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American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research

‘AAHKS Leadership’

Dr. Halsey Named AAOS 2nd Vice President

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) selected AAHKS member David A. Halsey, MD as Second Vice President after serving as Chair of the Board of Specialty Societies for AAOS. At the AAHKS Board of Directors meeting on March 3, 2016, he stepped down from the AAHKS Second Vice President position. “Although I am looking forward to helping lead the… Read More

Bring Case Questions to Spring Meeting Breakfast

Attendees of the AAHKS First Annual Spring Meeting taking place this month will have the opportunity to get case-related questions answered in an informal setting with faculty and peers over breakfast. The meeting takes place March 31-April 2 in Washington, DC. Attendance is limited to 200. Register and make hotel reservations today. Objectives Analyze total hip and knee arthroplasty… Read More

Dr. Fehring Awarded OREF Research Grant

The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) announced today it has awarded a $500,000 research grant to Thomas K. Fehring, MD of the OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee Center and OrthoCarolina Research Institute, Charlotte, N.C. Dr. Fehring served as AAHKS president from 2013-2014. The OREF Clinical Research Grant in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Infection provides funding for clinical research… Read More

AAHKS Leadership meets with CMS Staff

Jay R. Lieberman, MD, AAHKS President, and Richard Iorio, MD, Health Policy Council Chair traveled to Baltimore this week to meet with CMS. Working with our advocacy firm Epstein Becker & Green, AAHKS leaders along with Executive Director, Michael J. Zarski, JD and Advocacy and International Activities Director, Joshua Kerr discussed the development of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment… Read More

Alexander P. Sah, MD Selected as Leadership Fellow

Dr. Sah

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has selected AAHKS member, Alexander P. Sah, MD, for the 2016-2017 Leadership Fellows Program (LFP). The LFP combines didactic and experiential leadership training with an ongoing mentoring program. Dr. Sah is the Director of the Outpatient Joint Replacement Program and Co-Director of the Institute for Joint Restoration and Research at Washington… Read More

AAHKS Hosts Patient Reported Outcomes Summit

Summit group

On August 31, 2015 AAHKS convened the AAHKS Quality and Patient Safety Summit on total joint arthroplasty in Baltimore, Maryland. Representatives from orthopaedic organizations (the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, The Hip Society, The Knee Society, and the American Joint Replacement Registry), joined AAHKS and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Yale-New Haven Health Services Corporation… Read More

What to Consider when Pursuing Orthopaedic Surgery

The AAHKS delegate to the AMA, Christopher J. Dangles, MD, recently took part in the AMA Wire’s “Shadow Me” Specialty Series that offers a glimpse to medical students about what a physician’s life is like in their specialty. Dr. Dangles talks about what a typical week is like and what physicians in training should know about when pursuing… Read More

Board Meets This Weekend

The AAHKS Board of Directors meets this weekend for their annual retreat and meeting in Rosemont, Illinois. Under the leadership of AAHKS President, Jay R. Lieberman, MD, the Board will conduct a strategic planning session to review the AAHKS mission, establish goals, identify objectives, and set strategies for the coming 3 years.

AAHKS AMA Delegate Chairs Reference Committee

Dr. Lewis

Courtland G. Lewis, MD completed six years of service representing AAHKS in the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates this week. Our delegate’s leadership and reputation led to Dr. Lewis being appointed to Chair of the AMA Reference Committee G, which handles resolutions and reports related to medical practice. Dr. Lewis is Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at Hartford… Read More

AAHKS Past President Addresses Multicultural Issues

AAHKS Past President Carlos J. Lavernia, MD, FAAOS, was featured in the Latin Post article “Multicultural Communities Resistant to Orthopedic Surgery.” Dr. Lavernia addressed the cultural issues that may explain why Latino and African-American patients receive orthopaedic surgeries later than others. Dr Lavernia is Medical Director of The Center For Advanced Orthopedics at Larkin University in South Miami, FL. Full Story.