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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ASAE Recognizes LEAD Communications Campaign
May 2, 2022
ASAE has recognized the LEAD communications campaign with a 2022 Merit Award.
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.
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.
ABFAS Presents 2022 Michael L. Stone Awards
February 24, 2022
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 Reviews LEAD Program
January 26, 2022
Thank you to PRESENT Podiatry and ABFAS Diplomate Jarrod Shapiro, DPM, for publishing a thorough review of the LEAD Continuous Certification program.
Tips for Accessing the LEAD Diplomate Site
January 10, 2022
If you experience issues while attempting to log in to the new LEAD Continuous Certification program, review our troubleshooting instructions.
ABFAS Statement on Certificates of Added Qualifications
December 15, 2021
ABFAS statement on the American Board of Podiatric Medicine's (ABPM) Certificates of Added Qualifications (CAQs).
ABFAS 2021 Highlights
November 15, 2021
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.
Newly Board Qualified and Board Certified DPMs
November 15, 2021
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.
Marking the Service of Longtime ABFAS Volunteer Albert Burns, DPM
November 4, 2021
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 Pledges $50K for APMA Student Recruitment
November 1, 2021
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.
A Message from ABFAS President Amberly C. Paradoa, DPM
November 1, 2021
The growth of ABFAS has been propelled collectively by volunteers, and by all the Past Presidents and members of the Board of Directors.
NBPME Survey on Clinical Skills Assessment or Verification for Licensure
October 26, 2021
Since the February 2021 postponement of the Part II CSPE, the National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners (NBPME) has established an investigation to review options and ensure pathways for progression and licensure for its students and residents, while maintaining the trust earned from patients, the public, licensing authorities and others that DPM graduates have the requisite skills.
Scheduled PLS Site Maintenance: Sept. 14, 2021
September 9, 2021
The Podiatry Logging Service for Surgery (PLS) website will be offline for scheduled maintenance starting at 7:00 a.m. Pacific Time on Tuesday, September 14.
In Memory of Carl Lawrence
August 30, 2021
ABFAS is saddened to report the passing on August 28, 2021, of longtime staffer Carl Lawrence, a beloved fixture of the ABFAS community.