Our Goal

The American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS) strives to protect and improve the health and welfare of the public by advancing the art and science of foot and ankle surgery. To accomplish this goal, we have identified the following objectives:

Prepare and Support Candidates
Encourage attainment, through formal training programs, of skills required for successful practice of the art and science of foot and ankle surgery.

Verify that candidates are qualified to enter the ABFAS certification process.

Serve Our Members
Process applications for certification of legally licensed, actively practicing foot and ankle surgeons to ascertain candidates’ competency in the art and science of foot and ankle surgery.

Grant certification status to candidates who have successfully met the guidelines for demonstrating competency and proficiency in the art and science of foot and ankle surgery.

Executive Director
Kathy Kreiter
kkreiter@abfas.org
415-553-7806