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.
Didactic 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) will be held July 21, 2014 through July 25,
2014. The one week Summer Program will include 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 activities. To apply, please email Carolyn Heidt at firstname.lastname@example.org or
call 814-868-8206. Deadline for applications is May 23, 2014.
Millcreek Community Hospital's Podiatric Surgery Residency Program participates in the
Central Application Service for Podiatric Residencies/Centralized Residency Interview Program
Message from Chief Resident, Joshua Grimm, 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.
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.
the Chief Podiatric Resident for more information:
For more information, contact:
Medical Education Coordinator
5515 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16509