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American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research

‘AAHKS Leadership’

Call for Nominations to AAHKS Board Positions

The AAHKS Nominating Committee has put out a call for nominations to the following positions: Third Vice President (1) Member-at-Large (2) All nominations must hold Fellow membership status with AAHKS. Nominate yourself by Friday, August 24, 2018 by emailing a statement of interest and attaching a CV to aahksstaff@aahks.org. If you are nominating a colleague, please send the name,… Read More

AAHKS Represented at Latin American Meeting

ELCC 2018

AAHKS First Vice President, Michael P. Bolognesi, MD, The Knee Society Third Vice President, Robert T. Trousdale, MD and AAHKS International Committee Chair, Rafael J. Sierra, MD attending the Latin American Meeting of Hip and Knee Surgeons (ELCCR) orthopaedic conference in Cartagena, Colombia last week. The conference was hosted by the Colombian Society of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology… Read More

AAHKS Creates New Committee – Young Arthroplasty Group

Thanks to the work of several new arthroplasty physicians and guidance by AAHKS leadership, the Young Arthroplasty Group Committee has been created and populated. The committee, which is charged with “connecting young arthroplasty surgeons – less than 5 years in practice – in order to promote collaboration and young surgeon activity within AAHKS, with particular focus on research,… Read More

New AAHKS President, Board Members Take Office

On Wednesday, March 7, 2018, Craig J. Della Valle, MD took office as the 28th President of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) during the AAHKS Board of Directors meeting in New Orleans. Dr. Della Valle is the Aaron G. Rosenberg Endowed Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Chief of the Section of Adult Reconstruction at… Read More

“Chick” Yates Receives AAHKS Presidential Award

Chick Yates and Mark Froimson

Adolph “Chick” J. Yates, Jr., MD received the 2017 AAHKS Presidential Award for his outstanding service to AAHKS on Saturday, November 4, 2017 during the 2017 AAHKS Annual Meeting. AAHKS President, Mark I. Froimson, MD, MBA, cited Dr. Yates’ tireless, behind-the-scenes work for AAHKS in the quality, performance measures and advocacy arenas that earned him the award. He… Read More

Health Policy Fellowship: Apply Now

AAHKS Health Policy Fellows report that the experience provides them with the opportunity to engage with legislators on issues important to hip and knee surgeons and also to receive mentoring from AAHKS leaders. This part-time fellowship can be integrated into a full-time practice or training program. If you would like to learn about health policy and actively participate… Read More

Board Focuses on Strategy

The AAHKS Board of Directors retreat that took place last week focused on strategic issues. Facilitated by Jim Meffert of Tecker International, Board members learned best practices to apply strategy in the core areas of the AAHKS mission: education, advocacy and research. Board members also conducted a review of and provided direction to staff on the AAHKS strategic… 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