2023 Annual Meeting of Members

Join us Thursday, December 7 at 6p.m. for our Annual Meeting of Members! It’s been a while we know, but we cannot wait to update you on all things ABPM! We’ve got Board Members to swear in, others to sign off, and a lot of exciting things coming up in 2024 and beyond! Join us at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown in the Desert Sky Room on December 7 at 6:00PM!

ABPM to Launch “Why I Want to be an ABPM Podiatrist” Scholarship

LOS ANGELES, CA., – The American Board of Podiatric Medicine (ABPM), the nation’s premier certifying board for Doctors of Podiatric Medicine, has developed a new scholarship program for podiatry students and young practitioners to develop future leaders of the profession through immersive clinical and conference experiences.

The scholarship shall be awarded to one student and one qualifying resident DPM, to include a paid trip to the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons (ASPS) Conference next year. Candidates may also choose to attend the International Federation of Podiatrists (FIP) Global Podiatry Summit. To qualify for the award, ABPM has developed the following criteria for entrants to meet for consideration:

  • Competitive applicants will create, record and submit one short video (max. 60 seconds) that explains, in a compelling fashion, “Why I Want to be an ABPM Podiatrist.”
  • Videos should be uploaded to Meta, X (formerly Twitter) or TikTok platforms with the hashtag #whyabpmpodiatry AND tagging @podiatryboard.
  • Videos should be posted between October 30 and December 30, 2023, limit one per applicant.
  • Qualifying applicants must be either a final year podiatric medical school student or in any year of their CPME-approved PMSR/RRA-36 residency program.

Applicants shall be chosen at the January meeting of the Board of Directors and will be notified appropriately.

ABPM recognizes the gravity of the current leadership crisis within the profession and its inability to meet the needs of current and future generations of podiatrists. ABPM developed the scholarship to groom the next generation of leaders in podiatry by exposing them to cutting edge clinical conferences and familiarizing them with the litany of ways board certification in podiatric orthopedics and primary podiatric medicine can serve them for the life of their career.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void outside the 50 US & DC and where prohibited by law. Term: 10/31/23 at 12:00 AM ET through 12/29/23 at 11:59 PM ET. Entrants must be (i) legal residents of the 50 US/DC, (ii) 18 years of age or age of majority (whichever greater); (iii) currently enrolled at one of the following podiatric colleges: Midwestern Univ., Barry. Univ., Cal. School Pod. Med., Des Moines Univ., N.Y. College Pod. Med., Kent State Univ., Rosalind Franklin Univ., Temple Univ., Western Univ., Univ. Texas Rio Grande Valley Sch. Pod. Med., LECOM Sch. Pod. Med. and (iv) available to attend the Annual ASPS Live Conference. Employees, officers, directors of Sponsor/affiliated entities as well as family/household members of each are ineligible. To enter, prepare a video submission (max. 60 seconds) responding to the prompt provided by Sponsor. Two (2) winners total will be selected—one (1) from a resident podiatric physician and one (1) from a podiatry student enrolled at any of the institutions above in a DPM-degree granting post-graduate program. Winners will receive (i) trip to ASPS Annual Live Conference, including travel, lodging, and stipend Candidates may also elect to attend the FIP Conference, tentatively located in Iceland, in Summer 2024. Prize ARV: $3,000; total ARV: $6,000. For entry and prize details, judging criteria, and all other terms/conditions, see Official Rules at podiatryboard.org. Sponsor: American Board of Podiatric Medicine 1060 Aviation Blvd, Suite 100, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254


ABPM Board Elects Officers

October 24, 2023

Contact Peter Mounteer


LOS ANGELES, CA., – The American Board of Podiatric Medicine recently elected officers from amongst the Board of Directors to serve in official capacity as members of the Executive Board. Officer elections are held annually, preceding the Board’s Annual Meeting of Members. Those elected will take office at the Annual Meeting, to be held Thursday, December 6, 2023 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Board’s Officers-Elect are:

Adam R. Johnson, DPM (MN) elected to President of the Board,

Stephanie Hook, DPM (NY) elected to Vice President of the Board,

Brian Lepow, DPM (TX) elected to Treasurer of the Board,

Katerina Grigoropoulos (IL) elected to Secretary of the Board,

At the Annual Meeting, current Board President, Lee C. Rogers, DPM will assume the ex-officio position of Immediate-Past President, in accordance with the Board’s bylaws. Current Immediate-Past President, William E. Chagares, DPM, will rotate off the Board.

“I am proud of our new leaders and could not be more sure about the successful future of the Board,” said Board President, Lee C. Rogers, DPM. “These individuals are strong leaders who will stand fast in the face of adversity in order to achieve the goals of the ABPM for our Diplomates.”

For more information, visit www.podiatryboard.org or contact the American Board of Podiatric Medicine at (310) 375-0700 or peter.mounteer@podiatryboard.org.


President-Elect, Adam R. Johnson, DPM
Vice-President Elect, Stephanie Hook, DPM
Vice-President Elect, Stephanie Hook, DPM
Treasurer-Elect, Brian Lepow, DPM
Secretary-Elect, Katerina Grigoropoulos, DPM

ABPM to Attend Board Certification Town Hall in Nashville, TN This Friday

NASHVILLE, T.N. – The American Board of Podiatric Medicine will attend a Town Hall style meeting on Friday July 14, 2023 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN, to cover the future of Board Certification for all podiatrists. Both CPME-recognized boards and the boards without CPME recognition have been invited to send representatives to address the podiatric profession.


Invitees Include:

American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS)

American Board of Podiatric Medicine (ABPM)

American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry (ABMSP)

American Board of Lower Extremity Surgery (ABLES)


The Town Hall will be facilitated by Dr. Michael King who will field questions from the audience and moderate the responses from the board representatives.


ABPM encourages interested Diplomates, students and residents to visit the registration site below and sign up to make your voice heard on the future of Podiatric Board Certification!


Attendance must be confirmed via the registration link below, 150-person capacity limit.



Full details below:


What: Podiatric Board Certification Town Hall

Where: Gaylord Opryland Hotel, Nashville, TN – Jackson E/F Rooms

When: Friday July, 14 – 7:30PM to 9:30PM