The Board of Directors of the Patellofemoral Foundation were honored to present the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award to Vicente Sanchis-Alfonso MD PhD.  Dr. Sanchis-Alfonso works at the Hospital Arnau de Vilanova in Valencia, Spain. Prior recipients of the award, Drs. Elizabeth Arendt and Alan Merchant, attended the celebration luncheon to honor their peer.

Dr. Sanchis-Alfonso was introduced by PFF board president, John Fulkerson MD who summarized his career work and significant accomplishments. The attendees were then treated to a heartfelt and poignant speech that was highlighted by an incredible accounting of dates and events that defined his career  passion for the patellofemoral joint. He mentioned that he still owns and cherishes his first communication from Dr. Fulkerson!