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American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

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Trinity Health Names Mark I. Froimson, MD to New Position

Mark I. Froimson, MD, Chair of the AAHKS Health Policy Committee, has been appointed to executive vice president, Chief Clinical Officer at Trinity Health in Livonia, Michigan. As CCO, Froimson will lead Trinity Health’s Unified Clinical Organization and all of the associated acute and continuing care clinical activities and initiatives related to patient safety, quality care improvement, patient… Read More

Kevin J. Bozic, MD to Join New Medical School

Kevin J. Bozic, MD, MBA has accepted the position as the Inaugural Chair of Surgery and Perioperative Care at the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Bozic will be involved in developing the first Medical School and Academic Health System to be built from the ground up at a Tier 1 Research University… Read More

This Week’s Featured Committee Report: Finance

The AAHKS Finance Committee presented this report at the AAHKS Annual Meeting. Most significant activities or developments: With current assets totaling over $7 million, AAHKS continues to remain fiscally strong. Over $5.5 million are in reserves; being held in an investment account to be used as needed to further the mission of AAHKS and meet the needs of… Read More

Indian Hip and Knee Society Represented

Dr. Maloney, Dr. Parsley, Dr. Pachore, Dr. Khincha

Founding members of the Indian Society of Hip & Knee Surgeons (ISHKS), Javahir A. Pachore, MD of Ahmedabad and H.P.C. Khincha, MD, FRCS of Bangalore, attended the AAHKS Annual Meeting for the first time. Dr. Pachore is the original founder and past-president of ISHKS, and Dr. Khincha is a founding member and Education Chair. They were invited to attend… Read More

San Francisco Examiner Features Registry Editorial

The San Francisco Examiner published a guest column yesterday, “Inroads made tracking patient progress,” by William J. Maloney, MD, AAHKS Secretary/AJRR Board Chair and AAHKS member Kevin J. Bozic, MD. Dr. Maloney and Dr. Bozic wrote the article in response to another article that ran on November 2 by an orthopaedic surgeon about a lack of registries in… Read More

Board Approves New Membership Criteria

At the AAHKS Board of Directors meeting on Thursday, November 6, 2014, Board members approved changes to the new membership criteria recommended by the Membership Committee: 1)      For Fellow, Associate and Affiliate categories, decrease the number of required references from two to one. 2)      Allow emeritus members to serve as a reference as well as to share with… Read More

Harpal S. Khanuja, MD Receives Humanitarian Award

Dr. Khanuja

The first annual Humanitarian Award was given to Harpal “Paul” S. Khanuja, MD for his humanitarian efforts as the Co-Founder and Medical Director of Operation Walk Maryland. Dr. Khanuja serves as an Assistant Professor, and the Chief of Adult Reconstruction, with the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Operation Walk Maryland is a… Read More

AAHKS Welcomes International Colleagues

AAHKS extended invitations to international medical societies to attend this year’s Annual Meeting. Hip and knee surgeons from 22 countries are attending including Willem van der Merwe, MD, President of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine in South Africa. Dr. van der Merwe first met AAHKS First Vice President, Jay R. Lieberman, MD and… Read More

AJRR Releases First Annual Report on Hip, Knee Data

The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), a multi-stakeholder, not-for-profit organization that optimizes patient outcomes through collection of data on all primary and revision hip and knee replacement procedures in the United States, released its 2013 Annual Report on Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Data at the 2014 AAHKS Annual Meeting. This annual report is the first released by AJRR.… Read More