ABFAS Updates

  • ABFAS Logo ABFAS Statement on AMA Article
    As a certifying board that holds our Diplomates to the highest standards, we are extremely disappointed to see the recently published article, What's the difference between orthopaedic surgeons and podiatrists?, featuring numerous inaccuracies and half-truths. The AMA/author appear to be describing the podiatric profession 75 years ago, failing to recognize the evolution of our education and contributions to the medical field.
  • Dinh-Dujela-Ramdass Announcing the 2024 ABFAS Election Results
    Please join us in congratulating newly-elected board member Thanh L. Dinh, DPM, FACFAS, and returning board members Michael D. Dujela, DPM, FACFAS, and Roland S. Ramdass, DPM, FACFAS.
  • APMSA Liaisons with ABFAS Board (2024) Shaping the Future of Podiatric Surgery: A Profile on Dr. Nicole Bauerly
    ABFAS President Nicole A. Bauerly, DPM, FACFAS, shares her journey navigating the world of medicine as a woman, the pathways to leadership within her profession, and her aspirations for the future in this interview by Jeneen Elagha, TUSPM Class of 2024.
  • ABFAS Logo ABFAS Welcomes Scott Nelson, DPM, FACFAS, to Board of Directors
    On February 2, the ABFAS Board of Directors appointed Scott Nelson, DPM, FACFAS, to fill the vacancy left by the departure of ABFAS Director Katie Swanstrom, DPM, FACFAS.
  • 2024 Stone Award Winners with ABFAS Board of Directors ABFAS Recognizes Outstanding Students with Stone Awards
    On February 1, ABFAS President Nicole A. Bauerly, DPM, D.ABFAS, FACFAS, presented the Michael L. Stone, DPM, Outstanding Professional Conduct Awards to nine exceptional individuals.
  • Paul Adeyemi and Olivia Mackey ABFAS Announces 2023 Surgeons of Tomorrow Contest Winners
    The American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery announced Paul Adeyemi from Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine and Olivia Mackey from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Podiatric Medicine as the winners of the 2023 ABFAS Surgeons of Tomorrow Student Conference Scholarship Contest.
  • LEAD CME Introducing CME for LEAD
    ABFAS Diplomates can now earn Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits for each completed quarter of the LEAD Continuous Certification Program. To earn LEAD CME credit, Diplomates must complete all 30 questions in a quarter.
  • Words of Wisdom Words of Wisdom for Graduating Residents
    Members of the ABFAS Board of Directors have words of wisdom and support for graduating residents as they begin the next phase of their careers.
  • Drs. Mineo, Speciale, Swanstrom Announcing the 2023 ABFAS Election Results
    Please join us in congratulating newly-elected board members Timothy J. Mineo, DPM, D.ABFAS, FACFAS, and Vito Speciale, DPM, D.ABFAS, FACFAS, and returning board member Katie M. Swanstrom, DPM, D.ABFAS, FACFAS.
  • ABFAS Logo An Appeal to the Profession
    Over the last few weeks, activity on various podiatry social media platforms has surged, including personal attacks against those in leadership positions within podiatry. We join our fellow organizations in urging the podiatric medical community to stop this destructive behavior.
  • ABFAS Logo ABFAS Statement on APMA Board Certification Summit
    We welcome discussion and effort to collectively ensure a strong future for our profession. This APMA Board Certification Summit, however, does not properly support such an important endeavor.
  • On February 9, ABFAS President Jeffery L. Giesking, DPM, D.ABFAS, presented the 2023 Michael L. Stone, DPM, Outstanding Professional Conduct Awards to nine exceptional individuals. ABFAS Recognizes Exceptional Podiatric Medical Students
    On February 9, ABFAS President Jeffery L. Giesking, DPM, D.ABFAS, presented the 2023 Michael L. Stone, DPM, Outstanding Professional Conduct Awards to nine exceptional individuals.
  • ABFAS Surgeons of Tomorrow 2022 student conference scholarship contest winners, AZCPM’s Remi Drake and DMU-CPMS’ Faith Carelli ABFAS 2022 “Surgeons of Tomorrow” Contest Winners
    ABFAS announces 2022 “Surgeons of Tomorrow” Student Conference Scholarship Contest winners.
  • ABFAS President Amberly Paradoa, DPM, D.ABFAS, (center) with (from left) Alisha Joshi, Eric Flaherty, Brian Wong, and Ksenja Llazar. ABFAS Partners with Podiatry Students
    Recognizing the vital role the student pipeline plays in ensuring the future of podiatry, ABFAS has partnered with the American Podiatric Medical Students Association (APMSA) to help ensure the future of the profession.
  • ABFAS logo Newly Board Qualified and Board Certified DPMs
    We welcome all newly ABFAS Board Qualified DPMs and congratulate new Diplomates. We admire your dedication to the field of foot and ankle surgery. This list includes candidates and Diplomates newly Board Qualified or Certified between Sept. 1, 2021 and Sept. 22, 2022.
  • ABFAS logo ABFAS 2022 Highlights
    A productive year for the ABFAS Board, Diplomates, and staff has included strengthening the ABFAS candidate experience, protecting the profession, and welcoming new officers, Directors, and committee members.
  • Jeffery L. Giesking, DPM A Message from ABFAS President Jeffery L. Giesking, DPM, D.ABFAS
    Working together, I am confident we can continue to grow our community and deliver on our important mission, ensuring patients, providers, and physicians know ABFAS is truly the professional gold standard and a credential they can trust.
  • Nilin Rao, DPM, D.ABFAS Profile in Excellence: Nilin Rao, DPM, D.ABFAS
    It’s a rare twentysomething who is focused on one day becoming Board Certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS). Nilin Rao, DPM, D.ABFAS, is a rare individual.
  • ABFAS logo ABFAS Statement on Opening of ABPM’s Certificate Registration
    Several leading podiatric organizations have raised serious concerns about ABPM’s rush to launch the new CAQ and the potential confusion it may cause among patients and hospitals. We have been encouraged to see many comments that reflect concerns we share.
  • ABFAS logo Latest ABFAS Examination Pass Rates Show Why Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgery from ABPM is Unnecessary
    New ABFAS examination pass rate data illustrates why the rationale behind a new, unrecognized CAQ in Podiatric Surgery being offered by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine (ABPM) is unnecessary.