Benjamin Cullen, DPM, Receives Big Honor
Contact: Dr. Benjamin Cullen, DPM, FACFAS
(San Diego, CA – August 11th, 2016) Benjamin Cullen, DPM, has been named a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (FACFAS), joining an elite group of physicians.
The ACFAS reserves Fellow membership status for foot and ankle surgeons who earn board certification from the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS). Dr. Cullen’s path to board certification and ACFAS Fellow membership began when he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Dr. Cullen was then accepted into the California School of Podiatric Medicine where he completed his doctoral training in podiatry. Following a three year surgical residency at Kaiser Hayward and Fremont in Northern California, Dr. Cullen passed the ABFAS’ rigorous written examination to become board qualified. As a board qualified foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Cullen met the requirements for ACFAS Associate membership. He continued on his journey toward board certification by submitting patient cases to the ABFAS. This process can last as long as seven years. After the certifying board’s detailed review of these cases, Dr. Cullen finally sat for his examination in May 2016. After passing the exams, Dr. Cullen achieved board certification in Foot and Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery.
“Dr. Cullen’s patients are being treated by a foot and ankle surgeon who has dedicated years of his education, training and experience to achieving this prestigious Fellow membership status,” says Sean Grambart, DPM, FACFAS, president of the ACFAS.
The ACFAS is a professional society of more than 6,000 foot and ankle surgeons. Founded in 1942, the College’s mission is to promote research and provide continuing education for the foot and ankle surgical specialty, and to educate the general public on foot health and conditions of the foot and ankle through its consumer website, FootHealthFacts.org.
Foot and ankle surgeons provide comprehensive medical and surgical care for a wide variety of foot and ankle conditions including common to complex disorders and injuries that affect people of all ages.
ACFAS members are uniquely qualified to detect the early stages of diseases that exhibit warning signs in the lower extremities, such as diabetes, arthritis and cardiovascular disease, and manage foot conditions which may pose an ongoing threat to a patient’s overall health.
To contact Dr. Cullen’s office, call 619-291-0777.