Dr. Lee J. Sanders received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in 1974. Upon completion of residency training, at Saint Luke’s and Children’s Medical Center, Philadelphia, he served in the U.S. Air Force (1975-1977), stationed at Clark Air Force Base, Philippines. Dr. Sanders was chief of the Podiatry Service at the VA Medical Center, Lebanon, PA (1978-2008). He is past President for Health Care and Education, the American Diabetes Association (2000-2001), and past Chair of the Association’s Council on Foot Care. He is the recipient of ADA’s Rachmiel Levine Award for Service in the Cause of Diabetes (2001), and the Veterans Health Administration’s Mark Wolcott Award for Excellence in Clinical Care Delivery (2002). He is Clinical Professor (adjunct), Department of Podiatric Medicine and Orthopedics, Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Sanders and his co-authors Dr. Michael E. Edmonds and Alethea VM Foster received the British Medical Association’s 2004 Medical Book of the Year Award for their textbook, A Practical Manual of Diabetic Foot Care, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. In October 2007, the University Of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, Medical School, endowed a professorship in his name, the Lee J. Sanders Professorship in Lower Extremity Amputation Prevention. Dr. Sanders is a medical historian. He is the author of numerous peer-reviewed publications dealing with diabetic foot complications, Charcot’s joint disease, amputation surgery and amputation prevention