SOURCE: Valley Foot Surgeons

Scottsdale Neuropathy Institute

October 14, 2009 10:18 ET

Dr. Richard Jacoby Named President of the Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons

Medical Community Organization Promotes Research, Study, and Treatment for Extremity Nerve Disease

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - October 14, 2009) - Dr. Richard Jacoby, DPM, President of Valley Foot Surgeons and the Scottsdale Neuropathy Institute, was named the 2010 President of the Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons (AENS) at the organization's 7th Annual Scientific Symposium in Fort Worth, Texas.

The AENS encompasses all members of the medical community worldwide who are interested in peripheral nerve surgery and physiology, including orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, plastic surgeons, podiatrists, general surgeons, PhDs, and research fellows. The AENS was founded to promote the collaborative study, development of medical research, and innovations in the treatment of extremity nerve disease. Its membership fosters the principles of nerve surgery of Dr. A. Lee Dellon, Professor of Plastic and Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Medical School and founder of the renowned Dellon Decompression surgical technique.

Dr. Jacoby is currently the organization's 2009 Vice-President. As the 2010 President, he will lead the AENS in defining its reputation as a leader in medical research and treatment of extremity nerve disease. Through extensive study and outreach, the group is focused on determining the causes of nerve disease, and bringing relief to sufferers of neuropathy in the feet, legs, and other areas of the lower extremity. As President, Dr. Jacoby plans to devote greater energy and research to understanding and finding breakthrough solutions to cure diabetic polyneuropathy.

"It is a tremendous honor to lead the AENS and its members into the next year," Jacoby said. "My goal as President for 2010 is to further the work of Dr. Dellon in conquering diabetic polyneuropathy. We are embarking on multiple different research projects that should produce major breakthroughs in the next year."

"Dr. Jacoby has been extremely dedicated to the AENS as Vice-President and as a member of our Research Committee," said AENS 2009 President Damien Dauphinee, DPM, FACFAS, CWS. "He brings many years of service to AENS through lectures, workshops, and update courses throughout the organization's history. I sincerely look forward to his tenure as AENS President and know he will make great strides in furthering our goals for 2010."

Those goals include working to foster open dialogue on contemporary ideas for peripheral nerve pathology and treatment by aligning with similar professional associations, including becoming a Clinical Interest Organization with the American Podiatric Medical Association. The AENS is well on its way to becoming the premier source of up-to-date peripheral nerve research and treatment for the specialty of podiatric medicine and surgery.

About Dr. Jacoby:

Richard P. Jacoby, DPM, is a Scottsdale podiatrist and nationally recognized foot and ankle surgeon. As Director of the Scottsdale Neuropathy Institute and President of Valley Foot Surgeons, Ltd., he has served the Arizona community for 35 years, bringing relief to patients of all kinds, such as treating ailments to the foot and ankle to surgically healing patients with pain of the lower extremity. He is one of 350 worldwide doctors trained in the Dellon Decompression technique, which has eliminated the need of amputations for diabetic patients. For more information on the Scottsdale Neuropathy Institute and Valley Foot Surgeons, visit www.neuropathyweb.com and www.footdrlink.com/valleyfoot.

About AENS:

The Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons was founded as a society to promote the collaborative study and development of medical research regarding the treatment of extremity nerve disease. Membership is inclusive of MD, DO, DPM, PHD, and medical students interested in furthering the dissemination of knowledge and development of medical research in peripheral nerve disease. For more information, visit www.aens.us.

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