Amy L. Ladd, MD, named chair of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ Board of Specialty Societies
NEW ORLEANS, La. (March 9, 2018)–California orthopaedic surgeon Amy L. Ladd, MD, became the chair of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board of Specialty Societies (BOS) today at the organization’s 2018 Annual Meeting. She was elected to serve in the BOS leadership line two years ago.
The BOS brings together the leaders of musculoskeletal societies to address advocacy, continuing medical education, research, and residency and fellowship issues. It also serves as an advisory entity to the AAOS Board of Directors and promotes unity and collaboration between specialty societies and the Academy.
Dr. Ladd specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery. She is a professor and chief of the Robert A. Chase Hand and Upper Limb Center at Stanford University Medical Center in Palo Alto, Calif., and the chief of the Children’s Hand Clinic at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. She also is vice-chair of academic affairs for the Department Orthopaedics and assistant dean for medical student advising at Stanford.
Dr. Ladd received her medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. She completed orthopaedic residency at the University of Rochester, followed by the Harvard Combined Hand Surgery Fellowship. She also was a fellow at L’Institut de la Main in Paris, France prior to joining the Stanford University faculty in 1990.
Dr. Ladd has been actively involved with AAOS for more than 20 years, first serving while a resident on the Committee on Candidate Member Services, and more recently as a member of the Diversity Advisory Board, Council on Advocacy, and Executive Committee of the Political Action Committee. She has also served on the Nominating Committee of the Board of Directors.
She holds eight patents and trademarks for innovation that span treatment for wrist fractures, thumb arthritis and promote musculoskeletal health awareness.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
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