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.
AAHKS is now accepting nominations for five positions on the Board of Directors: 3rd Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and two Members-at-Large. These positions will be filled by election at the AAHKS Business Meeting in November 2016 with the terms of office to commence in March 2017. If you would like to nominate an AAHKS member or yourself (only Fellow members are eligible)… Read More
Past AAHKS President, Mary I. O’Connor, MD has been named the inaugural director of the Musculoskeletal Center at Yale School of Medicine and Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Conn. She has left her position as professor of orthopedic surgery at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and as medical director of the adult reconstructive fellowship at Mayo Clinic… Read More
The Indian Society of Hip & Knee Surgeons (ISHKS) hosted a combined session with AAHKS this week during the ISHKS 9th Annual Congress. Immediate Past President, Brian S. Parsley, MD moderated the session. AAHKS members Harry Rubash, MD, Kenneth A. Gustke, MD, David A. Fisher, MD, Thomas L. Bernasek, MD served on the faculty for the three-day program.… Read More
Jay R. Lieberman, MD took office as the 25th President of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) during the Board of Directors meeting in Las Vegas on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. He assumes leadership of the organization as it prepares to mark its 25th Anniversary at the AAHKS Annual Meeting this November. “I am honored… Read More
AAHKS was well represented at the First Annual Xiangshan International Arthroplasty Summit in Beijing, China last week. Past President, Carlos J. Lavernia, MD, President, Brian S. Parsley, MD, and AAHKS members Scott M. Sporer, MD, Matthew S. Austin, MD, Russell E. Windsor, MD and Henry D. Clarke, MD were among the international faculty presenting, and Michael H. Huo,… Read More
The AAHKS Board of Directors is scheduled to conduct a meeting on Wednesday March 25 at the site of the AAOS Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. In addition to regular Board business, AAHKS President Brian S. Parsley, MD will hand over the reins to First Vice President Jay R. Lieberman, MD who becomes the Association’s 25th President.
Brian S. Parsley, MD, AAHKS President spent his birthday in Guatemala during a Faith in Practice mission trip with his team #426. With a full week of surgeries planned in Antigua, the team spent their time organizing equipment in the operating room, screening patients, and performing surgery. The majority of the Guatemalan population lives in extreme poverty and… Read More
Under the leadership of The Journal of Arthroplasty (JOA) Editor-in Chief William J. Hozack, MD, the editorial team participated in a strategic planning retreat at the publisher’s offices in Philadelphia this week. Participants in the retreat included Assistant Editor-in-Chief John J. Callaghan, MD, Associate Editors Viktor E. Krebs, MD, J. “Bo” Mason, MD, Michael A. Mont, MD, Javad… Read More
AAHKS First Vice President Jay R. Lieberman, MD and Executive Director Mike Zarski, JD attended the two-day American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Symposium for Chief Elected and Chief Executive Officers this week. The Symposium gives incoming leaders the chance to explore their priorities for the year, gain insight on making knowledge-based decisions and come to a common… Read More