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01/05/2017    

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RE: The Passing of Martin M. Becker, DPM 


 













Dr. Martin Becker



 


PM News is saddened to report the loss of Martin Becker, DPM of St. Louis, MO on December 25th. Dr. Becker was a 1963 graduate of the Illinois Collge of Podiatric Medicine. He previously was affiliated with Madison Medical Center and Missouri Baptist Medical Center.


 


Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch [12/28/16]

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03/29/2017    

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Fred Youngswick was the most kind, considerate, fair, smart, understanding, and imaginative of our profession. His tenure as CPMA President was flawless. He was a great surgeon and deeply believed in every single student and resident he taught.


 


Sympathies to Cathey, Fern, and family. May the loss you feel now, soon change to fond memories of Freddy. I will treasure the times I had with him.


 


Paul R. Scherer, DPM, San Francisco, CA

03/28/2017    

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RE: The Passing of Tom Amberry, DPM


 


On behalf of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine (AAPSM), we would like to express our deepest sympathies to the family of Thomas Amberry, DPM. Dr. Amberry was a tremendous asset to the profession and was the 2002 recipient of our AAPSM Golden Foot Award which is awarded to podiatrists for educating the public on the importance of physical fitness and the role of podiatric sports medicine in the care of the athlete.


 


Rita J. Yates, Executive Director, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine

03/27/2017    

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I knew Dr. Amberry during my residency at Long Beach Memorial Hospital. He would come by my residency director's office, Dr. Hubbard's office, talk about basketball and other things, and was very helpful with advice for a young podiatrist. Although I did not get to see him do his famous free throws, he did ask me to recheck the counts and to verify that the counts were accurate. He was a delightful gentleman, fun to be around, and will be missed.


 


James W. Breedlove, DPM, San Luis Obispo, CA

03/27/2017    

RESPONSES/COMMENTS (OBITUARIES) - PART 2


RE: The Passing of Fred D. Youngswick, DPM



Editor's Note: “A Celebration of Freddy’s Life" will be held Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 1PM at Stemple Creek Ranch, 900 Burbank Lane, Petaluma, CA. Colorful and casual attire is suggested.


03/25/2017    

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RE: The Passing of Fred D. Youngswick, DPM


 


It's very sad to hear of the passing of Fred D. Youngswick, DPM. Fred and I, along with 50+ students, attended and graduated from the California College of Podiatric Medicine (CCPM) in San Francisco, California, on May 25, 1975. We were among a few fortunate members of the Class of 1975 to remain at CCPM and the Pacific Coast Hospital, completing our respective residency and/or fellowship training from 1975 to 1977.


 


Our time spent at CCPM as students, residents, fellows and faculty occurred at a special time, in a very special place that produced some highly influential podiatrists who distinguished themselves as leaders of our profession held in high esteem by students, residents, and peers. Fred was a stand-out among the best and brightest in our profession that the baby-boomer generation had to offer. I offer my deepest condolences to Cathy, her children and grandchildren, with the hope that they will find peace and comfort from their personal loss.


 


Les Jones, DPM

03/24/2017    

RESPONSES/COMMENTS (OBITUARIES) - PART 1


RE: The Passing of Fred Youngswick, DPM


 


As a first year resident at CCPM in 1983, I informed my residency directory, Fred Youngswick, that I needed to have my wisdom teeth removed the following Friday. Fred asked me what time my appointment was and how long it would take. I replied that it was scheduled for two hours at 8 AM. He said “OK, come in at 12 noon then.” Freddie, I appreciated the extra two hours then and I wish I had those two hours with you now.


 


Ross E. Taubman, DPM

03/24/2017    

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RE: The Passing of Fred Youngswick, DPM



It was extremely sad to learn of the passing of Fred Youngswick. My condolences to his wife, Cathy, and their children. Freddy was one of my former students, a former resident, and he became a trusted colleague and a true friend. I have been so proud over the years to watch him accomplish so much within our profession.  


 


He was actively involved in academics, a leader within California's state podiatric medical association and continued to be a teacher and mentor to many younger podiatrists. It was my pleasure and honor over the years to have been able to spend personal time with Freddy whether fishing on the Klamath River or playing golf.  He was a true "mench" and he will be missed, but not forgotten.


 


Josh Gerbert, DPM

03/24/2017    

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RE: The Passing of Fred Youngswick, DPM



I remember my very first and only encounter with Dr. Fred Youngswick on the day of my oral board certification by ABPS. The year was 1995 and I was very nervous and tired during the examination process. I ended up in a room for one of my eight oral questions, at which time Fred was sitting in the chair to do the examination with me. After a few minutes of going through the oral board question, Fred put his papers down and said, "great, you did a good job." I then thought that I didn't finish giving him all the answers that he needed to finish the question, but he assured me I was done and then asked me if I had any questions. We then spent the next 10 minutes or so discussing distal first metatarsal osteotomies such as the Youngswick procedure which had nothing to do with the board question.


 


At the end of our discussion, I thanked him for all his insight and then he proceeded to give me his number and told me to call him any time if I had any issues about anything. It is nice to know that there are still some nice people out there that are willing to give the extra mile to help young doctors when they appear to be in need of any emotional help. Fred doesn't know this, but his calm wit and demeanor had a very positive influence on me since our meeting that year. As I have been exposed to younger students, residents, and doctors since then, I have tried to treat them the way Fred treated me on stressful afternoon while taking a board certification exam. I only hope that somebody treats my son, Brandon (TUSPM class of 2020), when he takes his exams the same way Fred treated me. We will miss you Fred.


 


Steven Selby Blanken, DPM

03/23/2017    

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RE: The Passing of Fred D. Youngswick, DPM


 


I just heard  from Jim Stavosky of the passing of Fred Youngswick. I am still trying to process this as I write. All I can think of is the story of the second surgery I ever scrubbed (besides with my father and Josh Gerbert). I can just barely remember coming into the operating room with him at San Francisco's St. Mary's hospital as a third year student. The procedure we were doing was, naturally, a Youngswick bunionectomy. 


 













Dr. Fred Youngswick



 


I vaguely remember him patiently walking me through the surgery-- most of which was a blur for me. My most vivid memory, though, was the discussion in the hallway afterward. He told me "David, I hope one day you have the privilege to do in there what I did with you and for you, because it's the greatest gift in the world." I think it wasn't just his eponymous osteotomy that will outlive him. Rather, it was his innate goodness and generosity. Rest in peace, Uncle Freddy. 


 


David Armstrong, DPM

03/16/2017    

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Another pioneer of our profession has passed. Dr. Hy Rosenfeld was a gentleman and a dedicated partner in our professional journey. He was a long-time member of the House of Delegates whose knowledge, smile, and wit were always welcome. A few years ago, we spoke about the "old timers" and how we missed the friendships that existed for so many years. He gave back to so many, and his great sense of humor will be missed. Rest in peace my good friend and thanks for a job well done, Dr. Sweetheart.  


 


Arthur E. Helfand, DPM 

03/15/2017    

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RE: The Passing of Hyman Rosenfeld, DPM


 


Hyman Rosenfeld, DPM, 99, of Billingham, WA was my mentor whose shoulders I (and countless others) stood when I first began private practice in Colorado in the early '70s. He was the face of podiatry during his long career in Denver. He embraced all of his colleagues with warmth, sharing, and concern. His approach to practice was unique and progressive for his time. He and his wife (Irene) invited us over for dinner numerous times and made sure that we always could visit his practice to learn some practice nuggets. He served on every committee and office in the Colorado Podiatry Association, APMA, and the Academy of Practice Administration. 


 


A few years ago, I had the pleasure of visiting Hy in Billingham at the age of 90 and he still had that “gleam in his eyes”. He was a real pioneer in our profession who raised it to a new level. He was honored by the Colorado Podiatric Medical Association a few years ago for his contributions to the profession. The profession has lost one of its finest, and his passing will leave a mark on the profession that he truly loved and lived. Rest in peace Hy.


 


David S. Wolf, DPM, Retired

03/15/2017    

RESPONSES/COMMENTS (OBITUARIES) - PART 2



 


I am shocked, and very saddened to read of Dr. Addante's passing. I just got an email from Joe about 2 weeks ago. He said he was well, wore reading glasses, used a cane, and soon might need a hearing aid, but he was still driving, and wanted to touch base with old friends. Then yesterday, the same day I read of his passing, I got a "LinkedIn Update" from him. Dr. Addante meant so much to so many podiatrists. We all owe a debt of gratitude to him for his many years of service to podiatry. He will be greatly missed. Our sympathy to his family. 


 


Joan E. Williams, DPM, JD

03/13/2017    

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RE: The Passing of Joseph B. Addante, DPM


From: Robert Chelin, DPM, Howard Dananberg, DPM


 


I always enjoyed my time spent with Joe talking about the state of the union of international podiatric politics. Joe was very supportive of the International podiatry movement and participated at many of the FIP world congresses either as a registrant or in an academic role. I always called on him for advice, and he was glad to offer his perspective. I found his thoughts on the profession most thought-provoking and inspirational. The global podiatric community will sadly miss him.


 


Robert Chelin DPM, Past President,  International Federation of Podiatrists (FIP)


 


I was one of Dr. Addante's first residents and knew him for over 40 years. He was both tough and caring, politically astute yet very civic-minded, and he loved educating the world about podiatry.  He saw foot surgery as an art form, himself as the artist, and the patients for whom he cared as extended family. His approach to practice was unique, and I benefited greatly from the time I spent with him. He will surely be missed.


 


Howard Dananberg, DPM

03/11/2017    

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RE: The Passing of Joseph B. Addante, DPM


 


The profession has lost one of its true gentlemen. Dr. Addante was a superior clinician and educator. He was compassionate and gave many hours to help so many people. He made a difference in the lives of so many people and will be missed. He was one of the finest individuals that I have ever known. Rest in Peace.


 


Arthur E. Helfand, DPM


 


Joseph Addante, DPM was one of my mentors and one of the most generous podiatric educators in the history of the profession. When I was Co-Chair of APMSA with Bryan Kerns in 1980, Joe was our liaison to the APMA and advisor to our organization. I spent a week with him in Fitchburg, MA when I was a senior at CCPM. I’ll never forget him reaching into his desk draw and tossing a Tupperware container to me and asking me what is was. It seemed to be filled with breakfast cereal, and when I suggested that, he told me they were metatarsal heads.


 


Joe worked at many state-run facilities, pioneered the removal of met heads as treatment for IPKs, and was published on the subject. He was beloved by podiatrists in his native country of Italy, and visited there often and taught them surgery. He was a warm and wonderful man, had a tough life with the premature and tragic loss of his two sons in 1997, and left an indelible mark on the profession that he loved.


 


Alan Sherman, DPM

02/22/2017    

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RE: The Passing of Steven Richman, DPM



Dr. Steven Richman, Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine Class of 1981 has passed away. Gentleman, scholar, entrepreneur, innovator, teacher, counselor, colleague, and true friend. These are just a few words that characterized him. 













Dr. Steven Richman


For all of us who knew him and were touched in so many ways by his kind heart and good will, Steve will be sorely missed. His spirit and memory will be everlasting. May G-d bless his soul.



Sid Sharp DPM, Cherry Hill, NJ


02/14/2017    

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RE: The Passing of Harry Oknaian, DPM


 


It is with great sadness that I report the passing of Harry Oknaian, DPM (Class of 1958 at the then Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine).


 













Dr. Harry Oknaian



 


Harry was my wonderful friend from the first day we met at student orientation. His kind and gentle manner, and his love for his family, his friends, his patients, and his profession was apparent to all who knew him. He will be missed.


 


Lawrence M. Rubin, DPM, Las Vegas, NV 

02/08/2017    

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Dr. Kehr was one of my professors at PCPM. He was a scholar, a true gentleman, and a friend to everyone.


 


Paul M Taylor, DPM, Silver Spring, MD


 


Dr. Kehr was my instructor at PCPM. Nice guy and a gentleman. He taught us the basics of radiology including the ins and outs of film exposure and processing. This came in very handy early in my practice prior to the general use of automatic  processing.  


 


Kennth L Hatch, DPM (ret), Annapolis, MD

02/07/2017    

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I did not attend PCPM, so I did not know Leon as a professor. We practiced in the same community. I knew him as a friend and colleague. I cannot speak of his academic achievements, but I can tell you that he was one the finest gentleman I have ever known. Early in my practice, I had two serious life events occur. The doctor I was working for died suddenly at age 59. He was a friend of Leon's as were all of the podiatrists at that time. A year or two later, my only employee's son was killed in a car accident. In both cases, the first person who called me was Dr. Leon Kehr and his wife, Thelma.  


 


Leon helped me run the practice when Dr. Roelofs suddenly died. His wife, Thelma, actually came to my office and worked as my assistant when my employee mourned her son's death. I remember asking Leon why he was being so kind and generous to someone he barely knew at the time. He said that podiatry is a small profession and we must learn to take care of each other.  A good lesson for all of us today.  Rest in peace, Leon.


 


Greg Caringi, DPM, Lansdale, PA

02/06/2017    

RESPONSES/COMMENTS (OBITUARIES) - PART 1


RE: The Passing of Leon E. Kehr, DPM



Dr. Leon E. Kehr, 89, died Wednesday, February 1, at Grandview Hospital, Sellersville. Dr. Kehr attended Muhlenberg College and Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine (TUSPM). He was a Diplomate of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, and a Fellow of the American College of Foot Roentgenologists, having served as past national president.  


 













Dr. Leon Kehr



 


Dr. Kehr was a radiology professor for the Department of Podiatric Medicine, 1965-1982. In addition, he was a Clinical Instructor Emeritus, Temple University. He was a Founding Member of the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine, was on the TUSPM Foundation Board of Directors, and published ten scientific papers. 


 


Source: The Reporter [2/4/17]

02/06/2017    

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From: Ed Nau, DPM, John Chisholm, DPM


 


Ron and I were classmates at Scholl (1986). To a lot of us, he was "The Commander."


 


May he rest in peace.


 


Ed Nau, DPM, NY, NY


 


I was saddened to learn of the passing of Ron this week. Ron Vanderheyden was a good podiatrist and a better man. I first met Ron when we were both externs at VA Albuquerque, and we reconnected when we both completed our residencies and came to practice in San Diego. Ron served the profession by holding every elected position in the San Diego Podiatric Medical Society and by serving on the Board of Directors of the California Podiatric Medical Association. It was Ron's example of selfless service to others that inspired me to follow in his footsteps in state and national podiatric leadership.


 


All of us here in San Diego consider ourselves a family, and we have lost one of our own, way too soon.


 


John Chisholm, DPM, Chula Vista, CA

02/04/2017    

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RE: The Passing of Ronald Vanderheyden, DPM


 


I am very sad to report that my best friend, Ronald Vanderheyden, DPM, died of natural causes on January 25, 2017, while visiting his family in Michigan. Ron had moved to the San Diego, CA area about 1990 to practice in North County. He was an active member of the San Diego County Podiatric Medical Society, and served every possible leadership position. Ron was a gentle, mellow man with a very strong religious commitment, and never uttered a bad word or demonstrated a negative thought. He was an avid golfer and we enjoyed a game together almost every week or two for years. He was kind, thoughtful, and was admired by all who were lucky enough to know him. He will be sorely missed.


 


Martin R. Taubman, DPM, MBA, San Diego, CA

02/04/2017    

RESPONSES/COMMENTS (OBITUARIES) - PART 2


RE: The Passing of Jason Lashley, DPM



Dr. Jason Andrew Lashley who was born Feb. 21, 1978 in Muskogee, OK passed away peacefully in his sleep Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017.  


 













Dr. Jason Lashley



 


He graduated from the Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine in Chicago, IL. Jason joined his older brother, Nathan, in his career pursuits.


Source: The Oklahomian 


01/31/2017    

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RE: The Passing of George Geppner, DPM



The profession has lost a giant in our educational field. In addition to his tenure and leadership at the Scholl College, Dr. Geppner served as the Chair and member of the Council on Podiatric Medical Education and helped to change the educational system. He was a gentleman, a great human being filled with dignity, honesty, and compassion. George was a teacher, practitioner, educator, and one of the finest individuals to grace our profession. He will be missed. Rest in peace my friend.


 


Arthur E. Helfand, DPM, Narberth, PA

01/26/2017    

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RE: The Passing of Paul Creeden, DPM



Dr. Paul J. Creeden passed peacefully into eternal rest on January 22, 2017. He was a graduate of the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Illinois. Dr. Creeden served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He practiced podiatry in Harrisburg, Carlisle, and New Bloomfield for over 50 years. 













Dr. Paul Creeden



 


Dr. Creeden was admired and respected by patients and peers alike for his professionalism, skills, dedication, and compassion. He was awarded the Pioneer of Podiatry award by the Pennsylvania Podiatry Medical Association in 2011. 


 


Source: pennlive.com [1/24/17]

01/19/2017    

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The American DPMs of Israel salute Dr. Mort Wittenberg as one of our early pioneers. Years ago, he used to annually stay at a Kibbutz here and provide free care to the kibbutzniks. It was an early contribution to our establishment in Israel. Toda Raba, Mort. You will always be remembered.


 


Richard Jaffe, DPM, Jerusalem, Israel
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