Dr. Vasilios A. Lirofonis is an advocate for prevention as a mode of primary care with regards to pedal complications by using both conservative and surgical interventions. He is committed to promoting and progressing the field of podiatry.
Dr. Lirofonis received his DPM degree from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM) in 2006. While at NYCPM , Dr. Lirofonis was a member of The American Podiatric Medical Student Association, Sports Medicine Club, Research Club, and an active mentor to his peers. He was involved in student government as a member of the Honor Council for four years and took part in several podiatric evaluations at West Point Military Academy (where he received a certificate of appreciation from the United States Army). Dr. Lirofonis also helped establish NYCPM's first student run newspaper, Footnotes, and he served as Assistant Editor until his graduation.
Dr. Lirofonis completed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2009 and came onto the staff with the Podiatry Service in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2010. His clinical interests include Diabetic complications of the foot and biomechanical evaluation and corrections of pedal musculoskeletal deformities. As a full time member of the podiatric staff, Dr. Lirofonis has taken an active roll in the Podiatric Residency Program where he assists in resident clinics and in residency educational activities.
Dr. Lirofonis is active in the American Podiatric Medical Association and the Massachusetts Podiatric Medical Association as well as proud of past association with the Governors Council on Mental Retardation.
Dr. Lirofonis' research interest include evaluating non-operative treatments for certain pedal complications including Morton's Neuroma. He has been interested in integrating mechanisms of testing Peripheral Neuropathy in the Diabetic population.
Risk M, Lirofonis V, Armentano R, Freeman R. A Biphasic Model of Limb Venous Compliance: A Comparison with Linear and Exponential Models. Journal of Applied Physiology: 2003 September; 95(3): 1207-15.
Freeman R, Lirofonis V, Farquhar W, Risk M. Limb Venous Compliance in Patients with Idiopathic Orthostatic Intolerance and Postural Tachycardia. Journal of Applied Physiology: 2002 August; 93(2): 636 44.
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Scientific Literature Review 2007. Sodium Hyaluronate in the Treatment of Hallux Rigidus. A Single-Blind, Randomized Study. 2008. Unsuspected OM is Frequent in Persistent Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Better Diagnosed by MRI than by 18 F-FDG or Tc.MOAB. 2009. Serial 2-Point Ultrasonography Plus D-Dimer vs. Whole-Leg Color-Coded Doppler Ultrasonography for Diagnosing Suspected Symptomatic Deep Vein Thrombosis: A Randomized Controlled Study.
Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Frontera W.R. et al, Chapter cotributing author - Mallet Toe Deformity, chapter 89. 3rd edition. Elsevier, inc. 2014