American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research

‘AAHKS Business’

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

capitol hill

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

AAHKS Nominee Selected for Dr. Nathan Davis Award

Patrick Conway, MD, MSc, Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality & CMS Chief Medical Officer, has been selected for the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Dr. Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service. AAHKS President William A. Jiranek, MD, nominated Dr. Conway for his career in public service in the federal government. Dr. Jiranek stated that Dr. Conway “uses… Read More

Final AAHKS News for 2016

This issue of AAHKS news will mark the final one for 2016. The AAHKS office will close at Noon on Thursday, December 22 and re-open at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 27. Happy Holidays to you!

AAHKS Membership Update

Welcome New Members At the December Board of Directors meeting on Monday, the last round of new members will be submitted for approval – bringing the total to 567 new AAHKS members for 2016. International membership has increased by 16% including our first member from New Zealand. Renew Membership The new year begins the new membership year, and… Read More

AAOS Call for Committee Applications

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) currently has 12 vacancies on its Adult Reconstruction Hip Program Committee and seven vacancies on its Adult Reconstruction Knee Program Committee. Committee members are responsible for grading abstracts and symposium applications and serving as paper session moderators and critical evaluators at the Annual Meeting. Applicants must be AAOS fellows and submit… Read More

AMA News from Dr. Tanner, AAHKS Delegate

Edward C. Tanner, MD represented AAHKS at the AMA House of Delegates during their Interim Meeting in Orlando, Fla. last month. AMA President Andrew W. Gurman, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon from Pennsylvania, addressed the Orthopaedic Section Council about the recent presidential election and ensuring a voice within the new administration. Recommendations were made in the Board of Trustees… Read More