Comedian Jerry Seinfeld visited the New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM) today to express his gratitude to APMA member Joseph D’Amico, DPM, for ending his 30-year struggle with heel pain. Dr. D’Amico, a former chair of the orthopedics department at the school and a longtime instructor, succeeded where numerous other medical professionals failed by identifying the biomechanical basis of Seinfeld’s problem.
Seinfeld told his story to a small group of NYCPM faculty members. When speaking about his eponymous award-winning sitcom, Seinfeld said, “I have a hard time watching the reruns because I see the shoes on my feet and remember how painful that experience was.”
To show his appreciation for the outstanding care he received from Dr. D’Amico, Seinfeld made a donation to the Gait Laboratory for Biomechanical Research at the school, as well as an additional donation to fully fund the Richard O. Schuster Memorial biomechanics seminar.