Education

Undergraduate:
August 1985-May 1990
    San Diego State University
Bachelor of Science in Biology
Graduate:

August 1990-May 1994
    California College of Podiatric Medicine
San Francisco, California
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

Post Graduate Training

August 1997 thru July 1998     Sports Medicine and Surgery Fellowship
Sports, Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Medicine
      Associates, (S.O.A.R.)
Menlo Park, California
July 1996 thru June 1997     Chief Resident
Podiatric Surgical Residency (PSR-24)

Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford, California
July 1995 thru June 1996     Podiatric Surgical Residency (PSR-12)
Veterans Administration Health Care Systems
      Palo Alto, California
Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California
July 1994 thru June 1995     Podiatric Surgical Residency (PGY-1)
Veterans Administration Health Care Systems
      Palo Alto, California
Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California

Professional Experience

May 2003 to present     Chapel Hill Foot and Ankle Assoc., P.A. - Solo practice
July 1999 to May 2003     Dr. Rhonda S. Cohen Podiatry Associates, P.A., D.B.A.
Foot and Ankle Centers of Chapel Hill and Wake Forest
Partner/Associate podiatric physician and surgeon
Nov 1998 to May 1999     Chapel Hill Podiatry
Associate podiatric physician
August 1997 to Sept 1998     Stanford Health Services, Stanford, California
Podiatric Surgery, Department of Functional Restoration
**Direct Supervision of Podiatric Surgery Residents

Accreditations

    Diplomat, American Board of Podiatric Surgery Board Certified in Foot Surgery
    Board Certified in Reconstructive Rear Foot and Ankle Surgery

Professional Status

Issued October 1998     Licensed practitioner of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
      State of North Carolina
Effective until June 30, 2005
Issued June 1996     Licensed practitioner of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
      State of California
Effective until January 31, 2000
Issued February 1998     Licensed practitioner of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
      State of Washington
Effective until February, 1999

Academic Honors

June 1997     Podiatric Resident of the Year with Scholarship
Santa Clara County Podiatric Medical Society
1992 - 1993     1992-1993 Dean's Honor List

Publications and Research

Published     "Arthroscopy of the Subtalar Joint"
Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery, May-June, 2001
Published     "Arthroscopic Radiofrequency Thermal Stabilization for Lateral Ankle Instability: A Preliminary Review of 16 Cases"
Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery, May-June, 2000
Published     "Application of Distal Metaphyseal Osteotomy for Treatment of High Intermetatarsal Angle Bunion Deformities"
Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Nov-Dec, 1998
Publication Pending     "Utilization of the Synthes 3.0mm Cannulated Screw System in Foot Surgery: A Retrospective Review of 129 First Metatarsal Osteotomies"
Research Paper
In Progress     "MRI Evaluation of Flexor Hallucis Longus Pathology"
Research Paper
In Progress     Case Report: "Treatment of an Unusual Peroneus Longus Tendon Rupture in a Professional Athlete"
Research Paper
Research     Use of Radiofrequency Thermal Probe for Prevention of Recurrent Neuroma in a Rat Model

Text Publications

Co-Author
Published
    "The Painful Foot and Ankle - Viewpoints from Orthopedics and Podiatry"; Text Chapter in Primary Rheumatology: A Guide to Musculoskeletal Disease for the Primary Care Physician.
Editor: Edward D. Harris, Jr., MD
Co-Author
Published
    "Arthroscopy of the foot"; Chapter/Article in Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine - July 1998
Guest Editor: George Thabit, MD
Author
Published
    Arthrodesis of the Ankle and Hindfoot in Patients with Rheumatoid Disease. In Foot and Ankle Quarterly, vol. 12, no. 3, 1999.
Guest Editor: Lawrence M. Oloff, DPM

Lectures Presented

January 2002     "Arthroscopic Monopolar Radiofrequency Thermal Stabilization for Lateral Ankle Instability: A Preliminary Report on 10 Cases" NCFAS Winter Scientific Meeting

"Arthroscopy of the Subtalar Joint"
NCFAS Winter Scientific Meeting
February 2000     "Arthroscopic Monopolar Radiofrequency Thermal Stabilization for Lateral Ankle Instability: A Preliminary Report on 10 Cases" ACFAS National Meeting
January 2000     "Arthroscopy of the Subtalar Joint"
NCFAS Winter Scientific Meeting
February 1999     "Arthroscopy of the Subtalar Joint: A Retrospective Review of 40 cases"
ACFAS National Meeting
November 1999     "Application of Distal Metaphyseal Osteotomy for Treatment of High Intermetatarsal Ankle Bunion Deformities"
AAWP Scientific Seminar - Case Presentations
April, 1996     "Invasive Bony Neoplasm of the Foot"
California Podiatric Medical Residents Research Conference
October 1996     "Flexor Hallucis Longus Dysfunction"
Stanford Orthopedic Grand Rounds
November 1996     "Misdiagnosis of Navicular Fracture as RSDS"
Stanford Orthopedic Grand Rounds

Continuing Medical Education

August 2003     APMA National Seminar, Washington, D.C.
September 2002     Podiatry Institute Seminar, San Diego, California
January 2002     North Carolina Foot and Ankle Society
Winter Scientific Seminar, Pinehurst, North Carolina
Speaker
January 2001     North Carolina Foot and Ankle Society
Winter Scientific Seminar, Pinehurst, North Carolina
February 2000     American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
National Meeting, Miami, Florida
Speaker
January 2000     North Carolina Foot and Ankle Society
Winter Scientific Seminar, Greensboro, North Carolina
Speaker
February 1999     American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
National Meeting, Los Angeles, California
Speaker
January 1998     North Carolina Podiatric Medical Society
Winter Scientific Seminar, Charlotte, North Carolina
November 1997     AAWP Fifth Scientific Seminar, Carlsbad, California
October 1997     Podiatry Institute Seminar, San Diego, California
April 1997     Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Conference, Netherlands
November 1996     Sgarlato Laboratories Cadaver Surgical Workshop
Los Gatos, California
June 1996     Stanford University Podiatric Surgical Seminar, Stanford
Extension Meeting, Hawaii
April 1996     California Podiatric Medical Resident's Research
Conference, San Francisco, California
February 1996     EBI Physician Forum, Parsippany, New Jersey
September 1995     Podiatry Institute Seminar, San Diego, California
October 1994     Podiatry Institute Seminar, San Diego, California

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