After completing his PhD in Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania and a DPM degree from the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Adam Scott Landsman solidified his place as the very first simultaneous dual-degree podiatrist in history. Progressing forward with is podiatric surgical residency, he taught Bioengineering at the University of Miami. Recruitment to serve as the Director of Research at Dr. William M. Scholl college of Podiatric Medicine lead Adam to Chicago where his rank continued to rise to the Professor in the Department of Surgery. During Adam’s tenure as Research Director, he was authorized as principal investigator on a National Science Foundation grant, built a comprehensive research laboratory with an animal housing facility, mechanical testing equipment, cell culture laboratory, and advanced microscopy facility.
Through extensive clinical trial research which ran from 1995-2000, Adam transitioned into a full-time partner at the practice of Weil Foot and Ankle Institute, one of the largest and most high pristine podiatric practices throughout the country. Over the course of Adam’s career, he played an active role in the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, chaired the Research Committee and other numerous, elected official directed boards.
By creating other forums to help colleague advancements and student education by introducing engineering methods and mechanical testing as a tool for assessing foot and ankle surgery techniques, Adam’s accolades continue to flourish beyond professional podiatry standards. Adam Landsman’s involvement in establishing nationally recognized research programs, both scientifically and academically, is considered to be his proudest of achievements.