Robert Frykberg, DPM, MPH, MAPWCA

Chief of the Podiatry Section in the Dept. of Surgery at the Carl T. Hayden
Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Phoenix AZ

Adjunct Professor of Podiatric Medicine at Midwestern Univ., Glendale, AZ

Dr. Frykberg’s research and writing interests are in diabetic foot ulcers and disorders, venous leg ulcers, Charcot foot, and diabetic limb salvage. He edited two of the most widely circulated textbooks on the subject of diabetic foot care, and is the editor of the 2010 book Diabetic Charcot Foot: Principles and Management. He is the former chair of the Foot Care Council of the American Diabetes Association and a past president of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

Dr. Frykberg, received the American Diabetes Association’s prestigious 2011 Roger Pecoraro Lecture Award, which recognizes a researcher who has made scientific contributions and demonstrates an untiring commitment to improving the understanding of the detection, treatment, and prevention of diabetic foot complications. Additionally, he has been the principal investigator for five different clinical trials on diabetic foot ulcers and diabetic foot care. He has also developed a training curriculum on diabetic foot ulcers and limb salvage, which has been used to lecture at various meetings, including the “Desert Foot Conference.” Dr. Frykberg will use portions of this established curriculum in his work with trainees in the Winthrop program.

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