L. Daniel Latt, MD, PhD, to Lead Foot & Ankle Orthopaedics

New open access journal to begin accepting submissions this summer

ROSEMONT, Ill. (June 8, 2016) – L. Daniel Latt, MD, PhD, has been named Editor-in-Chief of Foot & Ankle Orthopaedics (FAO), the second scholarly journal of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS). The peer-reviewed, open access journal will launch this summer, joining the Society’s flagship publication, Foot & AnkleInternational (FAI), which is published by SAGE Publications.

“I am honored to serve as the inaugural editor for this new journal, which will offer a wide variety of article types and original research,” says Latt, who serves as associate professor of orthopaedic surgery and biomedical engineering at the University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz. “Our goal is to create a high-quality journal that contains a broad range of scholarly articles, and it should be of particular interest for young scientists and international investigators.”

As a model for publishing scholarly journals, open access provides full, free access via the internet. Open access publications observe the same stringent peer-review process as their traditional print counterparts while providing wide visibility and speeding the time from acceptance to publication.

Latt received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh; completed his residency at McGill University, Montreal; and completed fellowships in sports medicine at Kaiser Permanente, San Diego, and orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery at Duke University, Durham, N.C. He chairs the AOFAS Research Committee and vice-chairs the Board of Specialty Societies Research & Quality Committee, which is managed by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

“We are confident that Dr. Latt’s research experience and vision for scientific advancement in orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery will contribute critical leadership as the AOFAS launches this new publication,” says James Brodsky, MD, chair of the FAI-FAO Managerial Board.

In addition, Latt’s commitment to excellence in clinical and basic science will be invaluable as the Society implements FAO as the sister journal of FAI, says David Thordarson, MD, FAI Editor-in-Chief. “Together our two journals will expand the Society’s role as the premier scholarly forum in foot and ankle surgery.”

FAO will open a manuscript submission site this summer.

About the AOFAS
The AOFAS promotes quality, ethical and cost-effective patient care through the education, research and training of orthopaedic surgeons and other health care providers. The Society creates public awareness for the prevention and treatment of foot and ankle disorders, provides leadership, and serves as a resource for government and industry as well as the national and international health care communities.​

About Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons are medical doctors (MD and DO) who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and injuries of the foot and ankle. These specialists use medical, physical and rehabilitative methods as well as surgery to treat patients of all ages. Relying on four years of medical school training, five years of post-graduate training and often a fellowship in foot and ankle care, orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons perform reconstructive procedures, treat sports injuries and manage foot and ankle trauma.

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