Podiatric Residency Program

The Podiatric Residency Program at Good Samaritan Hospital encompasses all aspects of podiatric medicine and surgery, as well as a full array of academic and didactic study.

Full Spectrum of Podiatric Training

The podiatric residency is a three-year program that provides wide-ranging experiences, helping you build a strong foundation for your medical career.

You will have opportunities that are not available at every residency program, such as workshops in our cadaver lab. These labs give you instruction and hands-on experience performing many podiatric surgery procedures.

Good Samaritan Hospital is a New York State Designated Level II Trauma Center, so you will  be exposed to a variety of forefoot and rearfoot traumatic and non-traumatic foot complaints. Aside from Emergency Department (ED) cases, you will be part of numerous inpatient consults. Our large podiatric attending staff gives you contact to a multitude of surgical cases and procedures. Thanks to a close working relationship with the department of orthopedics, you will be able to scrub in on the majority of surgical cases, including all foot and ankle trauma.

You will also tap into the expertise at other Catholic Health hospitals. At the Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Healing at St. Catherine of Siena Hospital, you will become an expert on healing wounds of various etiologies, including diabetic, venous and traumatic wounds. You will be part of the patients pre-, intra- and post-operative care. You also have exposure to Advanced Reconstructive Rearfoot Surgery at St. Charles Hospital. Procedures include flatfoot reconstruction, cavus foot reconstruction, OATS procedure, rearfoot fusions, ankle replacements and fusions, and rearfoot trauma.

Serving a diverse population further enhances your training. We partner with Sun River Health (formerly HRHCare) health centers to care for the underserved. The patient population ranges from pediatric to geriatric, giving you experience in all facets of podiatry. You also rotate through the private offices of podiatric attendings, offering you the opportunity to learn the unique skills needed for private practice, as well as practice management.

Accreditation

The Podiatric Residency Program at Good Samaritan Hospital is accredited by:

  • Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME)
  • Council on Teaching Hospitals (COTH)
  • Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency Reconstruction Rearfoot and Ankle (PMSR-RRA) —added credential

Program Leadership

Bruce McLaughlin

Bruce McLaughlin, D.P.M.
Program Director, Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

John Kannengieser

John D. Kannengieser, D.P.M.
Associate Program Director, Podiatric Medicine and Surgery 

Samantha Sferrazza

Samantha Sferrazza, MHA
GME Manager, Residency Coordinator 

Program Features

Good Samaritan Hospital offers our residents a competitive salary and benefits package. Some residency programs offer additional perks to help you as you learn.

Salaries

  • PGY 1 $69,275

  • PGY 2 $72,365

  • PGY 3 $75,455

  • PGY 3 Chief $77,955

  • PGY 4 $78,545

  • PGY 4 Chief $81,045

  • PGY 5 $80,605

  • PGY 6 $82,665

Benefits 

  • Health and dental insurance

  • Life and disability insurance

  • Medical malpractice insurance

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

  • Basic Life Support (BLS)

  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

  • $900 CME conference stipend annually; increases to $1,900 CME conference stipend in final year of primary residency training

  • $2,400 meal stipend*

  • $3,000 housing stipend*

  • $1,000 travel stipend*

  • Free parking

  • Lab coats

*Included in salary

PGY 1

Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

 

Podiatry Clinic

 

Wound Care

8 weeks

Podiatry Office Rotation

8 weeks

Internal Medicine

4 weeks

Emergency Medicine

4 weeks

Vascular Surgery

3 weeks

Orthopedic Surgery

4 weeks

Pathology

2 weeks

Radiology

2 weeks

Anesthesiology

2 weeks

Pediatric Endocrinology

4 weeks

 

PGY 2

Podiatry Medicine and Surgery

 

Podiatry Clinic

 

Orthopedic Surgery

8 weeks

Podiatry Office Rotation

8 weeks

Infectious Disease

4 weeks

Psychiatry

2 weeks

Wound Care

12 weeks

 

PGY 3:

Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

 

Podiatry Clinic

 

Wound Care

12 weeks

Orthopedic Surgery

4 weeks

Advanced Reconstructive Rearfoot Surgery

16 weeks

Affiliated Sites

To ensure a diverse and well-rounded experience, our program has affiliations with:

  • Peconic Bay Medical Center
  • St. Catherine of Siena Hospital’s Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Healing
  • St. Charles Hospital
  • Sun River Health Centers (formerly HRHCare Health Centers)

The Podiatric Residency Program places a large emphasis on academics. The didactic schedule includes:

  • Cadaver workshops
  • Case presentation
  • Grand rounds
  • Guest lectures
  • Online lectures
  • Weekly journal clubs
  • Weekly radiology rounds

You will also attend podiatric lectures, national conferences and surgical board review courses.

As a resident, you will attend lectures on research methodology. By the end of the third year, we expect you to complete a paper of publishable quality.

Awards and Presentations

APMA Nationals 2021

Presenters, Diabetic Limb Salvage

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Meet Our Faculty

Bruce McLaughlin, DPM

Program Director

Undergraduate: Union College, Schenectady, NY
Medical School: Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Podiatric Medicine and Surgery/Kern Hospital, Warren, MI

Board Certification: Podiatric Medicine (ABPM), Podiatric Surgery (ABPS)

John D. Kannengieser, DPM

Associate Program Director

Undergraduate: Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
Medical School: New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York, NY
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, West Islip, NY

Board Certification: Podiatric Medicine (ABPM)

Edward F. McLaughlin, DPM

Chief of Podiatry

Undergraduate: University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Medical School: Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Podiatric Medicine and Surgery/Monsignor Clement Kern Hospital for Special Surgery, Warren, MI

Board Certification: Podiatric Surgery (ABPS), Podiatric Medicine (ABPM)

Omer Aci, DPM

Undergraduate: Bloomfield College, Bloomfield, NJ
Medical School: New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York, NY
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Podiatric Medicine and Surgery/Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, West Islip, NY

Board Qualification: Board Qualified Podiatric Surgery (ABPS)

Michele Ahmadi, DPM

Undergraduate: Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Medical School: New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York, NY
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, West Islip, NY

Board Certification: Podiatric Medicine (ABPM)

Alexandra LaRocca, DPM

Undergraduate: SUNY Binghamton, Binghamton, NY
Medical School: New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York, NY
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, West Islip, NY

Board Certification: Podiatric Medicine (ABPM), ABFAS Board Qualified

Anthony Ferraro, DPM

Undergraduate: SUNY Old Westbury, Old Westbury, NY
Medical School: New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York, NY
Residency: Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, West Islip, NY

Board Certification: Diplomate American Board of Podiatric Medicine, ABFAS Board Qualified

Peter Mancuso, DPM

Undergraduate: University of Scranton, Scranton, PA
Medical School: New York College Of Podiatric Medicine, New York, NY
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Podiatric Medicine and Surgery/St. Clare's Hospital, Denville, NJ

Board Certification: Podiatric Surgery (ABPS)

Vito Rizzo, DPM

Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

Undergraduate: SUNY at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Medical School: New York College Of Podiatric Medicine, New York, NY
Residency Training Specialty/Location:

Board Certification: Podiatric Surgery (ABPS), Certified Wound Specialist (ABWM)

Dana Siegel, DPM

Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

Undergraduate: SUNY Stony Brook University School of Medicine, Stony Brook, NY
Medical School: New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York, NY
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Foot Clinics of New York/St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, NY

Board Certification: Podiatric Surgery (ABPS)

Lance Berlin, DPM

Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

Undergraduate: Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, AL
Medical School: Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Cleveland, OH
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Podiatric Medicine and Surgery/Community Hospital, Brooklyn, NY

Board Certification: Podiatric Surgery (ABPS)

Daniel Davies, DPM

Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

Undergraduate: St. John’s University College of Pharmacy, Jamaica, New York
Medical School: New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York, New York
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Podiatric Medicine and Surgery/Foot Clinics of NY, New York, NY

Board Certification: Podiatric Surgery (ABPS)

James Goetz, DPM

Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

Undergraduate: St John’s University, Jamaica, NY
Medical School: New York College Of Podiatric Medicine, New York, NY
Traditional Rotating Internship: Coney Island Hospital, Brooklyn, NY
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Podiatric Medicine and Surgery/St Joseph’s Hospital Catholic Medical Center of Brooklyn and Queens, Brooklyn, NY

Board Certification: Podiatric Medicine and Surgery (ABPS), Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy, Ankle Arthroscopy

Daniel Jeran, DPM

Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

Undergraduate: State University of New York at Albany, Albany, NY; Dowling College, Oakdale, NY
Medical School: William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, Chicago, IL
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Podiatric Medicine and Surgery/North Chicago Veterans Administration Medical Center, North Chicago, IL

Board Certification: Podiatric Surgery (ABPS), Podiatric Medicine (ABPM)

Robert Landy, DPM

Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

Medical School: New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York, NY
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Podiatric Medicine and Surgery/New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York, NY

Board Certification: Podiatric Surgery (ABPS)

David Robbins, DPM

Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

Medical School: New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York, NY
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Podiatric Medicine and Surgery/Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Board Certification: Podiatric Surgery (ABPS)

Bruce Zappia, DPM

Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

Medical School: Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Podiatric Medicine and Surgery/Veterans Administration Hospital, Boston, MA

Board Certification: Board Qualified Podiatric Surgery (ABPS), Multiple Specialties in Podiatric Surgery (ABMSP)

Meet Our Current Residents

 

Amanda Khoury, DPM

Undergraduate:
Medical School: New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York, NY
Hometown: Long Island, NY
Hobbies/Interests: Traveling, exploring local areas and working out.  

Anik Paul, DPM

Undergraduate:
Medical School: New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York, NY
Hometown: Queens, NY
Hobbies: Reading, hiking and working out.

Joseph Zehentner, DPM

Undergraduate:
Medical School: New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York, NY
Hometown: Manorville, NY
Hobbies/Interests: Skiing, Music,The Islanders, Yankees and Giants,

William Etts, DPM

Undergraduate: Wagner College
Medical School: New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York, NY
Hometown: Nesconset, NY
Hobbies / Interests: Reading, Gym, Homebrewing beer and Cooking
 

Elizabeth Franger, DPM

Undergraduate: Fairfield University
Medical School: New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York, NY
Hometown: Shreesbury, MA
Hobbies / Interests: Running and Scrapbooking

Tinisha Ricks, DPM

Undergraduate: Ramapo College
Medical School: New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York, NY
Hometown: Perth Amboy, NJ
Hobbies / Interests: Reading, Movies and Baking

Hassan Abboud, DPM

Undergraduate: University of Michigan
Medical School: New York College of Podiatric Medicine
Hometown: Flushing, NY
Hobbies / Interests: Swimming

Sunakshi Garg, DPM

Undergraduate: University of California, Riverside
Medical School: California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University
Hometown: East Meadow, NY
Hobbies / Interests: Walks/hikes, Gardening, Puzzles, Building things, Baking.

Meet Our Graduates

Kevin Douglas - Private Practice on Long Island

Joseph Morra - Private Practice on Long Island

Daniel Stevens - Private Practice in Fairfax, VA 

  • Maria Cifone
  • Michael Mazer
  • John Randazzo