ACFAOM was founded in 1949 and incorporated in 1951 as the American College of Foot Orthopedists (ACFO). The name was changed in the early 1990′s to better reflect the scope of interest of the membership. ACFAOM’s purpose is to support scientific study and research to enhance the field of foot orthopedics and related matters in podiatric medicine. With over 1,200 active members, ACFAOM is the second largest APMA-affiliated specialty College.