The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) is a professional
society of more than 7,500 foot and ankle surgeons. Founded in 1942, ACFAS seeks to promote the
art and science of foot, ankle and related lower extremity surgery; address the
concerns of foot and ankle surgeons; ensure superb patient care; and advance and
improve standards of education and surgical skill.
Our Unique Qualifications
ACFAS member physicians are doctors of
podiatric medicine (DPMs) who are graduates of accredited four-year U.S.
podiatric medical schools. ACFAS members have completed surgical residency
programs of up to four years, and all Fellow members of the College are
certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS), the surgical board
of foot and ankle surgeons. ABFAS is recognized by the Joint Committee on the
Recognition of Specialty Boards. Many have additional fellowship training in
various aspects of foot, ankle and lower extremity surgery. No other medical
specialty has this level of specialized training or board certification in foot
and ankle surgery.
How the College Works
Founded in 1942, ACFAS is a not-for-profit
corporation and a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization under state and federal law,
respectively. The College is governed by an 11-member Board of Directors elected by the
membership. Over 300 volunteer leaders serve on our committees or serve on our educational
faculties, and our professional staff manages the day-to-day
operations of the organization at our Chicago headquarters.
governing documents include our Bylaws, Principles of Professional Conduct, and Strategic Compass (Plan). If you have any
questions regarding ACFAS, please Contact Us.