Harold D. Schoenhaus, DPM, FACFAS
Propét USA welcomes Dr. Harold Schoenhaus as our first Podiatric Advisor. He has been instrumental in the development of our new Rejuve Motion Technology™ and the AdaptaStep™ recovery shoe. Not only a renowned and skilled podiatric surgeon, but also a gifted educator—Dr. Schoenhaus’ passion and skill in helping advance knowledge and innovation in podiatry truly make him a leader in the field.
As the Podiatric Director at the Penn Wound Care Center and member of the Department of Podiatric Foot and Ankle Surgery at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Dr. Harold Schoenhaus is known in the profession as one of the legends of Podiatry. In private practice for over 40 years, he has been a leader in the field as a surgeon by developing various surgical techniques and publishing clinical studies. Dr. Schoenhaus has continued a lifelong course of studies, since many of the surgical areas and techniques of today were not in existence when he initially trained. In many cases, the doctor has driven or otherwise contributed to improvements in clinical practice.
Dr. Schoenhaus has been instrumental in the training of thousands of podiatric students both at home and abroad including Australia, France, Italy, Israel, England and Spain. He was instrumental in developing the first Gait Study Center and teaches the Pathomechanics class at Temple University, which is the study of normal and abnormal foot function, the mechanics of normal and abnormal locomotion, and treatment plans to improve the mechanics. He has been a member of the faculty at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine—one of the nation’s top podiatric schools—for over 40 years and has achieved rank of full Professor.
Dr. Schoenhaus is the recipient of several teaching honors including Outstanding Professor (1986-1987) and Professor of the Year (2004, 2009). He notes with pride that “at various meetings, past students from the 30 years ago come up to me, thanking me for what I was able to do for them—to enable them to become very sophisticated surgeons”. Dr. Schoenhaus believes in developing future podiatrists so much that he recently created two annual Podiatric Residency Conferences so that they could “devote complete attention to the residents with the potential interaction of having the directors and attendings who help train them be part of the experience and place them at a level that they realize the focus is on them. This is really an appreciation for them, they are the lifeblood and future of our profession.”
In addition to his continued private practice, Dr. Schoenhaus is now contributing his expertise to help guide healthcare policy as a member of the National Academies of Practice (NAP), a nonprofit professional organization composed of elected representatives from 10 different health professions. Dr. Schoenhaus is also the surgical editor for PRESENT e-Learning Systems, an online medical education and networking resource. Look for more exciting additions to the Propét line as Dr. Schoenhaus continues to help develop products that meet the needs of podiatrists and consumers alike, in seasons to come.
According to Dr. Schoenhaus, “Relationships with orthopedic companies are essential to help support research and provide advancement of techniques and devices that will be used for patient care and provide optimum outcomes in the area of foot and ankle pathology”. Dr. Schoenhaus’ role as Board Member at Alliqua and Bacterin and Podiatric Advisor to Propét USA—allows him to collaborate on product designed to forward important advancements in podiatry. As always, he remains dedicated to playing a role in investigating therapeutic innovations that have the potential to improve future practice.
Look for more exciting additions in seasons to come to the Propét line as Dr. Schoenhaus continues to help develop products that meet the needs of podiatrists and consumers alike.