About Us

What is the AOFAS?

Founded in 1969, the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) is a medical specialty society for U.S. and international orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons.
 
AOFAS members have completed four years of medical school and five years of residency training in orthopaedic surgery. Most AOFAS members also have completed a year of advanced fellowship training in foot and ankle care.
 
Orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons treat a variety of conditions: 
  • Fractures, dislocations, sprains and torn ligaments
  • Arthritis and conditions requiring joint replacement
  • Sports and trauma injuries
  • Bunions, hammer toes and flat feet
  • Nerve disorders and congenital deformities, including club foot
  • Childhood problem, including intoeing and outtoeing
  • Infections and tumors of bones, joints, tendons and muscles 

About FootCareMD 

FootCareMD is your source for reliable information on foot and ankle conditions and treatments. All content was developed and peer reviewed by orthopaedic surgeons specializing in foot and ankle surgery. FootCareMD is overseen by the AOFAS Public Education Committee and maintained by AOFAS staff.
 
The AOFAS offers information on this site as an educational service. The content of FootCareMD, including text, images and graphics, is for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice, diagnoses or treatments. If you need medical advice, use the "Find an Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon" tab at the top of this page or contact your primary doctor.
 
 

 Contributors

 

  

Sami Abdulmassih, MD
Jamal Ahmad, MD
Kelly L. Apostle MD, FRCSC
Umur Aydogan, MD
Heather Barske MD, FRCSC
Sudhir Belagaje, MD
Joshua A. Bell, MD
Mark J. Berkowitz, MD
Clayton Bettin, MD
Roberto Bevoni, MD
Rebecca Cerrato, MD
Gladys Ka Yan Chan, MD, FRCS(C)
Jeremy Chan, BS
Nicholas Cheney, DO
Marcus Coe, MD
Brian Clowers, MD
James S. Davitt, MD
Samuel G. Dellenbaugh MD
Sarang Desai, DO
Shyler Lynn DeMill, DO
Thomas J. Douglas, MD
Mark Drakos, MD 
Andrew J. Elliott, MD
John Paul Elton, MD
Daniel Farber, MD
Todd Fellars, MD
Mason Neal Florence, MD
Beatriz E. Garcia-Cardona, MD
Christopher Gentchos, MD
Dirk Gesink, MD
Jaymes D. Granata, MD, MBA
Katie M. Grier, MD
Brandon Jeffrey Hayes, MD
MaCalus V. Hogan, MD
Scott M. Holthusen, MD

Kavita Iyengar, MD
James Jastifer, MD
Justin Kane, MD
Roy Bradley Kellum, Jr., MD
Brian Kleiber, MD​​
Sandra Klein, MD
Jonathan Kraus, MD
David S. Levine, MD
Eric W. Lloyd, MD
Pamela Luk, MD
Katherine C. Ma, MD
David Macias, MD
Sriniwasan B. Mani, BS
Robert S. Marsh, DO
Philip K. McClure, MD
Jeremy McCormick, MD
Adam Gregory Miller, MD
Vitor Miranda, MD
Helen Jane Rawlinson, MB ChB (Otago, N.Z.), 
     FRACS (Orth)
Christopher W. Reb, DO
Sudheer Reddy, MD
Jefferson Sabatini, MD
Michael Salamon, MD
Robert Santrock, MD
Christine Marie Seaworth, MD
​Ashish Shah, MD
Jeremy Smith, MD
W. Bret Smith, DO
Eric Wan Tan, MD
Joshua Tennant, MD, MPH
Gowreeson Thevendran, MFSEM (UK),
      FRCS.Ed (TR&Orth)
J. Turner Vosseller, MD
Jeanne Yu, BS

 

 

 

 Questions?

 

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 Reviewers

 
Senior Reviewers
 
Eric Bluman, MD, PhD
Robert Gorman, MD
 
Reviewers
 
Jamal Ahmad, MD
John G. Anderson, MD
Judy Baumhauer, MD
Timothy C. Beals, MD
Donald Bohay, MD
Michael Clare, MD
Christopher Chiodo, MD
Bruce Cohen, MD
Joseph Daniel, DO
Scott J. Ellis, MD
John Femino, MD
Timothy Flock, MD
Jeffrey Feinblatt, MD
David N. Garras, MD
John Gould, MD
Jeffrey E. Johnson MD
Paul Juliano, MD
Hyong Nyun Kim, MD, PhD
Kevin Kirk, DO
Sameh Labib, MD
Thomas H. Lee, MD
Robert H. Leland, MD
David S. Levine, MD
Roger Mann, MD
Arthur Manoli II, MD
Scott Nemec, DO
F. Ray Nickel, MD
Selene Parekh, MD
Murray J. Penner, MD, FRCSC
Paul Peters, MD
David Porter, MD, PhD
Steven Raikin, MD
Sudheer Reddy, MD
Bruce Sangeorzan, MD
Robert Santrock, MD
Lew Schon, MD
W. Bret Smith, DO
Elly Trepman, MD
Anand Vora, MD
A.K. Walling, MD
Kevin Wing, MD