Resident Paper & Poster Competition

Gerard V. Yu, DPM Scientific Paper Competition | Resident Poster Competition

The Gerard V. Yu, DPM Scientific Paper Competition and 2024 Resident Poster Competition will be held during the 108th Annual Ohio Foot and Ankle Scientific Seminar. 

This is an opportunity for active resident members of the Ohio Foot and Ankle Medical Association to showcase their talent and hard work in the presentation of their research.

2023 competition finalists received over $3,000 in cash and prizes!

About Dr. Yu
"Dr. Gerard Yu’s life was a living testament to embody the highest standards and principles of both professional and personal conduct, while achieving nationally the highest standards of medical and surgical proficiency with an ongoing and continual dedication to excellence.”
- Dr. Bruce Blank, Past President of OHFAMA and a former student of Dr. Yu

Scientific Paper Competition

Residents will present their research to a panel of five judges on Thursday, May 16, 2024 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM. The papers are first evaluated by a panel of five blind judges with no information about who submitted the paper or the program that it was submitted from.  The blind judges scores are then added to the onsite presentation judges scores to determine the winner of the competition.

Scientific Poster Competition

The 2024 Ohio Resident Poster Competition received 24 submissions. The submissions will be evaluated by a separate panel of five judges to determine the winner.

The five finalists will be asked to present a brief 5 minute presentation following the paper presentations on Thursday, May 16, 2024.

A special thank you to the seven Ohio Residency programs that participated with the 2024 competition.

  2024 Ohio Resident Competition Poster Submissions


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2024 Paper Competition Finalists:

Joseph Brown, DPM; Zachary Hill, DPM; Ross Groeschl, DPM; Robert Mendicino, DPM; Brian Steginsky, DPM
Effects of Parallax and Distortion in Total Ankle Arthroplasty

Joseph Brown, DPM; Zachary Hill, DPM; Ross Groeschl, DPM; Robert Mendicino, DPM; Brian Steginsky, DPM; Joshua Houser, DPM
Parallax and Distortion in Fluoroscopy Units

Alex Pilkington, DPM; Suhail Masadeh, DPM
Potato Ray: A Model for Understanding Ray Osteotomies and Fixation Techniques for the Surgical Trainee

Damini Patel, DPM; Wendy Culp, DPM; Judy Kleman, DPM
Squamous Cell Carcinoma Presenting as a Non-Healing Wound

Aaron Abraham, DPM; Robert Brarens, DPM
Surgical Management of Pes Planus in Children with Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos: A Case Report and Review of Literature

2024 Poster Competition Finalists:

Adena Mahadai, DPM; Bryce Yamat, DPM; Sameer Patel, MD; Suhail Masadeh, DPM; Michael Liette DPM
A Novel Case Study of an Eccrine Porocarcinoma of the Toe

Quinn Schroeder, DPM
; Danielle Brewer, MS; Nicholas Nadaud, DPM
Epidermal Inclusion Cyst of the Plantar Foot: A Clinicopathological Review and Case Report

Bryce Yamat, DPM
; Michael Liette, DPM; Christopher Goddard, CNP;  Adena Mahadai, DPM; Suhail Masadeh DPM
Lactobacillus Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection in the Lower Extremity

Zachary Hill, DPM
; Joseph Brown, DPM; Ross Groeschl, DPM; Alexa Bykowski, DPM; Alex Bischoff, DPM, AACFAS; Robert Mendicino, DPM, FACFAS
Outcomes and Complications Associated with Lateral Column Lengthening Using Porous Titanium Wedges for Flexible Flatfoot Deformity Correction: A Systematic Review

Joseph R Brown, DPM
; Nevin Joseph, DPM; Bryan Blacka, BS; Ian Barron, DPM, FACFAS
Outcomes of Surgical Management of Hallux Abductovalgus with Concomitant Metatarsus Adductus Deformity

Sara Judickas, DPM
; Joseph Brown DPM; Robert Mendicino DPM, FACFAS
Saddle Pulmonary Embolism and Deep Vein Thrombosis Following Foot and Ankle Surgery While On Prophylactic Lovenox

Nevin Joseph, DPM
; Meghan Roby, DPM; Sara Judickas, DPM; Alex Bischoff, DPM, AACFAS; Ian Barron, DPM, FACFAS
The Influence of COVID-19 on the Rate of Symptomatic Deep Vein Thrombosis Following Foot and Ankle Surgery