Palo Alto, Calif.-based podiatrist and current American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine president Amol Saxena Dec. 2 was honored with the Lifetime Achievement/Honorary Member Award from the German Society for Foot and Ankle Surgery in Munich.
The Indian American physician was recognized in Germany during an event in which he provided a keynote address — in German — on “1st MPJ injuries in athletes.”
He has over 120 peer-reviewed articles and chapters, edited three texts including "International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery" and treated dozens of Olympians including four medalists at the last Olympics.
He serves as consulting podiatrist for the Nike Oregon Project, Bay Area Track Club and local high school athletic teams. He has been director of fellowship training at PAMF since 1999.
Saxena is board certified/re-certified in foot and reconstructive rearfoot/ankle surgery, Fellow American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons, American Academy Podiatric Sports Medicine and serves as vice-chief of podiatric section at Stanford University Hospital.
He holds a bachelor's in psychology from Washington University of St. Louis.