ABFAS Updates

  • 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.
  • 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.