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Mark Myerson, MD
Medical Advisor

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Mark Myerson is a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Colorado. He is the Medical Director of Steps2Walk, a humanitarian organization which coordinates the treatment of individuals with crippling foot and ankle deformities in underserved regions of the world while simultaneously educating the regional orthopedic surgeons in the management of these complex problems. Dr. Myerson is the foremost internationally recognized leader in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery and is Past President of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS). He has been named a pioneer in orthopedic surgery by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS). He is a consultant to the orthopedic industry, an honorary member of many international orthopedic societies and plays an active role in defining national standards for orthopedic foot and ankle practice. Dr. Myerson has authored more than 350 research publications as well as six textbooks covering various treatments of foot and ankle conditions. He is a frequently invited guest speaker, giving professional talks around the world as consultant and educator. He has trained hundreds of orthopedic surgeons both in the United States and abroad, and education continues to be vital to his vision and mission. Dr. Myerson has developed numerous procedures for treating various foot and ankle injuries and deformities and his contributions to the field of orthopedic surgery have revolutionized the diagnosis, treatment, and recovery of foot and ankle disorders. Although Dr. Myerson has continued with clinical medicine, academic work, research, consulting, teaching, humanitarian activities and growing a global presence through Steps2Walk is his current primary focus.

Patrick A. DeHeer, DPM
Medical Advisor

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Dr. Patrick A. DeHeer, DPM, is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) and a fellow of American Society of Podiatric Surgeons (ASPS), American College of Foot and Ankle Pediatrics, and American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS), Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow Fellowship of Faculty of Podiatric Medicine (Glasg); Diplomat of American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery certified in foot surgery and reconstructive foot and ankle surgery. He practices in Central Indiana as part of the national supergroup Upperline Health. Dr. DeHeer serves as the residency director of the podiatric surgical residency program at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. In addition, he is the team podiatrist for the Indiana Pacers. Dr. DeHeer is a member of the Editorial Board of Podiatry Today, a regular blogger for Podiatry Today, a Guest Editor for Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Pediatric Edition 2013, and Guest Editor for Foot and Ankle Quarterly Clubfoot Edition 2014. Dr. DeHeer has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and textbook chapters and is an international and national lecturer. He is the inventor of The Equinus Brace™ and a partner in IQ Med. He is the President and Founder of Step-By-Step Haiti and Foot Aid. Dr. DeHeer’s passion for teaching and providing lower extremity healthcare in developing countries culminated in recognition by the 2014 International Federation of Podiatrist Humanitarian Award and the 2011 APMA Humanitarian of the Year Award. Dr. DeHeer serves as a Trustee on the APMA Board of Trustees, currently in his seventh year on the Board. Dr. DeHeer is past President of the Indiana Podiatric Medical Association and serves as continuing education chairperson.

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