ABFAS Updates

  • ABFAS logo ABFAS Statement on ABPM Certificate of Added Qualification in Podiatric Surgery
    The American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS) is the only recognized certifying board for foot and ankle surgery in the United States. We are deeply concerned about the announcement by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine (ABPM) that it plans to issue a new, unrecognized certification in podiatric surgery.
  • Podiatry Logging Service logo The New, Improved PLS
    As part of our ongoing goal to improve the ABFAS candidate experience, we have made major upgrades to the Podiatry Logging Service (PLS). If you’re logging your cases for Case Review—or if you are planning to—it's a good idea to visit the new PLS website now to review the improvements.
  • Samuel Mendicino, DPM, D.ABFAS In Memory of Samuel S. Mendicino, DPM, D.ABFAS
    ABFAS mourns the loss of Past President Samuel S. Mendicino, DPM, D.ABFAS, who passed away July 24, 2022.
  • LEAD Program Thumbnail Banner Results Direct Interview: The ABFAS LEAD Program
    Results Direct, developer of the LEAD Program Requirements interactive tool, interviewed ABFAS CEO/Executive Director Katherine Kreiter about the ABFAS win of an ASAE Merit Award.
  • ABFAS logo A Joint Statement from ABFAS, ACFAS, APMA, and WSPMA
    Last month, the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, the American Podiatric Medical Association, and the Washington State Podiatric Medical Association became aware of a damaging video of an orthopedic surgeon delivering a presentation on podiatric medical education and training.
  • LEAD Program Success Stories LEAD Program Success Stories
    A new feature on the ABFAS website shares the success stories of ABFAS Diplomates who have participated in the LEAD program.
  • Andrew J. Meyr, DPM, D.ABFAS, FACFAS An ABFAS Board Certification: A Conversation with Dr. Andrew J. Meyr
    Andrew J. Meyr, DPM, D.ABFAS, FACFAS, explains why he considers ABFAS Board Certification the “last universal goal" for foot and ankle surgeons. An interview by Jeneen Elagha, TUSPM Class of 2024.
  • Drs. Butterworth, Kruse, and Rogers Announcing the 2022 ABFAS Election Results
    The American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS) is proud to announce the results of the 2022 Board of Directors election. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Michelle L. Butterworth, Dr. Dustin L. Kruse, and Dr. Diana E. Rogers.
  • LEAD Program Thumbnail Banner ASAE Recognizes LEAD Communications Campaign
    ASAE has recognized the LEAD communications campaign with a 2022 Merit Award.
  • Scope of Practice Letter Scheduled Website Down Time: Thursday, April 21
    As part of scheduled maintenance, the ABFAS website will be briefly offline for a few minutes on Thursday, April 21, at 6 p.m. Eastern time/3 p.m. Pacific time. We apologize for any inconvenience, and thank you for your patience.
  • LEAD Program Banner New LEAD Resources
    ABFAS has rolled out new resources to increase Diplomates' understanding of the LEAD Continuous Certification program: a podcast and navigation help videos.
  • ABFAS President Amberly Paradoa, DPM, D.ABFAS (center), with 2022 Stone Awardees ABFAS Presents 2022 Michael L. Stone Awards
    Today, February 24, 2022, ABFAS President Amberly C. Paradoa, DPM, D.ABFAS, presented the 2022 Michael L. Stone, DPM, Outstanding Professional Conduct Awards to nine exceptional individuals.
  • PRESENT Podiatry Logo PRESENT Podiatry Reviews LEAD Program
    Thank you to PRESENT Podiatry and ABFAS Diplomate Jarrod Shapiro, DPM, for publishing a thorough review of the LEAD Continuous Certification program.
  • Scope of Practice Letter Tips for Accessing the LEAD Diplomate Site
    If you experience issues while attempting to log in to the new LEAD Continuous Certification program, review our troubleshooting instructions.
  • ABFAS logo ABFAS Statement on Certificates of Added Qualifications
    ABFAS statement on the American Board of Podiatric Medicine's (ABPM) Certificates of Added Qualifications (CAQs).
  • Dr. Giesking, Dr. Bauerly, and Dr. Paradoa. ABFAS 2021 Highlights
    In 2021, ABFAS elected new board officers and directors, made positive changes to the certification process, and prepared for the imminent launch of the LEAD Continuous Certification program. In addition, ABFAS continued to provide service to Diplomates and candidates while taking steps to keep its volunteers and staff safe during the time of COVID-19.
  • ABFAS logo Newly Board Qualified and Board Certified DPMs
    As of Sept. 13, 2021. We welcome all newly ABFAS Board Qualified DPMs and congratulate new Diplomates. We admire your dedication to the field of foot and ankle surgery.
  • Albert Burns, DPM Marking the Service of Longtime ABFAS Volunteer Albert Burns, DPM
    Dr. Burns has been a valued member of the ABFAS community since 1984, when he began service on the Credentials Committee. He served on, and was chair of, both the Oral and Written Examination Committees.
  • ABFAS 2021-22 Board of Directors ABFAS Pledges $50K for APMA Student Recruitment
    ABFAS has served as a longtime partner in APMA’s student recruitment activities. This most recent contribution is in addition to ABFAS’ five-year commitment of a $25,000 annual allocation that started in 2019, and doubles ABFAS support for fiscal year 2021 to $50,000.
  • Paradoa2019 A Message from ABFAS President Amberly C. Paradoa, DPM
    The growth of ABFAS has been propelled collectively by volunteers, and by all the Past Presidents and members of the Board of Directors.