Roger Pecoraro Lecture Award
Robert G. Frykberg, DPM, MPH
Robert G. Frykberg, DPM, MPH, from Phoenix, Arizona, received the American Diabetes Association’s prestigious 2011 Roger Pecoraro Lecture Award. The award was presented at the Association’s 71st Scientific Sessions in San Diego, California.
The Roger Pecoraro Lecture Award recognizes a researcher who has made scientific contributions and demonstrates an untiring commitment to improving the understanding of the detection, treatment, and prevention of diabetic foot complications. It is supported by an educational grant from Curative Health Services, ConvaTec, Ortho McNeil-Pharmaceuticals, and Sechrist Clinical Services.
Currently, Frykberg is chief of the Podiatry Section in the Department of Surgery at the Carl T. Hayden Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Phoenix, and an adjunct professor of podiatric medicine at Midwestern University, Glendale, Arizona. In his 35-year career, Frykberg has seen a shift in attitude on the diabetic foot. Complications that used to be seen as inevitable are now viewed as largely preventable.
Frykberg’s research and writing interests are in diabetic foot ulcers and disorders, venous leg ulcers, Charcot foot, and diabetic limb salvage. He edited two of the most widely circulated textbooks on the subject of diabetic foot care, and is the editor of the 2010 book Diabetic Charcot Foot: Principles and Management. He is the former chair of the Foot Care Council of the American Diabetes Association and a past president of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.