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ACFAOM is an education, research and advocacy organization, which does the following:
Promotes understanding of the valuable services rendered by podiatrists who devote most of their practice to podiatric orthopedics and primary podiatric medicine;
Endeavors to advance standards of practice and quality of podiatric care;
Works to promote establishment of residencies and to encourage certification in podiatric orthopedics and medicine;
Seeks to standardize nomenclature, teaching methods, and approaches to diagnosis and treatment;
Promotes and encourages publication of research findings; and
ACFAOM is a national organization of highly educated and trained podiatric physicians dedicated to assuring that primary podiatric medicine, broadly defined as orthopedics and medicine of the lower extremities, is the cornerstone of contemporary podiatric practice.
ACFAOM was founded in the late 1940s as the American College of Foot Orthopedists, and incorporated in 1951 as an Illinois non-profit corporation. With a membership of approximately 1,000 doctors and 450 student doctors, ACFAOM is the only Specialty Organization affiliated with the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) that represents the full scope of the medical, orthopedic, and biomechanical aspects of podiatric practice.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is elected by the membership. Directors serve three-year terms with a maximum length of service of nine years. The Board of Directors elects Officers from among its number.
Jason Harrill, DPM, FACFAOM – Vice President/President Elect
Scott Spencer, DPM, FACFAOM - Treasurer
Guadalupe Javier Cavazos, Jr., DPM, FACFAOM - Secretary
Stephen F. Albert, DPM, FACFAOM – Immediate Past President
Greenwood Village, CO
Robert Christman, DPM, FACFAOM, Chair, Podiatric Imaging Council
Rosemay Michel, DPM, FACFAOM
Coleen Napolitano, DPM, FACFAOM – Treasurer
Norman Wallis, PhD, Executive Director
Angelica Tom, College Coordinator
Thomas O’Hora, CPA, MBA, Controller
Scott Recht, MBA, Staff Accountant
Rene Atkinson, Membership Administrator
Jennifer Tarr, Membership/Meetings Registrar
5272 River Road, Suite 630
Bethesda, MD 20816
Office: 800-265-8263, 301-718-6505