"The Most Common Foot and Ankle Problems" is the topic that will be discussed during the first program in the Medicine 2011 lecture series at Norwalk Hospital on Tuesday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. in the Richard S. Perkin Auditorium of Norwalk Hospital.

Dr. Jay Kleeman of Wilton, an orthopaedic surgeon with Coastal Orthopaedics and an expert in foot and ankle surgery, is the featured speaker.

He will discuss the prevention and treatment of common conditions, including ankle sprains, ankle fractures, metatarsal fractures, Achilles tendonitis, Achilles tendon rupture, plantar fasciitis and heel pain, flat feet, bunions, hammertoes and Morton's Neuroma.

Following the program, there will be a question and answer session.

An undergraduate of Dartmouth College, Kleeman received his M.D. degree at the University of Connecticut and then completed his orthopaedic residency at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. He was awarded a Fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery at The Union Memorial Hospital. He joined the practice of Coastal Orthopaedics, with offices in Norwalk, Darien and Westport, in 2000. He is a member of the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society, the Connecticut Orthopedic Society, the Connecticut State Medical Society, the Fairfield County Medical Society and the Norwalk Medical Society.

Kleeman has volunteered in Norwalk Hospital community outreach efforts and is a frequent guest on Norwalk Hospital's Health Talk television program.

Medicine 2011 is presented by the Mmedical staff of the hospital as a community service.

For more information, call the Norwalk Hospital Community Relations Department at 203-852-2250.