Matthew P. Abdel, MD, FAAOS, named member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ Board of Directors

ROSEMONT, Ill. (March 30, 2020)—Orthopaedic surgeon Matthew P. Abdel, MD, FAAOS, was named a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) Board of Directors. He will serve the organization in the capacity of a member-at-large under 45 years of age.

Matthew P. Abdel, MD, FAAOS
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Dr. Abdel is a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. His clinical expertise is in primary total hip and knee procedures with an emphasis on revision procedures for the treatment of periprosthetic joint infections, periprosthetic fractures, arthrofibrosis (in the knee), osteolysis (disappearance of bone tissue), and complex reconstructions after oncologic resections. He is also the incoming Chair of the Division of Research for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Mayo Clinic.

Dr. Abdel received his bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in Minneapolis, and his medical degree from University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health in Madison, Wisc. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the Mayo Clinic, followed by an adult hip and knee reconstruction fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Dr. Abdel is the Principal Investigator on an NIH R01 grant and has published over 250 peer-reviewed papers. Most recently, he received The Knee Society Mark B. Coventry 2019 Award and the AAHKS Lawrence D. Dorr 2019 Award.

As an AAOS member, Dr. Abdel serves on the Academy’s Adult Reconstruction ICL Committee. He is also an active member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, The Knee Society, and the Orthopedic Research Society, among other professional organizations.


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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