Illinois Orthopaedic Surgeon to Lead Foot and Ankle Society
ROSEMONT, Ill., July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Steven L. Haddad, senior attending physician with Illinois Bone & Joint Institute in Glenview, Ill., has been installed as president of the 2,027-member American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS). In addition to leading the Society as president, Haddad will also serve on the Board of Directors of the Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Outreach & Education Fund (OEF).
Haddad will focus much of his 14-month term on continuing physician and patient education initiatives as well as supporting the AOFAS mission of providing excellence in patient care.
"Education will play a pivotal role in the coming year as the AOFAS maintains its premier position as provider of comprehensive information both nationally and internationally," said Haddad. "We are developing new strategies to keep the AOFAS at the forefront of specialty medical societies." AOFAS members specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the musculoskeletal system of the foot and ankle.
Haddad earned his undergraduate degree in Honors Biology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., in 1985 before going on to the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Md. He performed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., and in 1996 completed a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at Union Memorial Hospital, also in Baltimore.
Haddad has worked extensively with both the AOFAS and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), also based in Rosemont. He has chaired several AOFAS and AAOS committees, edited the AOFAS Workers Compensation Manual, and developed and chaired the AOFAS Complications Course, the AAOS Total Ankle Course and the AAOS/AOFAS International Foot and Ankle Course. He has served as a faculty member for numerous AOFAS courses and webinars. In addition, Haddad received the prestigious AOFAS Roger A. Mann award in 1996, and the James K. Stack Resident Teaching Award from Northwestern University in 2003.
About the AOFAS
The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society promotes quality, ethical and cost-effective patient care through education, research and training of orthopaedic surgeons and other health care providers. The Society creates public awareness for the prevention and treatment of foot and ankle disorders, provides leadership, and serves as a resource for government and industry as well as the national and international health care communities.
About Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons are medical doctors (MD and DO) who specialize in the diagnosis, care and treatment of patients with disorders of the musculoskeletal system of the foot and ankle. Orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons use medical, physical and rehabilitative methods as well as surgery to treat patients of all ages. Relying on four years of medical school training, five years of post-graduate training and often a fellowship in foot and ankle care, orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons perform reconstructive procedures, treat sports injuries, and manage and treat trauma of the foot and ankle.
SOURCE American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society