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.
Phillip M. Cohen, D.P.M., PresidentYvonne U. Umezurike, D.P.M., Vice PresidentSharon E. Bunch, Secretary / TreasurerCraig Friedman , D.P.M., MemberZachary Chattler, D.P.M., MemberH. David Gottlieb, D.P.M., MemberFrona Kroopnick, Consumer Member
Membership Composition: Seven MembersProfessional: 5 Doctors of PodiatryConsumer: 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
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.
201 W. Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2399
(410) 767-6500 or 1-877-463-3464