Speakers




Pr. Jean M. Brilhault ​
Pr. Jean M. Brilhault is an esteemed and highly experienced orthopedic surgeon who specializes in foot and ankle conditions. He is one of France’s leading experts in ankle replacements. He is the former head of the orthopedic department of Tours University Hospital. He currently practices privately at the Angers-based Clinique Saint Léonard. His practice focuses on the needs of the patient, with special interest in ankle deformity and osteoarthritis.
 
 

 

Dr Marcelo Bordalo
Dr Marcelo Bordalo is a musculoskeletal and interventional radiologist who completed his medical school, radiology residency, and musculoskeletal fellowship training at University of Sao Paulo Medical School, where he served as Director of Radiology at the Orthopedic Institute, Director of Musculoskeletal Radiology at the Institute of Radiology.
He also did a musculoskeletal radiology research fellowship at Universite Catholique de Louvain in Brussels, Belgium, and at Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York, USA. Currently, he is Chief of the Radiology Department at Aspetar Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Hospital in Doha, Qatar. He has edited six books, including the musculoskeletal volume of the Brazilian College of Radiology series, and has authored 30+ book chapters and 70+ peer-reviewed publications.
 
 
 

Dr. Bruno Olory
Dr. Bruno Olory is a French Orthopedic Surgeon. For over 15 years, he has cared for professional athletes and high-level sports athletes with lower limb pathologies in France.
He qualified in foot and ankle surgery in 2003 and has furthered his training in Spain to practice foot percutaneous surgery. He is also a member of the French Society of Foot and Ankle Surgery (AFCP), Member of the European Foot and Ankle Society (EFAS), Member of the French Society of Orthopedic and Traumatology Surgery (SOFCOT), member of the French Society of Arthroscopy (SFA), member of European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA), and member of International Society of Arthroscopy Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sport Medicine (ISAKOS).
He played handball at national level during his medical studies (N3). He is the president of the Sports Committee of a Tennis Club of nearly 1000 licensees with leading team in the first national division.
 
 


Dr. Raymond Walls
Dr. Raymond Walls, MD, FAAOS, FRCS(Tr&Orth), MFSEM is Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at NYU Langone Orthopedics, New York. With almost 100 publications and presentations, Dr. Walls’ clinical and research activities are centered on total ankle arthroplasty and lower limb deformity correction. He is a member of the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) where he serves on the Public Education Committee.
 
 



Hani Mohammed Badahdah
Hani Mohammed Badahdah, MD, DPM, MS, CWSP
Consultant Podiatric Surgeon, Dr. Edress Specialized Medical Center, Jeddah
Diplomate, ABMSP, Board Certified in Foot & Ankle Surgery/Diabetic Foot
Certified Wound Specialist Physician, American Board of Wound Management
Fellow trained in Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Surgery
 
 

 

Dr. Johnny Lau
Dr. Johnny Lau completed his medical school and Orthopedic Surgery training at the University of Toronto and completed a fellowship in Foot and Ankle Reconstructive Surgery in Baltimore, MD with Dr.’s Myerson and Schon. Upon the completion of his fellowship, he returned to the University of Toronto as an Assistant Professor of Surgery based at University Health Network – Toronto Western Division. He has participated in training medical students, residents, and 45 national and international fellows. He is Program Director of the University of Toronto Foot and Ankle Fellowship program, Divisional Fellowship Director for all University of Toronto Orthopedic Fellowships, and the co-chair of the University of Toronto Biennual Foot and Ankle Symposium in Toronto.
He has been past president of the Canadian Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society, Chair of the Ankle Arthritis Guideline Workgroup by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery Evidence Based Practice Committee, and Committee Chair for the Physician Resource Committee for the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society. He is also active in the Canadian Orthopedic Association, American Academy of Orthopedic Society, and American Orthopedic Association.
He has received nine (9) peer reviewed research grants; published 26 peer reviewed articles, and 10 book chapters; and has presented more than 100 presentations at national and international meetings. In 2007, he was a co-author of the best clinical paper awarded the Roger A. Mann Research Award at the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society. He has designed and patented a total ankle replacement with Zimmer, and his research interest includes ankle arthritis, clinical outcomes, and clinical trials.
He is the Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Consultant for the Toronto Argonauts Football Club, Toronto Football Club, Toronto Blue Jays, Toronto Raptors, Toronto Maple Leafs, National Hockey League Player’s Association, and the David L. MacIntosh Sports Medicine Clinic and Varsity Blues Intercollegiate Athletics Program University of Toronto.
 
 
 

Dr. Pieter D’Hooghe
Dr. Pieter D’Hooghe is the Chief Medical Officer at Aspetar Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Hospital in Doha, Qatar. He specializes in Sports Traumatology of the lower leg with a focus on the arthroscopic treatment of athletic knee and ankle/foot injuries. He speaks seven (7) languages and holds a Master in Sports Medicine, a Master in Tropical Medicine, and an MBA in Sports Management. He is the editor of nine (9) textbooks on sports injuries of the lower leg and authors more than 50 book chapters and 130+ peer-reviewed academic publications. As ISAKOS Executive Board Member and past-Chairman of the ISAKOS’ Leg, Ankle and Foot and Young Professionals Committee, he leads an international panel of experts in the field. As Associate Professor in Orthopedic Surgery at the Weill Cornell University and visiting Professor at the University of Rome and Shanghai, he is academically involved in orthopedic Research and Education while delivering lectures worldwide. He also serves as orthopedic Consultant for seven (7) Champions League Football teams in Europe, one (1) in the USA and four (4) in Asia. Additionally, he serves as Vice Chair Board Member at the Medical Commission of the European Clubs Association (ECA) and the Football Doctors network (FDN).
 
 


Dr. Dhiren-Ganjwala
Dr. Dhiren Gordhandas Ganjwala is a highly accomplished orthopedic surgeon specializing in pediatric orthopedics, particularly in foot and ankle surgery. With over three decades of experience, Dr. Ganjwala has made significant contributions to the field through his expertise in the management of conditions such as clubfoot. He has conducted original research, authored book chapters, and published extensively on topics related to foot and ankle surgery in cerebral palsy patients. Dr. Ganjwala's work has been recognized nationally and internationally, and he has been invited as a guest speaker and faculty member at numerous prestigious conferences and symposiums. His dedication to advancing orthopedic knowledge and improving patient outcomes in foot and ankle surgery is highly regarded in the medical community.
 
 


Dr Pooya Husseinzadeh
Dr. Pooya is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon with expertise in the treatment of children with foot deformities and neuromuscular disorders. Dr. Pooya is an Associate Professor of Orthopedics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis Missouri practicing at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Shriners Hospital for children. He has written and lectured extensively on various pediatric orthopedic topics at national and international meetings. He also has a passion for education and research in the field of pediatric orthopedics.
 
 
 

Mr Sunil Dhar
MBBS, MS, MCH Orth, FRCS, FRCS Orth
Sunil Dhar is Consultant Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon at the Nottingham University Hospitals Trust since 1997. His main clinical interests include ankle arthroplasty and foot and ankle reconstruction surgery. He has served as President of two UK national societies, the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (BOFAS 2010) and the British Limb Reconstruction Society (BLRS 2011-2012). He is a member of the British Orthopaedic Association, the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society and the British Limb Reconstruction Society. He has taught and trained foot and ankle surgeons globally, is on the reviewing board of several medical journals and is widely published. He is currently one of the Design Surgeons on the Total Ankle Replacement Design Team with Stryker Medical Corporation, USA.
 
 
 

Kris Buedts
Kris Buedts is a Consultant Orthopedic and Trauma Surgeon. He is also the head of the Foot and Ankle Unit; and incorporated in the Orthopedic Department ZNA Middelheim Belgium.
He is responsible for the Foot and Ankle Resident and Fellowship program within the hospital. He is a fellowship trained foot and ankle surgeon, with a special interest in Ankle Surgery. 
He is the President of EFAS, (European Foot and Ankle Society), Associate Editor of Foot and Ankle Surgery Journal. He is the past president of BFAS (Belgian Foot and Ankle Society) and member of the Belgian Board Certification Program for Orthopedic Surgery. 


 
 


Professor Hitesh Shah
Professor and Head, Department of Pediatric Orthopaedics, Kasturba Medial College, Manipal, Manipal Academy of Higher education, Manipal, India 
Professor Hitesh is the treasurer of POSI (Pediatric Orthopaedics Society of India (2020-2023). He is also a south zone representative executive member of POSI (2014-2017) and a travelling fellow of COUR POSNA and APOA. Prof Hitesh has published 115 original articles in international index journals.
 
 


Dr John Kennedy
Dr John Kennedy is a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and is Chief of the Division of Foot and Ankle Surgery at NYU Langone Health. Dr Kennedy is a pioneer of minimally invasive surgery and is one of the founders of the International Society for Cartilage Repair of the Ankle. 

 
 


Professor Vincent Stephen Mosca
Professor Vincent Stephen Mosca, M.D., is a renowned Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon and Professor Emeritus of Orthopedics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. With an illustrious career spanning several decades, Dr. Mosca has made significant contributions to the field of orthopedics, particularly in the area of foot and ankle surgery. He has served as the Chief of Pediatric Orthopedics and Director of the Department of Orthopedics at Seattle Children's Hospital. Dr. Mosca is widely recognized for his expertise in treating deformities and limb lengthening techniques. He has trained numerous orthopedic residents and fellows and has been actively involved in international medical collaborations. Dr. Mosca's exceptional achievements and dedication to patient care have earned him numerous prestigious awards and accolades.