Alumni, Dr. Bradley Haves, elected president of Florida Podiatric Medical Assoc.
Feb. 5, 2009
Contact: Gladys Amador
Barry Univ. alumni Dr. Bradley Haves elected president of Florida Podiatric Medical Association
Miami Shores, Fl. - Dr. Bradley Haves, D.P.M., a 1990 graduate of the Barry University
School of Podiatric Medicine was inducted as the president of the Florida
Podiatric Medical Association (FPMA) during their annual scientific and management meeting in
Orlando. More than 300 podiatric physicians and their guests attended the presidential dinner.
This marked the second time a Barry University podiatric graduate has been elected as president of FPMA. Previously, Dr. Roger G. Beck, D.P.M. ‘90 served as president in 2006.
Currently in private practice in Miami, Dr. Haves has served as the president of the Dade County
Podiatric Medical Society and was the first vice president of the FPMA in 2008. In addition to his professional achievements, Dr. Haves was selected as the Barry University 2008 Distinguished Alumni recipient from the School of Podiatric Medicine for his paramount contributions to his profession, community, and dedicated commitment to Barry University and its mission. Dr. Haves also serves as the president of the Barry University Podiatric Alumni Chapter.
“I am humbled to be elected to the presidency of the FPMA,” said Dr. Haves. I strongly believe that you must give back to the profession which gives you your livelihood to make the profession better for future podiatric physicians and guarantee the best podiatric care for our patients.”
The School of Podiatric Medicine is proud to have two other alumni elected to office with the FPMA. Dr. Terence McDonald, D.P.M. ’92 was installed as first vice president and will become president of FPMA in 2010. Dr. McDonald practices with his wife Cynthia McDonald, D.P.M.’92 in Ft. Lauderdale and Pembroke Pines.
Dr. Samir S. Vakil, M.S. ’88, DPM ’91 was selected to serve as the treasurer of the FPMA. Dr. Vakil practices with the Foot and Ankle Centers of Charlotte County in Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte, Florida. He is scheduled to be installed as FPMA president in 2012.