At the end of the AAOS Business Meetings during the 2013 AAOS Annual Meeting, Joshua J. Jacobs, MD, introduced the new members of the AAOS Board of Directors. They include the new second vice-president, 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).
After earning his bachelors degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio, Dr. Teuscher completed an internship and residency at the Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston. He is a decorated Army veteran, having served in combat Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, and is the recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal and Distinguished Honor Graduate Flight Surgeon Wings. After 13 years of military service, Dr. Teuscher entered the private practice of orthopaedic surgery with a specialty interest in sports medicine.
Dr. Teuscher has long been an active member of the AAOS and is concluding his seventh year on the Board of Councilors. He represented the BOC on the AAOS Board of Directors from 2009 until 2012.
A 2004 AAOS Leadership Fellow, he has chaired the Committee on Professional Liability and the Advocacy Resource Committee, and has served on each of the three AAOS Councils on Advocacy, Education, and Research and Quality. A presenter, moderator and chairman of numerous symposium and ICLs at Annual Meetings, Fall Leadership Meetings and National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference, he has lead and served on multiple ad hoc and project teams over the past decade.
In his home state of Texas, Dr. Teuscher is extremely active in advocacy and government service. He is a founding member of the Texas Orthopaedic Foundation and the former president of the Texas Orthopaedic Association. He currently is a member of the Texas Medical Association Board of Trustees, their House of Delegates, and the Texas Delegation to the AMA. He has been appointed to and currently serves on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as well as the Board of the State Bar of Texas, having previously served as the Vice-Chair of the Texas Youth Commission and as a member of the Governor’s Tax Reform Commission. He plans to use his experience in legislation, litigation and regulation to help AAOS advocate for our patients and practices, and the research and education that drives the quality and value outcomes for the next generation.
Dr. Milbrandt completed his residency in orthopaedics at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center and continued his training at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas, where he specialized in pediatric orthopaedics. He is very interested in the translational basic science of pediatric orthopaedic conditions.
Dr. Milbrandt is a member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA), the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). He has been a long-time, active member of the Academy, previously serving as chair of the Resident, Candidate and Fellow Committee.
Dr. Millbrandt’s involvement with residents will also help shape his term on the AAOS Board of Directors. “I want to increase the input from residents in the Academy,” he said.
Dr. Bosco specializes in sports medicine, specifically knee, shoulder, and elbow surgery. He is the vice chairman of clinical affairs in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at NYU/Hospital for Joint Diseases.
A graduate of Union College with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, Dr. Bosco earned his medical degree from the University of Vermont. He completed an internship in general surgery and a residency in orthopaedics at the University of North Carolina Hospital in Chapel Hill, N.C.
Dr. Halsey has extensive previous experience on the AAOS Board of Directors, having served for 3 years as a member of the BOC leadership line and an additional 3 years as chair of the Council on Advocacy. He has since also served as chair of the AAOS BOS Health Policy Committee and chair of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) Health Policy and Practice Committee.
He led the Board Project Teams charged with the development of the AAOS programs for Professional Compliance and Orthopaedic Office Practice Management, and has served as national spokesperson for health policy matters and practice management. As a faculty member of the Institute for Healthcare Communication, Dr. Halsey has a passion for continuous quality improvement in the area of physician-patient communications.
A graduate of Middlebury College, Dr. Halsey received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He completed his orthopaedic residency and an internship in general surgery at the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont.
A graduate of Rice University with a BA in biology, Dr. Mansfield went on to receive his medical degree from the Baylor College of Medicine, where he also served his internship and orthopaedic residency. He completed a fellowship in orthopaedic sports medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York.
Dr. Mansfield is a strong advocate for orthopaedics, believing that “unless we in medicine actively engage in the political process, we will be left by the wayside.” He encourages physicians to become engaged early in their careers because, he says, “political acumen, like the practice of medicine, is a skill best honed over time after early exposure.”
Dr. Barber is affiliated with the Kaiser Oakland Medical Center (Oakland, Calif.), where he is Associate Physician in Chief with responsibility for the operating room, and graduate medical education.
Dr. Barber has long been interested in advocacy activities, having previously served on the AAOS Board of Directors from the Board of Councilors. He most recently chaired the AAOS Electronic Medical Records Project team and has served on the Health Care Systems Committee and the Patient Safety Committee. He has been the orthopaedic national representative to the National Committee on Quality Assurance, which oversees quality in health plans.
His interests extend to the business side of medicine as well. He has experience with digital imaging, electronic medical records, operating room efficiencies, and negotiating contracts. He helped establish the Kaiser Permanente Total Joint Registry, and serves on the Board of the American Joint Replacement Registry.
This article adapted from the Daily Edition, AAOS Now, March 22, 2013.