Dr. Abdul Foad, an orthopaedic surgeon practicing in Clinton and Davenport, has received the 2013 Advanced Arthroscopy Traveling Fellowship from the fellowship committee of the Arthroscopy Association of North America. 

The program allows Foad of Bettendorf to visit several state-of-the-art facilities, learn new techniques and participate in the latest scientific seminars.

While on tour, Foad will present his latest research, including a new technique in arthroscopic biceps tenodesis.

Foad has been practicing as a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon in eastern Iowa for 15 years.

In September 2010, he performed the first knee cartilage transplant in eastern Iowa. He learned about the latest techniques in cartilage transplants at the International Olympic Sports Trauma and Research University Hospital in Oslo, Norway, while completing a fellowship in sports medicine.

Foad also was recently named as president elect of the Iowa Orthopaedic Society.