American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) has reported that Dr Keith Wapner, Philadelphia orthopaedic surgeon, has been elected as president, during the Society's 26th Annual Summer Meeting in National Harbor, Maryland. Dr Wapner is expected to serve on the board of directors of the Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Outreach & Education Fund (OEF).
Dr Wapner has been currently clinical professor of orthopaedic surgery at University of Pennsylvania and adjunct professor of Drexel College of Medicine, department of orthopedic surgery.
In addition to serving on the AOFAS board of directors, Dr Wapner is a member of the AOFAS Finance Committee, and the presidential line representative to AAOS Board of Specialties. He served as chair of the 2010 AOFAS Advanced Foot & Ankle Course.
Dr Wapner served as chair and co-chair for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Foot and Ankle Surgical Skills course, and Comprehensive Foot & Ankle Surgery course. He is an ABOS board examiner and member of the AOA-Kellogg Leadership Series Committee.
Dr Wapner also served as a reviewer for several scientific journals including the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, The American Journal of Sports Medicine, and Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.
AOFAS is a professional society of more than 1,800 orthopaedic surgeons specialising in diagnosis, care and treatment of patients with disorders of the musculoskeletal system of the foot and ankle.