Founded in 1912, the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), headquartered in Bethesda, MD, is the leading resource for foot and ankle health information. Currently, the organization represents a vast majority of the estimated 15,000 podiatrists in the country. In addition to the national headquarters, APMA boasts 53 state component locations throughout the United States and its territories, as well as affiliated societies. In 2012, APMA celebrated its 100th Anniversary. Learn more about the history of APMA.
APMA's staff, comprised of approximately 60 professionals, is dedicated to promoting foot and ankle health, member service, and professional excellence. Looking toward the future, APMA will continue to advance the growth and stability of podiatric medicine by increasing nationwide awareness of foot and ankle health through public education and legislative advocacy.
All practicing APMA members are licensed by the state in which they practice podiatric medicine. Members are obligated to follow a strict professional code of ethics set forth by APMA. As members of the association, DPMs are afforded many benefits at the national and local level. Nationally, the association provides members with a cohesive platform from which to advocate for podiatric physicians on all issues affecting foot and ankle health. Locally, membership provides a network of peers and resources offered by each state component society. There are also many specialty, clinical, and related organizations that members may join.