Marc A. Benard
DPM, FACPM, DABFAS
Dr. D’Amico has been elected by his peers to the distinguished status of Diplomate in the National Academies of Practice. Additionally, sponsored by an educational grant from a grateful patient, he is the chairman of the Richard O. Schuster DPM Memorial Biomechanics Seminar held annually at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine.
Dr. Benard is President and Co-Director of Operation Footprint Inc., located in Los Angeles, CA. Over the past 44 years this 501C3 organization has performed over 3,000 major surgeries on children and adults with congenital and acquired neuromuscular conditions of the foot and ankle and had over 30,000 patient visits at its locations in Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, and India. In the process the organization’s directors have trained several hundred podiatric residents, as well as orthopedic and general surgeons in the host countries which it serves. Dr. Benard is certified with both the American Board of Podiatric Medicine and the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and lectures nationally in the areas of pediatric and adult biomechanics and surgery.
Dr. Benard is also the former Executive Director and Examination Chair for the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. In addition, Dr. Benard currently serves as Director of International Service for Rotary District 7690 and chairs its Global Grants Committee.