American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research


Dr. Greg Brown Joins Olympia Orthopaedics Associates

On October 6, AAHKS member, Gregory A. Brown, MD joined Olympia Orthopaedics Associates in Olympia, Washington. In addition to working in the surgical team, he will be applying his expertise in evaluating patient reported outcomes in an effort to improve quality of care. Dr. Brown is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology… Read More

SwiftPath™ Appoints New CIO

AAHKS member and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Chairman at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Ira H. Kirschenbaum, MD, has been appointed Chief Information Officer of the SwiftPath joint replacement program. He is responsible for strategy and deployment of cloud-based solutions for SwiftPath – a service organization that develops protocols, strategies, and programs focused on outpatient hip and knee replacement. SwiftPath… Read More

Jonathan K. Salava, MD Returns to Marshall University

After completing his residency at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine in Huntington, West Virginia and his fellowship at OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee in Charlotte, North Carolina, Dr. Jonathan K. Salava has returned to the university as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as well as the Chief of Hip Arthroplasty and… Read More

New Appointment for Gennaro Pipino, MD

AAHKS member, Gennaro Pipino, MD of Bologna, Italy, has been appointed to Director of the University Education Centre, Clinical Unit, and Scientific Research in Orthopaedics at Universita’ in Lugano, Switzerland. Dr. Pipino is the chief and full professor of the Orthopedic Department and has been with the university for 10 years.

B. Sonny Bal, MD Appointed Amedica Chairman

CNN reported this week that Amedica Corporation board of directors elected AAHKS member, B. Sonny Bal, MD as its new chairman of the board of directors. Dr. Bal is a member of the Health Policy Committee. Full story.

Brett Perricelli, MD Appointed Orthopedic Surgery Chief

AAHKS emerging leader, Brett Perricelli, MD, has been appointed as Chief, Section of Orthopedic Surgery at St. Clair Hospital in Pittsburgh. He is responsible for all professional and administrative activities within the section including quality/performance improvement, general supervision over clinical work and credentialing. After attending the AAHKS Leadership Retreat in January, Dr. Perricelli said, “I am excited to… Read More

Member Promotions

AAHKS congratulates the following members on their new professional roles: Jose A. Rodriguez, MD, Vice Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital/NorthShore LIJ Dr. Rodriguez has been with Lenox Hill Hospital since 1995, and was recently appointed Vice Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery where he is responsible for administrative and academic duties in the department and hospital. Read more.… Read More

AAHKS Member Named Orthopaedic Surgery Chair at UAMS

C. Lowry Barnes, M.D. has been named chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) effective August 1. He will hold the Carl L. Nelson, M.D., Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Barnes has been a UAMS professor of orthopaedics for the past three years while he continued his private practice.… Read More

AAHKS Members Among Those Inducted to AOA

AAHKS would like to congratulate the following members of the American Orthopaedic Association Membership Class of 2013. These members were recognized during a ceremony at the AOA meeting in Monteal, Canada: Thomas C. Barber, MD Oakland, CA Jeffery A. Geller, MD New York, NY Jason E. Lang, MD Winston-Salem, NC Robert S. Namba, MD Irvine, CA