American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research

‘AAHKS Leadership’

Dr. Jiranek Speaks to Becker’s

Becker’s Spine Review – Orthopedic Practice Management published an interview with AAHKS President William A. Jiranek, MD, FACS that provided some insight into his views on education, advocacy and the future of health care. Full story.

William A. Jiranek, MD, FACS Takes Office as AAHKS President

Dr. Lieberman and Dr. Jiranek

On March 2, 2016, William A. Jiranek, MD, FACS took office as the 26th President of AAHKS during the Board of Directors meeting in Orlando. Dr. Jiranek is Chief of Adult Reconstruction in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chief of Musculoskeletal Health in the Neuro-skeletal Center for Health and Performance and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Virginia Commonwealth… Read More

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.