The American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) announced that John J. Callaghan, MD is the recipient of the 2020 AOA Distinguished Contributions to Orthopaedics Award. Dr. Callaghan was nominated by peers for his leadership and accomplishments in the specialty. During his acceptance speech on June 10 at the virtual AOA Annual Leadership Meetings, Dr. Callaghan, who is a past president of AAHKS and the current Editor in Chief of the Journal of Arthroplasty, acknowledged the mentors who have advised and guided him along the way. He reflected upon why he decided to spend the time, energy and passion contributing to various organizations across the orthopaedic profession. “The answer is simple,” he explained. “We are privileged to practice in one of the most innovative and dynamic areas of medicine in general and surgery, specifically. To maintain that position and to advance our field even further requires continual pursuit of research and education.” Read more.

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