Executive Director and CEO of the American Podiatric Medical Association

Dr. James Christina is the current executive director and CEO of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA). Dr. Christina had previously worked with the APMA for the last ten years, as Director of Scientific Affairs. Prior to joining the staff at APMA, he worked in private practice for twenty years, serving as the founder and owner of the White Flint Podiatry Center in Rockville, Maryland. Dr. Christina has been heavily involved with the APMA, serving in many different capacities. He has served on the APMA’s 1995 Task Force on Board Certification, the Coding Committee from 1996 to 1998, the Joint Committee on Recognition of Specialty Boards from 1996 to 2002, and the PPAC Board of Directors from 2000 to 2005. Dr. Christina is also heavily involved with the Maryland Podiatric Medical Association, serving in multiple leadership roles there as well. He is a member of the American Diabetes Association, the American Public Health Association, the American Society of Association Executives, and the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons. Dr. Christina is also the current executive editor for the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association and has served in that role since 2007. 

Dr. Christina graduated magna cum laude from West Virginia University with a BA in Biology and received his doctor of podiatric medicine degree from the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine (now Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine). He completed residency training at Straith Memorial Hospital in Southfield, MI, and University of Maryland/Lutheran Hospital in Baltimore.

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