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Board of Directors | Highlands Foot & Ankle Institute

Highlands Foot and Ankle Institute's Board of Directors

Dr. Mathew Paden

Dr. Mathew Paden

President

Dr. Paden was born and raised in Colorado. His passion revolves around his family, profession, and all things Colorado. He received a BS degree in biology from the University of Maryland in 1985. After a year of graduate study in Anatomy, he moved to San Francisco to pursue podiatric medicine. Dr. Paden graduated from California College of Podiatric Medicine in 1991. During his time at school, he excelled in all subjects graduating in the top 10% of his class and receiving Pi-Delta honors.

Dr. Paden eventually moved back to Colorado to complete his two year surgical residency training at Vencor Hospital (Highlands). Following residency he completed a 1 year fellowship in Diabetic Foot at the Northern California Center for the Diabetic and Insensitive Foot.

Dr. Paden has been in practice since 1994. He has offices in Wheat Ridge and Granby. His practice focuses on advanced foot and ankle surgery, sports medicine, diabetic foot care, and general podiatric foot care. He is board certified in Foot Surgery, as well as, Reconstructive Rear foot and Ankle Surgery from the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. He is a Fellow in the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He has been involved with the Highlands residency program since returning to Colorado. His first position was Externship Director from 1994 until 2003. He developed the residency clinic at High Street in 1996 and remained the Clinic Director until 2003.

Dr. Paden became the Residency Director in 2004 and served until 2010. Along with Dr. Farrett and Dr. Stone, Dr. Paden founded the Highlands Institute, and serves as President. Dr. Paden has written numerous articles, a text book chapter on limb salvage, and has served as a distinguished lecturer at state and national conferences. He is currently President of the Colorado Foot and Ankle Society. Dr. Paden lives in Golden with his wife Barbara, son Hunter, and daughter Katya. He enjoys skiing, rock climbing, alpine climbing, fly fishing, surfing, and hiking with his family.

www.rockymountainfootandanklecenter.com


Dr. Paul Stone

Dr. Paul Stone

Vice President

Pstonehighlandspslresidency@comcast.net

Dr. Stone received his B.S. in Microbiology from the University of Michigan, graduated Cum Laude in 1978. He received his Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine, a Masters in Business Administration from University of Phoenix in 1992. Following his graduation from the Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago in 1982, Dr. Stone completed a surgical residency program in Advanced Foot and Ankle Surgery from Highlands Center Hospital in Denver Colorado.

Dr. Stone is Board certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, American Board of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine, and the American Academy of Pain Management. He has served as a Licensure examiner for the State of Colorado Podiatry Board, and an oral examiner for the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and the American Board of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine board certification examinations. Dr. Stone has been in private practice since 1984. In 2001, he became a partner in an orthopedic sub-specialty group, Advanced Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Specialists, P.C. in Denver and Lone Tree, Colorado. Since 2016, Dr. Stone has been in private practice in Castle Rock.

In 2010, Dr. Stone became director of the Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency Program, Highlands Presbyterian St Luke’s Hospital, Denver, Colorado.

Dr. Stone enjoys teaching, skiing, hiking, and playing golf. He is married to Gail and has two sons, Michael and Mark.


Dr. William Farrett

Dr. William Farrett

Treasurer

Dr. Farrett graduated second in his class with multiple honors from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, PA in 1995. Prior to attending Temple University, Dr. Farrett graduated from New York University with a B.A. cum laude in three years. Dr. Farrett successfully completed a reconstructive surgical residency at Presbyterian/St Lukes (Highlands) from 1995 to 1998. He continues to be an active attending and member of the Residency Committee at Highlands/PSL residency program. He is part-time faculty in the Department of Surgery at Presbyterian/St Lukes in Denver.

Dr. Farrett began private practice in Englewood, Colorado and now practices in Lone Tree, Colorado and Parker, Colorado. In addition, he services satellite clinics in Denver and Leadville, Colorado. Dr. Farrett is Board Certified in Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

Dr. Farrett has lectured to diverse audiences and authored multiple papers regarding innovative care of the lower extremities. He is currently coordinating a multi-centered study regarding advanced treatment of plantar fasciitis. Dr. Farrett is Co-Founder of the Highlands Foot and Ankle Institute with Drs. Paul Stone and Matthew Paden.

Dr. Farrett lives in Parker and Leadville, Colorado with Rachel, Tabor, and Carson. He enjoys skiing, mountain biking, and endurance sports. He is an avid runner who has completed the Leadville 100 mile foot race twice and multiple 50 mile foot races.

www.farrettpodiatry.com

www.footandanklecenterofcolorado.com


Dr. Brett Sachs

Dr. Brett Sachs

Secretary

Dr. Brett Sachs is a board-certified foot and ankle surgeon and co-owner of Rocky Mountain Foot & Ankle Center. Dr. Sachs studied biology at the University of Maryland from 1990-1994 and completed his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in 1998. He completed a 3-year podiatric surgical residency at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver in 2001 followed by an orthopedic trauma residency at Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco in 2001.

Dr. Sachs has extensive training in foot and ankle reconstructive surgery, total ankle replacement, arthroscopy, trauma, and sports medicine. He is on the faculty of the Highlands Presbyterian-St. Luke’s residency program. Dr. Sachs is a nationally recognized lecturer and instructor of surgical skills workshops. Dr. Sachs has held various academic appointments for the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Dr. Sachs is a Past President for the Colorado Foot and Ankle Society. Dr. Sachs is currently serves on the Colorado State Podiatry Board. He is also on the Board of Directors for the Highlands Institute. Dr. Sachs loves spending time with his wife, daughter, and dog. In his free time, he enjoys golf, skiing, tennis, hiking, and running.

www.rockymountainfootandanklecenter.com


Dr. Ketih Naftuliln

Dr. Keith Naftuliln DPM

Director of Marketing & Educational Director

knaftulin@hotmail.com

Dr. Naftulin received his B.S. in Microbiology from the Temple University in 1988. He received his Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine, from Temple University in 1992. Following his graduation, Dr. Naftulin completed a surgical residency program in Advanced Foot and Ankle Surgery from Presbyterian/St. Lukes Hospital in Denver Colorado. Dr. Naftulin is board certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, and a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Dr. Naftulin has been in private practice since 1995. He has continuously been involved with the Highlands PSL Surgical Residency program as an attending physician, residency review-board member and interviewer, and journal-club attending physician on a regular basis. He is on the Board of Managers for Rocky Mountain Surgical Center.

His interests include skiing, rock-climbing, golfing, boating, gardening, traveling and spending time with his family, wife Kate and children Samantha and Gabby. See more at his practice website www.FootPower.com.