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Find a Certified Forensic Podiatrist

Dr. Michael S. Nirenberg, DPM, DASFP

Dr. Nirenberg is a clinical and forensic podiatrist. His award-winning paper, "Forensic Methods and the Podiatric Physician," was published in 1989 in the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association. Dr. Nirenberg also has over 26 years in private podiatry practice and he has lectured and published on forensic gait analysis, footwear and footprints in the forensic context.

Dr. Nirenberg provides expert witness assistance for criminal and civil matters involving foot or gait-related issues. Learn about Dr. Nirenberg at or email him at

David Agoada, DPM, MS, DASFP

Dr. Agoada has been a member of the ASFP since 2003. He has master’s degrees in both forensic medicine and forensic anthropology. For over twenty years he was a member of the item review committee, and chairman of the lower extremity anatomy section, of the National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners.


In addition to the ASFP, Dr. Agoada is also a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, and the International Association for Identification, where he is a member of the forensic podiatry subcommittee. He is on the editorial board of JFI. His research interests include the use of human pedal remains in forensic investigation.

John A. DiMaggio, DPM, B.S. Pharm., DASFP

​Dr. DiMaggio started his forensic practice in 1989 in Tempe, Arizona. He founded the ASFP in 2003. In 1984, he served as a certified peace officer in the state of Arizona and worked patrol for 15 years with the Mesa Arizona Police Department. He often assisted the Crime Scene Unit and processed crime scenes.  He has testified in pedal cases for the prosecution and the defense. He has recently been sworn in to the Polk County Sheriffs Office in Dallas Oregon, as a Cold Case Investigator and is working on the Cold Case Team.


He is a Member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and the International Association for Identification. He has lectured nationally and internationally. He authored a chapter in “Forensic Medicine of the Lower Extremity” by J. Rich and co-authored the first text of its type titled, "Forensic Podiatry-Principles and Methods,": Second edition, CRC Press, 2017

Dr. Bryan Kagan, DPM, DASFP

Dr. Bryan B. Kagan is an adjunct instructor of forensic podiatry at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in New York, NY and forensic club advisor. He is a member of the IAI- International Association for Identification Forensic Podiatry Science and Practice Subcommittee and is a member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences. Dr. Kagan has a private practice in White Plains, NY and is on staff at White Plains Hospital. He is also a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and Associate member of the America Bar Association.

Steve Wachter, DPM, DASFP

Practice in multispecialty clinic in southern Minnesota for the past 20 years. Member of the American Podiatric Medical Association. Member of the Minnesota Podiatric Medical Association. Board certified in Foot Surgery. Member of  the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Member of the American Board of Podiatric Surgeons. Member of the forensic podiatry subcommittee of the International Association for Identification. Member of the Minnesota IAI. Founding member of the American Society of Forensic Podiatrists. 

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