Alyssa K. Stephenson, DPM – Wisconsin
Dr. Stephenson received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Winona State University and her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine. She completed a three-year surgical residency at St. John North Shores Hospital in Harrison Township, Michigan. She is currently Medical Director of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at SSM Health in Fond du Lac, Ripon, and Waupun, Wisconsin, and also serves on the Surgery Department’s Credentials and Operating Room committees.
Dr. Stephenson is board certified in Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery. Her service with ABFAS has included field testing for the oral examinations, residency program evaluator, and examiner for Foot and Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle oral examinations. She has also served as a case reviewer, an item writer for the Cognitive Examination Committee, and is currently a member of the Exam Preparation Task Force.
Dr. Stephenson has served as President of the Wisconsin Podiatric Medical Association and on its Board of Directors. She has been a delegate to the APMA House of Delegates since 2011 and serves as a member of the CPME Continuing Education Committee. Dr. Stephenson has also served as an item writer for NBPME and is currently the Treasurer.
I am honored to be a nominee for the Board of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. As a diplomate of ABFAS since 2007 and having had the privilege of serving on ABFAS committees since 2007, including the credentials, CEC, and exam preparation committees, I have come to appreciate how valuable ABFAS is to our profession. Over the past 10 years, I have also seen the dedication and professionalism of the staff, committee members, and the ABFAS Board.
As a member of other professional organizations, I have observed how the ABFAS Board collaborates with stakeholders including the APMA and CPME, to advocate for the highest standards for our profession.
I enjoy representing ABFAS by speaking to students at podiatric medical schools about their futures. In my role as an ABFAS residency evaluator, it is gratifying to see the transition these students make into our profession’s future foot and ankle surgeons.
I am proud to be a foot and ankle surgeon, and it gives me great joy to give back to the profession that has given me so much. I hope to continue giving back and serving our profession as a member of the Board of ABFAS.