AAOS Board Takes Professional Compliance Actions

At its meeting on Sept. 21, 2013, the Board of Directors of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) considered two grievances filed under the AAOS Professional Compliance Program. After considering the information presented and upon recommendation of the Grievance Hearing Panel of the Committee on Professionalism, the Board took the following professional compliance actions.

Barry J. Waldman, MD
Baltimore, Md.
Censure

On Sept. 20, 2012, a grievance was filed against Barry J. Waldman, MD, alleging violations of the Standards of Professionalism for Orthopaedic Expert Opinion and Testimony, Mandatory Standard No. 11 (“An orthopaedic surgeon who provides oral or written medical testimony or expert opinions shall accurately represent his or her credentials, qualifications, experience, or background”).

The grievance arose from statements made by Dr. Waldman in a deposition as an expert witness for the plaintiff in a medical liability lawsuit. The grievance was not related to the medical opinion and testimony of Dr. Waldman, but alleged that he misrepresented his credentials by failing to disclose disciplinary action against his license to practice medicine.

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