Name Change for the American Board of Podiatric Surgery


The American Board of Podiatric Surgery® (ABPS) will adopt the trade name the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS), effective July 1, 2014.

The ABPS changed its name to American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery to clarify the anatomical scope of podiatric surgical certification to the public, insurance industry, and governmental organizations.

The name change will not affect the board certification process. The ABFAS will continue to offer two certificates, Board Certified in Foot Surgery and Board Certified in Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery.

Certificates will reflect the new name. Diplomates requesting a certificate with the new name will be able to obtain one at the current fee for a replacement certificate.

Diplomates will have until June 30, 2017 to implement use of the new name.

Additional details regarding the name change are forthcoming.