Ep. 119 – Amber Shane, DPM, FACFAS and Chris Reeves, DPM FACFAS – ACFAS/East Orlando…Work/Life

Come along, as Dean’s chat co-hosts Doctors Jeff Jensen and Johanna Richey interview podiatric power couple Drs. Amber Shane and Chris Reeves. Join us as we discuss all things podiatric medicine as we dive into the benefits and challenges as a married couple both with busy podiatric clinics, surgical and call schedules, resident teaching, leadership roles in professional organizations, and their busy life with their 2 children! 

Listen as they share the importance of supporting each other and decision-making about life and designing your day to accommodate that which really matters. This can look different for different people. We also discuss the value of volunteerism, leadership experiences as well as attributes that contribute to good leadership. 

Dr. Shane received her undergraduate degree from Ferris State University and went to Barry University for her Podiatric Medicine Degree. She completed her 3-year surgical training program in Reconstructive Foot and Ankle surgery at Florida Hospital in East Orlando. She went on to complete 2 international Fellowships one with the AO foundation in Dresden Germany and the other in Kurgan, Russia on Ilizarov fixation. Dr. Shane is currently the Medical Director for Upperline Health, Department Chair at Advent Health Hospital System, and Faculty of the Advent Health Easy Surgical Residency Program. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. 

Dr. Reeves completed his undergraduate degree at Georgia College and went to Barry University for Podiatric Medical School. He went on to complete his 3-year surgical residency program with Western Pennsylvania. He has served in many leadership opportunities including Medical Director, Director of Surgery, Chair of the National Joint Task Force, and Past President of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He is currently practicing with Rothman Orthopedic Institute. Both Dr. Reeves and Dr. Shane are current faculty for the Advent Health East Orlando Podiatric Surgical Residency training program in Florida. 

Dr. Amber Shane and Dr. Chris Reeves both stress the importance of leadership in podiatric medicine to prioritize the growth and well-being of others. They emphasize how leadership roles can foster personal growth and professional development within the field. Dr. Shane emphasizes that true leadership is not about self-promotion but about supporting the growth of those around you. This approach involves ensuring individuals have the necessary support and resources to thrive in their careers.

Dr. Reeves discusses the value of collaboration in leadership roles within podiatric medicine. He highlights the importance of working together towards common goals to steer the profession in the right direction. Collaboration allows for the sharing of ideas, expertise, and resources, ultimately leading to the advancement of the profession as a whole. Dr. Shane also stresses the need for collaboration to address challenges and make generational changes that will benefit the profession in the long run.

Dr. Shane and Dr. Reeves underscore the importance of building strong relationships within the podiatric medicine community. They mention the significance of forming connections with colleagues, mentors, and peers to create a supportive network. Dr. Reeves shares how leadership roles have allowed him to forge lasting friendships and professional relationships that have enriched his career. Dr. Shane also emphasizes the value of relationships in leadership roles, noting that collaboration and teamwork are essential for the profession’s growth and success. Building strong relationships within the community fosters a sense of unity and shared purpose, leading to a more cohesive and supportive professional environment.


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