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American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research

‘AAHKS Business’

AMA House of Delegates Begins

AAHKS Delegate Chris Dangles, MD and Alternate Ted Tanner, MD are headed to Chicago this weekend to represent AAHKS in the American Medical Association’s Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates. Among the many scheduled events, AAHKS will participate in the Orthopaedic Caucus and the Federation CEO Meeting. We will also host a booth along with TJR residents… Read More

Has Your Membership Expired?

The AAHKS Membership Department would like to thank the vast majority of AAHKS members who have renewed their memberships for 2017. Because we are at the half-year point, membership and subscriptions to the JOA have expired for those who have not yet paid 2017 dues. In order to reinstate membership, receive the JOA and to register for the… Read More

JOA Editors Set Policy and Goals

A Journal of Arthroplasty (JOA) editors retreat took place this week under the leadership of Editor-in-Chief John J. Callaghan, MD in Rosemont, Ill. Dr. Callaghan was joined by Assistant Editor-in-Chief Michael A. Mont, MD and Associate Editors David J. Backstein, MD, Viktor E. Krebs, MD, J. Bohannon Mason, MD and Michael J. Taunton MD. The editors discussed various… Read More

Tom Price Meets with AAHKS in DC

A leadership delegation from AAHKS met with Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price, MD and his health policy counselor in Washington, DC this week to discuss pertinent health care topics. AAHKS President Mark I. Froimson, MD, MBA, Immediate Past President William A. Jiranek, MD, FACS, AAHKS First Vice President Craig J. Della Valle, MD, Advocacy Council… Read More

Welcome New Board Members

New AAHKS Board Members took office at the AAHKS Board Meeting on March 15. Michael P. Bolognesi, MD is Second Vice President, and C. Lowry Barnes, MD is Third Vice president. Gregory G. Polkowski, MD is serving as Secretary; Ryan M. Nunley, MD is serving as Treasurer; J. Bohannon Mason, MD and R. Michael Meneghini, MD join the… Read More

Mark I. Froimson, MD Takes Office as AAHKS President

On March 15, 2017, Mark I. Froimson, MD, MBA took office as the 27th President of AAHKS during the Board of Directors meeting in San Diego. Dr. Froimson is Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer for Trinity Health – a nationwide, non-profit health care system. He formerly served as President and CEO of Euclid Hospital, a Cleveland… Read More

Welcome Chiara Rodgers to AAHKS Staff

AAHKS is pleased to welcome a new AAHKS employee, Chiara Rodgers, MPH, CCRC, who started this week as Research Manager. Chiara’s professional experience includes work in clinical research at the University of Chicago and Northwestern University as well as patient care work in the Neonatal ICU at Northwestern. Chiara will be responsible for coordinating multicenter research projects on… Read More

Dr. Patrick Conway, Receives AMA’s Dr. Nathan Davis Award

Dr. Patrick Conway

AAHKS nominee, Patrick Conway, MD, MSc, Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Chief Medical Officer, received the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Dr. Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service. In a ceremony on February 28, 2017 in Washington, D.C., the AMA presented Dr. Conway with the award for his work… Read More

AAHKS Influencing the AMA

As AAHKS continues to make great strides in membership growth, in order to best serve the arthroplasty subspecialty, we must continue to be represented in all facets of the house of medicine – including the AMA. Through our orthopaedic representation, we make the AMA a better organization. Currently AAHKS maintains our influence in the AMA through: A delegate and… Read More

AAHKS Leaders Meet with Congress

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More than 40 Members of the AAHKS Board of Directors, Committee Chairs and staff are in Washington, D. C. to communicate AAHKS’ advocacy agenda to Congress. After hearing from Danielle Steele, Health Policy Counsel to the Energy & Commerce Subcommittee Chairman Michael Burgress (R-TX) and Philo Hall of Epstein Becker & Green about CMMI, they headed to Capitol Hill.… Read More