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Society Chairman - Dr. Selene Parekh, M.D.

Dr. Parekh joined the North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic and Duke Orthopaedics in 2009, where he is a Professor of Surgery in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Prior to his tenure at Duke, Dr. Parekh was a Foot and Ankle Surgeon at the University of North Carolina (UNC). While there, he was integrally involved in the teaching of medical students and residents. Furthermore, he served as the foot and ankle consultant to the Athletic Department, treating many of the well-known UNC athletes. In his current practice, he continues to treat competitive athletes of all levels. A graduate of the Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Parekh completed his internship and residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and his fellowship in foot and ankle surgery under the direction of some of the leading global authorities at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Society Treasurer – Greg Kowalczyk

Greg Kowalczyk has been involved in orthopaedic product development, marketing, business development and sales for over 20 years for companies such as Aircast, Stryker, Integra, the Prodigy
Group, and MTF. Most recently, he functioned as the Vice President of Marketing and Interim CEO for Nextremity Solutions. He also founded co-founded Proception Medical, an orthopaedic medical device
incubatory company. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University and a MS in Biomedical Engineering from NJIT.

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Society Secretary - Dr. Peter Highlander

Peter Highlander, DPM, MS is a reconstructive foot & ankle surgeon at The Bellevue Hospital in Bellevue, Ohio. Dr. Highlander has been heavily involved in 3D printing since 2017 and is a founding member of the AOS3DP for which he serves as secretary. In addition to multiple ongoing research projects and patent pending implant designs involving 3D printing, Dr. Highlander serves on the advisory board for the Miller 3D Print Lab at the University of Toledo Medical Center. In 2018, Dr. Highlander was named, “Physician Innovator” by Crain’s Cleveland Business newspaper for his role in 3D printing.

In 2016, Dr. Highlander relocated to his hometown and joined The Bellevue Hospital staff where he formed the Lower Extremity Reconstruction Institute as well as a hospital based wound center for which he serves as medical director. Dr. Highlander also functions as co-director for the Bellevue Hospital’s foot & ankle reconstruction surgical fellowship, a program which emphasizes 3D printing technology & its role in foot & ankle surgical reconstruction & research.

A graduate of Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine, Dr. Highlander completed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He and his wife, Lindsey, reside in Bellevue, Ohio and have three children.

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