Mark Stuart Mizel has been in practice as an academic orthopedic foot and ankle specialist for over twenty-five years. He is a graduate of Columbia University and Tufts University. He is a veteran of the US Navy and former naval aviator. He has held academic positions at Tufts, Johns Hopkins, and Boston Universities and at the University of Miami. He is the editor of five scholarly orthopedic books and author of over seventy research and review articles.