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A. Holly Johnson, MD, Joins AOFAS Board of Directors

by AOFAS | Aug 07, 2018

New York Orthopaedic Surgeon to Serve Leading Foot and Ankle Society

Rosemont, Ill. (August 7, 2018) – Foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeonA. Holly Johnson, MD A. Holly Johnson, MD, has joined the Board of Directors as a member-at-large of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society® (AOFAS), the leading organization for lower extremity medicine and foot and ankle surgery. Dr. Johnson most recently served two years on the Board of Directors for the Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AOFAS that advances the Society’s mission by funding and promoting education, research, and humanitarian endeavors.

"I am humbled and excited to join the AOFAS Board of Directors as a member-at-large. Transitioning from the Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Foundation to another leadership position gives me an additional opportunity to offer my service to the Society in a new role,” Dr. Johnson said. “I am eager to continue to engage in important matters such as Society diversity, international membership, and new programs, and to tackle any new initiatives to strengthen the AOFAS."

Dr. Johnson is an orthopaedic surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery and assistant professor at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and completed her residency in orthopaedic surgery and a foot and ankle fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

In addition to her work on the Foundation Board of Directors, Dr. Johnson was actively involved in the AOFAS Brand Task Force that led the development of the Society’s new visual identity. She also played a vital role in introducing the Women’s Leadership Inititiave that was created in 2017 to recognize women leaders in foot and ankle orthopaedics.

In 2010 and 2016, Dr. Johnson participated in the Overseas Outreach Project to Vietnam. Dr. Johnson and other AOFAS volunteer surgeons visited underserved areas of Vietnam to provide evaluations and corrective surgery for patients with lower extremity deformities and disabilities.

About Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeons 
Foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons are medical doctors (MD and DO) who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and injuries of the foot and ankle. Their education and training consists of four years of medical school, five years of postgraduate residency, and a fellowship year of specialized surgical training. These specialists care for patients of all ages, performing reconstructive surgery for deformities and arthritis, treating sports injuries, and managing foot and ankle trauma. 

About the AOFAS 
The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) mobilizes our dynamic community of foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons to improve patient care through education, research, and advocacy. As the premier global organization for foot and ankle care, AOFAS delivers exceptional events and resources for continuous education, funds and promotes innovative research, and broadens patient understanding of foot and ankle conditions and treatments. By emphasizing collaboration and excellence, AOFAS inspires ever-increasing levels of professional performance leading to improved patient outcomes. For more information visit the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society online at

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