Board of Directors

President

Amberly C. Paradoa, DPM (2019 - 2022)
Vero Beach, FL

Paradoa2019Amberly C. Paradoa, DPM, is board certified in Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. She is also a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Dr. Paradoa is president of Advanced Foot & Ankle of Indian River, a successful group practice in Vero Beach and Sebastian, Florida.

She presently serves as attending physician at Indian River Medical Center, where she is also section Chief of Podiatric Surgery and a staff physician at the Medical Center’s Wound Healing Center. Dr. Paradoa is also a staff member of Sebastian River Medical Center, serving as a staff physician and member of the Medical Center’s Wound Care Center. She also serves as President and Founding Member of the Indian River County Podiatric Medical Society. 

Dr. Paradoa was an honors graduate at Barry University School of Graduate Medical Sciences Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, class of 2001. She earned a Master’s of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences at Barry University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at the University of Central Florida.  She completed a three-year podiatric surgical residency program, serving as a chief podiatric resident at Palmetto General Hospital in Miami, Florida. Dr. Paradoa also completed a fellowship in Ilizarov Traumatology and Reconstructive Surgery in Kurgan, Russia serving with great honor as their first female fellow.

In her career, she has contributed in authoring foot and ankle publications and giving foot and ankle lectures around the nation.

Dr. Paradoa is a member of ABFAS starting in the Cognitive Examination Committee from 2010 to the present. She has also served as a member of the Strategic Planning Committee, Examinations Field Testing, Online Study Guide ad hoc Committee, oral board examiner from 2011 to 2014 and participates in the ABFAS Surgical Case Review Committee and the CBPS Review Committee. This is her fourth year serving on the ABFAS Board of Directors. Dr. Paradoa will serve as overall chair of the Examinations Committees.

Dr. Paradoa has participated in many volunteer services in her career. Starting in her residency in 2001, she served as a physician surgeon for the Yucatan Crippled Children’s Project in Merida, Mexico. She also volunteers for several service and healthcare organizations, including Indian River Medical Society’s We Care Program, The Education Foundation of Indian River County, and the Haiti Clinic, Port Au Prince, Haiti.

 

President-elect

Jeffery L. Giesking, DPM (2020 - 2023)
Menomonie, WI

Jeffery L. Giesking, DPMDr. Giesking graduated from Luther College in Decorah, IA, in 1995 with a BA in Biology. He attended the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, IA, graduating with a dual DPM / MHA degree in 1999. Dr. Giesking completed his three-year surgical residency in 2002 at St. Johns North Shore Hospital in Harrison Township, MI. He obtained board certifications in foot and in reconstructive rearfoot/ankle surgery in 2006, with re-certification in 2016.

His volunteer work with ABFAS began as a field testing candidate for the oral exams and as an ABFAS representative for the Joint Residency Review Committee in 2007. He then served as an examiner for the foot and the reconstructive rearfoot/ankle oral exams. Dr. Giesking has also served as a case reviewer and chairs the computer-based patient simulation (CBPS) committee.

Locally, Dr. Giesking serves on the Wisconsin State Affiliated Podiatry Credentialing Board (2013-present). He has also served as Vice Chief of Staff at Mayo Clinic Health System – Red Cedar Medical Center (2013-2015). He currently practices at Mayo Clinic Health System-Northwest Region in Eau Claire and Menomonie, WI. Dr. Giesking is a member of the APMA and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS).

 

Secretary/Treasurer

Nicole A. Bauerly, DPM (2021 - 2024)
Minneapolis, MN

Nicole Bauerly, DPMDr. Nicole Bauerly is the Chief of Podiatric Surgery Department and Medical Director for 13 clinics including Surgery, Orthopedics, and Limb Preservations, as well as the Minors Operating Room, at the Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She also serves as the Assistant Program Director for the Podiatric Surgical Residency at HCMC. Dr. Bauerly is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS).

Dr. Bauerly is active with the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS). She served on the Computer-Based Patient Simulation (CBPS) Foot Examination Committee (2015-2019) and serves on the new Computer-Based Patient Simulation (CBPS) Committee.  formulating questions for the board exam. She has served on the Communications Committee and helped the Credentials Committee review cases for board certification. 

In addition, she has served on the Communications and Young Member Retention committees of ACFAS and as an exam item writer with NBPME. Locally, Dr. Bauerly is currently serving on the Minnesota Podiatric Medical Licensing Board (2012-present). She has also served on the Minnesota Podiatric Medical Association (2009-2012).

Dr. Bauerly became Board Certified in Foot and Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery in 2012, after completing a three-year surgical residency in 2007 at HCMC. She is a graduate of the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa, and has a BA in Natural Sciences from the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota.

 

Immediate Past President

William R. Adams, DPM (2019 - 2022)
Paducah, KY

WillAdams2019Dr. Adams practices in Paducah, Kentucky with the Orthopaedic Institute of Western Kentucky. He is on the executive board of directors of Orthopaedic Institute. He is a member of the board of directors of both the Orthopaedic Institute Surgery Center and the Kentucky State Board of Podiatry.

Dr. Adams attended Western Michigan University and received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree in 1999 from Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine. In 2002, he completed a rotating podiatric residency and two year podiatric surgical residency at Harris County Podiatric Surgical Residency Program in Houston, Texas. 

He was certified in Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery in 2006 by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Dr. Adams is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association.

Dr. Adams has been actively involved with ABFAS since 2007. He has served as an oral examiner from 2007 to 2014. He is currently on the CBPS examination committee, has served on the cognitive examination committee, and is a case reviewer.

 

ABFAS Director

Michelle L. Butterworth, DPM (2019 - 2022)
Kingstree, SC

Michelle L. Butterworth, DPMMichelle Butterworth received her BS in chemistry from St. Joseph’s University and her DPM from the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine.  She then completed a four-year surgical residency at the University of Pennsylvania Health Systems/Presbyterian Medical Center, in Philadelphia.  She is currently employed by Williamsburg Regional Hospital, in Kingstree, South Carolina, where she is also Chief of the Medical Staff.  

She is a Past President of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and remains active in the College lecturing, reviewing Journal articles, and is currently a member of the Professional Relations Committee.  She is involved with the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and has served on the Communications Committee, Online Study Guide Committee, Credential Committee, Cognitive Exam Committee, and Bylaws task force.  She is currently a member of the Exam Blueprint Task Force. 

She is a Past President of the South Carolina Podiatric Medical Association and is the Chairman of the SC annual conference. She was active on the Legislative Committee where SC just gained ankle privileges.  Dr. Butterworth lectures nationally and has authored and edited manuscripts and textbooks.  She is a member of the Podiatry Institute, currently residing as Treasurer, a member of the PICA Claims Committee, and serves on the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Foot and Ankle Osteosynthesis.

 

ABFAS Director

Michael D. Dujela, DPM (2021 - 2024)
Olympia, WA

Dujela, MichaelDr. Michael Dujela practices at Washington Orthopaedic Center in Olympia, Washington. He received his degree from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in 2000, and subsequently completed his surgical residency at Southwest General Hospital. He completed multiple fellowships including an A.O. Fellowship in Liestal, Switzerland, visiting fellowship at Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Center in Columbus, Ohio, and a multicenter orthopedic foot and ankle fellowship throughout Germany and Switzerland. 

Since 2012, Dr. Dujela has volunteered on multiple ABFAS committees including: Examination Field Testing, Online Study Guide Task Force, Computer-Based Patient Simulation Examination Committee (2012-present), and Case Review Committee.
 
In 2018 the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons inducted Dr. Dujela into its Leadership Hall of Fame. He served for six years on the Education and Scientific Affairs Committee, including two years as chairman. For the past four years he has been on the Annual Scientific Meeting Committee. 
 
He enjoys education and has lectured extensively nationally and internationally. Dr. Dujela has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. Currently he serves as Section Editor for the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery and director for the inaugural Advanced Surgical Reconstruction Fellowship at Washington Orthopaedic Center.

 

 

ABFAS Director

John T. Marcoux, DPM (2020 - 2023)
Sudbury, MA

John T. MarcouxJohn “J.T.” Marcoux is a podiatric surgeon at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. He received his BS in Physical Therapy from the University of Connecticut and his DPM from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. He completed a four-year surgical residency at the Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA. He has been actively involved in residency training for the past 20 years, most recently serving as podiatric residency program director at Steward-St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton, MA.

In addition to his active reconstructive surgical practice and teaching, Dr. Marcoux volunteers his time and expertise. He serves as a member of the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as well as the Residency Review Committee and the Joint Committee on the Recognition of Specialty Boards. He has represented ABFAS as a residency program on-site evaluator and has served on various ABFAS committees/task force groups and as a case reviewer for board certification. Dr. Marcoux currently serves on the Communications Committee. 

Dr. Marcoux is a manuscript reviewer and section editor for the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He has been an active ACFAS volunteer and was honored with the Distinguished Service Award in 2017. He was inducted as an affiliate member of The Podiatry Institute in 2014. Dr. Marcoux lectures both locally and nationally on reconstructive surgery and has authored manuscripts and textbook chapters.

 

ABFAS Director

Roland S. Ramdass, DPM (2021 - 2024)
Winchester, VA

Ramdass, Roland

Dr. Roland Ramdass is a practicing podiatrist at the Foot and Ankle Center, where he is part of a three-doctor group with multiple locations in northern Virginia and West Virginia. He is board certified in Foot Surgery and Rearfoot Reconstruction/Ankle Surgery by ABFAS. 
 
He is a graduate of City University of New York – York College where he received his BS degree in 1995. He graduated from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in 2002 with honors and completed his three-year podiatric surgical residency in 2005 at the New York Presbyterian Wyckoff Heights Medical Center.
 
Dr. Ramdass’ passions are education and promoting his specialty. He achieves these goals through his involvement with the INOVA Fairfax Residency Program, ABFAS, ACFAS, National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners (NBPME), Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME), and Virginia Podiatric Medical Association (VPMA). He is currently the chairman of the Podiatry Department of the Winchester Medical Center and Vice President of NBPME. He is the Immediate Past President of the VPMA and ACFAS Mid-Atlantic Region. 
 
Dr. Ramdass has lectured at various seminars nationwide and has moderated several foot and ankle instructional courses and labs for foot and ankle surgeons, residents, and students. He has been involved in multiple research projects which led to publications in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery.

 

ABFAS Director

Katie M. Swanstrom, DPM (2020 - 2023)
Spokane, WA

Swanstrom, KatieDr. Swanstrom is board certified in both Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery. She currently serves on the Computer Based Patient Simulation (CBPS) Examination Committee and as a Case Reviewer. Since 2015 she has served on multiple ABFAS committees including, the Cognitive Examinations Committee, Rearfoot Recertification Taskforce, and CBPS Case Review Committee.

Dr. Swanstrom was born and raised in Spokane, WA. She is in private practice as an owner of the Spokane Foot Clinic and is President of the Northwest Surgery Center. Dr. Swanstrom serves on the Credentialing Committee of Valley Hospital. She has been an Invited Speaker with the International Foot and Ankle Foundation (IFAF), Washington State Podiatric Medical Association, and Colorado Foot and Ankle Society.

She earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from George Fox University, cumme laude and earned a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, summa cumme laude. Dr. Swanstrom completed the Swedish Residency Training Program PM&S-36 in Seattle, WA in 2011.