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    ABFAS Welcomes Scott Nelson, DPM, FACFAS, to Board of Directors

    February 15, 2024

    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.

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    ABFAS Recognizes Outstanding Students with Stone Awards

    February 2, 2024

    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.

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    ABFAS Announces 2023 Surgeons of Tomorrow Contest Winners

    November 21, 2023

    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.

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    Introducing CME for LEAD

    August 21, 2023

    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.

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    Words of Wisdom for Graduating Residents

    June 28, 2023

    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.

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    Announcing the 2023 ABFAS Election Results

    May 2, 2023

    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.

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    An Appeal to the Profession

    April 26, 2023

    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.

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    ABFAS Statement on APMA Board Certification Summit

    March 20, 2023

    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

    March 15, 2023

    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

    November 16, 2022

    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

    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.

  • Nilin Rao, DPM, D.ABFAS
    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.