Mark Steven Valinsky B.S., D.P.M., M.D. (Honorary)

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Educational Background

Ohio State University - Biology, Pre‑Med
State University of New York at Buffalo - Biology, Pre‑Med
Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine - Bachelor of Science, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

Video Instructional Media Programs

 1.  Surgical Dissection - Dr. Mercado
 2.  Dynamically Fabricated Accommodative Insole - Dr. Moore
 3.  Impression Techniques - Drs. Moore and Dr. Webber
4.  Diabetes Mellitus - Dr. Reisen, Ms. Grelck, Mr. Rudek
5.  Superficial Structures of the Dorsum of the Foot–Dr. Meyn
6.  Deep Structures of the Dorsum of the Foot - Dr. Meyn          
7.  Plantar Fascia, 1st Layer of Plantar Muscles - Dr. Meyn      
8.  Plantar Muscles of the Foot 1st Layer - Dr. Meyn
9.  Plantar Muscles the Foot - 2nd and 3rd Layers - Dr. Meyn       
10. Plantar Muscles of the Foot - 4th Layer - Dr. Meyn  
11. Biomechanical Exam of the Lower Extremity - Dr. Albin
12. Neurological Examination: Case Presentation - Dr. Cayaffa

PUBLISHED RESEARCH PAPERS

 The Uses of Trental in Elective Foot Surgery
Authored with David F. Hettinger,D.P.M.
Presented at the First Sino-North American International Treatise on Foot Disorders - Beijing, China October 1987
Presented at the Midwest Podiatry Conference ‑ April 1, 1989
"Advances in Therapy" - Published July/August, 1991

The Hallux Interphalangeal Joint Sesamoidectomy Utilizing Minimal Incision Technique
Authored with David F. Hettinger, DPM and Julie K. Mortvedt, BA
Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association - Published February 1989

The Valinsky Bunion -  A Corrective Procedure for Hallux Abducto Valgus Utilizing Minimal IncisionTechnique
Authored with David F. Hettinger, DPM September 1987
Re‑Printed in the Academy of Ambulatory Foot Surgery "Action Letter"  Jan. 1990 and the Compendium of The First Sino-North American International Treatise on Foot Disorders - Beijing, China October 1987

Treatment of Verrucae Via Radiowave Surgery
Authored with David F. Hettinger, D.P.M. and Parker M. Gennett, B.S.
The Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association - Published September 1990

Nail Matrixectomies Using Radiowave Technique
Authored with David F. Hettinger, D.P.M., Gina Nuccio, B.S. and Robert Lim, B.S.
The Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association - Published June 1991

Subungual Exostosis Removal Using A Minimal Incision Technique
Authored with David F. Hettinger, D.P.M. and Parker M. Gennett, B.S.
The Journal of Current Podiatric Medicine - Published April 1991

The Valinsky Tibial Sesamoid Planing Procedure Utilizing Mi-Tech(tm) (Minimal Incision Technology)
Authored with David F. Hettinger, D.P.M. and Terri S. Schmitt, B.A.
The Foot - Published January 1992

First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Remodeling Procedure for Hallux Limitus
and Rigidus Utilizing the Minimal Incision Technique
Authored with David F. Hettinger, D.P.M. - Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
Published July 1990

A New Effective Treatment Method For Onychomycosis Using Surgical Nail Avulsion and Topical Ketoconazole
Authored with David F. Hettinger, D.P.M.
Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association July 1990 - Published Jan. 1991

Nail Matrixectomies Using Onychotripsy Technique
Authored with David F. Hettinger, DPM - Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
Published May 1991

Consumer Publications

 THE CONSUMER'S GUIDE TO FOOT CARE 

THE PEDICURISTS AND BEAUTICIANS GUIDE TO THE FOOT 

THE INDUSTRIAL GUIDE TO FOOT CARE

FORMER LICENSES TO PRACTICE

 California    (Retired, not renewed 2010) 

Illinois         (Retired, not renewed 2001) 

New York    (Retired, not renewed 1995) 

Tennessee  (Retired, not renewed 1990)

PAST AND PRESENT MEMBERSHIPS

 Mayor's  Council for Senior Citizens and Handicapped; National Association for  Human  Development;  American Podiatric Medical Association; Illinois  Podiatric Medical  Association; American Academy of Ambulatory Foot  Surgeons; Oak Park Chamber of Commerce, Biological Photographer  Association;   National Association  of Educational Broadcasters (NAEB);  Illinois Audio‑visual Association (IAVA); Illinois Association of  Bio‑Communicators (IABC); Biological Photographer Association, National  Association of Television and Executives (NAPTE); Smithsonian Institute;  American Karate Association; American Analgesia Society; Illinois  Podiatry Society Continuing Education Program; Avenue Lake Plaza  Business Association, Leaders in Film and Entertainment (LIFE); Southern  California Motion Picture Council 

HONORS AND AWARDS

 Certificate  of Service to Podiatric Education, May, 1976; Diplomat, National Board  of Podiatric Examiners, 1978; Who's Who in the Midwest; 16th and  subsequent issues since 1979; Who's Who in America Personalities of the  West and Midwest, 1979;  Illinois Podiatric Medical Association  Continuing Education Award, 1980; Community Leaders and Noteworthy  Americans, 1987 Edition; Personalities of the West and Midwest,  Distinguished Leadership Award for Distinguished Service to the Field of  Medicine, 3rd International Directory of Distinguished Leadership - The  American Biographical Institute; National Registry of Who's Who; Who's  Who Among Outstanding American Personalities of the West and Midwest;  Certificate of Merit for Distinguished Service to the Community, Vol  XVI, Dictionary of International Biography - Cambridge, England;  Leadership and Achievement Award, Strathmore's Who's Who, Outstanding  Community Service Award by the National Health Education Fitness  Program, University of Madrid, Spain, Book of Honor; Certificate of  Merit, Men of Achievement Award for Distinguished Service, International  Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England; Certificate of Merit for  Distinguished Service to the Community, Dictionary of International  Biography. 

 Founder  and Director of the Biological Sciences Research Institute, 1978;   Founder and Director of Aaron Podiatry Associates,/The Foot Care Center,  P.C. September 1980;  Board of Directors, Illinois Podiatry Society  1980‑82; Secretary Zone 1 Illinois Podiatry Society 1980‑81; President,  Zone 1 Illinois Podiatry Society 1981‑82; Book Review Editor Current  Podiatry 1982‑83; Board of Directors Wednesday Journal Newspaper,  1982‑86; Medical Delegate, to The People's Republic of China 1983; Board  of Directors Oak Park‑River Forest Chamber of Commerce 1984‑89; Medical  Delegate, Surgical Team Member and Lecturer to The People's Republic of  China 1985; Medical Delegate and Lecturer on  Minimal Incision Foot  Surgery to Australia, November, 1986; Selected Surgeon and Lecturer to  The People's Republic of China’s ‑ 1st Sino‑North American Treatise on  Foot Surgery, Oct. 1987;  President, Region V & VI ‑ Academy of  Ambulatory Foot Surgery 1986‑87; Re‑Elected President Midwest Region V  & VI Academy of Ambulatory Foot Surgery, May 1987; Presidential  Appointment to Regional Director ‑ Academy of Ambulatory Foot Surgery,  July 1987 - 1988; Area Coordinator, (15 States, Midwest & Central  Areas) ‑ Academy of Ambulatory Foot Surgery, October 1988; Medical  Delegate, Surgical Team Member and Lecturer to The People's Republic of  China 1989; Surgical Team Member and Lecturer, Madrid and Barcelona  Spain; Advisory Council Board Member, Retired Seniors Volunteer Program  1997; Board of Directors, The Academy of Ambulatory Foot and Ankle  Surgeons, Presidential Appointment, October 2000, Expert Guest Numerous  Television and Radio Programs on Foot Care, Sports Medicine and Minimal  Incision Foot Surgery;  Community Speaker.   

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

 Diplomat,  American Board of Podiatric Surgery, Ambulatory Division, Board  Certified in Ambulatory Foot Surgery; Board Certified ‑ American  Institute of Foot Medicine 1987; Board Certified ‑ American Association  of Certified Podiatric Physicians and Surgeons, 1988. 

AWARDS

 Visiting Professorship of Orthopaedics with the Full Status of Honorary M.D.  1989 

Award by: The Institute of Orthopaedics and Traumatology ‑ China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, November 1989. 

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Full Medical and Surgical Professorship 2001

Awarded by: The International Academy of Foot and Ankle Surgery, 2001