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posted: 4/2/2021 3:08 PM

Group two honors two orthopaedic leaders

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ROSEMONT -- The Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Foundation, the Rosemont-based philanthropic arm of the American Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Society, has named two doctors as recipients of its 2021 Women's Leadership Awards.

The women honored are Dr. Barbara Piclet-Legre of Marseilles, France, recipient of the Career Impact Award, which recognizes women who have made exceptional contributions to the field of orthopedic foot and ankle surgery; and Dr. Andrea N. Veljkovic of British Columbia, recipient of the Career Development Award, which supports the professional aspirations of early- and midcareer female foot and ankle orthopedic surgeons.

Piclet-Legre and Veljkovic will accept their awards at the AOFAS annual meeting in September,

Piclet-Legre specialized in foot and ankle orthopedic surgery in 1986, traveled extensively throughout the 1990s to acquire new technologies, and opened her own foot and ankle practice, Centre Du Pied, in 2000. In 2014 she opened a second practice, while continuing to mentor numerous orthopedic surgeons from around the world.

Veljkovic is an associate clinical professor and director of the Adult Foot and Ankle Reconstruction Fellowship at the University of British Columbia. An accomplished orthopedic researcher, she has published more than 80 scientific papers and was nominated as a finalist for the AOFAS J. Leonard Goldner Award in 2017 and the Roger A. Mann Award in 2019.