Dr. Thomas Roukis Installed as President of National Surgical Society
Thomas S. Roukis, DPM, PhD, FACFAS, is now the
63rd president of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
(ACFAS), a national association of over 7,000 foot and ankle surgeons. Dr.
Roukis was installed as president 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 ankle.
"I am honored to continue to serve the members of
this premier organization and to represent the professional and educational
interests of my fellow foot and ankle surgeons as president," Roukis, said.
"ACFAS is dedicated to the advancement of our profession and making a difference
for the specialty of foot and ankle surgery and I am passionate about being a
part of such an organization."
Dr. Roukis practices at Gundersen Health
System in the Department of Orthopaedics, Podiatry and Sports Medicine in La
Crosse, Wisconsin, where he directs podiatric surgery resident education. Dr.
Roukis is board certified in both foot surgery and reconstructive rearfoot and
ankle surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery.
earned his podiatric medical degree from the California College of Podiatric
Medicine in San Francisco, California. He followed with a three-year podiatric
surgical residency at Gundersen Health System; an AO International Trauma
Fellowship in Germany; an ACFAS Divison-14 European Fellowship in Germany and
Switzerland; and a one-year Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Research and Surgery
Fellowship at the Weil Foot and Ankle Institute in Des Plaines, Illinois.
Dr. Roukis has received numerous awards and scholarships related to research
and clinical expertise in foot and ankle surgery and served as principal or
co-investigator on 19 clinical trials and scientific studies. He has published
over 170 peer-reviewed scientific articles, nine textbook chapters, and given
more than 315 oral and poster presentations nationally and