Alan S. Hilibrand, MD, MBA, named treasurer of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
LAS VEGAS (March 15, 2019)—Philadelphia-area orthopaedic surgeon Alan S. Hilibrand, MD, MBA, was named treasurer of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) at the organization’s 2019 Annual Meeting.
The AAOS treasurer serves as chair (and is one of three voting members) of the Academy’s Finance Committee. The committee oversees the finances and fiscal health of the Academy, which has more than 38,000 members.
Dr. Hilibrand specializes in spine surgery and has been recognized as one of the country’s top doctors and spine surgeons. He is the vice chairman of academic affairs and faculty development for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, the Joseph and Marie Field professor of spinal surgery, and professor of orthopaedic surgery and neurological surgery at the Rothman Institute and the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, both in Philadelphia. Additionally, Dr. Hilibrand is also the co-director of Spinal Surgery and director of the Spine Fellowship at the Rothman Institute.
Dr. Hilibrand earned his bachelor’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts and his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and a spine and spinal cord injury fellowship with Dr. Henry Bohlman at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He recently earned his MBA from Temple University’s Fox School of Business.
Dr. Hilibrand has served in numerous leadership roles over his 18 years volunteering with AAOS. He currently serves as a mentor for the Academy’s Leadership Fellow Program, having participated as a fellow in the Class of 2005. Most recently, Dr. Hilibrand served as chair of the Communications Cabinet and as an AAOS Board of Specialty Societies Presidential Line representative for the Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS). He also has served as a deputy editor for The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (2009-2014), and as a member of the Continuing Medical Education (CME) Courses Committee (2011- 2014).
In addition to serving in these roles, Dr. Hilibrand served on the American Orthopaedic Association Board of Directors from 2008-2014. He also served as the president of CSRS in 2014-2015, and served on the Board of Directors of the North American Spine Society as the chair of continuing medical education and as the chair of its Advocacy Council.
With more than 39,000 members, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is the world’s largest medical association of musculoskeletal specialists. The AAOS is the trusted leader in advancing musculoskeletal health. It provides the highest quality, most comprehensive education to help orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals at every career level best treat patients in their daily practices. The AAOS is the source for information on bone and joint conditions, treatments and related musculoskeletal health care issues and it leads the health care discussion on advancing quality.
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