New Report on Surgeon-Industry Relationships Available

Orthopaedic Institute of Medicine Report includes 16 recommendations

The American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) and the Orthopaedic Institute of Medicine (OIOM) have released a report on Surgeon-Industry Relationships in the Discipline of Orthopaedic Surgery. The report is the result of 22 months of study by an OIOM Task Force and includes 16 recommendations. The full report appeared in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery–American (July 16) and is available on the AOA website (

The OIOM Task Force was chaired by G. Paul De Rosa, MD, and included both orthopaedic surgeons and others representing a variety of perspectives, training, and experience. Task force members included Robert L. Barrack, MD; Jonathan P. Braman, MD; Nancy M. Cummings, MD; Edward N. Hanley Jr, MD; and E. Anthony Rankin, MD, as well as surgeon-ethicist Peter Angelos, MD, PhD; cardiologist Robert Califf, MD; attorney David Hyman, JD; pathologist David Korn, MD; former industry representative Stephen Peoples, VMD; and Susan Roberts, PhD.

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