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    LEAD System End-Of-Year Maintenance

    January 6, 2023

    The LEAD system is currently undergoing end-of-year maintenance. As a result, your LEAD history and participation may not show at this time.

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    ABFAS 2022 “Surgeons of Tomorrow” Contest Winners

    November 16, 2022

    ABFAS announces 2022 “Surgeons of Tomorrow” Student Conference Scholarship Contest winners.

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    ABFAS Partners with Podiatry Students

    October 18, 2022

    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.

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    Newly Board Qualified and Board Certified DPMs

    October 17, 2022

    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.

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    ABFAS 2022 Highlights

    October 17, 2022

    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.

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    A Message from ABFAS President Jeffery L. Giesking, DPM, D.ABFAS

    October 15, 2022

    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.

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    Profile in Excellence: Nilin Rao, DPM, D.ABFAS

    September 26, 2022

    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.

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    ABFAS Statement on Opening of ABPM’s Certificate Registration

    September 7, 2022

    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.

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    Latest ABFAS Examination Pass Rates Show Why Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgery from ABPM is Unnecessary

    August 17, 2022

    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.

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    ABFAS Statement on ABPM Certificate of Added Qualification in Podiatric Surgery

    August 5, 2022

    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.

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    The New, Improved PLS

    August 4, 2022

    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.

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    In Memory of Samuel S. Mendicino, DPM, D.ABFAS

    July 26, 2022

    ABFAS mourns the loss of Past President Samuel S. Mendicino, DPM, D.ABFAS, who passed away July 24, 2022.

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    Results Direct Interview: The ABFAS LEAD Program

    June 29, 2022

    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.

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    A Joint Statement from ABFAS, ACFAS, APMA, and WSPMA

    June 10, 2022

    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.

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    LEAD Program Success Stories

    June 6, 2022

    A new feature on the ABFAS website shares the success stories of ABFAS Diplomates who have participated in the LEAD program.

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    An ABFAS Board Certification: A Conversation with Dr. Andrew J. Meyr

    June 3, 2022

    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.

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    Announcing the 2022 ABFAS Election Results

    May 3, 2022

    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.

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    ASAE Recognizes LEAD Communications Campaign

    May 2, 2022

    ASAE has recognized the LEAD communications campaign with a 2022 Merit Award.

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    Scheduled Website Down Time: Thursday, April 21

    April 11, 2022

    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.

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    New LEAD Resources

    March 29, 2022

    ABFAS has rolled out new resources to increase Diplomates' understanding of the LEAD Continuous Certification program: a podcast and navigation help videos.