Daniel K. Guy, MD, FAAOS, named 89th president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

ROSEMONT, Ill. (March 15, 2021)—The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) announced Georgia orthopaedic surgeon Daniel K. Guy, MD, FAAOS, as its new president. Dr. Guy’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.

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“It is an honor to be stepping into the role of president during such a pivotal moment in history, as together, we navigate an ongoing public health crisis, support important social change to remove inequities, and identify solutions to help us overcome hurdles in a value-based healthcare system,” said Dr. Guy. “While orthopaedic surgery is facing several unique challenges, these challenges provide many opportunities to improve the care we provide for our patients. I look forward to working alongside the many dedicated volunteers who continue to ensure the AAOS provides value for our 39,000 members.”

Dr. Guy specializes in hip and shoulder surgery, and sports medicine. He is in private practice at Emory Southern Orthopaedics in LaGrange, Ga., and is on staff at WellStar/West Georgia Health System.

He received his Bachelor of Science from Murray State University in Murray, Ky., and earned both a Master of Science and a Medical Degree from the University of Louisville. Dr. Guy completed his orthopaedic residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. After residency, he completed an A-O fellowship in adult reconstruction at the Inselspital in Bern, Switzerland.

Dr. Guy previously served as first and second vice president for the Academy. He has also been the secretary, chair-elect, and chair of the Board of Councilors of the AAOS, and in those positions, was a member of the AAOS Board of Directors. Additionally, he served on many Academy committees, project teams and work groups, and most recently, chair of the Committee Appointment Program Committee, chair of the Awards Committee, Finance Committee and Advocacy Council. Dr. Guy is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a member of the Alpha Omicron Alpha Medical Honor Society. He is past president and past board member of the Georgia Orthopaedic Society.

“I am pleased to support our organization as we forge ahead with our five-year strategic plan and remain steadfast in building on the successes of my predecessors,” added Dr. Guy.

Dr. Guy enjoys traveling, sports, reading and outdoor activities. He actively participates in his community as team physician to three local high schools and two colleges, and as an elder at First Presbyterian Church in LaGrange, Ga. Dr. Guy and his wife, Jill, have two daughters and three grandchildren.

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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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Deanna Killackey 847-384-4035 630-815-5195 killackey@aaos.org