Defining ACFAS

The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) is a professional society of more than 8,000 foot and ankle surgeons.

History of the College

The ACFAS story is a classic American tale of modest beginnings, a hard fought evolution and a bright future.

The Foot and Ankle Surgeon

Foot and ankle surgeons are podiatric physicians who specialize in the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of a variety of conditions that affect people of every age.

ACFAS Strategic Compass

Learn about the directions to our future.


Read all 11 articles of our bylaws.

Principles of Professional Conduct

These guidelines for ethical behavior address the demands of contemporary foot and ankle surgical practice.

Conflicts of Interest and Governing Ethics

The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) is committed to upholding the highest ethical values and to encourage professional and principled behavior by its volunteer leaders, authors, speakers, and staff.

For Referring Healthcare Providers

Looking for the best foot and ankle surgeon to care for your patients? Consider referring your patients to an ACFAS member foot and ankle surgeon.

Education, Training and Licensing

Learn more about the education, training and certification of ACFAS foot and ankle surgeons.

Media Center

Explore our Media Center to find helpful information about the College, browse our different media resources, and read our library of press releases.