William C. McGarvey, MD, Joins AOFAS Board

Katy Orthopaedics Surgeon to Serve Leading Foot and Ankle Society

ROSEMONT, Ill. (Oct. 13, 2015) – William C. McGarvey, MD, of UT Orthopaedics in Katy, Texas, has joined the 2,200-member American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) as secretary. He will focus his two-year term on furthering the AOFAS mission of educating surgeons, promoting research endeavors and expanding humanitarian efforts.
“I hope to expand the understanding that the AOFAS is the pre-eminent organization in the provision of quality care of
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William C. McGarvey
 the foot, ankle and lower extremity,” McGarvey says. “I'm honored and humbled to be a part of such a storied and prestigious organization.”
McGarvey earned his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He performed his orthopaedic residency at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore and completed a fellowship in orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
McGarvey has served as chair of the AOFAS Education Committee and program chair of the AOFAS Pre-meeting Course held before the AOFAS Annual Meeting. He has been a speaker at numerous meetings and courses and a member of the AOFAS Meeting Planning Committee and AOFAS Trauma Committee.
In addition, McGarvey has been west side regional medical director for the University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston; residency program director at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston; and fellowship director for the Foundation for Orthopaedic, Athletic and Reconstructive  Research, Houston. He has also been a reviewer for several orthopaedic journals.
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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Director of Public Education