Bruce J. Sangeorzan, MD, Installed as AOFAS President-Elect

Seattle Orthopaedic Surgeon to Serve Leading Foot and Ankle Society

 
ROSEMONT, Ill. (Aug. 14, 2013)  Bruce J. Sangeorzan, MD, vice chair of the Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine at the University of Washington, Seattle, has been named president-elect of the 2,027-member
American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS). Sangeorzan will focus much of his 14-month term on strategic development of the Society, whose members specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the musculoskeletal system of the foot and ankle.
 
“The AOFAS has changed dramatically and positively over the last decade, becoming more inclusive and adopting more professional processes and transparency,” Sangeorzan said. “It has never been more important to be part of professional medical organizations and participate in an active way in the decision-making process. Similarly, it has never been more important to document the quality of care that physicians provide their patients.”
 
Sangeorzan earned his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit. He performed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Wayne State and completed a fellowship in trauma and adult foot reconstruction at the University of Washington, Seattle.
 
In addition to serving on the AOFAS board for the last three years, Sangeorzan has participated in symposia, served as a faculty member for numerous AOFAS courses, contributed as a member of several committees and presented primary research at AOFAS meetings over the last 20 years.
 
Sangeorzan also has received the prestigious AOFAS Roger A. Mann Award for Best Clinical Paper.
 
About the AOFAS
The
American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society promotes quality, ethical and cost-effective patient care through 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, care and treatment of patients with disorders of the musculoskeletal system 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 orthopaedic 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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