From PM News
Dear Dr. Block:
I think that ultimately people are judged not by the size of their bank account or by their lifetime case volume. They’re not judged by the number of papers they’ve written or the number of lectures they’ve given. Rather, they’re judged by their progeny– both actual and professional. In the history of our specialty, there is no one who has made a greater impact on more young men and women one-on-one than this man. I know he’s really not retiring, but moving on to yet another chapter. I, for one, can’t wait to read what’s next. Bravo, Maestro.
Western University of Health Sciences College of Podiatric Medicine Founding Dean Lawrence B. Harkless, DPM will retire on June 30, 2017. “We have been fortunate to have Larry Harkless at our University as a leader, a mentor, a colleague, and most of all a teacher to the hundreds of students who became podiatrists on his watch,” said WesternU President Daniel R. Wilson, MD, PhD.
Over the course of his career, Harkless has trained more than 1,000 students and nearly 200 residents, and operated his own private practice, The Alamo Foot Clinic Inc. He is the recipient of multiple state and national awards for podiatric research and care, and co-authored the book Foot and Ankle Secrets, which is a staple among podiatric residents and students. CPM Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Lester J. Jones, DPM, MS, will serve as Interim Dean while the University conducts a search for Harkless’ successor.