Boston Orthopaedic Surgeon takes on Leadership Role at National Medical Society
ROSEMONT, IL, August 15, 2011 – Boston orthopaedic surgeon, Eric M. Bluman, MD, PhD was elected Member-at-Large to the Board of Directors of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) during the Society’s 27th Annual Meeting in Keystone, Colorado on July 15.
"I am honored to serve on the AOFAS Board of Directors as a Member-at-Large. My involvement on AOFAS committees as well as work with the American Medical Association (AMA) and combined AOFAS and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) project teams has afforded me a well rounded perspective on many aspects of the Society's workings and its interactions with other medical organizations. I believe this combination of experience will allow me to contribute to the Board's effective governance of the Society for the next two years and beyond." said Dr. Bluman.
Dr. Bluman is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School; Associate Orthopaedic Surgeon, Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston; Staff Surgeon, Department of Surgery at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston; and Director of Research in the Division of Foot & Ankle Surgery, Brigham & Women’s Hospital.
Dr. Bluman earned his medical degree from University at Buffalo and completed his orthopaedic residency at Brown University in Providence, RI. Dr. Bluman completed two fellowships, one on orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery at the Institute for Foot & Ankle Reconstruction in Baltimore, and the other in orthopaedic traumatology at Brown University.
Dr. Bluman currently serves on the AOFAS Public Education and Public Policy Committees. He is also the representative to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board of Specialties Health Policy Committee. He is a reviewer for Foot & Ankle International; is on the editorial board of the Foot & Ankle Section of Orthopaedia; serves on the AOFAS/AAOS Project Team on Non-physician Provider Training; and is faculty within the Harvard Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgery Fellowship Program.
Prior to his election to the Board, Dr. Bluman served as Delegate to the American Medical Association Young Physicians Section. He served on the AOFAS Electronic Media Committee and Young Physicians Committee. He served as faculty for the AOFAS Complete Foot Care Course and as moderator for many AOFAS Annual Meetings.
Active in several professional societies, Dr. Bluman serves on the AAOS Evaluation Subcommittee for Foot & Ankle; AAOS Committee for Clinical Practice Guidelines on Treatment of Acute Achilles Tendon Ruptures; AAOS 3rd Extremity War Injury Panel and is a reviewer for the Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, SportsHealth, the Journal of Orthopaedic Research, and the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery- American.
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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