Young Members

Welcome to the Young Members section of the NYSPMA website. NYSPMA is committed to meeting the needs of young members, those podiatrists who graduated from podiatric medical school in the past 10 years, including residents! In doing so, we have created this comprehensive resource for you to use whether you are still in residency or currently practicing. 

I want to thank everyone on the committee and NYSPMA for making this project possible!

Comments and suggestions are always welcome as we continue to grow the resources available on this site. Please forward all communication to Sonia Lunn (

Andrew Pavelescu, DPM, AACFAS 

Chair, NYSPMA Young Members Committee


APMA Young Physician's Institute

The Young Physicians' Institute (YPI) is put together by APMA and held once yearly in the fall, attracting young practitioners from around the country. The YPI is the ideal opportunity for newer practitioners and those in residency to expand their leadership skills, learn about growing a practice, and hear from experts on financial planning and other critical issues. Attendees take the knowledge gained back to their state component and help ensure the future success of the profession.

The program varies from year to year but it includes topics such as, how to present yourself as a leader, physician burnout, cybersecurity, how to talk to your colleagues about MIPS, and a panel discussion about the role of young physicians at the APMA House of Delegates. For a full agenda, please visit the APMA site HERE

NYSPMA actively sponsors 1 young member from New York each year to attend! For further details, please contact NYSPMA Executive Director Dan Kline (

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Young Members Institute NY 19 Clinical Conference Schedule

Register Here 


3:30pm - 5:30pm

Saturday, January 19, 2019


Welcome and Introductory Remarks

Dr. Andrew Pavelescu, DPM, AACFAS

3:30 - 4:10pm    

Evaluation and Management (E/M) Coding Pearls for the Young Practitioner  

Jeffrey D. Lehrman, DPM, FASPS, MAPWCA

4:10 - 4:50pm    

Medical Malpractice and Cyber Security Issues in Modern Healthcare

Ross E. Taubman, DPM, FASPS PICA President and Chief Medical Officer

Matthew Feldman, Esq., NYSPMA General Counsel

4:50 - 5:10pm    

What You Need to Know About Board Qualification and Certification

ABPM Overview- Nicole DeLauro, DPM, DABPM, DABFAS

ABFAS overview- Charles Lombardi, DPM, FACFAS

5:10– 5:30

Contract Terms to Look Out For, Terms to Ask For, and Terms One Should Never Accept

Matthew Feldman, Esq., NYSPMA General Counsel

Q&A Session / Panel Discussion

Young Practitioners Reception starting at 5:30 PM


 Click Here To Download: YMI NY19 Clinical Conference Program