ROSEMONT, Ill., Dec. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Foundation, the fundraising arm of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS), is proud to announce that A. Holly Johnson, MD, of Boston, Massachusetts, has joined its Board of Directors as a member-at-large.
"I am honored and excited to join The Foundation Board of Directors," said Dr. Johnson. "Being actively involved myself in research, education and humanitarian work -- all facets of The Foundation's mission -- I see how important The Foundation's work is to our specialty. I hope to spread the word about The Foundation and encourage more AOFAS members to invest in its programs."
Dr. Johnson is an orthopaedic surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. A graduate of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Johnson completed her residency in orthopaedic surgery and a foot and ankle fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.
In 2010 and 2016, Dr. Johnson participated in the AOFAS Overseas Outreach Project to Vietnam, supported by The Foundation. Dr. Johnson and other AOFAS volunteer surgeons visited underserved areas of Vietnam to provide evaluations and corrective surgery for patients with lower extremity deformities and disabilities.
Dr. Johnson is the fellowship director for the Harvard-MGH Foot and Ankle Fellowship Program and serves on the Hospital for Special Surgery Board of Advisors. She also is a member of the MGH Global Disaster Response Team and volunteers her time as a mentor for women in medicine.
About the Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Foundation
The Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Foundation, the fundraising arm of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS), is a separate 501(c)(3) organization that advances the AOFAS mission to promote quality, ethical and cost-effective patient care. Through its funding of research, education and humanitarian endeavors, The Foundation supports the Society's efforts to provide advanced training for orthopaedic surgeons and other healthcare providers, increase public awareness for the prevention and treatment of foot and ankle disorders, and serve as a resource for government, industry and the national and international healthcare communities.
To learn more about the Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Foundation and to support its important work, visit www.aofas.org/foundation.
About Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons are medical doctors (MD and DO) who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment, both surgical and nonsurgical, of musculoskeletal disorders and injuries of the foot and ankle. Their education and training consists of four years of medical school, five years of post-graduate residency and often a fellowship year of specialized surgical training. These specialists treat patients of all ages and perform reconstructive surgery for deformities and arthritis, treat sports injuries, and manage foot and ankle trauma.
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