Dr. Richard Derner to Serve as President-Elect of National Surgical Society
Richard M. Derner, DPM,FACFAS, was recently named president-elect of
the 7,000-member American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS). Dr. Derner
was installed to his position at the ACFAS 72nd Annual Scientific
Conference in Orlando, Florida.
The ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference, the
largest educational meeting for foot and ankle surgeons in the U.S., draws
attendees from around the world to discuss the most current techniques and
technology for treatment of deformities, diseases and injuries of the foot and
"I am honored to continue my service on the ACFAS Board of
Directors this year as president elect and the following year as president.
These are very exciting and progressive times for our profession and the
patients we serve and I am looking forward to helping lead such a dynamic group
into the future of foot and ankle surgery," Dr.Derner said.
Dr. Derner is in
private practice at Lake Ridge Foot and Ankle Center/Stafford Foot and Ankle
Center in Lake Ridge and Stafford, Virginia and is board certified in both foot
surgery and reconstructive rear foot and ankle surgery by the American Board of
Podiatric Surgery. He serves as an adjunct professor at Temple College of
Podiatric Medicine and is a past president of the Virginia Podiatric Medical
Association and Northern Virginia Podiatric Medical Association.
Derner earned his podiatric medical degree from the Ohio College of Podiatric
Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, followed by a podiatric surgical residency at the
Highlands Center Hospital/Doctors Hospital in Denver and a fellowship in
Traumatology at Saint Elizabethan Hospital in Ravensburg, Germany.
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