Selene G. Parekh, MD, MBA, Named AOFAS Board Member-at-Large

Durham Orthopaedic Surgeon to Serve Leading Foot and Ankle Society

 
ROSEMONT, Ill. (Aug. 8, 2013) – Selene G. Parekh, MD, MBA, of the North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic of Duke Orthopaedics in Durham, N.C., has been named board member-at-large for the 2,027-member American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS). Parekh will focus his two-year term on supporting the educational and communications efforts of the Society, whose members specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the musculoskeletal system of the foot and ankle.
 
“The Society is quickly becoming the leading educational organization for global foot and ankle care,” said Parekh, “and I hope the virtual footprint of the AOFAS will increase as we continue to reach more patients throughout the world.”

Parekh earned joint degrees in medicine and business in 1999 from Boston University, Boston. He performed his residency in orthopaedic surgery and completed his fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
 
In addition to serving on and chairing AOFAS committees, Parekh has presented at several AOFAS meetings and serves as a reviewer for the AOFAS journal Foot & Ankle International.
 
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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