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Dr. Lew Schon

Foot and Ankle Fellowship

Dr. Lew Schon

Name: Lew C. Schon, MD, Foot and Ankle, Orthopaedic Surgery, Program Director

Dr. Schon has been a member of GCOA since 1990 and was appointed MedStar Union Memorial's Director of Foot and Ankle Services in 2002. A graduate of Albany Medical College, Dr. Schon completed his internship in general surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center; his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Hospital for Joint Diseases, Orthopaedic Institute where he served as Chief Resident; and his fellowship in foot and ankle surgery under the direction of Drs. Donald E. Baxter and Thomas Clanton at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. During his residency he studied under Ted Hansen at University of Washington in Seattle.

Present Position: Director Foot & Ankle Services, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital

Role in the fellowship program: As director of the fellowship, I organize and participate in the multi-dimensional educational experiences for the fellows. This includes refining clinical skills, mastering surgical technique, engaging in clinical and basic science research, learning electronic media production (data management, slide show presentations, digital photographic editing, video editing and production, and technical animations) and gaining exposure to product development (patents, intellectual property, and corporate interaction).

Education (including locations, dates and degrees obtained): Union College, B.S., Biology, 1978-82*; Albany Medical College, M.D., 1980-84* (Combined BS/MD Program)

Hospital Training (including dates of internships, residencies, fellowships, etc.): General Surgery Internship, Mount Sinai Medical Center, 1984-85; Residency, Hospital for Joint Diseases, Orthopaedic Institute, 1985-89; AO Scholar in Foot & Ankle Surgery with Sigyard T. Hansen, MD, 1988; Fellowship in Foot & Ankle Surgery with Donald E. Baxter, MD & Thomas Clanton, MD, 1989-90

Current professional appointments: MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, 1990-Present; Greater Chesapeake Surgery Center, 1999-Present; Good Samaritan Hospital, 1991-Present; Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute, 2000-Present. Founder and Director Orthobiologic Laboratory MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, 2005-Present; Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, The Georgetown University School of Medicine, 2005-Present; Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Part-time, The Johns Hopkins University, 2003-Present.

Current professional activities/committees: 1997-present - International Association for the Study of Pain; 1999-present - North American Foot & Ankle Association; 2000-present - Orthopaedic Foot Club, International Society for Prosthetics & Orthotics, American College for Surgeons, American Journal of Orthopaedics / 1990-present - Consult of Dance Medicine and Injuries for Goucher College, Towson University, Morgan College, Baltimore School for the Arts, Peabody Institute; 1994-present - MedStar Union Memorial Hospital Quality Assurance Committee; Orthopaedic Department Performance Improvement Committee; 1995-present - MedStar Union Memorial Hospital Surgical Policy Committee; 1999-present - AAOS Program Committee

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