Podiatry Staff

Podiatry Staff Serving New York, NY

The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.

Kenneth R. Meisler, D.P.M., FACFAS, P.L.L.C.

Podiatrist in New York, NY

Kenneth R. Meisler, D.P.M., FACFAS, P.L.L.C. & Associates
Dr. Kenneth R. Meisler
Dr. Meisler started practice in 1975 after finishing his residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York.  He became very involved with treating athletes as he and his wife Laurie started training for marathons.  He joined The Preventive and Sports Medicine Center in 1976 which was founded by Norbert Sander, M.D., an internist who specialized in sports medicine.  Dr. Sander is also a former winner of the N.Y.C marathon. Together they treated many thousands of athletes who traveled hundreds if not thousands of miles to see two of the most well respected running doctors in the country.  The Preventive and Sports Medicine Center moved from City Island/Bronx New York to the upper east side of Manhattan where it remained until for more than 25 years. 
 
The practice grew and added other podiatrists and now is one of the largest and most respected podiatry practices in New York City.  During this time Dr. Meisler has had many positions including Co-chief, division of podiatry at New York Downtown Hospital, Director of Podiatric Medical Education and Director of Podiatric Residency Program at Beth Israel Medical Center.  He is also on staff at New York Prespyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center, Mount Sinai Medical Center and New York Downtown Hospital. He has been teaching residents for more than 25 years and is passionate about it. 
 
He has been a marathon runner, avid tennis player, horseback rider and golfer. 
 
The practice recently hit a milestone by seeing patient #40,000.  All of the doctors love the challenge of a difficult case but also enjoy the everyday patients.  There is almost always at least two doctors in the office so another opinion is just a few doors away if necessary. 
 
We pride ourselves on giving the patient all of the information about their condition and letting them make an informed decision.  Nothing makes us happier than to be able to relieve a patients pain with a simple pad or change of shoes and it happens every day. 

 

Rocco V. Sellitto, D.P.M.

Podiatrist in New York, NY

Kenneth R. Meisler, D.P.M., FACFAS, P.L.L.C. & Associates

Dr. Rocco V. Sellitto
“Many of the conditions that we treat are due to overuse and biomechanical imbalances of the foot and ankle. As a Podiatrist, we can treat the condition and correct the biomechanics to help prevent recurrence of the problems.”

  • In practice over 20 years
  • Graduated from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pa. 
     
  • Two years of Graduate study in Physiology at St John’s University in New York. 
  • Research for the Veterans Administration with multiple scientific publications in endocrinlogy
  • Graduated from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine -Magna Cum Laude
  • Completed a Podiatric Surgical Residency at the NYCPM-Affiliated Hospitals
  • Served as the Chief Resident in Podiatric Surgery at NY Downtown Hospital and Peninsula Hospital
  • Clerkship in Diabetic Foot Care at the New England Deaconess Hospital-Joslin Diabetic Center in Boston
  • Publication: Pedal Giant Cell Tumors
  • Special interest in the treatment and management of Sports Injuries and biomechanics of the foot and ankle.   
  • Basketball Coach and Trainer for over 20 years
  • Coaches High School Basketball in Brooklyn
  • Photographer

Stephanie Hochman, D.P.M.

Podiatrist in New York, NY

Kenneth R. Meisler, D.P.M., FACFAS, P.L.L.C. & Associates

Dr. Hochman
Dr. Hochman became interested in podiatry because "when your feet hurt or when you can't walk, you lose your independence."

Dr. Hochman, a graduate of Cornell University, was graduated from Temple University's College of Podiatric Medicine, where she was a member of the Stirling-Hasford Honor Society. She did a special internship for geriatric podiatry, was Chief resident at University of Pennsylvania/Presbyterian Medical Center and completed a surgical residency at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. Currently, she is a partnership fellow at the Columbia University's Partnership for gender-specific medicine.

A member of a sports medicine medical team, she worked at both the Boston and Marine Corps marathons. "Athletes are diligent and devoted to their sport. This makes them good patients and creates a satisfying relationship for the physician."

Among her interests, Dr. Hochman lists travel and gastronomy as particular favorites. She also plays the viola and enjoys reading historical fiction.

Christopher Minacapilli, D.P.M.

Podiatrist in New York, NY

Kenneth R. Meisler, D.P.M., FACFAS, P.L.L.C. & Associates

Christopher Minacapilli, D.P.M.
"These treatments save limbs and other body parts, thereby radically changing people's lives and the quality of those lives."

Dr. Minacapilla, a biology major at St. John's University, was a dean's list graduate from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He completed a three-year surgical residency at NY Downtown Hospital, which included a three-year rotation in the diabetic foot clinic at the Hospital for Joint Diseases.

Of particular interest, he list two areas. One is sports medicine, where the treatment of injuries and fractures enables the athlete to return to his sport of choice. Diabetic foot care and wound healing also inspire him."

A sports enthusiast and a NY Rangers fan, Dr. Minacapilli pilots his own speedboat.

Martin Wendelken, D.P.M.

Podiatrist in New York, NY

Kenneth R. Meisler, D.P.M., FACFAS, P.L.L.C. & Associates

Martin Wendelken, D.P.M.
"I am fortunate because I understand both sides of patient care. No matter what I'm working on, I always see myself as a patient advocate."

Dr. Wendelken is a licensed R.N. as a well as a podiatrist. In addition to his podiatry practice, he is affiliated with the Calvary Hospital Center for Palliative Wound Care.

After 10 years as a podiatrist, Dr. Wendelken became interested in non-invasive imaging. He is an authority on diagnostic ultrasound and is an author, lecturer and podiatric sonography consultant. He teaches, lectures and trains doctors in ultrasound imaging.

Dr. Wendelken has been awarded several patents in the area of diagnostic ultrasound.

Latoya Haskin, D.P.M.

Podiatrist in New York, NY

Kenneth R. Meisler, D.P.M., FACFAS, P.L.L.C. & Associates

Latoya Haskin, D.P.M.
Dr. Latoya Haskin, born and raised in New York, earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology at St. John's University in 2003. In 2007 she attained a Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She served as a first year Podiatric Medicine and Surgery resident(PMS-36) at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center,and completed her last two years of residency at Beth Israel Medical Center,where she honed her leadership skills as Chief Resident in her third year. In 2010, Dr Haskin was accepted in to a wound care fellowship at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center. During the fellowship, she received certification in hyperbaric medicine. One of the highlights of her fellowship was presenting an abstract case report entitled, "The efficacy of Ultrasonic Debridement on a Chronic Foot Ulcer" at the world renowned Diabetic Global Foot Conference in Hollywood, California. Since completing the fellowship, Dr Haskin has worked in various capacities, including Hyperbaric Attending at Maimonides Medical Center.

Dr Latoya Haskin has a wide variety of podiatric interests, which includes sports medicine, diabetic foot care, wound care, laser surgery and forefoot surgery. Dr. Haskin looks forward to meeting and treating you soon.

Karen Silver, D.P.M.
Podiatrist in New York, NY

Kenneth R. Meisler, D.P.M., Board Certified, ABPM, P.L.L.C. & Associate

Dr. Karen Silver has been in practice over 25 years and is a graduate of Boston University as well as the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She was also a member of the Pi Delta National Honor Society and the recipient of the Steven Sefer Goodfellow Award for her “exceptional contributions and service to the college.” Dr. Silver is a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Medicine and did her surgical residency at West Essex General Hospital in Livingston, New Jersey. “I love talking to and getting to know my patients and their families over the years, and I also enjoy helping feet look and feel better via non-surgical methods, if possible.”

Dr. Silver completed two NYC Marathons (BP 3:33) and In her free time she takes flute lessons as well as ballroom dance and salsa. She is also an avid dog lover.