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Our Mission & Vision
Since 1996, we have been committed to the advancement of foot and ankle surgery. We offer educational opportunities and resources to our members so they can stay up-to-date on latest advancements in foot and ankle surgery.
The Society’s initiatives focus on developing future leaders, stimulating research, supporting education, and cultivating innovation in the field of foot and ankle surgery.
Who We Are
The West Penn Foot and Ankle Society is a recognized and trusted organization made up of the most respected foot and ankle surgeons from across the country.
Vito Speciale, DPM, D.ABFAS, FACFAS
Summerville, South Carolina
Brian Neerings, DPM, FACFAS
Sandy Springs, Georgia
Nicki Nigro, DPM, FACFAS
Chul Kim, DPM, FACFAS
Plan Your Trip!
Join us for the 11th Annual Alumni Seminar will be in Orlando, Florida! We look forward to seeing everyone November 2nd – 5th, 2023.
Foot & Ankle Residency
Surgical Training Program
The distinguished Foot & Ankle Residency Training Program at West Penn Hospital focuses on developing future leaders, stimulating research, supporting education, and cultivating innovation in the field of foot and ankle surgery.
Our 3-year program offers surgical residents the opportunity to train in a supportive, collaborative, and diverse environment.
Special Thanks To Our Sponsors
Upcoming Scott Alter, DPM Lectures
The Scott Alter, DPM, Memorial Lectures are free for Alumni, Fellows, Residents and Students. Register for upcoming lectures today.
The latest West Penn Foot and Ankle Society and Residency Program news and updates.
Vito Speciale, DPM, D.ABFAS Elected ABFAS Board of Directors
The American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS) is proud to announce the results of the 2023 Board of Directors election. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Timothy J. Mineo of Oregon and Dr. Vito...
Vito Speciale, DPM for ABFAS Board of Directors
Graduates of the West Penn Residency Training Program, Vito Speciale, DPM, one of our past residents and WPFAS alumni, is running for the board of directors for the American Board of Foot and Ankle...
23rd Annual Alumni Reception
We had a great turnout at the 23rd Annual West Penn Hospital Alumni Reception in Los Angeles, California this year! A special thank you to our alumni who made generous donations to the Society. Your...