Elizabeth G. Matzkin, MD, MS named member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ Board of Directors
NEW ORLEANS, La. (March 9, 2018)–Boston orthopaedic surgeon Elizabeth G. Matzkin, MD, MS became a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board of Directors today at the organization’s 2018 Annual Meeting.
Dr. Matzkin is an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at Harvard Medical School and the chief of women’s sports medicine and surgical director of women’s musculoskeletal health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. She specializes in providing care and the prevention of sports injuries, including minimally invasive arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery, cartilage and ligament repair and joint preservation.
Dr. Matzkin received her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Hobart & William Smith Colleges in Geneva, N.Y. She received her master’s degree in applied physiology from The Chicago Medical School and attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Matzkin completed her internship and residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu, followed by a fellowship in orthopaedic shoulder and sports medicine at Duke University in Durham, N.C.
Dr. Matzkin is a former team physician for Duke University men’s football team and the men’s and women’s basketball teams. She currently serves as a team physician for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, U.S. Paralympics Soccer Team, U.S. Women’s National Hockey Team and is the head team physician of Stonehill College.
Dr. Matzkin has been actively involved with the AAOS for more than 11 years and currently serves as chair of the Women’s Health Advisory Board. She previously also served on the Communications Cabinet and the Guidelines Work Group for the Non-Surgical Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Knee Dr. Matzkin participated in the Leadership Fellows Program as both a mentor and a fellow (Class of ‘12 and ‘17) respectively, and held other numerous volunteer leadership positions within the Academy.
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