Joseph A. Bosco III, MD, named 88th president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

ROSEMONT, Ill. (March 30, 2020)—The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) announced Joseph A. Bosco III, MD, FAAOS, as its new president today. Dr. Bosco’s new role is the third in a four-year term of volunteer service, after serving as a vice president of the Academy for the previous two years.

Joseph A. Bosco III, MD, FAAOS
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In his acceptance speech, Dr. Bosco said, “I am privileged to be named president of an organization that is dedicated to advancing the quality of orthopaedic care and of a profession that is working to improve the musculoskeletal health of our patients. I remain just as humbled by, and dedicated to, the Academy’s mission as I was when I joined 30 years ago.”

Dr. Bosco is Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at NYU Langone Health. He specializes in sports medicine and knee surgery. His research interests include healthcare policy and quality. He has lectured and published extensively on these topics.

Dr. Bosco was raised in upstate New York and earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Union College in Schenectady, New York and attended the Larner College of Medicine at University of Vermont in Burlington. He completed an internship in general surgery and a residency in orthopaedics at The University of North Carolina Medical Center in Chapel Hill, N.C., and completed his fellowship in adult reconstructive surgery at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

“My predecessor, Dr. Kristy Weber (the Academy’s immediate past president) provided transformational leadership in increasing the diversity of our profession. She highlighted the importance of embracing racial, gender and ethnic diversity in order to better our culture and provide higher quality patient care,” added Dr. Bosco. “As president of the Academy, I look forward to continuing this path, as well as strengthening the Academy’s leadership development program to help foster continued excellence among future Academy leaders. I am committed to serving as a strong voice and dedicated advocate for orthopaedic surgeons and patients on the pressing healthcare issues that confront our nation.”

Dr. Bosco has been a long-time active member of the AAOS and was elected to the Academy’s Board of Directors as a member-at-large in 2013. He began his Academy service as a member of the Sports Medicine Evaluation Committee and was a member of the 2005 Leadership Fellows Program. He previously chaired the Annual Meeting Committee and served as the President of the Board of the Orthopedic Learning Center. Dr. Bosco’s primary occupation is serving as father to his two teenage sons, Jack and Thomas. When not attending their sporting events or musical theater performances, you can find him skiing, mountain climbing or reading in his library.

Read more about Dr. Bosco here.

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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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