Mark Myerson is a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Colorado. He is the Medical Director of Steps2Walk, a humanitarian organization which coordinates the treatment of individuals with crippling foot and ankle deformities in underserved regions of the world while simultaneously educating the regional orthopedic surgeons in the management of these complex problems. Dr. Myerson is the foremost internationally recognized leader in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery and is Past President of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS). He has been named a pioneer in orthopedic surgery by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS). He is a consultant to the orthopedic industry, an honorary member of many international orthopedic societies and plays an active role in defining national standards for orthopedic foot and ankle practice. Dr. Myerson has authored more than 350 research publications as well as six textbooks covering various treatments of foot and ankle conditions. He is a frequently invited guest speaker, giving professional talks around the world as consultant and educator. He has trained hundreds of orthopedic surgeons both in the United States and abroad, and education continues to be vital to his vision and mission. Dr. Myerson has developed numerous procedures for treating various foot and ankle injuries and deformities and his contributions to the field of orthopedic surgery have revolutionized the diagnosis, treatment, and recovery of foot and ankle disorders. Although Dr. Myerson has continued with clinical medicine, academic work, research, consulting, teaching, humanitarian activities and growing a global presence through Steps2Walk is his current primary focus.