In Memoriam: Richard H. Rothman, MD, PhD

The orthopaedic community this week was saddened to learn of the passing of Richard H. Rothman, MD, PhD. Dr. Rothman was a founding member of AAHKS and served as President from 1998-1999. He had a resounding impact in the field of hip and knee arthroplasty and a...

Joint Replacement Pioneer Dies at 82

Jorge O. Galante, MD died in his home on Sanibel Island in Florida on February 9, 2017. Dr. Galante was a founding member of AAHKS – joining when the association started in 1991. According to his obituary in the Chicago Tribune, Galante revolutionized the field...

In Memoriam: Robert W. Bucholz, MD

As we prepare to head to Dallas for the Annual Meeting, we note the passing earlier this year of Dallas-based AAHKS member and past AAOS President, Robert W. Bucholz, MD. The prominent surgeon and medical educator will be missed. Read Dr. Bucholz’s memorial in AAOS...

Knee Replacement Pioneer Dies at 82

Frank Gunston, MD of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada passed away on February 16, 2016. He is credited with inventing the first artificial knee in 1963. Dr. Gunston worked as an associate of Sir John Charnley, MD through a traveling hip arthroplasty fellowship at...

In Memoriam: Orthopaedic Surgeon, Humanitarian

Founder and Executive Director of Medicus Christi, Ltd., Joe Marotta, MD passed away suddenly at his home on Monday February 8 at age 57. Dr. Marotta’s organization is featured on the AAHKS Humanitarian Organizations page. Dr. Marotta became especially interested in...

In Memoriam: Tyrone D. Artz, MD

It is with sadness that we report the death of AAHKS member Tyrone D. Artz, MD on March 10, 2015. Our deepest sympathy is extended to his wife, family, friends, colleagues and patients. Dr. Artz was a 20-year member of AAHKS and the founder of the Kansas Orthopaedic...
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