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The Membership Committee, chaired by Allan K. Mishra, MD, has developed a program to give new members insight on their Academy benefits and encourage their involvement. Academy Ambassadors, identified through the committee appointment process, will be at each table to welcome new members and engage them in conversation.


Published 1/1/2011

Lawrence D. Dorr, MD, to speak at New Members’ Luncheon

At the 2011 AAOS Annual Meeting, Lawrence D. Dorr, MD, will give the welcome address for the Class of 2011 at the New Members’ Luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 16. Designed especially for incoming members and international affiliate members, the New Member Luncheon will be held at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel.

Lawrence D. Dorr, MD

About Dr. Dorr
A world leader in hip and joint replacement surgery and research, Dr. Dorr is medical director of the Dorr Arthritis Institute at Centinela Hospital Medical Center in Inglewood, Calif. His research has aided in the design of widely used orthopaedic implants.

Dr. Dorr has performed more than 4,000 hip and knee replacements in the past decade alone. His career as an orthopaedic surgeon and clinical professor at the University of Southern California and other Los Angeles hospitals and clinics has earned him the reputation as one of the top surgeons and researchers in the field. He lectures internationally and publishes numerous scientific articles each year.

In 1994, Dr. Dorr started Operation Walk, an international mission that brings operating crews to developing countries—as well as to areas of the United States—to perform knee and hip replacements. His team has traveled to Russia, Nepal, China, India, the Philippines, Cuba, Nicaragua, Peru, and beyond—helping more than 850 people and teaching local doctors how to perform the operations. Dr. Dorr received the AAOS 2005 Humanitarian of the Year Award for his work with Operation Walk.

The luncheon is by invitation only. New members and international affiliate members received electronic invitations; seating is limited to those who respond.