Welcome from the Director


Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency Program. Our program, a forefoot with the added rearfoot and ankle certification, was established in 2014 and has developed into a very strong and competitive training experience. We are fortunate to have an impressive array of highly-skilled faculty who are available to work with our residents on many levels. It is my personal goal that our residents graduate from our program with the full ability to master podiatric medical problems and surgical procedures with confidence.

This website should answer most of your questions as a prospective resident. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us. Thank you.


William Sarchino, DPM
Program Director



Podiatry Residency Highlights

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center sponsors a comprehensive, fully-integrated, PGY 1-3 Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency Program with the added credential in Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery (PMSR/RRA). The program offers a deep and diverse professional experience in a community hospital in Southwestern Vermont. The program is authorized to train a total of six residents, with two residents in each year of training.

The Southwestern Vermont Medical Podiatry Residency Program is an excellent training ground for podiatry students. We have a wide range of surgical and medical specialties and a level of expertise rarely found in community hospitals.

The Podiatry Residency Training Program is designed as a 36 month training experience with clinical rotations in Vermont, New York and Illinois. Rotations are scheduled largely in a block format with some rotations scheduled in a sequential or case-by-case format. The vast majority of podiatric encounters will be completed in podiatric private offices and clinics. Didactic experiences include weekly lectures, some provided by Western University via Pic-Tel, Grand Rounds on site or via video teleconferencing Journal Club, Tumor Board, and cadaver workshops.


Southwestern Vermont Medical Center participates in the clerkship program through AACP. Clerkship applications can be submitted at www.dpmclerkships.org.

People to Know

Dr. William Sarchino is a podiatrist based in Bennington, VT and Greenwich, NY. He is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, a fellow of the American Academy of Physicians in Wound Healing, and is the President of the American College of Lower Extremity Surgeons. Dr. Sarchino, who has taught in England and holds a medical license there, also is a well-known author of scientific papers on podiatric surgery.

See his profile here. 

Dr. Poole received his bachelor’s in physical therapy from the University of Hartford in CT and his doctor of medicine from Ross University School of Medicine in the West Indies.  He joined the medical staff at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center as a hospitalist in 2008 and has served as Director of Hospital Medicine since 2011.  In 2013 Dr. Poole was appointed as the Medical Director of Medical Affairs at SVMC.  As a faculty member for SVMC’s Podiatry Residency Program, Dr. Poole serves on the Residency Evaluation / Grievance Committee, the Residency Selection Committee, the Residency Training Committee, and is Research Director.

See his profile here


Dr. Kyle Lewis
Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine, Florida









Dr. Nathalie Santos
Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Pennsylvania

Shaan Alli, MD  
Behavioral Science  
Alya Reeve, MD, MPH  
Lixia Ellis, MD  
Emergency Medicine  
H. Brandon Ayre, MD Steven Lefebvre, MD
Christopher Barsotti, MD Dedrick Luikens, DO
Adam, Corrado, MD Trevor Neal, MD
Adam Cohen, MD Daniel Perregaux, MD
Carl (Trey) Dobson, MD Ryan Richman, MD
Paul Donovan, DO  Thomas Sterling, DO
Erin Duquette, MD Kurt Wagner, MD
Martin Hammond, MD Jeffrey Yucht, MD
Thomas Jager, MD Mark Zimpfer, MD
Colleen Kelley, MD  
General Surgery  
Gina Diaz, MD Graham Moore, MD 
Simon Drew, MD Charles Salem, MD
Hospitalist Medicine  
Charles Egbert, MD Marinshine Gentler, MD
Rebecca Filson, FNP James Poole, MD
  William Tock, MD
Infectious Disease  
Marie George, MD  
Internal Medicine  
Richard Wiseman, MD  
Medical Imaging  
Daniel Fodor, MD Andrew Shedden, MD
James Keenan, MD  
Orthopedic Surgery  
Mitchell Goldflies, MD Matthew Nofziger, MD
Suk Namkoong, MD Michaela Schneiderbauer, MD
Honghui Qiu, MD  
Podiatric Medicine/Surgery  
Richard Bauer, DPM Tejas Pandya, DPM
Richard Berkowitz, DPM Joseph Park, DPM
Dennis Claire, DPM  Scott Pickett, DPM
Pamela Daly, DPM Ian Odigie, DPM
Vasilios Lirofonis, DPM Kurt Relation, DPM
Suzanne McGuire, DPM William Sarchino, DPM
Joel Nichols, DPM Mary Schuh, DPM
  Frank Zappa, DPM
Matthew Stanishewski, DO  
Vascular Surgery  
Clement Darling, MD  
Wound Care  
Kathleen Kelly, MD Scott Pickett, DPM
Vasillos Lirofonis, DPM Frank Zappa, DPM

For more information about the Podiatry Residency program, contact Program Coordinator Lizza Santarcangelo at (802) 440-4233 or lizza.santarcangelo@svhealthcare.org.

1. Clinical experience, providing an appropriate opportunity to expand the resident’s competencies in the care of diseases, disorders, and injuries of the foot and ankle, by medical, biomechanical, and surgical means.

2. Clinical experience, providing participation in complete preoperative and postoperative patient care in order to enhance the resident’s competencies in the perioperative care of diseases, disorders, and injuries of the foot and ankle.

3. Clinical experience, providing an opportunity to expand the resident’s competencies in the breadth of podiatric and non-podiatric medical and surgical evaluation and management.

4. Didactic experience, providing an opportunity to expand the resident’s knowledge in the breadth of podiatric and non-podiatric medical and surgical evaluation and management.

• Anesthesiology

• Dermatology

• Emergency Medicine

• Hospitalist Medicine

• Infectious Disease

• Internal Medicine

• Orthopedic Surgery

• Pathology

• Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

• Podiatric Medicine and Surgery and Biomechanics

  • Behavioral Science
  • General Surgery
  • Medical Imaging
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
  • Podiatric Medicine and Surgery and Biomechanics
  • Rheumatology
  • Wound Care

• Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

• Podiatric Medicine and Surgery and Biomechanics

• Podiatric Surgery – Advanced Rearfoot Reconstructive Surgery

• Vascular Surgery

Contact Us

Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency with Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery

Lizza Santarcangelo, Program Coordinator
100 Hospital Drive, Box 65
Bennington, VT 05201

Phone: (802) 440-4233
Fax: (802) 447-5436


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