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Dr. Michael S. Nirenberg, DPM, DASFP


Dr. Nirenberg is a clinical and forensic podiatrist, who became interested in forensic podiatry in 1989 when he published the paper "Forensic Methods and the Podiatric Physician," in the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association. He has assisted as an expert witness in criminal and civil investigations, conducted research, written and lectured extensively on pedal evidence, and continues to practice clinical podiatry.


Dr. Nirenberg is available for media interviews, public speaking engagements, expert witness assistance, and consultations with attorneys or law enforcement. He has experience in footprints, footwear and forensic gait analysis.   


Visit Dr. Nirenberg’s website at To learn about his forensic gait expert witness work visit Email him at

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Dr. 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. Pablo Martínez-Escauriaza Peral DPM, PhD

Member at Large

Dr. Martínez-Escauriaza Peral, was born in Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain. His clinical specialties are Master in Podiatric Surgery, Specialization in Diabetic Foot and Master in Health Emergencies. He has an international doctorate in Forensic Anthropology. He has been an associate professor of Podiatry at the University of Barcelona at the Faculty of Medicine between 2015 and 2019. He is a pioneer in Spain in working as a forensic podiatrist for the Spanish police (Homicides, kidnappings, assessment of bodily harm, human identification, tracking of people and other public security sectors) and collaborates as a consultant and advisor with other international police agencies. His commitment to the correct application of forensic sciences is the reason to promote the introduction of Forensic Podiatry in university studies in Spain, expanding professional development and updating the knowledge developed by this discipline, serving as Delegate of Forensic Podiatry in Spain. National and international scientific disseminator speaker, reference of Forensic Podiatry in Spanish-speaking countries such as Latin America. He currently exercises his clinical-surgical practice as medical director of the Podiatry department at the Hospital Sanatorio Bilbaíno. He is a Forensic Podiatrist Judicial Expert of the Superior Court of Justice of the Basque Country as an active member of the Official College of Podiatrists of the Basque Country of the General Council of Official Associations of Podiatrists of Spain. He works as a professor and academic director of the first Master's Degree in Forensic Podiatry in Spain (European Union) "Master's Degree in Crime Scene Investigation: Forensic Analysis of Footprints" 1st Edition 2021 of the Higher Center for Criminological Studies of the Spanish Society of Criminology and Forensic Sciences for podiatrists in the criminal and forensic field and public security forces.

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Dr. Christine Miller, DPM, PhD
Dr. Miller currently serves as the Director of the Limb Salvage Program at the University of Florida, College of Medicine-Jacksonville. She is a board certified Clinical Wound Specialist and has completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Patient Safety. She was a former department chair at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Miller is a steadfast human rights advocate and a longtime member of Amnesty International. She has presented on the topic of torture at the International Association for Identification (IAI) conference.

David Agoada, DPM, PhD


Dr. Agoada is a founding member of American Society of Forensic Podiatry, and past secretary-treasurer. He received his DPM from Temple University in 1981 and did his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston, MA. He received a Masters of Science degree in forensic medicine from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2008, Masters of Science degree in forensic anthropology from Boston University in 2011, and PhD degree in physical anthropology from the University of Washington in 2018. He is a retired staff podiatrist at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates where he practiced for over 32 years. He was a review committee member of the National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners from 1992-2015, a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Forensic Identification from 2011-2015, and a member of the Forensic Podiatry Sub-committee of the International Association for Identification from 2009-2016. In addition to the American Society of Forensic Podiatry, he is also a member of the American Association of Anatomists, American Academy of Forensic Sciences (Physical Anthropology Section), American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Anatomical Society, and Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences. He currently is a forensic consultant and lecturer.


Dr. Carlos Silva, DPM

Member At Large

Dr. Silva is a clinical and forensic podiatrist who practices in New York City, NY. He graduated in 1988 from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine and has been in private practice for over 30 years.

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