September 2018

In Memoriam: Paul Scherer, DPM

Well-known lecturer, author, and educator, Paul R. Scherer, DPM, passed away October 1, 2018. Scherer contributed to the podiatric profession authoring numerous scientific articles and book chapters, as well as conducting and organizing a variety of scientific workshops at both national and state meetings. His passion for lower extremity biomechanics was imparted to the hundreds of students, residents, and practitioners whom he taught in both the classrooms or college workshops, domestic or international meetings, and countless other venues. He served as a founding member of the LER Editorial Advisory Board.

Scherer authored the textbook, “Recent Advances in Orthotic Therapy” to assist practitioners in making critical clinical decisions based upon current evidence-based research.

He was former Dean of the California College of Podiatric Medicine, CEO of Prolab Orthotics USA, founder of Podiatry Plan Organization, Scientific Chairman of Prescription Foot Orthotic Lab Association (PFOLA), past president of the American Physician Fellowship for Medicine in Israel, founder of the Podiatry Services at residency program at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, and countless other organizations. He is survived by his wife, Annie, 3 sons and 5 grandchildren.

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