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Professional Biography

Stephen M. Pribut, D.P.M. is a Washington D.C. Podiatrist, who practices podiatric medicine and surgery with special interests in Sports Medicine and Biomechanics. Dr. Pribut graduated from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York with a Bachelor Of Arts in Psychology. He attended the New York College of Podiatric Medicine and received his degree of Doctor of Podiatric Medicine in 1977. He received the Lewis Lewi Memorial award for Podopediatrics for his achivements in the care of children's feet. He then attended a one year fellowship in Podiatric Biomechanics at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He also attended a  Residency program from 1978 - 1979 in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at the New York  College of Podiatric Medicine. In 2001 and in the updated list of 2007 and again in 2012 he was named by Podiatry Management Magazine to be “One of The 175 Most lnfluential Podiatrists” which is recognized for the subsequent five year period. In the summer of 2010, at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine Dr. Pribut recieved the Richard O. Schuster Award for Biomechancs for outstanding leadership, education and research in Podiatric Sports Medicine.

Dr. Pribut has an avid interest in Sports Medicine and is a past President of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine (AAPSM). Dr. Pribut serves on the advisory board of Runner's World Magazine. Dr. Pribut has also long been active in the District of Columbia Podiatric Medical Association. He has served two 2 year terms as President of the District Of Columbia Podiatric Medical Association and also served as Secretary-Treasurer, as a member of the Executive Board, as alternate delegate to the House of Delegates of the American Podiatric Medical Association, and as Vice-President. From 1999 - 2003 Dr. Pribut was the Chief Internet Engineer of the American Podiatric Medical Association and responsible for all aspects of the APMA's Internet undertakings including online continuuing medical education, web design, usability, information architecture, streaming media, and server installation and maintenance on multiple platforms (Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, BSD Unix). He has also served on the APMA's Internet Committee and currently serves on the Clinical Practice Advisory Committee of the American Podiatric Medical Association.

Dr. Pribut has written and lectured on a variety of articles on athletic injuries, biomechanics, athletic shoes, foot health, foot surgery, and authored position papers on health insurance reform. He has edited the District of Columbia Podiatric Medical News, performed editorial review of articles for the Physician and Sports Medicine, British Journal of Sports Medicine, and the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association. He daily treats many serious amateur athletes and has treated Olympic athletes, Olympic hopefuls and been a consultant for several professional ballet companies and professional baseball and football teams. Athletes of all shapes, sizes, and abilities are seen regularly.

Dr. Pribut is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Department of Surgery of the George Washington University Medical Center. He has also been a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Orthopedics of the New York College Of Podiatric Medicine and while in practice in New York City was co-chair of the Department of Podiatric Medicine at Bellevue Hospital in 1979-1980. He has been in private practice in Washington, D.C. since 1981. He speaks and lectures both locally and nationally. He has published extensively on both medical and Internet related topics. Several of his articles may be seen at the popular Dr. Pribut's Running Injuries page.   Here you will also find his views on many matters of foot health, sports medicine, choosing a running shoe and other health matters.

Dr. Pribut believes that exercise is the key to fitness and well being. Being healthy and active is important for happiness at any age. When you suffer foot, ankle or leg pain that limits your exercise regimen it can affect your mental state and everything else important to you. 

Dr. Pribut is Board Certified in Foot Surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and in Foot Orthopedics by the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons, and the American College of Foot And Ankle Orthopedics And Medicine. His other professional memberships are listed on the Membership Page.

Recent News/Interviews:

The Marathon: Who Quits Before Race Day - Wall Street Journal, November 1, 2011. Interview and article by Kevin Helliker

Do Orthotics Help - Triathlete Magazine, May 2011. Interview and article by Matt Fitzgerald

Barefoot Running 101 - Running Times. April 7, 2011.

Minimalist Shoes: Minimal Goes Mainstream - April 2011. Running Times. by Brian Metzler

Can Nylon Stockings Help Prevent Blisters - Stars and Stripes, February 24, 2011. by Jeff Schogal

A Runner's Achilles Heel, How To Prevent Achilles Injuries - Running Times. by Mackenzie Lobby

Should You Bare Your Soles - Triathlete Magazine, November 2010. Interview for article by Tawnee Prazek

On Your Toes - Minimalist Shoes - Army Times October 2010. by Jon R. Anderson

The Body Shop: Barefeet - Barefoot exercises as suggested by Dr. Pribut - by Adam Bean Runner's World, September 2010

Running In America: Interview With Chris McDougal (Born To Run) and Amby Bufoot (Runners World) on Diane Rehm (NPR) Show (With Audio), July 12, 2010

Toning Sandals May Help A Bit- Louisville Courier-Journal July 15, 2010 (and Washington Post) Leslie Tamura

And So It Begins: Choosing a Marathon Program - Blog/Column at Runners World by Ted Spiker "Marathon Virgin", June 2010

Surface Tension: How To Prevent Blisters, Chafing, Black Toenails and Other War Wounds of Running, by Karen Asp, Runners World - June 2010

Q&A: Doctor's Advice - Blog/Column at Runners World by Ted Spiker "Marathon Virgin", June 2010

Ask The Expert - Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine. Interview by Graham Averill

Body Shop: The Weakest Link? (Achilles Tendon Injuries) - Dana Sullivan, Tennis Magazine, March 2010

Exploring Running Injuries - 10 Rules of Injury Prevention - by Amby Burfoot: Runner's World Magazine, March, 2010

Is Barefoot Better-by Christopher McDougall: Parade Magazine January 3 2010

Plantar Fasciitis: High Tech Solutions - Runner's World Magazine January 2010

Best Walking Shoes For Women 2009 - Livestrong.com

Secrets to Tribes Athleticism San Antonio Express November, 2009

Barefoot Runner Hits Stride Spokesman Review - Spokane, WA November, 5 2009

Don't Trip Up While Buying Running Shoes Herald & Review September 3, 2009

The Naked Truth About Trainers - The Independent (UK) August 4 2009

Shoeless Joe by Nick Heil Outside Magazine June 2009

Aging and The Runner - Women's Running June 2009

What Ruins Running by Christopher McDougall, Boston Globe Sunday Magazine April 19 2009

Stretching Q&A Runner's World Magazine January 2009

How To Keep Your Feet Happy. by Allison Aubrey(NPR Interview with Audio and Text) NPR June 19 2008

Athletic Shoe May Make You Run In Circles. by Vicky Hallett Arkansas Democratic Gazette April 14, 2008

The Everything Runner Book -2008. Second Edition - Coauthor

Have Fun, Get Fit With Barefoot Running by Vicky Hallett Reading Eagle April 14, 2008

Your Guide To Buying the Right Athletic Shoe and the Left One Too. by Vicky Hallett Contra Costa Times March 10 2008

If The Shoe Fits: Start Running by Vicky Hallett Washington Post March 2008

Stay on Your Feet: Masterplan for Running Outside Magazine February 2008

On Your Feet. by January Payne Washington Post May 8, 2007

The Shoe For You. by Victoria Freeman Life Time Fitness Magazine Spring 2007

Don't Run Yourself Down. by Patty Kim, Tampa Tribune. February 2007

Build A Better Knee. By Ted Spiker Runners World February 2007

Aging Feet. by Mary Beckman LA Times January 2007

How Hot is too Hot to go Running? by Lauren Heist Beep (Produced by Chicago Daily Herald) June 2006

Is Barefoot Better? by Tara Pope-Parker Wall Street Journal June 2006

Selected Previous News, Quotes, Interviews:

Sneakers, Martinez Arrives and Waits for the Other Shoe to Drop. Ben Shpigel. New York Times February 15, 2006

Sneakers, Geared (and Gussied) Up. Motorized. Air-Conditioned. Athletic Shoes Make Technology the Fashion. Washington Post August 2005

Kick off Your Shoes And Run A While. New York Times June 2005

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome "Runner's Knee" Runner's World 2005

Barefoot Running. Washington Running Report

Online Chat USA Today 100 Q&A's April 2004

Podiatry Management: Running Injuries. January 2004

Podiatry Management: Panel On Orthotics Sept, 2003

JWR: Achilles Tendon Injuries, by Marlene Cimons May 1, 2003

Washington Times: Shoes: A Footnote April 29, 2003

USA Today: Online Chat April 10, 2003

Heel Pain and Golf

Web MD: Preventing and Treating Common Running Injuries February, 2003

USA Today: Stomp 2001

USA Today: Online Chat June, 2002

Veg Times: Stay In The Game May 2000

The Third Age: Avoiding Injury

AP Wire: Pick The Right Sock Interview with Ira Dreyfuss

Awards

Most Influential Podiatrists. Podiatry Management Magazine (2012-present)

Richard O Schuster Award in Biomechanics (Awarded by AAPSM) (2010)

Most Influential Podiatrists. Podiatry Management Magazine (2006-2012))

Most Influential Podiatrists. Podiatry Management Magazine (2001-2006))

Lectures

Biomedical Engineering In The Medical Office. Guest Lecturer, Biomedical Engineering Department, George Washington University, April, 2012. Washington, DC

Avoiding Running Injuries: Army 10 Miler Symposium. October, 2009. Washington, DC

Exercise: Good For What Ails You. American Podiatric Medical Asociation: Annual Seminar 2009. August, 2009. Toronto, Canada

Running Shoes: The Latest and Greatest – Workshop. American Podiatric Medical Asociation: Annual Seminar 2007. August, 2007. Philadelphia, PA

Thomas Eakins, Artist, Innovator in Biomechanics: Philadelphia’s Best. American Podiatric Medical Asociation: Annual Seminar 2007. August, 2007. Philadelphia, PA

The 5 Running Injuries You Meet When You Get to the Office. American Podiatric Medical Asociation: Annual Seminar 2007. August, 2007. Philadelphia, PA

Top 5 Running Injuries.  Midwestern University, Podiatric Medical College. April 2007.

Athletic Shoe Workshop: Selection And Prescribing. Midwestern University, Podiatric Medical College. April 2007.

Instructional Course Lecture: Care and Treatment of the Runner. American Podiatric Medical Asociation: Annual Seminar 2006. August, 2006. Las Vegas, NV

Overview of Research, Clinical Practice in Podiatric Sports Medicine. American Podiatric Medical Asociation: Annual Seminar 2006. August, 2006.  Las Vegas, NV

Scientific Chair/Moderator. Sports Medicine Division. American Podiatric Medical Asociation: Annual Seminar 2006. August, 2006. Las Vegas,

Running Injuries: A Step by Step Appoach. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Seminar. June 2006. Denver, CO

Running Shoes: Design and Evaluation. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine. October, 2005. Chicago. IL

Scientific Chair/Moderator. Sports Medicine Division. American Podiatric Medical Asociation: Annual Seminar 2005. August, 2005.  Orlando, FL

Overview of Current Podiatric Sports Medicine: Research, Practice, Teamwork American Podiatric Medical Asociation: Annual Seminar 2005. August, 2005.  Orlando, FL

Athletic Shoes: The Basis for Decision Making. American Podiatric Medical Asociation: Annual Seminar 2005. August, 2005.  Orlando, FL

Clinical Cases In Sports Medicine. American Podiatric Medical Asociation: Annual Seminar 2005. August, 2005.  Orlando, FL

Scientific Chairman, Moderator. American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine/TUSPM Sports Seminar. March, 2005.  Philadelphia, PA

Current Athletic Shoes: Construction and Selection Of Sport Specific Shoes. AAPSM/Barry University: Podiatric Sports Medicine: 2004.  March, 2004. Miami Shores, FL

Sun and Moisture Related Dermatological Injuries In Sport. AAPSM/Barry University: Podiatric Sports Medicine: 2004.  March, 2004. Miami Shores, FL

Running Injuries: Survey of 10,000 Runners. AAPSM/Barry University: Podiatric Sports Medicine: 2004.  March, 2004. Miami Shores, FL

Orthotic Selection In Running Injuries. AAPSM/OCPM: Sports Medicine Topics 2003. November, 2003.  Cleveland, OH

Athletic Shoes: Workshop. American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine / OCPM: Sports Medicine Topics 2003. November, 2003.  Cleveland, OH

Orthotics Point/CounterPoint Workshop. American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine / OCPM: Sports Medicine Topics 2003. November, 2003.  Cleveland, OH

Scientific Chair/Moderator Sports Medicine Day. American Podiatric Medical Asociation: Annual Seminar 2003. August, 2003.  Washington, DC

Common Running Injuries: American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine/CCPM Sports Medicine Of The Lower Extremity. March, 2003.  Oakland, CA

Sports Shoes/Socks: Workshop. American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine/CCPM Sports Medicine Of The Lower Extremity. March, 2003.  Oakland, CA

Moderator and Scientific Chair. American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine/TUSPM Trends In Sports Medicine. December, 2002.  Philadelphia, PA

Running Shoes: Design and Use. American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine/TUSPM Trends In Sports Medicine. December, 2002.  Philadelphia, PA

Running Injuries Preliminary Results: Survey of 3000 Runners: American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine/TUSPM Trends In Sports Medicine. December, 2002.  Philadelphia, PA

Running Injuries: Blisters American Podiatric Medical Association: Annual Seminar 2002. August, 2002.  Seattle, Washington

Moderator. Expert Panel In Running Injuries: Fireside Chat. American Podiatric Medical Asociation: Annual Seminar 2002. August, 2002.  Seattle, Washington

Moderator and Scientific Chair. 21st Century Sports Medicine. AAPSM/NYCPM. April, 2002 New York, NY

Internet Searches and Technology In the Office. American Podiatric Medical Association:  Annual Seminar 2001. August, 2001.  Chicago, Illinois.

Moderator: 21st Century Office Technology. American Podiatric Medical Association:  Annual Seminar 2001. August, 2001.  Chicago, Illinois.

Moderator: Patient Expectations and Patient Satisfaction. American Podiatric Medical Association:  Annual Seminar 2001. August, 2001.  Chicago, Illinois.

Clinical Workshop: Digital Photography: From Electrons To Image. American Podiatric Medical Association:  Annual Seminar 2001. August, 2001.  Chicago, Illinois.

Orthotics In Office Based Practice. American College Of Sports Medicine Annual Seminar. May, 2001. Baltimore, Maryland.

Training Modifications In The Treatment Of Lower Extremity Injuries. American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, Ancillary Seminar to the  American College Of Sports Medicine Annual Seminar. May, 2001. Baltimore, Maryland.

Recent Biomechanical Research and Clinical Practice: Exploring Evidence Based Medicine. American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, Ancillary Seminar to the  American College Of Sports Medicine Annual Seminar. May, 2001. Baltimore, Maryland.

Skin Disorders In Podiatric Sports Medicine. American Academy Of Podiatric Sports Regional Seminar. Des Moines University College Of Podiatric Medicine. Des Moines, IA. (April 7, 2001)

The Ankle Examination: A Clinical Workshop. American Academy Of Podiatric Sports Regional Seminar. Des Moines University College Of Podiatric Medicine. Des Moines, IA. (April 7, 2001)

American Podiatric Medical Association: Annual Seminar (August 2000)., Philadelphia, PA. To F.I.P. (Federation of International Podiatrists): Learning On The Internet.

American Podiatric Medical Association Annual Seminar (August 1998)
Boston, Mass. “Memes Of Medical Knowledge: New Paradigns of Learning via Electronic Media”

American Podiatric Medical Association Annual Seminar (August 1998)
Boston, Mass. The Internet and Medical Practice: tips and tricks.

American Podiatric Medical Association Annual Seminar (August 1998)
Boston, Mass. “Electronic Means of Communications For Organizations”

Articles and Publications

Overuse Running Injuries of Bone and Tendon: All The Small Things. Podiatry Management Magazine.  November, 2010.

Challenging Running Injuries. Podiatry Management Magazine. January, 2010.

History of Podiatric Sports Medicine. Chapter. Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine.Sage Publications. 2010

Selecting Athletic Footwear. Book Chapter. Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine. Sage Publications. 2010

The Everything Running Book. Co-author. 2008

Top 5 Running Injuries: Update, Overview and CME. Podiatry Management, April-May, 2008.

Current Approaches to the Management of Plantar Heel Pain Syndrome, Including the Role of Injectable Corticsteroids. JAPMA January/February 2007. Vol97:1.

Separating the Buzz from the Biomechanics: A Guide to Athletic Shoe Trends & Innovations. Pribut. S. and Richie, D. Podiatry Management, October 2004.

Sports Medicine: Current Literature. Chapter in Compendium of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery: 2004. Data Trace Publishing. Brooklandville, Maryland.

Running Injuries: An Overview. Podiatry Management Magazine. January 2004.

Orthotics and your practice: biomechanics experts discuss heel pain, outcomes-based research, prefabs, and a number of other controversies.(Round Table). Podiatry Management Magazine. September 2003.

Sports Medicine: Current Literature. Chapter in Compendium of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery: 2003. Data Trace Publishing. Brooklandville, Maryland. 2003.

Spam Tsunami: Email Disaster. American Podiatric Medical News. April 2003.

Running Shoes Design: A History Highlighing Podiatric Thought. American Podiatric Medical News. August 2002.

Sports Medicine: Current Literature. Chapter in Compendium of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery: 2002. Data Trace Publishing. Brooklandville, Maryland. 2002.

Sports Medicine: Current Literature. Chapter in Compendium of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery: 2001. Data Trace Publishing. Brooklandville, Maryland. 2001.

Sports Medicine: Current Literature. Chapter in Compendium of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery: 2000. Data Trace Publishing. Brooklandville, Maryland. 2000.

Studying For Your Boards Online: Getting The Most From Your Computer. APMA News, April 2000.

Listserves: Higher Tech Communication, APMA News, October 1999

Year 2000 and Health Care, APMA News, November 1998

Orthotics Roundtable, Podiatry Management, September 1998

Sports Medicine Resources On The Internet, APMA News, May 1998

Women’s Resources On The Internet, APMA News, April 1998

Osteoporosis Resources On The Internet, APMA News, February 1998

Pediatric Resources On The Internet, APMA News, September, 1997

Databases: Push Comes To Shove, APMA News, August, 1997

Summering On The Web, APMA News, July, 1997

Looking For Skin: Dermatology Resources On The Web, APMA News, June, 1997

Orthotic Materials: Leather As An Orthotic Material. Biomechanics, April 1997, Volume IV, Number 4.

Aging Resources On The Web, APMA News, April, 1997 

Diabetes Resources On The Web APMA News, February, 1997

Save Your PC For Tomorrow, APMA News, January, 1997

IRC: Reach Out And Chat With Someone, APMA News, November, 1996

Politics And The Web APMA News, October, 1996

Medicine and the Internet, APMA News, July, 1996

Dissection of an URL, APMA News, September, 1996

Achilles Tendonitis, Signos Vitales, Vol 2, No. 9, 1995.

Committee Service

Clinical Practice and Advisory Committee, American Podiatric Medical Association 2006 – Present

Research Committee. American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine.  2007 - Present

Research Committee. American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. Chairperson. 2004 – 2007.

Subcommittee on Poster and Oral Presentations. Clinical Practice and Advisory Committee, American Podiatric Medical Association . Director of Judging. 2008

Subcommittee on Research. Clinical Practice and Advisory Committee, American Podiatric Medical Association 2007 – Present

Subcommitee on Clinical Database Registry , Clinical Practice and Advisory Committee, American Podiatric Medical Association  2007-2008.

Task Force on Affiliated and Related Organizations. American Podiatric Medical Association 2005 – 2007
 
Subcommitee on Electronic Medical Records, Clinical Practice and Advisory Committee, American Podiatric Medical Association 2006 – 2007

Professional and Public Relations Committee, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. Chairperson. 2004 – 2007.

Education Committee, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. Chairperson 2006-2007. Member 2003 – 2006.

Sport Shoe Committee, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. Chairperson. 2002 – 2007.

Sport Shoe Committee, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. Member. 2000 – 2002.

American Podiatric Medical Association Internet Committee – 1997 - 2003

Offices Held

Past-President, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine – 2006 - 2007

President, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine – 2005 - 2006

President-Elect, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine – 2004 - 2005

Vice President, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine – 2003 - 2004

Secretary-Treasurer, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine – 2002 - 2003

Board of Directors, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine - 2000 - 2007

President, D.C. Podiatric Medical Association - 1989-1991; 1997-1999

Vice-President, D.C. Podiatric Medical Association - 1994-97

Executive Board, D.C. Podiatric Medical Association ‑ 1985-1992, 1994-2002

Secretary‑Treasurer, D.C. Podiatric Medical Association ‑ 1985 - 1988

Representative, Pennsylvania Blue Cross Blue Shield Physicians Liaison Committee - 1990 - 1996

D.C. Podiatric Medical Association, Delegate to Region 8 - 1989 – 1992, 1997-1999.

American Podiatric Medical Association – Alternate Delegate to House of Delegates – 1996 - 2003.

Positions Held

Advisory Board, Runners World Magazine 2008 – Present

Peer Review, National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) Programme 2008-Present

Director of Judges. Subcommittee on Poster and Oral Presentations. Clinical Practice and Advisory Committee, American Podiatric Medical Association . 2008

Chairman, Annual Meeting Subcommittee, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. 2006-2007

Chairman, Constitution and Bylaws Committee. American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. 2005 - 2007

Chairman, Annual Meeting Subcommittee, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. 2004-2006.

Chairman, Professional and Public Relations Committee, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. 2004 – 2007.

Chairman, Seminar Sub-Committee, Education Committee, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. 2003 – 2007.

Chairman, Sport Shoe Committee, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. 2002 – 2007.

Chief Internet Officer and Webmaster, American Podiatric Medical Association – 1999 - 2003

APMA Staff Liason – APMA Internet Committee 1999 - 2003

Member, APMA Internet Committee – 1997 - 2003

Contact Information

Telephone

telephone 202-298-6830

Postal address

street address2141 K Street, N.W., Suite 702, Washington, D.C. 20037

Electronic mail

emaildr.pribut-at-gmail.com


About Dr. Pribut: Dr. Pribut is a member of the Advisory Board of Runner's World magazine. He is a past president of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine (AAPSM). He served as chair of the AAPSM Athletic Shoe Committee for 5 years and has served on the Education Committee, the Research Committee, the Public Relations Committee and the Annual Meeting Committee. He is a co-Editor of the current AAPSM Student's Manual. Dr. Pribut is a past president of the District of Columbia Podiatric Medical Association, serving in that post for 4 years. Dr. Pribut currently is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association's Clinical Practice Advisory Committee. Dr. Pribut is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the George Washington University Medical Center. Additional Information on the About Page

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