The American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS) is the only foot and ankle surgery certification board recognized by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME).
The rigorous two-step process for podiatrists to become ABFAS Board Qualified and Board Certified in Foot Surgery and/or Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle (RRA) Surgery ensures the highest standards of patient care, giving patients and providers confidence that they are working with podiatrists who have both specialized clinical experience and surgical skill.
It is important for patients, providers, and the broader medical community to understand the differences between ABFAS Board Certification in foot and ankle surgery and other unrecognized certifications in podiatric surgery. These are not comparable credentials.
In accordance with standards published by the National Committee for Quality Assurance and The Joint Commission, ABFAS conducts primary source verification of the podiatric medical school graduation, completion of residency training, and state licensure for each ABFAS certified and board qualified podiatric surgeon.
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