John T. Marcoux, DPM – Massachusetts


John “J.T.” Marcoux is a member of the active medical staff and podiatric residency program director at Steward-St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton, MA. He received his BS in Physical Therapy from the University of Connecticut and his DPM from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. He completed a four-year surgical residency at the Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA. He has been actively involved in residency training for the past 18 years, most recently at St. Elizabeth’s.

In addition to his active reconstructive surgical practice and teaching, Dr. Marcoux volunteers his time and expertise. He serves as a member of the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as well as the Residency Review Committee and the Joint Committee on the Recognition of Specialty Boards. He is a member of the ABFAS Cognitive Examinations and has served as a case reviewer.

Dr. Marcoux is a manuscript reviewer and section editor for the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He has been an active ACFAS volunteer and was honored with the Distinguished Service Award in 2017. He was inducted as an affiliate member of The Podiatry Institute in 2014. Dr. Marcoux lectures both locally and nationally on reconstructive surgery and has authored manuscript and textbook chapters.

Statement

I would be honored to serve ABFAS as a member of the Board of Directors. Over the last several years, I have had the opportunity to serve ABFAS as a member of the Cognitive Examination Committee, Credentials Committee and as a representative to the Collaborative Residency Evaluator Committee. These experiences have provided me with insight about the tremendous responsibility that ABFAS has to the public and the healthcare community to ensure that physicians who obtain and maintain ABFAS certification are competent, proficient and ethical surgeons.

This specialty board is the recognized gold standard for ensuring competency in podiatric foot and ankle surgery. This is not an easy task for any specialty board in this ever-changing healthcare environment as diagnostic modalities, surgical procedures and medications are constantly changing. As a member of the ABFAS Board of Directors, I will constantly reevaluate what is the most cost-effective and valid method to assess the competency of candidates in order to protect the health and welfare of the public and our profession.