PODOA is a non-profit corporation that was co-founded by Timothy Graham, DPM and Romain Onteniente, DPM. The acronym PODOA stands for “PODiatry Overseas Association”.
Timothy Graham, DPM: A Michigan native who graduated with a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences from Grand Valley State University in 2009. He then went on to attain his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine in 2014 from Barry University, receiving national recognition through the Pi Mu Delta honors society as well as receiving the Dr. Delavari Podiatric Medicine Award for excellence in the field of podiatric community service. Dr. Graham completed Podiatric Medical and Surgical Residency training at Jackson North Medical Center and is currently undergoing Fellowship Training at St. Luke’s Health Network in Eastern Pennsylvania.
Romain Onteniente, DPM: A French citizen from Nice, who attended Nova Southeastern University to attain a Bachelor of Science degree while permanently establishing his name with his athletic achievements. Later obtaining his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine in 2014 from Barry University, he was nationally recognized by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and was the recipient of the Dr. Michael L. Stone award for outstanding professional conduct. Dr. Onteniente is currently completing a surgical residency at Barry University Foot and Ankle Institute at Mercy Hospital in Miami, Florida.
The main purpose of PODOA is to take Podiatric Medicine on a humanitarian journey abroad. We aim to help those living in areas of need.
This association has quickly triggered the interests of fellow students and teaching physicians alike, all eager to join the cause.
A special thank you to aspiring physician, Brad Randolph, for his contributions to the Podiatry Overseas Association through creating, maintaining and marketing our website. We would also like to thank Rizcion Dagani, DPM for all of her gracious volunteer hours and coordination.