Glenview Orthopaedic Surgeon takes on Leadership Role at National Medical Society
Keystone, CO, July 15, 2011 – Glenview orthopaedic surgeon, Steven L. Haddad, MD was elected Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) today during the Society’s 27th Annual Meeting in Keystone, Colorado.
"I am honored to be elected into the Vice President position for the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society. During the past 15 years, I have watched the organization evolve from a small society, to a society approaching a membership nearing 2,000 with significant outside influence. Our Society is committed to providing the highest quality care to our patients with foot and ankle problems through progressive research and innovative education. I am committed to serving to help our Society achieve this goal." said Haddad.
Dr. Haddad is Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL. He is Division Head, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, NorthShore University Healthcare Systems. He earned his medical degree from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, completed his residency at Georgetown University, Washington, DC. and fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore.
Prior to his election as Vice President, Dr. Haddad served as Secretary of the AOFAS and OEF, and Member-at-Large on the AOFAS Board of Directors. He has served on numerous AOFAS committees including: Chair, Education Committee; Chair, Young Physicians Section; Chair, Occupational Health Committee; Nominating Committee; and Membership Committee. Dr. Haddad served as the AOFAS Delegate to the AMA Young Physicians Section; Chair of the OEF Individual Donors Committee; and faculty member for numerous courses. Dr. Haddad is the recipient of the prestigious Roger Mann Award.
Active in several professional societies, Dr. Haddad serves as Chair of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting Subsection on Foot & Ankle; AAOS CME Courses Committee; AAOS Foot & Ankle Program Subcommittee; AAOS Professional Liability Committee; AAOS Leadership Fellows Program; AAOS Foot & Ankle Evaluation Subcommittee; Section Editor, Foot & Ankle, AAOS Your Orthopaedic Connection; Editor, The Athlete's Ankle; Reviewer, CORR; Consultant Reviewer, JAAOS; Editor, AOFAS Worker's Compensation Manual; Assistant Section Editor Foot & Ankle Orthopaedic Quarterly; Guest Editor, Foot & Ankle Clinics, Associate Editor, Lawyers' Medical Cyclopedia: Third Edition.
Dr. Haddad serves frequently as course faculty and invited lecturer nationally and internationally and is the recipient of numerous research grants and published articles.
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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