Embargo for Release: March 11, 2010
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Gregory Mencio, MD, Elected Secretary of
Board of Specialty Societies
NEW ORLEANS—Orthopaedic surgeon Gregory Mencio, MD, of Nashville, Tenn., was elected secretary of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board of Specialty Societies (BOS) at its 2010 Annual Meeting in New Orleans.
Dr. Mencio currently is professor and vice chair of orthopaedics at Vanderbilt Medical Center and chief of pediatric orthpaedics at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hopsital at Vanderbilt in Nashville.
“I look forward to helping the BOS serve as a bridge between the Academy and specialty societies,” said Dr. Mencio. “Together, we can develop solutions to issues that affect our patients and orthopaedic surgeons. My specific priorities include accessible and affordable continuing medical education, increased funding for research and the fellowship match program. The BOS and the Academy must work together to expand communication with orthopaedic residents to make them aware of the countless opportunities within the orthopaedic specialties. This will help foster greater participation in Academy and specialty society endeavors as they become fellows.”
After graduating from Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, N.C., Dr. Mencio completed a general surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh and an orthopaedic residency at Duke University. He then completed a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedics at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center (formerly known as Newington Children’s Hospital) in Hartford, Conn.
In addition to being active in the Academy, Dr. Mencio serves on the Board of Directors of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America and is a member of the American Orthopaedic Association, the American Medical Association and the Southern Orthopaedic Association.
Dr. Mencio has authored more than 40 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters.
He also has been participating in medical mission trips for 20 years, serving as the orthopaedic director for Kids First, Inc. and as the former orthopaedic director of Healing the Children Northeast, Inc.
When not seeing patients, Dr. Mencio enjoys cycling and golf.
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