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 Donald Adams, DPM



Daren Bergman, DPM, FACFAS

Daren J. L. Bergman, DPM, FACFAS is a board certified physician of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons based in Boston, Massachusetts.  He is currently employed by Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates in their Kenmore and Chelmsford Offices.

Dr. Bergman is a native of Bourne, Massachusetts.  He obtained his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from Saint Anselm College and went on to the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine (KSUCPM) for his medical training. He then completed a Podiatric Medicine and Surgery residency at MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham, MA.  Following his residency, Dr. Bergman completed a fellowship in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery under the direction of Lowell Weil, Jr. at the Weil Foot and Ankle Institute in Chicago, IL. 

Dr. Bergman is a past Board of Trustee Member of the Massachusetts Podiatric Medical Society, Current Secretary/Treasurer of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, Northeast Region, and an attending surgeon in the Mount Auburn Hospital Residency Training Program.


 Kyle Bruce, DPM

Dr. Bruce, a Des Moines University graduate, completed his residency at the Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Michigan and was the second Fellow to graduate from the APMA Public Health Fellowship at Dartmouth in 2015. He currently practices in Springfield Massachusetts at a large multispecialty group and is Chair of the Public Health and Preventive Podiatric Medicine Committee.


Caroline Guathier, DPM

Caroline Gauthier, DPM is board certified in foot and reconstructive rearfoot & ankle surgery by the American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery. She has been a private practitioner since 2009. She is the owner of Reading Foot & Ankle Specialists in Reading, MA. Being a private practice owner has allowed her to enjoy a great work-life balance. She specializes in pediatric foot deformities, sports-medicine, elective & revisional surgery, and treatment of complex foot deformities.  She is a former ballet dancer and now enjoys long distance running. She also enjoys scuba diving, cycling, and traveling around the world.


Martin Harris, DPM

Dr. Martin Harris has previously served on the board and the insurance committee for the state of Massachusetts.  He was the private insurance carrier advisory committee representative (PICA).

Dr. Harris is a graduate of the Ohio College of Pediatric Medicine. He completed his surgicaresidency program in Chicago. For the past 20 years he has been part of a multi-specialty group of doctors and nurses at Sturdy Hospital Wound Care Center. He is on the active staff at Sturdy Memorial Hospital and is employed by Sturdy Medical Associates. Dr. Harris is certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and a member of the Massachusetts Podiatric Medical AssociationIn addition, he is a member of the American Academy of Wound Management and is a Certified Wound Specialist.

His community involvement includes chairing the Board of Managers at the Hockymock YMCA and being on their Board of Directors. He resides in Wrentham, Massachusetts with his wife Terry. They have 4 children- two living in Massachusetts and two in New York City.


Deepa Jhaveri, DPM, Lahey Outpatient Center at Danvers


Dorothy Kurtz, DPM



Alfred Phillips, DPM



Lars Reinhold, MD, MBA

Lars Reinhold, MD, MBA is the Chair of Internal Medicine and the Associate Chief Medical Officer of the Lahey Medical Center at Peabody where he has practiced for four years. 

He previously worked at the South Boston Community Health Center where he was the Associate Medical Director and attended Boston University School of Medicine and completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center.  In 2017, he earned an MBA in a focused program for physician leadership at the Heller School of Brandeis University.  Dr Reinhold has a special interest in addiction medicine, chronic pain management, and is a certified prescriber of suboxone.


Charles F. Ross, DPM

Professor: NYCPM- Orthopedics & Biomechanics and Dean for Student Services; Former Chief of Podiatry -Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield, MA, President UCP-Berkshire County, Former Board Member MPMS, Private Practice 45 years (with several interruptions) Team Podiatrist New York Jets Football Team, Member of the Medical Staff for the US Olympics for the Deaf & Medical Director for the Long Island Marathon.  Currently employed at the VA in Springfield, MA.



 David Seltz

David Seltz is the first Executive Director of the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission. Prior to this role, Mr. Seltz was the chief health care advisor for then-Senate President Therese Murray and served as the Special Advisor on health care for former Governor Deval Patrick (MA). Through these positions, Mr. Seltz advised the passage of Chapter 58 of the Acts of 2006 and Chapter 224 of the Acts of 2012. Mr. Seltz is a 2003 graduate of Boston College and originally from Minnesota. He was a recipient of Modern HealthCare’s 2015 Up and Comer Award, which recognizes young executives that have made significant contributions in the areas of healthcare administration, management or policy.


Chia-Ding (JD) Shih, DPM, MA

A firm believer in evidence-based medicine and advocator for health care improvement, Chia-Ding (JD) Shih is the current American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA)/The Dartmouth Institute (TDI) public health fellow.

His passion in public health began during his training at California School of Podiatric Medicine (CSPM). In addition to establishing a monthly student-run podiatric clinic that was affiliated with UC Davis School of Medicine he was also the founder of the American Public Health Association (APHA) Student Chapter at CSPM. Through his dedication in both inside of the class and outside of the school he graduated with honors and was a member of Pi Delta honor society. Shih continues his effort in improving podiatric medicine through research. He is currently involved in population studies including wound care variation and air quality threshold in podiatry clinics. 

Shih earned a BS in microbiology from UC Davis, a MA from Boston University and a DPM from CSPM at Samuel Merritt University. 


Dyane Tower, DPM

Dr. Dyane Tower graduated from Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in 2009 and went on to complete her residency in Colorado. After her 3-year residency, she went on to become APMA’s Public Health fellow at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Practice where she earned a Master in Public Health degree. Dr. Tower taught at Scholl College and practiced in an orthopedic group at a large, academic medical center in New Hampshire before taking her current position as the Director of Clinical Affairs at the American Podiatric Medical Association. Dr. Tower’s interests include public health, research, outcomes and cost-effectiveness.


 James S. Wrobel, DPM, MS

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine in the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology, and Diabetes at the University of Michigan.      

Dr. Wrobel received his BS with high distinction in Kinesiology from the University of Michigan; Masters in Outcomes Research, Clinical Decision Making, and Health Policy from Dartmouth College; and Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine.  He completed a podiatric surgical residency at North Detroit General Hospital and is Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine with Certificate of Added Qualification, Amputation Prevention & Wound Care.

Dr. Wrobel has 79 peer-reviewed and In Press publications with research interests including health services research, clinical epidemiology, and biomechanics of the diabetic foot.