Welcome to the St. Vincent Podiatry residency training program. The first resident began training here in 2006. St. Vincent has a long tradition of educating medical residents. Their reputation is second to none when it comes to education. It is an honor for podiatry to be part of the excellent opportunity that St. Vincent affords its residents. We are dedicated to teaching and have an excellent faculty of both podiatrists and other medical and surgical specialty physicians that are interested in teaching. The residents also have the opportunity to teach the fourth year podiatry students during their rotations at St. Vincent. We have a wide variety of patients to draw upon for learning. This includes the primary care center where the residents have a clinic, inpatients, surgery center, wound center, and private offices.
Being part of Ascension Health, the largest Catholic healthcare network in the country, our program abides by the core values of St. Vincent: integrity, wisdom, creativity, reverence, dedication, and service to the poor. We instill in our residents these values when treating patients. It is through these qualities that we feel we can train the future podiatrists here at St. Vincent.
We are a strong program with nine residents training here for three years. Our residents work closely with a core group of attending podiatrists and there is ample opportunity for research opportunities with these attending podiatrists. Our program is very friendly and our residents work very well together and with the other services. The program has a vast array of services at our disposal. We work closely with all of the medical and surgical specialties. This is particularly true of infectious disease, vascular surgery and internal medicine. There is a high inpatient volume that affords a wealth of learning opportunities of the critically ill patient. On the outpatient side, the resident will be exposed to a number of different podiatrists both in their offices, surgery centers, and other local hospitals. This allows a great breadth of experience and will allow the resident to ultimately form their own opinions as to how they will eventually wish to practice.
Thank you for your interest in our program. As you are considering residency programs in podiatry please keep in mind that each program is unique and has its own strengths. The program here at St. Vincent has many strengths and that comes from our residents and faculty who are committed to education and foster an environment which is conducive to learning. We wish you success in your search for a residency program.
The St. Vincent graduate training program offers a Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency (PMSR) which is a three year program. It is CPME (Council on Podiatric Medical Education) certified as a PMSR with added certification in rear-foot and reconstructive ankle surgery. We have CPME approval for 3 residents per year for a total of 9 residents. We have one designated chief resident during their PGY-3 year. Clinical experience is drawn from approximately 35 active podiatric attending physicians.
Our residents rotate on surgical services with general surgery, vascular surgery, and orthopedic surgery. There is an on campus outpatient podiatry clinic run by the residents and staffed by an attending podiatrist. The residents also participate in the wound care center at the hospital which sees a high volume of diabetic foot and lower extremity wounds. The program has formal required rotations in podiatric medicine, podiatric surgery, wound care, anesthesiology, internal medicine/family medicine, orthopedics, infectious disease, pathology, medical imaging, general surgery, vascular surgery, and behavioral science. There are elective rotations available in dermatology, pediatric orthopedics, private podiatry office, neurology, sports medicine, pain management, rheumatology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and plastic surgery.
The podiatric surgical training will occur at the main campus of St. Vincent 86th St. Additional training in podiatric surgery occurs at approximately 10-12 outside surgery centers and other local hospitals. This will allow the resident to see a wide variety of both inpatient and outpatient podiatric cases. This will also expose them to a wide variety of different techniques as performed by a number of different podiatrists.
Academic knowledge is gained from weekly podiatric related journal club. Monthly podiatric lectures and case presentations also occur with local podiatrists who are active in teaching. We also have a formal evening lecture series once a month where residents present journal articles on several similar subjects. There is also a speaker for the monthly evening formal journal club. Occasional board review lectures are also presented by the residents for the students. Other academic offerings include cadaver dissections and surgical skills workshops organized at various times throughout the year. Our residents also gain academic knowledge from the use of the APMA sponsored Residency Resource Education Center online teaching programs.
We have an active clerkship program that accepts both third and fourth year podiatric medical students from all nine podiatric medical schools. A research project is required that is suitable for publication and should be ready for submission by the end of the third year. Daily grand rounds occur in the hospital are available to our residents and we occasionally will present at these lectures.
Podiatry residents will gain an extensive array of experiences working on cases which provide a comprehensive scope of the foot and ankle. The cases will include forefoot, rear-foot, reconstructive and ankle procedures. The resident will also be exposed to a high volume of wounds and directly participate in wound care in the inpatient and outpatient setting. They are involved with limb salvage and are a critical part of the multi-disciplinary team when treating the diabetic foot. There is a high volume of inpatients on our service and our residents are actively involved in the care of these patients.
In addition our residents will be exposed to a variety of different clinical experiences in a private practice setting. The opportunity exists to rotate with various community podiatrists in their private offices.
Our program does participate in the Centralized Application Service for Podiatric Residencies (CASPR) and does attend the Centralized Residency Interview Program (CRIP). Our program leads to certification pathways in podiatric medicine by the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine (ABPOPPM), the American Board of Podiatric Surgery (ABPS) in both forefoot and rearfoot reconstructive/ankle, the American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry (ABMSP), wound care certification by the American Board of Wound Management (ABWM) to become a Certified Wound Specialist-Physician (CWS-P). Our program also leads towards physician wound care certification by the Council for Medical Education and Testing (CMET) as well as the American board of Wound Healing (ABWH) in order to obtain physician certification in wound care.
The three year curriculum will expose the podiatric resident to a wide variety of clinical experiences throughout their time at St. Vincent. The first year will focus on the core rotations in addition to introducing them to the basics of podiatric medicine and surgery. The second year will expand on their knowledge and begin to introduce them to more advanced surgical techniques while increasing their clinical skills. The second year will also allow the resident to participate in other surgical specialties and improve their surgical skills. The third year will focus on more reconstructive surgical procedures as well as fine tuning their surgical and clinical skills and also allowing them the opportunity to rotate at private offices and rotate in sub-specialties
Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky
Undergraduate: University of Pittsburgh
Podiatry School: Kent State college of Podiatric Medicine, Cleveland, OH
Dr. Goldstein is from Louisville, Kentucky. Her father is a podiatrist, and she grew up working in his office and going on nursing home calls. That's where she found her love of podiatry and healthcare, and decided to literally follow in her father’s footsteps.
She completed her undergraduate studies with a bachelor of arts in Film Studies and a minor in Chemistry from University of Pittsburgh. While in school, she pursued her love of sports medicine by working at a New Balance store for four years, while gaining appreciation for biomechanics and other podiatric ailments. She attended the Kent State college of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio where she earned a doctoral degree.
Dr. Goldstein is very excited to be closer to where she grew up and be a part of the St. Vincent Residency Program. She loves podiatric medicine, especially sports medicine and wound care. She also enjoys, photography, cinema, going to the dog parks with her dog, and traveling.
Hometown: Frankfort, Illinois
Undergraduate: Southern Illinois University
Podiatry School: Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, North Chicago, IL
I am from Frankfort, Illinois. I graduated from Southern Illinois University with a bachelor’s of Science degree in 2012. I am a graduate in the class of 2016 from Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University.
I enjoy fishing, hockey, snowboarding and watching college sports. My family raised me as a Chicago Blackhawks and Bears fan.
I am a quadruplet, with three sisters, two of which are in the medical field as well
Hometown: Coppell, TX
Undergraduate: Oklahoma State University
Podiatry School: Des Moines University
Dr. Shannon Michael was born and raised in the city of Coppell, a thriving suburb of Dallas, Texas. She received her bachelor’s degree at Oklahoma State University in Physiology with a Pre-Med emphasis. Dr. Michael’s interest in podiatry was originally sparked while volunteering at a summer camp for children with Spina Bifida. These children had varying degrees of deformities, hip, knee, foot, and scoliosis; many were wheelchair bound. While carefully monitoring these children’s lower extremities, Dr. Michael also shared the camper’s joyful discoveries of outdoor life, camping and even riding a horse. After this experience, Dr. Michael’s interest in podiatry and the treatment of lower extremity injuries and pathologies grew.
Ultimately, Dr. Michael received her Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine in 2016 from Des Moines University. This was the culmination of four years immersion in podiatry through the printed word, hands on lab work, as well as, experience working side by side with innovative podiatrists across the country.
These professionals used traditional, as well as, advanced surgical procedures that were definitely on the cutting edge of podiatry. The diversity of patients and their ailments made each day an exciting opportunity for learning. During her time at Des Moines University, Dr. Michael was an active member of many professional organizations such as the Student Chapter of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (SCACFAS), American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine (AAPSM), and the American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine.
Outside of work Dr. Michael enjoys attending concerts and sporting events.
Hometown: Logan, Utah
Undergraduate: Utah State University
Podiatry School: Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine
Dr. Bhinder is from Logan, Utah. She completed her undergraduate at Utah State University, where she studied biology, chemistry and public health. During undergraduate she worked as a certificate nurse assistant at a rehabilitation center. She learned how to interacted with patients at an early age and knew she wanted a career in medicine. Ultimately, she followed her dream and attended Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, IL.
Dr. Bhinder was involved in many philanthropic organization during her undergraduate and podiatry school, including Charity Anywhere, an organization designed to provide medical services to the underserved communities in Ecuador/Galapagos area.
Dr. Bhinder is excited to be a part of St. Vincent’s Residency Program. She is eager to learn the different aspects of medicine and surgery. In her free time, she enjoys watching movies, cooking, and traveling.
Hometown: Evansville, Indiana
Undergraduate: Indiana University
Podiatry School: Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, North Chicago, IL
Dr. Camp is from Evansville, Indiana. He completed his high school education at Evansville Bosse and during his tenure he competed for the state basketball championship at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology with minors in chemistry and mathematics from Indiana University. Following his undergraduate studies at IU, he worked as a manufacturing associate at Cook Pharmica.
While volunteering for a clinic in Bloomington, he became captivated by the art of podiatric medicine. Dr. Camp attended Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, IL. He enjoys all aspects of podiatric medicine and patient care. He is enthusiastic to be a team member for St. Vincent’s Residency Program.
Hometown: Omaha, NE
Podiatry School: Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ
I was born in raised Omaha, NE. I grew up with a strong interest in athletics, running cross country and track throughout high school and college. I graduated from BYU-Idaho with a degree in human biology in 2013. During my time in Idaho I spent a great deal of time training and running half-marathons and marathons. It was here that I developed an interest in the biomechanics of the human body, specifically the foot and ankle.
I attended Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ for podiatry school, graduating in 2017. While in Arizona I furthered my passion for running by getting involved in trail running.
I have been married for 5 years to my wife Dana and we have two boys: Lincoln (3) and Calvin (2). When I am not at the hospital on call or covering surgical cases, I’m almost always at home playing with my boys.
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Undergraduate: Westminster College
Podiatry School: Kent State University
Dr. Altepeter was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. He completed his undergraduate studies at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri where he studied biology and chemistry.
From an early age he witnessed the effects diabetes may have on individuals and knew he should be involved in their health care. Joe was an avid soccer and rugby player through high school and continued his soccer career through college. He looks forward to being involved with sports medicine from a podiatric perspective.
He went on to attend Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio where he earned his doctoral degree.
Dr. Altepeter is very excited for the opportunity to further his medical education at St. Vincent, where he will obtain unparalleled training in wound care and limb salvage, foot and ankle surgery, and clinical development.
In his free time, he enjoys staying active with running and soccer, woodworking, St. Louis Blues and Cardinals, and relaxing by the pool.
Hometown: Rochester, MI
Undergraduate: University of Detroit Mercy
Podiatry School: Kent State University
Dr. Lining is from Rochester Hills, Michigan. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Detroit Mercy, where he received a B.S in biochemistry and a minor in economics. At UDM he played two years of division one lacrosse. While in school he also co-founded and was the vice president of the pre- medical club. It was during this time he shadowed doctors in many different fields and learned about podiatry. Ultimately, he attended Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio.
Dr. Lining is excited to be a part of St. Vincent’s Residency Program. He chose St. Vincent’s for their diverse case load and well-rounded approach to podiatric medicine. In his spare time Dr. Lining enjoys watching sports, golfing, and traveling with his wife.
Hometown: Tallahassee, FL
Undergraduate: University of Central Florida
Graduate School: Florida State University
I was born and raised in Tallahassee, FL. My childhood was consumed with athletics and I played baseball, basketball, and football through high school. I eventually went on to play baseball at Methodist University before injury cut my playing days short. I finished my undergraduate studies back in my home state at the University of Central Florida in Orlando where I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular and Microbiology.
Following graduation, I moved back to Tallahassee to pursue a Master’s degree in Public Health at Florida State University. During my time at Florida State I shadowed a local podiatrist and was intrigued with the multifaceted approach in treating various lower extremity conditions and decided to pursue a career in Podiatry.
I attended Des Moines University in Des Moines, IA to study podiatric medicine. I chose to pursue my residency training at St Vincent Hospital after seeing the strong program and culture that had been created here. I am confident that I will have an excellent opportunity to learn from a great and diverse group of attending physicians, the art and science of podiatric medicine and surgery here in Indianapolis.
I enjoy all aspects of podiatric medicine and surgery, with a special interest in sports medicine, trauma, and reconstructive foot and ankle surgery. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, working out, and attending sporting events.