Lew Schon, MD Named President-Elect of AOFAS

Lew Schon, MD
Baltimore Orthopaedic Surgeon takes on Leadership Role at National Medical Society

Keystone, CO, July 25 – Baltimore orthopaedic surgeon, Lew C. Schon, MD was elected to the office of President-Elect of 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. In this position, he will also serve on the Board of Directors of the Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Outreach and Education Fund (OEF).
 
"In my capacity as President-Elect, I pledge to continue to advance clinical care, public safety, research and education in the United States and abroad for the Society.  I will continue to serve the AOFAS and OEF by drawing from my experience over the last 21 years to provide effective guidance and creative advances." said Dr. Schon.
 
Dr. Schon is Director, Foot and Ankle Services at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics at Johns Hopkins University and Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Georgetown University Medical Center.  He earned his medical degree from Albany Medical College in Albany, NY, completed his residency at Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute, NY, and fellowship in foot and ankle at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. Dr. Schon was an AO Scholar in Foot and Ankle Surgery at the University of Washington/ Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
 
Prior to his election as Vice President, Dr. Schon served two years as AOFAS Treasurer. He served on the Managerial Board of the Foot & Ankle International (FAI), the Post-Graduate Testing Committee, Sports Medicine Committee, Fellowship Training Committee, and Membership Committee. He continues to serve as faculty for numerous AOFAS courses as well as Annual Summer Meetings, Specialty Day programs and Pre-meeting Courses. Dr. Schon is a two time recipient of the prestigious Roger Mann Award and J. Leonard Goldner Award and authored numerous articles in the scientific literature.
 
Active in several professional societies, Dr. Schon serves on the Corporate Relations Committee of the Orthopaedic Education and Research Foundation (OREF), and the Foot & Ankle Program Subcommittee of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). He serves frequently as course faculty and invited lecturer and 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.
 
Contact:
Jennifer Hicks
Public Education Manager
Office: 847-384-4379
jhicks@aofas.org