Women's Leadership Initiative


Congratulations to the 2019 Women's Leadership Award recipients! Nominations for the 2020 awards will open this spring.

The AOFAS Women’s Leadership Initiative supports and encourages women in foot and ankle orthopaedic surgery. As part of the initiative, the AOFAS and Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Foundation established the Women’s Leadership Award and Women’s International Leadership Award. The awards are presented annually to one woman in the US or Canada and one woman outside the US/Canada who demonstrate leadership in orthopaedics as well as research, humanitarian efforts, education, business, and/or philanthropy.

Congratulations to Judith F. Baumhauer, MD, MS, MPH, recipient of the 2019 Women's Leadership Award, and Kelly C. Stéfani, MD, PhD, recipient of the 2019 Women's International Leadership Award!

The Women's Leadership Initiative is funded through individual and corporate gifts to the Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Foundation.

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Women's Leadership Tribute Gifts

Thank you to the following individuals and companies for their contributions to the Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Foundation to support the Women's Leadership Program (as of December 15, 2019).

Stephanie P. Adam, DO
Su-Young Bae, MD, PhD
Judith F. Baumhauer, MD, MPH
Laura M. Bruse, MD
John T. Campbell, MD
Rebecca A. Cerrato, MD
Loretta B. Chou, MD
Natalie R. Danna, MD
Laura K. Dawson, DO
Lisa T. DeGnore, MD
Jessica Dornfeld
Patrick B. Ebeling, MD
Sandra A. Eisele, MD, MBA
Scott J. Ellis, MD
Shelly Encher
Emily L. Exten, MD
Alena Frey, CMP
Katherine Gavin, MD
Lauren E. Geaney, MD
Emily C. Harnden, MD
Jeannie Huh, MD
Casey J. Humbyrd, MD
In2Bones LLC
Susan N. Ishikawa, MD

Gillian E. Jackson, MBChB
A. Holly Johnson, MD
Julie M. Johnson, MD
Melissa D. Koenig, MD
Thomas H. Lee, MD
Elaine M. Leighton, MPH, CAE
Margaret J. Lobo, MD
Pamela C. Luk, MD
Peter G. Mangone, MD
Elizabeth D. Martin, MD
Sara Lyn Miniaci-Coxhead, MD
Julie A. Neumann, MD
Alexandra E. Page, MD
Jon Simon
Syndie B. Singer, MD
Kelly C. Stéfani, MD, PhD
Raymond J. Sullivan, MD
M. Chris Testerman, MD
Ruth L. Thomas, MD
J. Turner Vosseller, MD
James D. Walwark
Kathryn L. Williams, MD
Wright Medical Group N.V.