Thomas S. Muzzonigro, MD, FAAOS, named chair of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ Board of Councilors

ROSEMONT, Ill. (March 30, 2020)—Pittsburgh orthopaedic surgeon Thomas S. Muzzonigro, MD, FAAOS, was named chair of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) Board of Councilors (BOC).

The BOC consists of more than 100 members elected by state and regional orthopaedic societies including Puerto Rico, the U.S. military, Canada and four regional societies. The BOC serves as an advisory body to the AAOS Board of Directors, Councils, Cabinet and Committees. The BOC also manages the Academy’s relations with state and regional orthopaedic societies and conducts a wide range of programs to strengthen and support the societies.

Thomas S. Muzzonigro, MD, FAAOS
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Dr. Muzzonigro specializes in hip and knee reconstruction and practices at Tri Rivers Musculoskeletal Centers in Pittsburgh. He serves as the director of medical education and is the medical director of orthopaedics and rehabilitation at Butler Health System in Butler, Pa.

Dr. Muzzonigro received his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, N.Y. He completed his internship in general surgery and residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where he also served as a clinical instructor in orthopaedics. Dr. Muzzonigro has written numerous articles on orthopaedic topics, including sports medicine, the opioid crisis and gene therapy for arthritis. He also has lectured on health education and serves as a lead orthopaedic surgeon for Operation Walk Pittsburgh, a volunteer organization dedicated to providing the gift of mobility to patients in need across Central America.

Prior to his appointment as chair of the BOC, Dr. Muzzonigro served on the AAOS’ Communications Cabinet and is the past president of the Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society.


About the AAOS
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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