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Podiatry

General Information

Trinitas Regional Medical Center is offering an accredited PMSRA three-year Program. Two positions are offered for each level. The program started in July, 2009. Trinitas Regional Medical Center is located in Elizabeth NJ, which is conveniently located 20 miles from New York City. The main advantage of training in Elizabeth is our patient population, which is very diverse.

Our Podiatric Residency Program gives individuals the opportunity to learn in an innovative, educational environment, knowing each person will continue to help others in their future. Working with experts in the field of Podiatry the vast experience they need to be successful contributors to the future of Podiatry.

Our comprehensive training program provides rigorous and comprehensive instruction in many disciplines, in a challenging, yet supportive, atmosphere.

One of the greatest strengths of our program is that all of the clinical experiences are available on site at Trinitas, including full exposure to pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative patient management.

Trinitas residents also have clinical rotations at the Trinitas Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine. Our residents receive additional surgical training from affiliated hospitals and surgical centers.

Leadership

Georgios Kotzias, DPM, FACFAS
Program Director

Dr. Kotzias holds a degree in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in 2014. He completed his residency here at Trinitas Regional Medical Center in 2017.

After he completed his residency, he joined a private practice here in Elizabeth, NJ and has been an active faculty member since then. Dr. Kotzias has been an integral asset to the Podiatry Program at Trinitas as he provides the best care to patients, working side by side by other departments. Dr. Kotzias is also very active with the Trinitas Wound Care Center.

He is Boarded both with the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and American Board of Podiatric Medicine.

Faculty
Georgios Kotzias, DPM, FACFAS

Shellie Auguste, DPM, ABPM

Glenn Davison, DPM, Certified by ABPS
NJ Podiatric Medical Society

Robert Gasalberti, DPM, Certified by ABMSP
(American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry)
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
New Jersey Podiatric Medical Society
Member American Podiatric Medical Association

Irene Labib, DPM

Elaine Mariolois, DPM, ABMSP
(American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry)

Ayesha Mohiuddin, DPM

Edward Montoya, DPM, Certified by ABPS

Edwin Roman, DPM, ABMSP
(American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry)

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Non-Podiatrist Faculty

William Farrer, MD

Infectious Disease

Rodolfo Colaco, MD

General Surgery

Sergio Baerga, MD

General Surgery

Michael Curi, MD

Vascular Surgery

Marc Meulener, MD

Dermatology

Reena Khianey, MD

Rheumatology

Leon Pirak, MD

Anesthesiology


Frequently-Asked Questions

Q. How do I apply?
A. All applicants must apply through CASPR/CRIP.

Q. What are the criteria for an interview?
A. First attempts on exams.

Q. Do I have to spend time as a student at your hospital in order to be granted an interview?
A. It is not required but it is encouraged.

Q. Does the hospital accept Visas?
A. J-1 visas.

Q. What will my salary be as a resident?
A. The breakdown is as follows:
PGY-I- $52,329.68
PGY II- $56,160.00
PGY III- $59,745.71

Q. What other benefits are there?
A. Yes as a resident you will receive the following benefits:

  • Meal Cards while on call
  • Lab Coats
  • Scrubs
  • Malpractice
  • Medical and Dental Insurance
  • Book Allowance

Q. Will I need a NJ Medical License before I can start my residency?
A. NJ does not require residents to have a license.

Q. Are there research opportunities?
A. Yes. Here are some examples of publications by residents:

  • “Elastoffibroma in the Rearfoot: A Case report of a rare soft Tissue Tumor”, The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Volume 59, issue 3 May-June 2020, Jonathan Pirak, DPM and Morteza Khaladj, DPM
  • HIV Negative associated Lymphangioma-like Kaposi Sarcoma with variable clinical presentations: 3 A Case report Jan/Feb 2017 JAPMA
  • Invasive Squamous Cell Carcinoma with Osteomyelitis of the foot: A Case Report : July 2915, Vol. 105, NO.4 PP 374-376 JAPMA
  • When A Basal Cell Carcinoma Occurs on the Plantar. Podiatry Today- Volume 27, Issue 5-May 2014

Rotations

Here is an example of a typical rotation schedule:

PGY I
6 months Podiatric Surgery
1 month Vacation
1 month General Surgery
2 weeks Anesthesia
2 weeks Radiology
2 weeks Psychiatry
2 weeks Neurology
1 month Internal Medicine
2 weeks Rheumatology
2 weeks Pathology

PGY II
1 month Emergency Medicine
1 month Infectious Disease
1 month Vacation
3 months Podiatric offices
6 months Podiatric Surgery

PGY III
1 month Vascular
1 month Dermatology
4 months Podiatric Office
1 month Vacation
5 months Podiatric Surgery

*Podiatric surgery includes hours in Podiatry clinic and wound center
PGY III residents are able to take a class in Hyperbaric wound care.

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Post Residency
Here's what some of our graduates are now doing:

Two graduates went into private practice; one is now in practice with Dr. Khaladj, Program Director and active faculty member; and one is the Program Director of a Wound Center in a major NJ hospital.

Lecture Syllabus
Sample Podiatry Lecture Schedules

July
Topic- New trend in management of chronic wounds of lower extremities - Dr. Khaladj

August
Topic- Use of NSAID in Podiatry surgery by Davison

September
Topic- Application of internal and external fixators in podiatric surgery by Dr. Hutchison.

October
Topic- Skin and soft tissue infection by diabetic patients and new treatment options with antibiotics by Dr. Maffei.

November
Topic- Surgical management of Morton neuroma by Dr. Gasalberti.

December
Topic- Triple arthrodesis with IM rods by Dr. Ralatos

January
Topic- Fusion of mid tarsal joints internal and external fixators minirail by Dr. Ralatos.

February
Topic- Skin graft in chronic wounds by Dr. Khaladj

March
Topic- Hallux limitus correction with insertion of implant by Dr. Kaufman

April
Topic- Arthroscopy vs. open heel spurs resection by Dr. Kaufman

(NOTE: In addition to these lectures there is a Medicine Grand Rounds every week and a monthly Journal Club.)