His education continued at the Temple University school of podiatric medicine in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Upon completion of doctorate studies, he obtained one of only two available positions at the Highland Presbyterian St. Luke’s surgical residency program in Denver, Colorado.
He is a board certified foot and ankle surgeon in both available categories through the American Board of foot and ankle surgeons. This includes foot and reconstructive rear foot and ankle surgery. Dr. Naftulin has recertified twice, most recently in 2016, as do all foot and ankle surgeons require maintenance with reassessment every 10 years. Dr. Naftulin was recently recertified by written examination in 2016 through American Board of Foot and Ankle surgeons.
Dr. Naftulin is married to Kathleen for 21 years and has 2 daughters. His oldest daughter is attending the University of Colorado and the youngest pursuing studies in high school at the time. He enjoys many outdoor opportunities of living in the great state including downhill, and uphill skiing, mountaineering, rock climbing, boating, golfing, gardening, physical fitness, mountain biking, often found in the back country with his human and canine companions.