Charlotte orthopaedist to serve leading foot and ankle society
Rosemont, Ill. (Aug. 30, 2016) – Bruce E. Cohen, MD, of OrthoCarolina in Charlotte, N.C., has been named treasurer
of the 2,200-member American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS). Cohen will focus his two-year term on working with the administrative team and continuing the strong financial position of the organization.
“The advancement of foot and ankle education and research is critical to offering patients across the country the best in technology and care,” Cohen said. “As the leader of a large independent orthopedic practice, I’m excited to be able to bring that experience to a leadership role with AOFAS and help the organization continue its financial growth and ensure its stability.”
Cohen completed his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Ga. He performed his orthopaedic residency at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte and completed orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery fellowships at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Ala.
With a strong interest in training new foot and ankle surgeons, Cohen served as director of the Foot and Ankle Fellowship at OrthoCarolina Foot and Ankle Institute from 2000 to 2014 and as assistant program director of the Orthopaedic Residency Program at Carolinas Medical Center from 2011 to 2015. He currently serves as CEO of OrthoCarolina.
A long-time member of the AOFAS, Cohen managed the Education Committee as chair and previously served on the Board of Directors as a member-at-large.
About Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons are medical doctors (MD and DO) who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment, both surgical and nonsurgical, of musculoskeletal disorders and injuries of the foot and ankle. Their education and training consists of four years of medical school, five years of post-graduate residency and often a fellowship year of specialized surgical training. These specialists treat patients of all ages and perform reconstructive surgery for deformities and arthritis, treat sports injuries, and manage foot and ankle trauma.
About the AOFAS
As the professional organization of orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons, the AOFAS supports the specialty and other health care providers through evidence-based and best-practice education and research. The Society provides leadership in foot and ankle surgery, serving as a resource for government and industry as well as the national and international health care communities, and promotes preventive foot and ankle care.
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