About My Leg My Choice Foundation
My Leg My Choice Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation committed to educating patients who are at risk for foot, leg or lower leg extremity amputations due to diabetes and/or Peripheral Artery Disease (P.A.D.). We strive to bring awareness to patients, caregivers and communities about the warning signs of P.A.D., treatment options, and new technologies available if given the diagnosis or referral for amputation.
Health experts have long recognized that undetected and untreated P.A.D. contributes to diminished quality of life, decreased functional status, and increased rates of lower extremity amputation, heart attack, stroke, and death.
Early detection is key when treating Peripheral Artery Disease (P.A.D), also known as Peripheral Arterial Disease. It can help keep legs healthy, lower the risk of for heart attack, stroke, and mortality, as well as increase mobility.
Meet Our Key Physician Leaders
Alan Block, DPM, MS
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Dr. Block is a nationally recognized expert and educator in amputation prevention and PAD. He serves as a keynote presenter around the country and his inspirational lectures are unparalleled. Among many accomplishments, Dr. Block currently serves as Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedics at The Ohio State University; is on the Medical Advisory Board, Kent State University; Editor in Chief of the Journal of the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons; and Past President, The Ohio Foot and Ankle Medical Association.
Frank J. Tursi, DPM
Chairman of Industry Relations
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Dr. Tursi graduated from Temple University Medical School, School of Podiatric Medicine and completed his surgical residency at Atlanta Hospital and Regional Diabetes Center in Atlanta, Georgia. He has extensive experience in complex foot and ankle traumatic injuries and the management of diabetic wounds and foot care. He is board certified and is a fellow in American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He is the Chief of Foot and Ankle Surgery at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center and is part of the podiatric staff at Virtua. He also earned the position of Assistant Clinical Professor at UMDNJ.
Dr. Tursi is Hyperbaric Medicine trained and also earned the position of Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and the University of Pennsylvania/Presbyterian Podiatric Residency. Dr Tursi has served as foot and ankle consultant to the Philadelphia Flyers, Tampa Bay Lightning and LA Kings for the last 20 years.
S. Hinan Ahmed, MD
Chairman - MLMC 5k Run/Walk at NCVH 2015
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Dr. S. Hinan Ahmed, MD, FSCAI is Associate Professor of Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery at University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio. Dr. Ahmed is the Associate Program Director for the Interventional Cardiology fellowship and Assistant Director of the Cardiac Catheterization laboratories at UT Health Science Center and VA Medical Center, San Antonio. In addition to his clinical duties Dr. Ahmed is involved in multiple research studies and teaching responsibilities at UT Health Sciences Center. His areas of interest in Interventional Cardiology include anti-platelet therapies, peripheral arterial disease, and aneurysmal disease.