Matthew Garoufalis, DPM, FACFAOM, FACFAS, FASPS
Dr. Matthew G. Garoufalis graduated from Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio with degrees in Biology and Economics and went on to graduate from the Dr. Wm. M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine. After completing a surgical residency at the Westside VA Medical Center in Chicago, IL, Dr. Garoufalis began private practice in Chicago. He now has an office in Chicago and is the Associate Chief of the Podiatry Section and Assistant Residency Director at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. He is also an Attending Physician at Hines VA Medical Center.
Dr. Garoufalis is a past president of the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association and a past president of the American Podiatric Medical Association. He is also the current President of the International Federation of Podiatrists. Dr. Garoufalis is also currently the Co-Chair of the Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders. He is a member of the School College Alumni Board of Directors and a member of the Scholl Stickle Society. He is committed to expanding public awareness about the importance of podiatric medicine and in allowing students and young practitioners to realize the dynamic positive impact they have in shaping the future growth of the profession, as well as their own personal achievement. Dr. Garoufalis is Board Certified by the ABPS and ABPOPPM, a Founding Fellow of ASPS and a Fellow of ACFAOM. He is also a Certified Wound Specialist by the American Board of Wound Management. Dr. Garoufalis is a Fellow of the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. He has authored many articles and has accepted speaking engagements for educational lectures, seminars and workshops extensively both nationally and internationally, on a variety of topics pertinent to wound care, podiatric medicine and surgery, and practice management. He is considered a Key Opinion Leader in many areas.