At the end of the AAOS Business Meetings during the 2012 AAOS Annual Meeting, Daniel J. Berry, MD, introduced the new members of the AAOS Board of Directors. They include the new second-vice president, the new treasurer, two elected at-large members, the recently elected secretaries of the Board of Councilors (BOC) and Board of Specialty Societies (BOS), and a newly appointed Council Chair (nonvoting seat).
Frederick M. Azar, MD
Dr. Azar was just completing his term as treasurer of the AAOS when he was elected second vice-president. “I feel very fortunate to have been given this opportunity to give back to the orthopaedic profession,” said Dr. Azar, who earned his medical degree at Tulane University of Medicine, completed an internship at St. John’s Mercy Medical Center in Missouri, a residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic, and a fellowship in sports medicine at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Ala.
Dr. Azar is the current chief-of-staff of the Campbell Clinic, as well as a professor and director of the sports medicine fellowship program in the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), and the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA), and serves as the team physician for the NBA Memphis Grizzlies.
“Being a part of the Academy’s presidential line means that I will have a voice in directing the focus of the orthopaedic profession,” said Dr. Azar. “Our organization faces many challenges, but these challenges also bring great opportunities, especially in our core mission areas of education, advocacy, patient care, quality, communications, and unity. I look forward to working with other Board members to advance these initiatives.”
Andrew N. Pollak, MD
Dr. Pollak was elected as treasurer-elect in 2011, and assumed the treasurer’s position during the AAOS 2012 Annual Meeting. “This important role as treasurer is both humbling and exciting,” said Dr. Pollak.
A professor of orthopaedics and head of the Division of Orthopaedic Traumatology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Pollak also is associate director of trauma and chief of orthopaedics at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. He received his medical degree from Northwestern University in Chicago, completed a residency in orthopaedics at University Hospitals of Cleveland and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and subsequently completed a fellowship in orthopaedic traumatology at the University of California, Davis Medical Center, in Sacramento, California.
He has been active in the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) and the AOA. Dr. Pollak has previously served as chair of the Board of Specialty Societies and as chair of the AAOS Extremity War Injuries Project Team.
Matthew Dobbs, MD
A pediatric orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Dobbs, is an associate professor of orthopedic surgery at the Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis), a deputy editor for Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, and the head team physician for World Team Tennis in St. Louis. He earned his medical degree and completed his residency at the University of Iowa, followed by a fellowship at Shriners Hospital for Children in St. Louis.
“I’m excited to take on this leadership role because I like having my finger on the pulse and creating positive changes,” said Dr. Dobbs.
Annunziato Amendola, MD
“It’s an honor to be a part of the Academy’s Board of Directors,” said Dr. Amendola, who specializes in sports medicine. A professor of orthopaedic surgery and rehabilitation, with a secondary appointment in the graduate school for physical therapy, he currently holds the John and Kim Callaghan Endowed Chair in Sports Medicine at the University of Iowa. He earned his medical degree and completed orthopaedic residency at the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada.
Dr. Amendola is the recipient of more than 15 awards for his research and papers, including the AOSSM Cabaud Award for Excellence in Basic Science Research, the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Roger Mann and Leonard Goldner Awards, and the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) Achilles Research Award. He has served as a board member for several other medical organizations including the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS), AOSSM, and ISAKOS.
John J. McGraw, MD
Dr. McGraw is in private practice at the Knoxville Orthopaedic Center, Jefferson City (Tenn.) office. A graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine, he completed a surgical internship at Spartanburg (S.C.) General Hospital, and residencies in orthopaedic surgery at University Hospital in Jackson, Miss., and St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis.
For nearly 30 years, Dr. McGraw served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, as a staff orthopaedic surgeon and flight surgeon, rising to the rank of Colonel; he is currently serving a tour in Afghanistan with the Army Reserve. Dr. McGraw is a member of the Tennessee Orthopaedic Society, the Southern Orthopaedic Association, and the American Association for Hip and Knee Surgeons.
David C. Templeman, MD
An associate professor at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Templeman received his medical degree from the University of Iowa, completed his residency at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and went on to a trauma fellowship at the University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento.
He has been an active member of the AAOS, the OTA, and the AOA, as well as his state medical and state orthopaedic societies. Dr. Templeman’s humanitarian efforts are well-known; he has been a volunteer with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders and the Surgical Implant Generation Network for several years.
Kevin J. Bozic, MD, MBA
Chair, Council on Research and Quality
Dr. Bozic is an associate professor and vice chair of the department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of California San Francisco, and Core Faculty for the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies.
He has played an active role in both regional and national healthcare policy initiatives and has held numerous volunteer positions—including a term as member-at-large on the AAOS Board of Directors. Most recently, he chaired the Health Care Systems Committee. He is active in state and specialty societies, including the California Orthopaedic Association, the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, and the American Joint Replacement Registry.
Dr. Bozic received his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He completed his orthopaedic surgical residency training in the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program in Boston, and his fellowship training in Adult Reconstructive Surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.