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Daniel W. White, MD, Elected to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board of Directors
NEW ORLEANS—Orthopaedic surgeon Daniel W. White, MD, LTC, MC, was elected to the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) at its 2010 Annual Meeting in New Orleans.
“As a military physician, I hope to bring a unique perspective to the leadership,” said Dr. White. “I am humbled and honored to be a member of the AAOS Board of Directors.”
Dr. White currently serves as the chief of orthopaedic surgery and rehabilitation services at Evans Army Community Hospital in Fort Carson, Colo. He earned his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md., and completed an internship and orthopaedic residency at the Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Wash.
After residency, Dr. White deployed to Iraq where he spent 13 months on a surgical team in Baghdad. He earned numerous awards and military decorations, including a Bronze Star Medal and a Meritorious Service Medal. Upon his return to the U.S., Dr. White continued his training with a sports medicine fellowship at Keller Army Hospital in West Point, N.Y.
As the current president of the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons (SOMOS), Dr. White anticipates his new position on the AAOS Board of Directors will bring even greater collaboration between the two organizations. “I hope this opportunity will help foster new ideas on how to meet the needs of the members in both organizations, such as exchanging ideas on civilian and military orthopaedic trauma. This type of collaboration will ultimately strengthen our specialty and also greatly benefit the patients we serve.”
Dr. White is active in several other professional societies, including the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the American Orthopaedic Association and the Hawaii Orthopaedic Association.
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