Arthur E. Helfand, D.P.M., graduated from Temple University with a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine in 1957 and completed his residency training at St. Luke’s & Children’s Medical Center in Philadelphia. Currently Professor Emeritus at Temple University’s School of Podiatric Medicine, Dr. Helfand is also Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine, a member of the Honorary Staff at Temple University Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, a consultant to Temple University’s Institute on Aging, and the retired Professor and Chair of the Department of Community Health, Aging, and Health Policy at Temple University, School of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Helfand practiced clinically for 45 years in Philadelphia.
Dr. Helfand is currently a member of the Task Force on Aging of the American Public Health Association, a member of the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, and a member of the Stakeholders Group on Diabetes for the Pennsylvania Department of Health. He has authored or co-authored over 337 papers, teaching programs, and book chapters, and has edited 6 texts dealing with podogeriatrics, rehabilitation of the foot and podiatric public health.