Cumming, GA (September 9, 2008) – Staff surgeon, Mark Snyder, DPM, has been named a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (FACFAS), joining an elite group of physicians. The ACFAS reserves Fellow membership status for foot and ankle surgeons who earn board certification from the American Board of Podiatric Surgery (ABPS). Dr. Snyder was recently board certified in foot surgery.
Dr. Snyder’s path to board certification and ACFAS Fellow membership began when he earned his B.S. in Biology at Georgia Southern University. He was then accepted into Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine where he completed his doctoral training in podiatry. Following a three year surgical residency at Crozer Keystone Health System in Philadelphia, Dr. Snyder passed the ABPS’ rigorous written examination to become board qualified. As a board qualified foot and ankle surgeon, he met the requirements for ACFAS Associate membership.
Dr. Snyder continued on his journey toward board certification by submitting patient cases to the ABPS. This process can last as long as seven years. After the certifying board’s detailed review of these cases, Dr. Snyder finally sat for his oral examination. In August, he passed the oral exams achieving board certification in foot surgery.
“Dr. Snyder’s patients are being treated by a foot and ankle surgeon who has dedicated years of his education, training and experience to achieving this prestigious Fellow membership status,” says Daniel J. Hatch, DPM, FACFAS, president of the ACFAS.
The ACFAS is a professional society of more than 6,000 foot and ankle surgeons. Founded in 1942, the College’s mission is to promote research and provide continuing education for the foot and ankle surgical specialty and to educate the general public on foot health and conditions of the foot and ankle.
Foot and ankle surgeons provide comprehensive medical and surgical care for a wide variety of foot and ankle conditions including common to complex disorders and injuries that affect people of all ages.
ACFAS members are uniquely qualified to detect the early stages of diseases that exhibit warning signs in the lower extremities, such as diabetes, arthritis and cardiovascular disease and manage foot conditions which may pose an ongoing threat to a patient’s overall health.
Dr. Snyder’s Cumming office is located at 1505 Northside Boulevard on the campus of Northside-Forsyth Hospital. Appointments may be scheduled by calling (678) 208-0700.