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    About the Board

    Board Members

    The Governor appoints the D.P.M. members, with the advice of the Secretary, from a list of names submitted by the Maryland Podiatric Medical Association (MPMA).
    The Governor appoints the consumer members with the advice of the Secretary and the advice and consent of the Senate.​
    The term of a member is 4 years. A member may not serve more than 2 (two) consecutive terms.
    Aparna Duggirala, D.P.M., President
    Bruce Fox, D.P.M., Vice President
    Frona Kroopnick, Secretary / Treasurer/Consumer member
    H. David Gottlieb, D.P.M., Member
    Yvonne U. Umezurike​​, D.P.M., Member
    Adam Silverman, D.P.M, Member
    Lynne Brecker, RN, ​Consumer Member

    Board Functions

    Membership Composition: Seven Members
    Professional: 5 Doctors of Podiatry
    Consumer: 2 Consumer Representatives

    Function summary:
    The State Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners is the State regulatory body responsible for licensing, regulating and disciplining podiatrists, as well as protecting the welfare and safety of citizens of Maryland. In addition to licensing activities, the Board is also responsible for investigating complaints, carrying out examination related activities and monitoring continuing education.
    Other duties of Board members
    • Continuing Education review and approval
    • Maryland Podiatric Jurisprudence Examination
    • Brief legislators as required
    • Attend various Professional and Department mandated training and Informational briefings.
    • Conduct Pre-hearing Conferences
    • Conduct Hearings regarding disciplinary matters
    Board Meetings

    All podiatrists and the general public are invited to attend the public session of Board meetings. The Board meets on the second Thursday of each month at 1:00pm at the Patterson Avenue offices of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. If you wish to have an item placed on the agenda, please submit your request in writing to the Board. Send your requests via fax to (410) 358 3083 or mail to  Maryland Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners, 4201 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215-2299.
    For Information regarding the meeting, please contact the Board office.