The Texas Podiatric Medical Foundation


Bandera Meeting 2023

The 2023 TPMF Bandera Meeting & Resident Case Contest
Provides a Great Experience!

The Texas Podiatric Medical Foundation 2023 Bandera Meeting & Resident Case Contest was held April 21-23 at the Mayan Ranch in Bandera, TX.

It was a great interactive meeting and great memories shared of doctors who passed away this past year. Thank you to all of the speakers who donated their time and the sponsors who helped make this meeting possible. Thank you to the attendees for your input.

The Texas residency programs were well-represented this year with 19 residents presenting in the case contest. Thank you to all the residents for their hard work on their case presentations and dedication to the profession. Everyone had an interesting case and way to "cowboy up"!

Congratulations to the 2023 Case Winners

1st - Eric Duffin, DPM - HUNT Program
2nd - Sonali Sukumar, DPM - BSW Program
3rd - Hannah Abigail, DPM - Kingwood Program
4th - Puja Patel, DPM - BSW Program
5th - Rafay Quereshi - Kingwood Program

Thank You to all Case Award Sponsors

Richie's Specialty Pharmacy, Sagis DX, ACFAS Gulf States Region, BakoDx, Mile High Orthotics Lab and TPMF. We were able to give out $5,100 in prize money this year!


Bandera Meeting 2022

Thank You to all Attendees and Case Award Sponsors

Congratulations to the 2022 Case Winners

The Texas Podiatric Medical Foundation was able to hold the Annual Bandera Ranch Meeting in person April 22-24,2022.

Meeting Director, Dr. Javier La Fontaine thanked all the attendees and sponsors for the spirited discussion and networking this year. Thank you to Dr. Maria Buitrago and Dr. Paul Brancheau for providing a TPMA and Young Member update. Thank you to Dr. Larry Harkless for the update on the Texas Podiatry School at UT Rio Grande Valley, Harlingen.

The Texas residency programs present cases and compete at this meeting. Fourteen residents presented cases this year. The 2022 winners are:

1st Place - "Congenital Vertical Talus Case"
Dr. Joe Galvan & Dr. Chris Smith, Hunt Regional PMSR (Dr.Steve Brancheau, Director)

2nd Place - "Subtalar Joint & Talonavicular Arthrodesis Case"
Dr. Colby Berger, HCA Kingwood PMSR (Dr. Jorge Matuk, Director)

3rd Place - "Growth Plate Injuries/Salter Harris First MT Physeal Fracture Case"
Dr. Chris Zimmer, Baylor Scott & White,Temple PMSR (Dr. David Sadoskas, Director)

Thank you to the Foundation, BakoDx, Mile High Orthotics and ACFAS Gulf States Region for their sponsorship of the 2022 awards. Also thank you to our other display sponsors: Tetra Corporation, Sagis DX, Crossroads Extremity and Tissue Regency.

Bandera Meeting 2020

Congratulations to the 2020 Case Winners

1st Place - Dr. Colby Berger
Kingwood Houston, TX Program

2nd Place - Dr. Thomas Simon
Kingwood Houston, TX Program

3rd Place - Dr. Parth Bhakta & Dr. Jonathan Pajouh
Hubt Regional Greenville, TX Program

Bandera 2019 Winners

Thank you to all doctors and sponsors that supported this 2020 in-person meeting! Your support will make a difference for TPMF scholarships and missions. Thank you GTEF for providing CME credits and technical support.

Thank You to all Case Award Sponsors

Medisource Partners, Joe Alaniz (
Arthrex/Pylant Medical, Addison Nelson (
BakoDx, Shawna Shapero (
Tetra Corporation, Liz Payne (
Forward Motion Medical/JM Orthotics, Andrew Rushton (
Vascular Institute, Rachel Beesinger-Johnson (

Proceeds from the Bandera Meeting benefit future resident grants, medical missions and indigent patient support!

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Bandera Cowboy


Gold Lasso Sponsor
Richie's Specialty Pharmacy

Program Sponsors
Mile High Orthotics Lab
Sagis DX

Display Sponsors
Free Life Labs
Mile High Orthotics Lab
Ortho Solutions
Paragon 28
Sagis DX
Tetra Corporation
Tissue Regenix