Brian C. Toolan, MD, Named to AOFAS Board

Chicago Orthopaedic Surgeon to Serve Leading Foot and Ankle Society

ROSEMONT, Ill. (Oct. 15, 2014) – Brian C. Toolan, MD, of the University of Chicago Medical Center in Chicago, has been named board member-at-large for the 2,100-member American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS). Toolan will focus his two-year term on supporting the global research and educational efforts of the Society, whose members specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders of the foot and ankle.
I am honored to join the board,” Toolan said. “The AOFAS is the premier organization for the advancement of safe and patient-centered care for all foot and ankle conditions. I look forward to working with my fellow board members to serve the best interests of our society, orthopaedic colleagues, and most of all, the public.”
Toolan earned his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York. He performed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute, also in New York, and he completed an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery fellowship at the University of Washington, Seattle. At the University of Chicago he serves as the program director for the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency and as a professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine.
Toolan has served on several national select committees on orthopaedic education. Over the past three years, Toolan has collaborated with other leading educators to develop a surgical skills curriculum to train entry-level residents and a comprehensive evaluation system to track how well residents are acquiring the knowledge, skills and traits necessary to become practicing orthopaedic surgeons.
In addition, Toolan has long supported the educational and research efforts of the AOFAS. He presents each year at the AOFAS Annual Meeting, speaks at regional courses and moderates webinars. He has also contributed a dozen articles to the AOFAS peer-reviewed journal Foot & Ankle International.

About the AOFAS

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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