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Christopher P. Chiodo, MD, Named AOFAS® Secretary

by AOFAS | Oct 04, 2023

Boston Orthopaedic Surgeon to Serve Leading Foot and Ankle Society


Rosemont, Ill. (October 4, 2023) – Foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeon Christopher P. Chiodo, MD, has been named secretary of the Board of Directors for the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS), the leading organization for lower extremity medicine and foot and ankle surgery. Dr. Chiodo also will serve as secretary of the Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the AOFAS.

“AOFAS is such a special organization that does so much not only for its members but also for patients and the public,” Dr. Chiodo said. “While doing so, the Society maintains a very friendly and welcoming culture. From education to advocacy, I’m looking forward to becoming more involved.”

Dr. Chiodo is currently the Foot and Ankle Surgery Division Chief at the Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, and an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School. After earning his medical degree at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Chiodo completed his residency at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program and his orthopaedic foot and ankle fellowship at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dr. Chiodo is a longtime, active member of the Society, previously serving as a member-at-large on the AOFAS Board of Directors; chair and member of the Evidence Based Medicine Committee; member of the Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Outcomes Research Managerial Board; member of the Foot & Ankle International (FAI) CME Committee; and chair of numerous courses. Currently, he is the chair of the Health Policy Committee; co-chair of the Program Committee; and senior contemporary review editor for FAI.

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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

Elizabeth Edwards