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Michael S. Aronow, MD, Named AOFAS® Secretary

by AOFAS | Oct 22, 2019

Connecticut Orthopaedic Surgeon to Serve Leading Foot and Ankle Society

Rosemont, Ill. (October 22, 2019) – Foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeon, Michael S. Aronow, MD, was named secretary of the Board of Directors of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society® (AOFAS), the leading organization for lower extremity medicine and foot and ankle surgery. Dr. Aronow will also serve as secretary of the Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AOFAS.

Michael S. Aronow, MD "I am honored to be named AOFAS secretary," Dr. Aronow said. "I look forward to working with AOFAS to help its members and their patients. I understand the demands, challenges, and opportunities that our patients and diverse membership face and am eager to tackle them."

Dr. Aronow is currently a foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeon at Orthopedic Associates of Hartford in Connecticut, a clinical professor of orthopaedic surgery at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, and president of the Connecticut Orthopaedic Society. A graduate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Aronow completed his residency and research and sports medicine fellowships at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, followed by an advanced foot and ankle surgery fellowship at the University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center.

In addition to his role as secretary, Dr. Aronow serves as the AOFAS delegate to the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board of Specialty Societies, and on the Managerial Board for Foot & Ankle International® and Foot & Ankle Orthopaedics®, the official journals of AOFAS. He previously served as a member-at-large of the AOFAS Board of Directors, vice chair of the AOFAS Advocacy Council, and chair of the AOFAS Health Policy Committee, Fellowship Match Committee, and Post-graduate Education & Training Committee.

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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