Westerville Orthopaedic Surgeon to Serve Leading Foot and Ankle Society
ROSEMONT, Ill., Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thomas H. Lee, MD, of the Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Center in Westerville, Ohio, has been named secretary of the 2,027-member American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS). Lee will focus his two-year term supporting the global mission of the AOFAS, whose members specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the musculoskeletal system of the foot and ankle.
"I'm dedicated to advancing orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery regionally, nationally and internationally in the areas of education, research and humanitarian service," Lee said. "I'd like to get everyone talking about higher level patient care, educational advancements and professional innovation so we can promote the Society's values."
Lee earned his medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. He performed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the New York Orthopaedic Hospital at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, and completed an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia.
In addition to serving on and chairing AOFAS committees, Lee has served as president of the Society's Outreach & Education Fund (OEF). He also has participated in several humanitarian outreach projects to Afghanistan, Haiti, Pakistan and Vietnam.
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 orthopaedic 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