Rochester Orthopaedic Surgeon to Lead National Medical Society
Keystone, CO, - July 20, 2011 – Rochester orthopaedic surgeon, Judith F. Baumhauer, MD, MPH was installed as President of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society during the Society’s 27th Annual Meeting in Keystone, Colorado on July 15, 2011. In this position, Baumhauer will also serve on the Board of Directors of the Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Outreach & Education Fund (OEF). She is the first woman to be elected president of the AOFAS.
"The AOFAS membership is dedicated to advancing patient care of the foot and ankle through research, education and humanitarian efforts. I am honored to lead such a dedicated, vibrant, committed group of orthopaedic surgeons." 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. In 2010 she traveled on the 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 Past-President of the Eastern Orthopaedic Association. In the past, she has served on the board of 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 and author of many articles in the scientific literature.
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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