Millcreek Comminuty Hospital - Erie, PA
Podiatry Residency

Podiatry Residency Training Program

Dr. Goffredo Ianiro, D.P.M. Program Director: Goffredo Ianiro, D.P.M.
Telephone: (814)868-8217


The Podiatry 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

Goffredo Ianiro and residents

Program Overview

Podiatric Medicine & 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.

Podiatry Residency Training

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 forefoot surgery.

Residency Training

The 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 Program.

Podiatry Residency

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

Residency Training

The 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, D.P.M.
  • Brian Mussett, D.P.M.
  • Daniel Olson, D.P.M.
  • Michael Ruiz, 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, D.P.M.
  • Anthony Tuccio, D.P.M.

Podiatry Residency Training

This excellent and diverse Podiatric Medicine & Surgery Residency (PMSR Cert) Program prepares the Resident to practice contemporary podiatry.

Externships 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, The Externs receive meals and student housing at no cost. We encourage externs to contact us.

Podiatry Summer Program

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 activities.

Millcreek Community Hospital's Podiatric Surgery Residency Program participates in the Central Application Service for Podiatric Residencies/Centralized Residency Interview Program (CASPR/CRIP).

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.

Podiatry Residents Win in Rumble

Podiatry Residency 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:

  • Anthony Colonna, D.P.M.,

For more information, contact:
Marilyn Tracy
Medical Education Coordinator
Medical Education
Millcreek Community Hospital
5515 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16509

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