Dr. Bruce G. Blank will be inducted today into the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine Hall of Fame Society.
The society recognizes distinguished alumni who display exceptional dedication to the College of Podiatric Medicine and contribute to achievements within the podiatric medical community.
Blank graduated from Kent State in 1987, has been in private practice for 25 years and is president of Achilles Foot and Ankle Surgery with offices in Martins Ferry, St. Clairsville and Wheeling.
He has been active in the politics of podiatry throughout his career, serving as president of Ohio Podiatric Medical Students' Association while in college.
Blank has displayed dedication to the podiatric profession in many ways.
For example, Blank was the first podiatrist to gain foot/ankle surgical privileges at five hospitals in the local area.
Blank has played a large role in the politics of podiatric medicine and surgery throughout his career including serving on numerous national committees as a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association.
He served as a board member of the Ohio Foot and Ankle Medical Association and for an 18-month term as its president.
He continues to serve as an Ohio delegate to the APMA House of Delegates in Washington, D.C.
He was named one of "America's Most Influential Podiatrists" by Podiatry Management Magazine in 2006 and 2012.
Blank and his wife, Diane, have been married for 31 years and they have an 8-year-old daughter, Paulina.