, Tucker, GA
  • Fellowship, Trauma Surgery, Vienna, Austria

Board Certifications:

  • Foot Surgery, American Board of Podiatric Surgery
  • Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery, American Board of Podiatric Surgery

Professional Associations:

  • Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Fellow, Australasian College of Podiatric Surgeons

Appointments:

  • Faculty, Research Staff and Board Member, The Podiatry Institute, Atlanta
  • Faculty, Podiatric Surgical Education, AO North America
  • Surgical Consultant, Helios Hospital Group, Germany
  • Medical Director, Operation Walk Inc., Atlanta

Publications:

As a medical author, Dr. Camasta has served as editor and contributing editor to various medical textbooks on reconstructive surgery for the foot, ankle and leg. His articles on pediatric and adult reconstructive foot & ankle surgery have been published in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks.

Steven R. Carter, D.P.M.

Education & Training:

  • Attended Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine, 1989-1993
  • Residency: Northlake Regional Medical Center*, 1993-1996

Professional Experience:

  • Private Practice: Covington, GA
  • Faculty of the Podiatry Institute

Certifications:

  • Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Board Certified by American Board of Podiatric Surgery in Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery

Jerry L. Cooper, M.D.

Professional Experience:

  • Board certified dermatologist and laser expert
  • Specializes in Mohs Micrographic Surgery for the treatment of skin cancer
  • Affiliated with Emory University, Northside Hospital and DeKalb Medical

Professional Associations:

  • Active member of the American Academy of Dermatology
  • Active member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery

Awards & Recognition:

  • Recognized by the American Medical Association and given the Physicians Recognition Award for many years
  • Designated as one of America's top physicians in 2003, 2004, and 2005 by Consumer's Research Council
  • Designated as a “Top Doc” by Atlanta magazine
  • Recognized by the International Society for Cosmetic Laser Surgeons as a master in cosmetic and laser surgery, 2006

Robin H. Dretler, M.D.

Education & Training:

  • Graduated Tufts University College of Medicine
  • Trained in Internal Medicine at Caritas Saint Elizabeth's Hospital of Tufts in Boston
  • Trained in Infectious Diseases at Emory University

Certifications:

  • Board-certified in Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine
  • Fellow of the Infectious Disease Society of America

Professional Experience:

  • Founding partner of Infectious Disease Specialists of Atlanta, the largest private infectious disease practice in the Atlanta region
  • Chief of Staff at DeKalb Medical
  • Former President of the Infectious Disease Society of Georgia
  • Former President of the DeKalb Medical Society

Awards & Recognition:

Honored by Atlanta magazine for the past two years as one of Atlanta’s "Top Docs”

Michael A. Quiñones, M.D.

Education & Training:

  • Received Bachelor and his Master of Science degrees at Yale University, graduating with the highest honors possible
  • Received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School, also with cum laude honors
  • Completed surgery training at the Harvard Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Completed an American Cancer Society Fellowship
  • Was a Cancer Research Fellow at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, investigating the molecular biology of cancer

Professional Experience:

  • Specializes in general surgery, breast surgery and cancer surgery
  • Leader in his field and has served as chief of general surgery, chief of surgery, vice chief of staff, and chief of staff
  • Recently named to DeKalb Medical's board of directors

Certifications:

  • Board certified
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

Professional Affiliations:

  • Member of the Society of Surgical Oncology
  • Member of the Association of Academic Surgeons

Awards & Recognition:

  • Has consistently been named a Top Surgeon by the Consumers Research Council of America
  • Has been a consistent “Top Doctor” in Atlanta magazine

Publications:

Dr. Quiñones is published in nationally recognized journals.

Thomas F. Smith, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.

Education & Training:

  • Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine (now known as Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine), Philadelphia, PA, June 1979
  • Doctors Hospital, Tucker, GA, July 1979 to June 1982

Awards & Recognition:

  • Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, 1979
  • Student Government Achievement Award
  • Norman Skeversky, M.D., Vascular Award, 1979
  • Doppler Evaluation of the Lower Extremity

Certifications:

  • Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Surgery
  • Board Certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery

Professional Positions:

  • Chairman, Podiatry Section of Department of Surgery, University Hospital, Augusta, GA, July 1998 to Present
  • The Podiatry Institute, Decatur, GA
  • Member, 1982 to Present
  • Faculty, 1982 to Present
  • Member, Board of Directors, 1990-1992, 1994-1996, 2000-2001
  • Chairman, Board of Directors, 1994-1995
  • Member, Seminar Committee, 1986 to Present
  • Chairman, Instrument Committee, 1998 to Present

Sidney Stapleton, Jr., M.D.

Education & Training:

  • Emory University, Bachelor of Arts degree, 1962
  • Emory University, Masters degree, 1966
  • University of Virginia Surgical Residency, 1971

Professional Experience:

  • US Air Force, 1971 to 1973
  • General surgical practice in Atlanta since 1973

Certifications:

  • Board Certified General Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Member, American Society of Breast Surgeons, SAGES, SSO

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