ATLANTA. Feb. 26, 2018 – Bako Diagnostics, a podiatry-focused clinical laboratory and products company, announced appointments to the Bako Clinical Consultant Team. This Team will represent Bako Diagnostics at various local, state, and national medical conferences, providing educational sessions and workshops.

The Clinical Consultant Team, which is comprised of some of the most knowledgeable, accomplished, and dedicated podiatrists within the profession, includes:

Javan S. Bass, DPM
Lithonia, Georgia

Robert M. Conenello, DPM
Orangeburg, New York

Andrew H. Cohen, DPM
Saginaw, Michigan

Brandon J. Hawkins, DPM
Bakersfield, California

LeRoy J. Kelley, III, DPM
Norwood, Massachusetts

Jeffrey D. Lehrman, DPM
Springfield, Pennsylvania

Marc A. Lederman, DPM
West Hartford, Connecticut

Allen M. Jacobs, DPM
Saint Louis, Missouri

William P. Scherer, DPM, MS
Delray Beach, Florida

Lauren A. Schwartz, DPM
Manhasset, New York

Tracey C. Vlahovic, DPM
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Daniel L. Waldman, DPM
Asheville, North Carolina

“We feel privileged to partner with this fine group of podiatric physicians who enhance and improve our educational endeavors with their respective talent and expertise in the field of podiatric medicine and surgery,” stated Shawna Shapero, Vice President, Corporate and Professional Relations. “These appointments will serve to fortify our educational outreach within the profession. We plan to expand our Clinical Consultant Team to include additional members.”


Bako Diagnostics is a provider of diagnostic and therapeutic services for the Podiatric Medical Community with a unique focus on pathology of the lower extremity. Bako’s comprehensive testing menu includes ENFD Analysis, Mass Spectrometry, for rapid identification of bacteria from culture specimens, and Molecular Genetics for the detection of micro-organisms and as a diagnostic aid in certain pathologic diagnoses. Bako’s in-network services are available through its more than 250 million covered lives, including all five national health plans and fully compliant patient-friendly billing policies.  Over the past nine years, Bako has evolved into one of the podiatric profession’s principal sources of educational sponsorship.