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Casey Jo Humbyrd, MD, Joins AOFAS® Board of Directors

by AOFAS | Oct 21, 2019

Baltimore Orthopaedic Surgeon to Serve Leading Foot and Ankle Society


Rosemont, Ill. (October 21, 2019) – Foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeon Casey Jo Humbyrd, MD, has joined the Board of Directors of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society® (AOFAS), the leading organization for lower extremity medicine and foot and ankle surgery, as a member-at-large. Casey Jo Humbyrd, MD

"I am honored to be able to advocate for patients and colleagues through my position on the AOFAS Board of Directors," Dr. Humbyrd said.

Dr. Humbyrd is division chief of foot and ankle surgery and assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, where she also completed her orthopaedic surgery residency. She received her medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and performed her foot and ankle surgery fellowship at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore.

Prior to serving on the AOFAS Board of Directors, Dr. Humbyrd was chair of the AOFAS Health Policy Committee and served as the AOFAS alternate delegate and young physician representative to the American Medical Association. "I will work with AOFAS leadership to continue to expand the AOFAS advocacy efforts and increase the value of the Society for our members," said Dr. Humbyrd. "I would also like to continue to deepen the connections between AOFAS, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the American Medical Association, particularly on scope of practice, education, and patient-safety issues."

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 consist 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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