Scott J. Ellis, MD, Joins AOFAS Board

New York Orthopaedic Surgeon to Serve Leading Foot and Ankle Society


ROSEMONT, Ill. (Oct. 13, 2015) – Scott J. Ellis, MD, of the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York, has joined
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Scott J. Ellis, MD
 the 2,200-member American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) as board member-at-large. Ellis will focus his two-year term on education and outreach for residents, fellows, candidate members and early active members. He also seeks to support and further promote the AOFAS Traveling Fellowship Program and collaboration around this program at both a national and international level.
“As an AOFAS board member, I pledge to promote initiatives, make decisions and follow through with hard work that will continue to make the Society the most collegial, educational and successful of all the orthopaedic subspecialty societies."
Ellis earned his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. He performed both his residency and fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at HSS.
Ellis served as 2012-15 chair of the AOFAS Young Physicians Committee and has been a reviewer of Foot & Ankle International (FAI), the scientific journal of the AOFAS. He was an AOFAS Traveling Fellow in 2009 and a host of this international fellowship program in 2010 and 2013. He has also served as faculty for the AOFAS Resident Review Course in 2013 and has been the moderator of the Foot and Ankle Review webinar for the last three years.
In addition, Ellis was awarded AOFAS Research Grants in 2015 and 2011 and was a co-investigator on papers that won the Roger A. Mann Award and J. Leonard Goldner Award in 2014.
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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