Visiting Professor Program

The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society is pleased to sponsor a Visiting Professor Program for orthopaedic residency training programs. The program goal is to enhance the educational experience of orthopaedic residents through a Visiting Professor's participation in clinics, lectures and/or grand rounds.

​​​Residency training programs without full-time orthopaedic foot and ankle faculty are given first priority in the application process. Senior members of the AOFAS, including board members, serve as Visiting Professors, and AOFAS staff members work with host institutions on dates and availability.

Click here for an application and guidelines​ for the Visiting Professor Program. Simply complete the application (a fillable PDF) and send it to the AOFAS office as instructed on the form.

The only cost to the hosting program is for a dinner with faculty and residents. Visiting Professors receive an honorarium from the AOFAS to cover their travel and lodging expenses.

For more information, contact the AOFAS Executive Office at​ or call 800-235-4855 or 847-698-4654 (outside US). 

​   Vinod K. Panchbhavi, MD, FACS, visited residents at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center San Antonio. 

Thomas G. Harris, MD, spent the day with orthopaedic residents at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura, California as an AOFAS Visiting Professor, presenting foot and ankle lectures and participating in grand rounds​.​


Keith Wapner, MD (red shirt) visited the Medical College of Georgia Regents University.


Chris Chiodo, MD, and Jeffrey Johnson, MD, visited the University of Florida-Jacksonville as Visiting Professors. The visit included lectures and labs.
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Bruce Cohen, MD, visited with residents at San Antonio Military Medical Center.
Bruce Sangeorzan, MD (seventh from right) served as the Visiting Professor for Tripler Army Medical Center, The Queen's Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. The event welcomed 19 residents and local faculty.