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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION

Temple University Hospital Foot and Ankle Surgical Residency, Philadelphia, PA

  • A four-year podiatric surgical program comprised of diverse training in forefoot, rear foot, trauma, reconstructive surgery, and limb salvage.
  • Temple University Podiatric Surgery Chief Resident   (7/2014-6/2015)

 Associated Foot and Ankle Centers of Northern Virginia 2015-Present

  • Well rounded 5 DPM practice with a wide variety of foot and ankle pathology.
  • Coverage of and call for both Stafford Hospital and Inova Fairfax.
     

Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine Philadelphia, PA
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (D.P.M.), May 2007 – May 2011

  • TUSPM Student Council: Pennsylvania Podiatric Medical Association Student Liaison (2009/10)
  • Class of 2011 Treasurer (2008/09)
  • TUSPM Campus Safety Committee
  • Class Representative: Physiology, Lower Extremity Anatomy, Surgical Skills
  • Bathroom Journal Club Director and Coordinator 2009/10
  • Trivial Pod-quest Director and Coordinator 2009/10
  • Sports Medicine Club-President Elect of Student Chapter
  • Member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons -Student Chapter, Diabetes Awareness Club, Christian Fellowship Association, Practice Management Club, Radiology Club, Pediatrics Club
     

The University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
B.S. Exercise Science-Scientific Foundations/Pre-Medicine focus; Minor: Chemistry  (1999-2003)

  • University of South Carolina Women’s Division I Soccer Team (1999-2003)


AWARDS/HONORS

  • University of South Carolina Women’s Division I Soccer Team: 

-4 time Varsity Letterman   (1999-2002)
-All-SEC Academic Team Member (2000 – 2003)
-Athletic Scholarship recipient (2000 -2003)

  • Undergraduate:

-Recipient of South Carolina Life Scholarship – all semesters
-University Scholar Scholarship recipient (Fall 1999- Spring 2003)
-Dean’s List – all semesters, Presidents List (Spring 2001)
-Recipient of 2004 Outstanding Exercise Science Student Award
-Graduated Cum Laude University of South Carolina (December 2003)

  • Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine:

-Jack M. Schreffler Scholarship
-TUSPM Merit Scholarship
-TUSPM Union Scholarship,
-Clarke-Aff League Scholarship
-Graduated Cum Laude

  • Residency:

-TUH Podiatric Residency Golden Talus Recipient (2015)
-2014 5th annual Goldfarb Residency research competition winner
-Dr. Robert Hobson II Award for Best Abstract Poster Presentation (DLS Conference 2014)
-Dr. Robert Hobson II Award for Best Abstract Poster Presentation (DLS Conference 2013)
-Present Podiatric Residency Education Summit Residency Rumble 2nd Place (2012)
 

LICENSES/CERTIFICATION

  • Pennsylvania State Podiatric Medical License (#SC006277, NPI#1255628350) 2011-2015
  • Virginia State Podiatric Medical License (#0103301140, NPI #1255628350) 2015-2018
  • Basic Life Support / CPR Certification 2010-Present
  • Advanced Life Support Certification 2010-Present
  • NBPME Part I Board – Pass 2010
  • NBPME Part II Board – Pass 2011
  • NBPME Part III Board – Pass 2011
  • ABFAS Board Qualification Foot Surgery 2015
  • ABFAS Board Qualification RRA Surgery 2015


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons – Resident Member 2011-2015
  • American Podiatric Medical Association – Resident Member 2011-2015
  • Pennsylvania Podiatric Medical Association –Resident Member 2011-2015
  • Virginia Podiatric Medical Association -2015-Present
  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Associate Member 2015-Present


PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS:

  • Infectious Disease Department Grand Rounds; “Need for prophylactic antibiotics prior to dental procedures in patients with total joint replacements.”
  • Temple Foot & Ankle Surgery Residency Academic Lectures:

“Vascular anatomy of the foot and ankle”
“Malreduction of the Syndesmosis”
“Arthroscopic ankle arthrodesis”
“The Rubin Institute/ICLL Resident Lectures: “The Role of the Pirani Score in the Treatment of Clubfoot”

  • The Rubin Institute Resident Ground Rounds: “The Role of the Pirani Score in the Treatment of Clubfoot”
  • Goldfarb 2015- “Evaluation of the Sagittal Saw As an Intraoperative Fomite During Diabetic Foot
  • Inova Fairfax Hospital Podiatric Ground Rounds: “Minimally Invasive Approach for Achilles Tendon Repair”


CURRENT STAFF POSITIONS/Privileges:

  • Mary Washington Hospital System - Stafford Hospital 2015- Present
  • Sentara Hospital System - Northern Virginia Medical Center 2015-2016
  • Inova Health System - Inova Fairfax Hospital 2015-Present
     

PROFESSIONAL COURSES

  • Baltimore Limb Deformity Course – Baltimore, MD 2015
  • ACFAS Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy Surgical Skills Course- Rosemont, IL 2014
  • ACFAS 72nd annual Scientific Conference –Orlando, FL 2014
  • Arthrex 2nd Annual Philadelphia Podiatry Resident Cadaver Workshop- Philadelphia, PA 2013
  • Review of Musculoskeletal Pathology, Radiology, and Surgery Conference – Philadelphia, PA 2013
  • AO Podiatric Advanced Course – New Orleans, LA 2013
  • AO Podiatric Basic Course – Fort Myers, FL 2012
  • Present Podiatric Residency Education Summit – Teaneck,NJ 2012
  • New Innovations in Foot & Ankle Surgery Seminar- Philadelphia, PA 2012
  • Integra Advanced Lower Extremity Training Course- Bethlehem, PA 2012
     

Additional Roles:

  • Peer Reviewer, The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery Date:  2012-Present
  • Peer Reviewer, Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association 2015- Present
  • Contributing reviewer: PRESENT Podiatry Journal Club PRESENT e-Learning Systems September 2011


PUBLICATIONS

  • Meyr A, Creech C “Perceptions of Appropriate shoe size in diabetic patients presenting for initial podiatric evaluation”

-Journal of Diabetic Foot Complications. 2011; 3(2): 40-42

  • Meyr A, Pirozzi K, Creech C. “Can Scaling Theory Aid in Charcot Foot Reconstruction in Obese Patients?”

-Podiatry Today. 2013; 26 (3):16-20.

  • Pontious J, Creech C. “Pertinent Pearls on Fifth Metatarsal Osteotomies”

-Podiatry Today. 2013; 26 (2): 44-48.

  • Creech C, Meyr AJ.  Techniques of popliteal nerve regional anesthesia.

-J Foot Ankle Surg. 2013 Sep-Oct; 52(5): 681-5.  (Pubmed ID#: 23770190)

  • Wagoner M, Van J, Nolan, C, Creech C, Cornell R, Meyr A. “Can Foot & Ankle Surgeons Accurately Estimate Patient Body Mass Index?”

-J foot Ankle Surg. 2014 Jan-Feb;53(1):36-40.  (Pubmed ID#:24239428)

  • Creech C.  ACFAS on-line Scientific Literature Review, May 2013:

Packer JD, Day MS et al. Functional Outcomes and Patient Satisfaction After Fasciotomy for Chronic Exceptional Compartment Syndrome Am J Sports Med, 2013 Feb; 41 (2) 430-6.

  • Wagoner M, Creech C, Vlahovic T. “Idiopathic mixed small and medium vessel cutaneous vasculitis: A case report”

-The Foot and Ankle Online Journal. 2014; 7(1): 5

  • Siddiqui N, Creech C, Lamm B. “Deformity Correction Planning Utilizing a Mobile Device Application”

-Podiatry Today. 2014 27(5): 26-30

  • Creech C. ACFAS on-line Scientific Literature Review April 2014:

Cole PA, Mehrle RK et al. The Pilon Map: Fracture Lines and Comminution Zones in OTA/AO Type 43C3 Pilon Fractures Journal of Orthopedic Trauma 27.7 (2013): e152-e156.

  • Meyr AJ, Creech CL.  Post-operative radiographic evaluation and assessment.

-In:  Christman RA, editor. Foot and Ankle Radiology, Second Edition. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2015. p. 469-483.

  • Creech, CL, Jared R. Malan, and Andrew J. Meyr. "Evaluation of the Sagittal Saw Blade as an Intraoperative Fomite During Diabetic Foot Surgery."

-Foot & ankle specialist 2014

  • Pirozzi KM, Creech CL, Meyr AJ.  Assessment of anatomic risk during syndesmotic stabilization with the suture button technique.

-J Foot Ankle Surg. 2015 Sep-Oct; 54(5): 917-9.  (Pubmed ID#:  25940637)

  • Wagoner MR, Creech CL, Nolan CK, Meyr AJ. Pictorial review and basic principles of foot and ankle hardware extraction.

-Foot Ankle Spec. 2015 Aug; 9(4): 305-313.  (Pubmed ID#: 25956873)

  • Creech CL, Pettineo SJ, Meyr AJ. Podiatric resident performance on a basic competency examination in musculoskeletal medicine.

-J Foot Ankle Surg. 2016 Jan-Feb; 55(1): 45-48.  (Pubmed ID#:  26215554)

  • Creech CL, Spiess K, Mahan KT. “A reliable anatomical marker for the Evans Calcaneal Osteotomy”

- Podiatry Institute Update Chapter 23 2015

Poster Presentations:

  • Mayer A, Creech C, Timpano ED, Meyr AJ.  The effect of clinical experience on basic interpretation of the HAV deformity.

-Presented at the 2011 American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Scientific Conference

  • Creech C, Mayer A, Meyr AJ.  When is a “bump“ really a “bump“?  Basic statistical analysis of common laboratory values.

-Presented at the 2011 Georgetown University Diabetic Limb Salvage Conference.
-Presented at the 2012 American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Scientific Conference.

  • Wagoner MW, Creech C, Meyr AJ.  Correlation between lateral ankle radiographic ratio measurements and patient body mass index.

-Presented at the 2012 Georgetown University Diabetic Limb Salvage Conference.
-Presented at the 2013 American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Scientific Conference.

  • Pirozzi K, Creech C, Meyr AJ.  Scaling theory and graviportal animal anatomy:  A modest proposal for reconstruction of the obese Charcot patient.

-Presented at the 2012 Georgetown University Diabetic Limb Salvage Conference.
-Presented at the 2013 American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Scientific Conference.

  • Wagoner MW, Creech C, Vlhavoic T. Idiopathic leukocytoclastic vasculitis in combination with medium vessel disease: A Case Report. 

-Presented at the 2013 APMA conference
-Presented at the 2014 American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Scientific Conference

  • Creech C, Malan J, Meyr AJ.  Evaluation of the sagittal saw as an intraoperative fomite during diabetic foot surgery.

-Presented at the 2014 American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Scientific Conference
-Winner: 5th Annual Goldfarb Residency Research Contest
-Oral presentation at the 2014 Goldfarb Clinical Conference
-Presented at the 2013 Georgetown University Diabetic Limb Salvage Conference.
               -Third Place: Dr. Robert Hobson II Award for Best Abstract Poster Presentation

  • Mastrangelo A, Park S, Tan N, Pettineo S, Creech C, Meyr AJ. Evaluation of the ability of Foot and Ankle Surgeons to Visualize Equinus. 

- Presented at the 2014 American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Scientific Conference

  • Creech C, Sansosti L, Meyr AJ. The Effect of Patient Positioning on Radiographic Assessment of Fibular Length.

-Presented at the 2014 American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Scientific Conference

  • Creech C, Pontious J. Avascular Necrosis of the 4th metatarsal head as a complication of callus distraction: A Case Study.

-Presented at the 2014 American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Scientific Conference

  • Creech C, Pirozzi K, Mahan KT. Bilateral Talonavicular and Calcaneocuboid joint Coalitions: A Case Study“ 

-Presented at the 2014 American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Scientific Conference

  • Creech C, Wagoner MR, Nolan CK. Gillespie A. Meyr AJ. The Effec of Diabetic Foot Infection on Serum Creatinine Levels: Pilot Data and Observations of the “Vanco-Diabetic foot phenomenon

-Presented at the 2014 Georgetown University Diabetic Limb Salvage Conference
-Pesented at the 2015 American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Scientific Conference

  • Creech C, Speiss K, Mahan KT. A Reliable Anatomical Marker for the Evans Calcaneal Osteotomy.

-To be Pesented at the 2015 American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Scientific Conference

  • Creech C, Zinyemba P, Meyr AJ. Vascular Limitations of the Transmetatarsal Amputation with Consideration of the Deep Plantar Perforating Branch of the Dorsalis Pedis Artery.

-Presented at the 2014 Georgetown University Diabetic Limb Salvage Conference
             -Third Place: Dr. Robert Hobson II Award for Best Abstract Poster Presentation
-Presented at the 2015 American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Scientific Conference
-Presented at the 2015 DFCon Diabetic Foot Global Conference

  • Creech CL, Nolan CK, Wagoner MR, Mahan KT, Meyr AJ. Rate of Infection and Disease Transmission Associated with Allogenic Bone Graft Use in Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery

-Presented at the 2015 American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Scientific Conference 

  • Creech C, Pirozzi K, Meyr AJ. Assessment of Anatomic Risk During Syndesmotic Stabilization with Suture Button Technique

-Presented at the 2015 American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Scientific Conference