Vinod K. Panchbhavi, MD, FACS, FAOA, FAAOS, FABOS (Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation)

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA

Prof. Vinod K. Panchbhavi is an orthopedic surgeon who is Board-Certified with American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS). He has a special interest in Foot and Ankle Surgery and currently works as a Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Chief of Division of Foot & Ankle Surgery and Director of Foot and Ankle Fellowship Program at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Texas, USA.

He has published over 100 manuscripts, abstracts, editorials in peer-reviewed reputed publications and written extensively in both scientific and lay media. He has organized symposiums and moderated sessions. He is regularly invited to be on faculty at national and international meetings and as Visiting Professor at renowned US Universities.

He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery and editorial board member on other reputed journals such as the FAI, JBJS, and CORR etc. He has a keen interest in promoting education and served as Chairman of the Post Graduate Training Committee at the national level in the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society. He served on other committees such as Instructional Course Committee in other organizations such as the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and as a Governor in Board of Governors of the American College of Surgeons.

His special interests include minimally invasive surgical techniques, sport injuries, arthroscopy, Lisfranc injuries, osteochondral defects, diabetic foot and ankle disorders, ankle replacement and the Ilizarov method of bone deformity correction and bone transport.

He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), Fellow of the American Orthopedic Association (AOA), Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), member of the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS), and Orthopedic Trauma Association (OTA).

For further information following links are provided: http://orthodoc.aaos.org/panchbhavi/index.cfm; http://journals.lww.com/techfootankle/pages/default.aspx; www.utmbhealthcare.org/professionals.