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Dr. Keith Jacobson, President of ABFAS

Dr. Keith Jacobson Begins Term as President of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS)

Rigorous Certification Standards Remain Top Priority

DENVER – Oct 15, 2019 – Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Specialists, a division of Orthopedic Centers of Colorado announced that Dr. Keith Jacobson, DPM was elected as president of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Dr. Jacobson’s term runs until September of 2020. 

In his role as president, he will advance the mission to protect and improve the health and welfare of the public by the advancement of the art and science of podiatric surgery.

“I’m honored to represent my peers – the best foot and ankle surgeons in the world – as president of ABFAS,” said Dr. Jacobson. “Ensuring that patients can select a qualified foot and ankle surgeon based on the rigorous ABFAS certification is critical to the integrity of our healthcare system, and I’m committed to ensuring that our certification represents the highest possible standard of care.”

ABFAS is the industry standard for qualified foot and ankle surgeons, and the organization works to promote lifelong learning and professional accountability, which are the board’s foundational principles for quality healthcare.

ABFAS certifies qualified foot and reconstructive rearfoot/ankle surgeons. Prior to receiving certification, candidates must become board-qualified in either foot surgery and/or reconstructive rearfoot/ankle surgery. ABFAS continues to review and improve the certification exams and uses a rigorous Case Review process combined with a didactic and computer-based patient simulation examination.


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