Awards & Special Announcements

AAOS unveils new strategic direction focused on member experience, quality orthopaedic care and a more strategic, innovative and diverse culture

LAS VEGAS (March 14, 2019)—The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) announced its new five-year strategic plan at the organization’s Annual Meeting this week in Las Vegas. The new plan recognizes that in a rapidly evolving health care environment, the Academy must lead the way to define musculoskeletal care and influence future change for its members, their patients, and the profession.…

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AAOS Launches Analytics Institute for Orthopaedic and Musculoskeletal Care Researchers

Making data available to help improve orthopaedic clinical practices and outcomes


LAS VEGAS
(March 11, 2019)—The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) launched its Registry Analytics Institute—a new resource for clinicians to submit proposals for analytical data that are contained within the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) and to help advance and improve orthopaedic and musculoskeletal care.…

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Kristy L. Weber, MD, named first female president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

LAS VEGAS (March 15, 2019)—Philadelphia orthopaedic surgeon Kristy L. Weber, MD, became the first female president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board of Directors today at the organization’s 2019 Annual Meeting. Her presidency marks the third year of a four-year term of volunteer service, after serving as vice president of the Academy for the previous two years.…

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Daniel K. Guy, MD, named second vice president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

LAS VEGAS (March 15, 2019)—Georgia orthopaedic surgeon Daniel K. Guy, MD, was named second vice president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) Board of Directors at the organization’s 2019 Annual Meeting. His new role is the first in a four-year term of volunteer service that includes his serving as president of the Academy in 2021-22.…

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James R. Ficke, MD, named member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ Board of Directors

LAS VEGAS (March 15, 2019)—Baltimore orthopaedic surgeon James R. Ficke, MD became a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) Board of Directors today at the organization’s 2019 Annual Meeting.

Dr. Ficke is the Robert A. Robinson professor and chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.…

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Robert M. Orfaly, MD, FRCS(C), named chair of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board of Councilors

LAS VEGAS (March 15, 2019)––Portland, Oregon orthopaedic surgeon, Robert M. Orfaly, MD, FRCS(C), became chair of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board of Councilors (BOC) today at the organization’s 2019 Annual Meeting.

The BOC consists of more than 100 members elected by state and regional orthopaedic societies including Puerto Rico, the U.S.…

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Dirk H. Alander, MD, MHA, FACS named chair of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ Board of Specialty Societies

LAS VEGAS (March 15, 2019)—Pennsylvania orthopaedic surgeon, Dirk H. Alander, MD, MHA, FACS, was named chair of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board of Specialty Societies (BOS) today at the organization’s 2019 Annual Meeting.

The BOS brings together the leaders of musculoskeletal societies to address advocacy, continuing medical education, research, and residency and fellowship issues.…

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Captain Dana C. Covey, MD, receives American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ highest leadership honor

LAS VEGAS (March 14, 2019)—The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) today presented the 2019 William W. Tipton, Jr., MD, Leadership Award to retired Navy Captain Dana C. Covey, MD at the Academy’s 2019 Annual Meeting.

The Tipton Leadership Award recognizes Academy members who have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities which have benefitted the orthopaedic community, patients, and/or the American public.…

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Michael L. Parks, MD, receives American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ Diversity Award

LAS VEGAS (March 14, 2019)—In recognition of his dedication to advancing diversity in orthopaedics, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) today presented its 2019 Diversity Award to Michael L. Parks, MD, clinical director of Orthopedic Surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City, during the organization’s 2019 Annual Meeting.…

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Samer Attar, MD, receives highest honor for Humanitarian work from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

LAS VEGAS (March 14, 2019)—Samer Attar, MD, received the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 2019 Humanitarian Award for his extensive medical efforts on behalf of underserved populations across the globe. The Humanitarian Award recognizes living fellows, international and emeritus members of the Academy who have distinguished themselves through outstanding musculoskeletal-related humanitarian activities in the United States or abroad.…

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Kappa Delta Ann Doner Vaughn Award presented to Rick Wright, MD, for more than a decade of research in ACL reconstruction

Graft choice and cause of injury highlighted as significant findings


LAS VEGAS
(March 14, 2019)—The 2019 Kappa Delta Ann Doner Vaughn Award was presented to Rick Wright, MD, and The MARS Group at this year’s Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) for his research studying the issues surrounding poor outcomes of revision anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction.…

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