Mission Statement

The mission of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society is to:
  • promote quality, ethical and cost effective patient care through education, research and training of orthopaedic surgeons and other health care providers.
  • create public awareness for the prevention and treatment of foot and ankle disorders.
  • provide leadership, and serve as a resource for government, industry and the national and international health care community.

Vision Statement

The AOFAS through its growing national and international membership is the pre-eminent resource for standards in patient management, public safety, health care policy, education and research in foot and ankle care

Core Values

  • Commitment to patients
  • Openness to new ideas; free exchange of information, knowledge, techniques among colleagues
  • Transparency of process and shared decision-making
  • Commitment to making knowledge-based decisions
  • Ethical, professional and academic behavior
  • Intellectual honesty