Podiatry Residency Training Program
Director: Goffredo Ianiro, D.P.M.
Residency Program at Millcreek Community Hospital was established in 1983. The mission of the
Millcreek Community Hospital, Podiatric Medicine & Surgery Residency (PMSR Cert) Program is to
inspire, promote and support the investigation, knowledge and passion of the ankle and foot.
Millcreek Community Hospital is vigilant to provide a sound academic, clinical and educational
foundation for all Podiatric Residents. The Millcreek Community Hospital, Podiatric Medicine &
Surgery Residency (PMSR Cert) Program has been developed with special emphasis on an
interdisciplinary approach and meticulous care to all lower extremity disorders.
Podiatry Residency Training Program
& Surgery Residency (PMSR Cert) Program: The First Year Resident will
complete 6.5 months of Podiatric Surgery with additional rotations in: Emergency Medicine, General
Surgery, Internal Medicine, Pathology, Radiology, Behavioral Health, Infectious Disease and
Orthopedics. All aspects of patient care are addressed through multiple patient contacts in both
the inpatient and outpatient setting.
The Second Year Resident will complete 7.5 months of Podiatric Surgery with
additional rotations in: Anesthesia, Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Vascular Surgery, Geriatrics
and Rheumatology. There is an increased focus on wound care as well as outpatient care and
perioperative care. The Second Year Resident is focused primarily on mastering all aspects of
Third Year Resident will complete 9.5 months of Podiatric Surgery with attending supervised office
and clinic rotations. This includes rotations in Vascular Surgery, Wound Care, Foot and Ankle
Orthopedics and Plastic Surgery. The focus of the Third Year Resident is primarily mastering all
aspects of rearfoot surgery. Additional attention is given towards making the Resident a
well-rounded Podiatric Surgeon as well as a skilled clinician. Over 1900 C-level procedures and
7500 podiatric clinical/office encounters are consistently logged by graduates from the
Millcreek Community Hospital is a 200 bed teaching institution that has a relationship
with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM). In addition to our Podiatric Residency,
we have Residencies in Orthopedic Surgery, Internal Medicine, Family Practice, ENT, Ophthalmology,
Psychiatry, G.I. and NMM/OMM, Sports Medicine, Geriatric Fellowships.
Activities for the Podiatric Residents include monthly Journal Club with the podiatric and
orthopedic staff, weekly McGlamry Review as well as other relevant podiatric texts, weekly
pediatric orthopedic lectures and multiple podiatric lectures given by the Residents and attending
staff. PRESENT Lectures are purchased for the Podiatric Residents & Faculty. Anatomy is
reviewed during cadaveric dissection of the lower extremity. This is performed weekly from January
through March in the Anatomy Lab at LECOM. A Podiatry Conference is also held at LECOM annually.
The senior Podiatric Residents develop this program which addresses relevant podiatric material in
a workshop setting
Residents work with ten attending Podiatric Physicians (listed below) in four clinics and their
private offices. Coding and billing as well as the day-to-day operations of a podiatric office are
covered in detail:
- Jason Crilley, D.P.M.
- Santo Fioretti, D.P.M.
- Morgan Holmes, D.P.M.
- Goffredo Ianiro, D.P.M.
- Jay Moritz,
- Brian Mussett, D.P.M.
- Daniel Olson, D.P.M.
- Richard Sieber, D.P.M.
- Frederick Tomassi, D.P.M.
- William Weily, D.P.M.
- Jason Lee, D.P.M.
- Matthew Testrake, D.P.M.
- Thomas Pokabla, D.P.M.
- Jospeh Difranco, D.P.M
- Mark Tuccio,
- Anthony Tuccio, D.P.M.
This excellent and diverse Podiatric Medicine & Surgery Residency (PMSR Cert) Program
prepares the Resident to practice contemporary podiatry.
are available for the fourth (4th) year Podiatric Medical Student from May through
December. There is a maximum of two (2) students per month. Therefore, it is best to apply as soon
as possible to obtain your desired month. Apply through American Association of Colleges of
Podiatric Medicine, www.aacpm.org The Externs receive meals and student housing at no cost. We
encourage externs to contact us.
The 2014 Podiatry Summer Program (for Podiatry students entering
their second year of medical education) was held July 21, 2014 through July 25, 2014. The one
week Summer Program included Inpatient Surgery, Outpatient Office Visits, Wound Clinics, reviewing
Proper Documentation for H & P's, Operating Room Procedures Lab, Anatomy Lab, Journal Club,
Mock Residency Interviews and Board Prep, a Sea Wolves Baseball Game and several other social
Millcreek Community Hospital's Podiatric Surgery
Residency Program participates in the Central Application Service for Podiatric
Residencies/Centralized Residency Interview Program (CASPR/CRIP). https://CASPRweb.org
Message from Chief Resident, Anthony Colonna, D.P.M.
There is an adage that says, "Residency
is a marathon not a sprint." The Podiatry Residency Program at Millcreek Community Hospital
has allowed the opportunity to practice this wise saying to the fullest extent. It has afforded a
great level of responsibility, experience and professionalism that is demanded of the current
Podiatric Physician. The Erie area offers the full spectrum of medical and surgical training that
surpasses even the goals set out by the CPME. Our tenure has fallen during a period of more
Residency positions available than students graduating from the eight current Schools of Podiatry,
a trend currently found across many other specialties of medicine. Within two years, the
pendulum swings in the other direction as more students require additional Residency slots. With
momentum gained from our sponsoring institution and instructors, we have been keeping "up to
pace" as we run through the "valley" of low student pools and continue on to
complete the race making our Residency the best it can be at the same time. At the finish line, we
will certainly say that we are proud of the invaluable skills we have acquired through the
Millcreek Community Hospital's Podiatric Surgery Program.
Residents Win in Rumble
MCH s Residency team included: (left to right) Joshua Grimm, D.P.M., third yr.
pod. res.; Kelly Yenser, D.P.M., third yr. pod. res.; Wade Jespersen, D.P.M., first yr. pod. res.;
Russell Samofal, D.P.M., second yr. pod. res.; Kristen Heard, D.P.M., first yr. pod. res.; Anthony
Colonna, D.P.M., first yr. pod. res..
MCH Podiatry Residents took third place honors in a
competition called a Residency Rumble at the 5th Residency Education Summit East, held August
23-25 in Teaneck, NJ, and attended by more than 200 podiatric residents.
The Summit s
newsletter reported that, Goffredo Ianiro, DPM s Program Director, has been on the leader board
of the Residency Rumble for two years running now. Millcreek Community Hospital continues to excel
as one of the best residency programs in the country.
Please contact the
Chief Podiatric Resident for more information:
For more information,
Medical Education Coordinator
Millcreek Community Hospital
5515 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16509