Published 7/1/2015

Fellows Elect 2016 Nominating Committee

In May, the AAOS fellowship elected the following six members of the 2016 Nominating Committee, and the AAOS Board of Directors appointed the chair at its meeting in March:

  • John R. Tongue, MD (Ore.), Chair
  • Timothy J. Bray, MD (Nev.)
  • Lawrence D. Dorr, MD (Calif.)
  • Thomas A. Einhorn, MD (N.Y.)
  • John T. Gill, MD (Texas)
  • Richard F. Kyle, MD (Minn.)
  • Thomas P. Sculco, MD (N.Y.)
  • Ann E. Van Heest, MD (Minn.), (alternate member)

Of the 23,802 active, inactive, and emeritus fellows who are eligible to vote and can be contacted, 2,930 (12.3 percent) cast valid ballots. The 2016 Nominating Committee will present its slate of nominees to the fellowship by Nov. 4, 2015, 120 days prior to the business meeting at the 2016 Annual Meeting. The 2016 Nominating Committee will present a slate of candidates for the following positions:

  • Second vice-president
  • Treasurer
  • Board member-at-large (age 45 or older on March 3, 2016)
  • Board member-at-large (younger than age 45 on March 3, 2016)
  • Member, AAOS National Membership Committee
  • Four nominees, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)

The 2016 Nominating Committee is actively soliciting suggestions for individuals who might serve in these positions. Please prepare your recommendations, along with a paragraph on your candidates and why you believe they are uniquely qualified for the positions for which you are nominating them. Send this information to John R. Tongue, MD, Chair, 2016 Nominating Committee, c/o AAOS Office of General Counsel, 9400 West Higgins Road, Rosemont, Ill. 60018-4202. Candidates will be asked to provide other materials as a condition for consideration, including an abbreviated curriculum vitae (CV) and information regarding their relationships with industry.