Specialist Qualification - Fellowship in Foot & Ankle Surgery

ACPS Foot & Ankle Surgery Fellowship (2010-2018)

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Post Graduate - Masters Degree

Masters degree Specialising in Podiatry (Podiatric Medicine & Surgery) (2006-2009)

Undergraduate - Bachelor Degree

4 year Bachelor of Podiatry degree (2004)

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Presentations

Pathology and Biopsy Technique Workshop for Podiatrists. State Conference of the Australian Podiatry Association of Victoria. Grand Hyatt, Melbourne, 2016

 

Freiberg’s infarction and Tailor’s bunion deformity lectures presented at the  Australasian College of Podiatric Surgeons National Seminar Series Victoria, LaTrobe University Bundoora Campus, 2016

 

Minimal incision surgery for pedal digital deformity: a clinical audit. Podiatric surgery deanery meeting, Birmingham UK, 2014

 

Assessment and management of acute ankle sprain. Australasian College of Podiatric Surgeons national seminar series Victoria, 2014

 

Orthomechanical considerations in Heel Pain. Australasian College of Podiatric Surgeons national seminar series Victoria, 2013

 

Surgical management of paediatric accessory navicular pain APodA Victoria State Conference, 2012.

 

Tarsal tunnel syndrome caused by flexor digitorum accessories longus APodC National Conference, 2011.

 

Peroneus Longus rupture in an AFL footballer a case study and literature review APodA Victoria State Conference, 2010.

 

Charcot’s neuroarthropathy:  a review of pathogenesis with case examples APodA Victoria State Conference, 2010.

And many, many more!

Publications

Journal articles

Samaras DJ, Kingsford A. Surgical management of extensive hypertrophic scarring of the halluces secondary to a decade of untreated onychocryptosis: An illustrative case report. SAGE Open Medical Case Reports. 2017. 5(1)1-4.

 

Gilheany M, Baarini O, Samaras DJ. Minimally invasive surgery for pedal digital deformity: an audit of complications using national benchmark indicators. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2015 8(17).

 

Clews CNL, Kingsford AC, Samaras DJ. Autogenous capsular interpositional arthroplasty surgery for painful hallux rigidus: assessing changes in range of motion and postoperative foot health. Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery 2015, 54(1):29-36.

 

Abstract publications

Samaras DJ, Kingsford AC Peroneus brevis rupture associated with a hypertrophic peroneal tubercle: A case report and literature review. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2013, 6(Suppl 1):P14

 

Samaras DJ. Tarsal tunnel syndrome caused by a flexor digitorum accessorius longus muscle: a case report and review of the literature. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2011, 4(Suppl 1):O42

 

Samaras DJ. The first metatarsophalangeal joint meniscus. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2011, 4(Suppl 1):P53.

Experience during ACPS Fellowship

  • Experience in over 3000 Foot & Ankle surgical cases with leading Australian Podiatric Surgeons

  • Broad range of specialist medical & surgical rotations

  • Surgical rotation at the Great Western Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - Orthopaedic Department 

  • (Performed trauma surgery, diabetic foot surgery, specialist wound management, elective foot and ankle surgery, outpatient clinics and inpatient management)

  • Visiting residencies in the USA at DeKalb Medical Centre, Atlanta & Gundersen Health, Wisconsin.

  • Advanced surgical skills courses in Australia, Asia & USA (cadaveric & dry lab)

    • AO Basic & Advanced, Arthroscopy, Minimal Incision Surgery and more

  • ALS, PACU and Radiation Safety Courses

  • Clinical Research, Publication & Presentations

  • Monthly Peer Review Meetings (literature review and case conferences)

  • General Surgical Science Exam, Foot & Ankle Surgical Theory Exam, Multi Station OSCE (Medicine, Surgery and Ethics - Examined by Medical Specialists and Podiatric Specialists)

  • Foot & Ankle Surgical Skills Exams

© 2018 Dr Dean Samaras BPod MPod FACPS Podiatric Surgeon