Judith F. Baumhauer, MD, MPH Named President-Elect of AOFAS

Rochester Orthopaedic Surgeon Takes on Leadership Role at National Medical Society

National Harbor, MD July 9, 2010 – Rochester orthopaedic surgeon, Judith F. Baumhauer, MD, MPH was elected President-Elect of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society today during the Society’s 26th Annual Summer Meeting in National Harbor, Maryland.

“Now, more than ever, we need to work together with other orthopaedic societies toward common goals to navigate the changing landscape of medicine. With the help of the Board and our membership, I will strive to advance our goals in education, research, advocacy and humanitarian endeavors for the good of our patients.” said Baumhauer. Dr. Baumhauer is Professor of Orthopaedics and Associate Chair of Academic Affairs, University of Rochester, Department of Orthopaedics. She earned her medical degree from University of Vermont College of Medicine, completed her residency at Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, and fellowship in foot and ankle at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Baumhauer also received a Masters in Public Health from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

In addition to serving on the AOFAS Board of Directors, Dr. Baumhauer sits on the Board of Directors of the Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Education Foundation (OEF); is a member of the AOFAS Finance Committee and a reviewer for the scientific journal, Foot & Ankle International (FAI). She served as AOFAS Board Vice President and Secretary, and Editor of the AOFAS member newsletter In~Stride. She recently traveled on the 2010 AOFAS Overseas Outreach Project to Vietnam as a surgical volunteer and is the recipient of both the prestigious Roger Mann Award and J. Leonard Goldner Awards.

Active in several professional societies, Dr. Baumhauer sits on the boards of the Orthopaedic Research Education Foundation (OREF), the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ABOS), American Board of Medical Specialties and is the Immediate Past-President of the Eastern Orthopaedic Association. In the past, she has served on the BOD for the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA).

Dr. Baumhauer served as course faculty for more than 30 national, international and regional courses. She is a reviewer for several scientific journals including Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Journal of Orthopaedic Research, Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery and American Journal of Orthopaedics. Dr. Baumhauer is the recipient of numerous research grants.

The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society is a professional society of more than 1,800 orthopaedic surgeons specializing in diagnosis, care and treatment of patients with disorders of the musculoskeletal system of the foot and ankle.  


About the AOFAS
The AOFAS promotes quality, ethical and cost-effective patient care through the education, research and training of orthopaedic surgeons and other health care providers. The Society creates public awareness for the prevention and treatment of foot and ankle disorders, provides leadership, and serves as a resource for government and industry as well as the national and international health care communities.​
About Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons are medical doctors (MD and DO) who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and injuries of the foot and ankle. Orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons use medical, physical and rehabilitative methods as well as surgery to treat patients of all ages. Relying on four years of medical school training, five years of post-graduate training and often a fellowship in foot and ankle care, orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons perform reconstructive procedures, treat sports injuries, and manage and treat trauma of the foot and ankle.


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