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Kristine Hoffman D.P.M.

Dr. Kristine Hoffman is a native of Colorado. Born and raised in Colorado Springs she later attended the University of Colorado at Boulder and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree with Distinction in Environmental, Population and Organismic Biology. While at the University of Colorado, Dr. Hoffman was an undergraduate researcher in the Neuroimmunophysiology Laboratory which focused on examining the effects of exercise on stress response and the immune system.

Dr. Hoffman completed her medical studies at Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in North Chicago, Illinois. She graduated with her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Degree in the spring of 2007. Dr. Hoffman completed her degree with Honors and received both the Proficiency in Scholarship Award and Proficiency in Podiatric Medicine Award from the college. While at Scholl College, Dr. Hoffman conducted research examining the use of cytokine gene therapy on the treatment of diabetic wounds. With this joint research project between the Rosalind Franklin University Diabetes Center and the Center for Lower Extremity Ambulatory Research, Dr. Hoffman was the first podiatric medical student to receive the American Diabetes Association�s Medical Scholar Award, which provided $30,000 of funding for her research and studies.

Following podiatric medical school, Dr. Hoffman returned to Colorado where she completed the three-year Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency based out of North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley. In this residency program she trained in forefoot, rearfoot and ankle reconstructive surgery; trauma; wound care and limb salvage surgery; sports medicine; pediatrics and arthroscopy. During Dr. Hoffman�s residency training, she also traveled to Mexico for the Yucatan Crippled Children�s Project and Port au Prince, Haiti to provide medical care following the 2010 earthquake.

Dr. Hoffman is an avid rock climber, trail runner, cyclist and skier. In her free time she enjoys spending time in the mountains with her husband and border collie.

POSTDOCTORAL EDUCATION

North Colorado Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency; Greeley, CO; 2007-2010

EDUCATION

Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science; North Chicago, IL

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine � awarded with Honors May 2007

University of Colorado at Boulder; Boulder, CO

Bachelor of Arts degree awarded with Distinction, May 2002

Field of Study - Environmental, Population and Organismic Biology

CERTIFICATIONS AND TRAINING COURSES

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Advanced Techniques in Trauma Reconstruction Workshop. Las Vegas, NV. February 22, 2010.

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy Surgical Skills Course. Orthopedic Learning Center; Rosemont, IL. June 19-20, 2009.

4th Annual International External Fixation Symposium. UT Health Science Center San Antonio School of Medicine; San Antonio, Texas. December 11-14, 2008.

Arthrex Foot and Ankle Symposium - Naples Podiatry Resident Course. Naples, Florida. November 14-15, 2008.

Master Surgeon Foot and Ankle Workshop. American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Annual Scientific Conference; Long Beach, CA. February 20, 2008.

Ponseti Method Training Course. International Clubfoot Symposium; University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucile A. Carver College of Medicine; Iowa City, Iowa. Sept 15, 2007.

HONORS AND AWARDS

Awards

Proficiency in Scholarship Award - 2004-2007

Proficiency in Podiatric Medicine Award - 2004-2007

Honors - Clinical Radiology SCPM - 2007

Swanson Independent Scholar - 2005-2007

Grants and Scholarships

APMA Educational Foundation Scholarship 2006-2007

Podiatry Insurance Company of America Scholarship 2006-2007

American Diabetes Association � Medical Scholars Award 2005-2006

Dr. Philip R. Brachman / Alumni Association Scholarship 2005-2006

Howard M. Bers Memorial Scholarship 2004-2005

Scholl Distinguished Scholar Award 2003-2004

Honor Societies

Durlacher � Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine Honor Society

Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society

Golden Key National Honor Society

RESEARCH GRANTS

American Diabetes Association Medical Scholars Award. Dr. WM Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine - Center for Lower Extremity Ambulatory Research and Rosalind Franklin Diabetes Center, 2004-2007. Recipient of $30,000 funding for project entitled �Granulocyte-colony stimulating factor gene therapy for the treatment of healing-impaired diabetic wounds� 2005-2006.

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Summer Research Fellowship. Loyola University Medical Center � Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation - 2004.

Clinical trial examining the use of intra-articular sodium hyaluronate for treatment of hallux limitus. Awarded �Best Overall� abstract at the National Podiatric Postgraduate Research Symposium, Midwest Podiatry Conference 2005.

University of Colorado Undergraduate Research Opportunities Grant, Department of Psychology - 2000-2002. Freewheel running attenuates stress-induced activation of central stress circuits as measured by c-Fos protein in the rat brain.

MANUSCRIPTS

AK Angirasa, RM Stuck, NA Hunt, FJ Rottier, KM Hoffman. Intra-Articular Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyalgan) Injection for Hallux Limitus: Preliminary Clinical Data. American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons 66th Annual Scientific Conference, February 2008. Second Place, 2008 Manuscript Awards of Excellence competition.

POSTERS

KMHoffman , S Lensing, JL Jensen. Use of Modified Total Contact Cast (TCC-EZ) for Weight Bearing Treatment of Non-Neuropathic Wounds Following Bilateral Guillotine Type Midfoot Amputations Required Secondary to Thromboembolic Disease Resulting from Bacterial Endocarditis. New Cardiovascular Horizons. New Orleans, Louisiana. July 9-11, 2009.

KM Hoffman, S Lensing, JL Jensen. Extensive bilateral lower extremity wounds secondary to acute infectious purpura fulminans following Streptocococcal pneunomia sepsis in a 43 year old female. Poster Presentation. Symposium on Advanced Wound Care. Dallas, Texas. April 26-29, 2009.

KM Hoffman, D Hatch. Iatrogenic osteochondral lesion of the talus in a four year old boy with residual clubfoot deformity. Poster Presentation. International Clubfoot Symposium, The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine; Iowa City, Iowa. September 12-14, 2007.

KM Hoffman, S Shin, J Kim, E Robinson, N Norem, J Fichter, SC Wu, JW Yoon. Granulocyte-Colony Stimulating factor gene therapy for the treatment of healing impaired diabetic wounds. Poster Presentation. American Podiatric Medical Association 2006 Scientific Meeting; Las Vegas, NV. July 2006.

PUBLICATIONS

KM Hoffman, JL Jensen, ED Jaakola. Pertinent Pointers On Offloading the Diabetic Foot Ulcerations. Podiatry Today 2010; 23(3):48-54.

L Carson, P Hatcher, K Thompson*. Improper Shoe Fit: Correlation with Foot Pain and Forefoot Pathology. National Foot and Ankle Review, 2006.

K Thompson*. Research for Podiatric Medical Students. First Step. American Podiatric Medical Students� Association. Vol 52, Spring 2005.

K Thompson*. Discovering Podiatric Research. First Step. American Podiatric Medical Students� Association. Vol 51, Fall 2004.

K Thompson*, B Greenwood, J Hinde, M Nickerson, M Fleshner. Freewheel running attenuates stress-induced activation of central stress circuits as measured by c-Fos protein in the rat brain. 6th Annual Undergraduate Day Abstracts. Dept. of Psychology, University of Colorado. April 2001.

BN Greenwood, JL Hinde, M Nickerson, K Thompson*, M Fleshner. Freewheel running changes the brain�s response to inescapable stress. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, Vol 27, Program No. 843. 10, 2001.

(*Maiden name)

PRESENTATIONS

KM Hoffman. Charcot Neuroarthropathy. North Colorado Medical Center Continuing Medical Education Program. Greeley, CO; March 5, 2010.

KM Hoffman, S Lensing. Lower Extremity Physical Exam. North Colorado Family Medicine Musculoskeletal Workshop for University of Northern Colorado Nurse Practitioner Program. Greeley, CO; February 2009.

KM Hoffman. Peripheral Arterial Disease and Your Feet. 7th Annual Keeping In Circulation Event, Vascular Disease Foundation, Denver, CO, August 2007.

KM Hoffman. Injury Prevention for Runners. Running Away, Chicago, IL. July 2006.

MEDICAL MISSIONS

Heartline International; Port-au-Prince, Haiti; January 18-26, 2010

Provided medical, surgical and disaster relief services following the 2010 earthquake.

Yucatan Crippled Children�s Project; Merida, Mexico; February 3-7, 2010

Preformed reconstructive surgical procedures on pediatrics and adults. Screened future surgical patients and provided postoperative care.