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Podiatric Medicine Residency

Our Podiatric Medicine and Surgery with RRA Program has been in existence since 1994. We offer three PGY-1 positions each year in our CPME approved Residency Program. Our goal is to challenge our residents with a strong balance between hands-on clinical and surgical experience, in-depth didactic learning and an exceptional quality of life.

The program provides training in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of a full-range of foot and ankle conditions. You will have the opportunity to work in an office setting directly supervised by Board Certified Podiatric Physicians. You will be exposed to hospital and clinic-based management of patients. The training program provides a diversity of operative forefoot, rear foot and ankle procedures and development of surgical skills and techniques under the direct supervision of Board Certified Podiatric, Vascular, Orthopedic and Plastic Surgeons.

All residents participate in a weekly clinic where they gain valuable practice management insight and further enhance their physical diagnosis and treatment skills. You will also participate in a weekly Journal Club and Podiatry Consortium/Board Review. Weekly lectures are provided to help you remain current on podiatric medical and surgical issues.


    • Valuable interaction with all of the hospital's subspecialists and residency programs.
    • A well rounded, comprehensive curriculum.
    • Wide range of elective rotation opportunities.
    • Specialty clinics including wound care and a Diabetes Management Center.
    • Other clinical experiences in acupuncture and osteopathic manipulation are available.
    • Accessible and supportive attending, faculty and staff.
    • Level II Trauma Center.
    • Competitive salary.
    • Participation in Journal Clubs, lectures surgical skills labs, practice management, research development and cadaver workshops.
    • Residents are encouraged to take the In-Training examination given by the ABPS & ABPM which is paid for by United Health Services.
    • All program graduates have the opportunity to sit for both the ABPM and ABPS certification exams.
    • Affiliations with: Kent State University, Temple, Des Moines, NYCPM, Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine and Midwestern Universities.

Program Director

Shari Nichols

Program Director

Medical School: College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, Des Moines, Iowa

Residency: Veterans Affairs Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale University School of Medicine (PPMR and PSR-24)

Welcome to the Podiatric Residency Website. Our goal is to equip you with all the necessary tools to have a successful practice and career.

Our Podiatric Medicine and Surgery with RRA program provides the training and resources to facilitate the podiatry residents' achievement of the competencies outlined in the standards and requirements of the CPME.

As a resident, you will be exposed to all aspects of medicine and work side-by-side with osteopathic and allopathic residents. The training includes Emergency Room call/trauma, hospital admissions and inpatient care, as well as private office rotations, resident-based clinics with attending supervision, extensive didactic studies (including hands on cadaver labs) and exposure to other non-podiatric specialties.

The core of podiatry faculty are committed to teaching and to the success of the resident. The attendings are diverse in their training and approaches which adds a unique aspect to this program. Once completing your residency with our team, you will be well prepared and competent to begin your profession in podiatry.

I look forward to working with you.

Curriculum and Faculty

Year One

Podiatric Office

2 blocks

Family Medicine

1 block

Internal Medicine

1 block

Podiatric Surgery

5 ¾ blocks

Emergency Medicine

1 block

General Surgery

1 block


1 week

Medical Imaging

1 week


2 weeks

Behavioral Medicine

1 week

Year Two

Podiatric Surgery

5 ½ blocks

Plastic Surgery

1 block

Orthopedic Surgery

2 blocks

Vascular Surgery

1 block


2 weeks


2 weeks


2 weeks

Podiatric Office

1 block


1 block

Year Three

Podiatric Surgery

8 blocks

Podiatric Office

1 block

Sports Medicine

2 weeks


2 blocks

Infectious Disease

2 weeks


1 block

*Ongoing podiatry office throughout residency

Shari Nichols

Shari Nichols, DPM

Title: Program Director

Medical School: DesMoines University College of Podiatric Medicine

Residency: Veterans Affairs Connecticut HealthCare System


Joan Adler, DPM

Title: Podiatrist

Medical School: New York College of Podiatric Medicine

Residency: NYCPM - PSR12
Leonard Anderson

Leonard Anderson, MD

Specialty: Vascular Surgery

Medical School: Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Residency: Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship: Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA (Transplantation); Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA (Vascular Surgery)
Aronis MD

Michael Aronis, MD, FACS

Specialty: General Surgery

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

Residency: Stamford Hospital, Stamford, CT
Christine Fenlon

Christine Fenlon, MD

Specialty: Infectious Disease/Infectious Medicine

Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical Center

Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical Center

Fellowship: SUNY College of Medicine, Upstate Medical Center

Angela Freeman

Angela Freeman, DPM

Title: Podiatrist

Medical School: New York College of Podiatric Medicine

Residency: UHSH - Wilson Medical Center
Gennett, MD

Parker Gennett, DPM

Title: Podiatric Surgeon

Medical School: Scholl College Podiatric Medicine

Residency: Stanford University Medical Center/DVAMC Palo Alto

Specialty Areas: Foot and Ankle Surgery, Pediatric Foot Deformity, Sports Medicine

Gomez, MD

Stephen Gomez, MD

Medical School: SUNY Downstate, Brooklyn, NY

Residency: Long Island Jewish Medical Center/Queens Hospital Center, Queens, NY; SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Specialty: Emergency Medicine

Bradley Hart

Bradley Hart, DPM

Title: Podiatrist

Medical School: New York College of Podiatric Medicine

Residency: Wilson Medical Center

Micah Lissy

Micah Lissy, MD

Specialty: Orthopedic and Sports Medicine

Medical School: Sackler School of Medicine New York Program

Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore

Fellowship: Detroit Medical Center
mcnerney, MD

James McNerney, DPM

Title: Associate Professor Orthopedics and Surgery.

Medical School: Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine.

Residency: St. Luke's & Children's Medical Center - Philadelphia, PA

Maxian, MD

Tina Maxian, MD

Specialty: Orthopedic Medicine

Medical School: University of Iowa

Residency: Albany Medical Center

Fellowship: Michigan International Foot & Ankle Center; Carolinas Medical Center

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Robert Patterson, MD

Specialty: Anesthesia

Medical School: SUNY Health Science Center, Syracuse, NY

Residency: SUNY Health Science Center, Syracuse, NY
Pejo, MD

Samuel Pejo, MD

Specialty: Plastic Surgery

Medical School: Far Eastern University, Manila, Philippines

Residency: University of Rochester, NY; Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Fellowship: Sloan Kettering, Northwestern University

Putrino, MD

Nicholas Putrino, DPM

Specialty: Podiatry

Medical School: Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine

Residency: United Health Services Hospitals, Inc.

Sidhu, MD

Jagmohan Sidhu, MD

Specialty: Pathology

Medical School: Government Medical College, India

Residency: Westchester County Medical Center & Mt. Sinai University of New York

Kelly Smith, MD

Kelly Smith, DPM

Title: Podiatrist

Medical School: Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine

Residency: Lourdes Hospital

Jennifer Sweet, MD

Jennifer Sweet, DPM

Title: Podiatrist

Medical School: California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt College

Residency: United Health Services, Johnson City, NY

Specialty Areas: Sports Medicine & Biomechanics, Wound Care, Forefoot and Rearfoot Surgery

Wenheimer, MD

Darren James Weinheimer, DPM

Title: Podiatrist

Medical School: Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine

Residency: St. Francis Central Hospital - Pittsburgh, PA

Weisner, MD

Lawrence Wiesner, DO

Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery

Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY

Residency: Peninsula Hospital Center, Far Rockaway, NY

Fellowship: Florida Orthopedic Institute, Tampa, FL

Wilhelm, MD

Olayinka Wilhelm, MD

Specialty: Endocrinology

Medical School: Ogun State University, Nigeria

Residency: Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, NJ

Fellowship: Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Current Residents


Podiatry School

Steven Andreasen, DPM

Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine

Brent Black-Singer, DPM

New York College of Podiatric Medicine

David Eastman, DPM

Midwestern University, Arizona School of Podiatric Medicine


Podiatry School

Alexander Green, DPM

Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

Jason LaPorte, DPM

Midwestern University, Arizona School of Podiatric Medicine

Nardia Sokol, DPM

Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine


Podiatry School

Brandon Bottini, DMP

New York College of Podiatric Medicine

Dimitrios Moustakas, DPM

(Chief Resident)

New York College of Podiatric Medicine

Matthew Schmidt, DPM

Midwestern University, Arizona School of Podiatric Medicine


UHS Hospitals-Wilson Medical Center's Podiatric Residency Training Program maintains affiliation agreements with multiple colleges of Podiatric Medicine. Through these affiliations, students pursuing degrees in Podiatric Medicine may complete a one month externship experience at Wilson Medical Center. Externs are provided an immersion in the program, observing and participating in surgical procedures, outpatient clinics and patient management.

Each externship will complete a one month block for the Podiatric Student.

Schools currently affiliated with UHSH-Wilson Medical Center include:

Students interested in pursuing an externship at Wilson Medical Center should apply through the AACPM clerkship application program.

Benefits & Stipends

Salary $58,000 (1st Year)

Insurance Coverage

  • Health Insurance: UHSH is partnered with Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) to provide our employees with Blue Preferred (UHS PPO). UHSH covers a major portion of the health insurance premiums. Premiums are deducted bi-weekly from your paycheck.
  • Pharmacy: Prescriptions may be filled through UHS, an Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield network pharmacy or through mail order.
  • Life Insurance: Provided and paid for by the hospital, equal to your annual salary.
  • Malpractice Insurance: Provided and paid for by the hospital.
  • Dental Insurance: Standard and high option dental plans available at shared cost with the hospital.
  • Vision Insurance: Shared cost with the hospital
  • Wellness Rewards
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Direct Deposit

Personal Time Off : (vacations, holidays, board exams, interviews, unexpected absences including illnesses): 18 days (PGY-1), 25 days (PGY-2), 27 days (PGY-3)

Moving Allowance: A moving allowance of $300 is provided to each resident.

Professional Development Fund: 1st and 2nd year residents are allotted $750/year to be used towards conferences, books, and/or other items related to your professional development (i.e. PDA's, software, stethoscopes, etc.). Required programmatic dues will be paid for out of the fund. This allotment increases to $1,500 in your third year of residency which is designated for board application fees

Academic Appointments: All residents receive an academic appointment as a Clinical Assistant Instructor at Upstate Medical University (SUNY), Syracuse, New York.

Athletic/Gym Privileges: Residents have access to the non-fee based athletic facilities at Binghamton University: gymnasium, weight room, indoor and outdoor tracks, pools, racquetball and tennis courts.

To Apply

There are three positions available per year. United Health Services typically participates in the CRIP interview process. Preference will be given to podiatry students graduating during the current academic year and have passed the NBPME Part I and II on the first attempt.

For more information, please contact the Program Coordinator, at (607) 763-6016 or e-mail

UHS Hospitals
Podiatric Residency Program
33-57 Harrison Street
Johnson City, NY 13790