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Scott J. Ellis, MD, Named AOFAS Board Treasurer

by AOFAS | Sep 28, 2022

New York Orthopaedic Surgeon to Lead Foot and Ankle Society

Rosemont, Ill. (September 26, 2022) - Foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeon, Scott J. Ellis, MD, has been named treasurer of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society® (AOFAS), the leading organization for lower extremity medicine and foot and ankle surgery. In addition to serving as treasurer, Dr. Ellis will serve on the Board of Directors of the Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the AOFAS.

“I am looking forward to collaborating with the thought leaders in our field in person once again,” said Dr. Ellis. “I will strive to continue to make AOFAS an organization known for the best in research, education, and outreach in the field of Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgery.”

Dr. Ellis earned his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore and completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery and his fellowship in Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York. Currently, Dr. Ellis is a Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeon at HSS and full Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College.

“I want to help shape the future of the AOFAS and give back to the programs that benefited me and my trainees so much in the past. I have been the recipient of several AOFAS research grants, participated in the AOFAS Traveling Fellowship Program, and my fellowship at HSS has grown because of the efforts of the Society,” Dr. Ellis said.

Dr. Ellis played an active role in the Society by previously serving as president of the Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Foundation and a member-at-large on the AOFAS Board of Directors. He chaired the AOFAS Young Physicians Committee from 2012-2015 and is currently a member of the AOFAS International Outreach Committee. In addition, he is a recipient of the prestigious Roger A. Mann, J. Leonard Goldner, and International Federation of Foot & Ankle Societies (IFFAS) Awards for scientific papers presented at the AOFAS Annual Meeting.

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