Ask the Expert


Hosted by the AOFAS Young Physicians Committee, Ask the Expert is a live, online event featuring respected leaders in the orthopaedic foot and ankle community. This event is open exclusively to AOFAS members.


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Ask the Experts: Kris Buedts, MD, and Sheldon Lin, MD

Special collaboration with the European Foot & Ankle Society!

Saturday, April 27
9:00 – 10:30 am US Central Time (UTC-5)
4:00 – 5:30 pm European Central Time (UTC+1)

Kristian Buedts, MD

Kris Buedts, MD, is a Consultant Orthopedic and Trauma Surgeon and Head of the Foot and Ankle Unit at ZNA Middelheim Orthopedic Department in Belgium. Dr. Buedts is the current president of the European Foot & Ankle Society (EFAS), and associate editor of the Foot and Ankle Surgery Journal. His interests include arthroscopic ankle and hindfoot surgery, with a special interest in primary and revision total ankle replacement surgery and foot and ankle trauma.


Sheldon S. Lin, MD

Sheldon Lin, MD, is chief of the Foot Ankle Division and Associate Professor of the Department of Orthopedics at Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School. He has extensive clinical experience in lower extremity, with specific focus on foot and ankle trauma and fusions. With his previous experience in Pre-clinical and Clinical FDA trials in orthobiologic agents, he has developed an orthobiologic platform supported by multiple publications and presentations demonstrating its potential clinical application in fusions, fracture healing, and segmental defects.


Get advice from Drs. Buedts and Lin on your toughest cases and questions! To participate, register for the event on the AOFAS OnDemand Education Center, post your case under the "Discussion" tab, and get ready to share your case for review during the live event. Please remember to keep all films and MRIs HIPAA compliant.

If you do not have a case or question, you can still register and join the live discussion.

The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AOFAS designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME requirements of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery’s Maintenance of Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABOS credit.
For more information on AOFAS accreditation and education policies, visit the Program Overview page.


Faculty Disclosures

Kris Buedts, MD

  • Arthrex, Inc: Speakers' Bureau

  • EFAS: Editorial/Governing board - Publications

  • New Clip Technics: Speakers' Bureau

  • Stryker: Speakers' Bureau

Sheldon Lin, MD

  • CreOsso: Grant/Research Support; Royalties