Mark E. Easley, MD, Named AOFAS Vice President

Durham Orthopaedic Surgeon to Serve Leading Foot and Ankle Society

ROSEMONT, Ill. (Aug. 7, 2013)  Mark E. Easley, MD, associate professor of orthopaedic surgery for the Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, N.C., has been named vice president of the 2,027-member American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS). Easley will focus much of his 14-month term on continuing to support a Society that has been instrumental in guiding his career.
“I’m excited that I’ll be in a position to give back to the AOFAS and its members the same kind of support and leadership I have received since becoming a member myself,” Easley said.
Easley earned his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Va., in 1992. He performed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C., and completed an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery fellowship at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore.
In addition to serving on the AOFAS board for the last two years, Easley has presented at AOFAS Annual Meetings, chaired the AOFAS Surgical Complications Course and served on several AOFAS committees both as committee member and chair.
About the AOFAS
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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