Six orthopaedic surgeons took their places on the AAOS Board of Directors during the 2016 Annual Meeting in Orlando, and an orthopaedist was also appointed to serve as a council chair. They were introduced to the fellowship at that time; here's your opportunity to meet them.
Vermont orthopaedic surgeon David A. Halsey, MD, became second vice-president of the AAOS. The new role is the first in a 3-year term of volunteer service that concludes with Dr. Halsey serving as president of the Academy in 2018-2019.
He is a professor at the University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington, Vt., and director of the University of Vermont Medical Center Adult Reconstruction Service. Prior to joining the full-time academic faculty in the University of Vermont Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Dr. Halsey was in a small group practice for 18 years in the Upper Valley region of Vermont and New Hampshire. He earned a bachelor's degree from Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vt., and a medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey—Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He completed a general surgery internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Vermont.
Dr. Halsey has served in a myriad of leadership roles across 15 different councils and committees throughout 20 years of volunteering for the AAOS, including two terms on the Board of Directors. He has also served as chair of the Board of Specialty Societies (BOS) and the Board of Councilors (BOC), chair of the Council on Advocacy, and as a board member of the Orthopaedic Political Action Committee. In addition, he has served as an officer in the presidential line of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.
Seattle orthopaedic surgeon M. Bradford Henley, MD, MBA, is the new treasurer of the AAOS Board of Directors. Dr. Henley is professor of orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine at the University of Washington Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. He graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor's degree in molecular and cellular biology, a master of business administration degree, and a medical degree. He completed a general surgery internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas, and a fellowship in traumatic and reconstructive orthopaedic surgery at the Technical University of Munich in Germany.
He previously served 3 years on the Board of Directors in the leadership line of the BOS, and volunteered in various capacities with the Coding, Coverage, and Reimbursement Committee. He also served as both the past president and treasurer of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association.
St. Louis orthopaedic surgeon Robert H. Brophy, MD, a new member-at-large, is an associate professor of sports medicine in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where he earned his medical degree. He graduated from Stanford University with a bachelor's degree in economics as well as a bachelor's degree in electronic engineering, and a master's degree in industrial engineering. He completed an internship and residency in orthopaedic surgery, along with a fellowship in sports medicine and shoulder surgery, at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.
Dr. Brophy has served on numerous committees for the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the American Orthopaedic Association, and the Orthopaedic Research Society. He also sat on the editorial board for the American Journal of Sports Medicine. He was a team physician for the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League prior to the team's recent move to Los Angeles.
Delaware orthopaedic surgeon Brian J. Galinat, MD, MBA, became a member-at-large. Dr. Galinat is chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and lead of the Musculoskeletal Service Line at Christiana Care Health System in Wilmington, Del. He is a clinical assistant professor at the Thomas Jefferson University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in Philadelphia.
After graduating from Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Va., with a bachelor's degree, Dr. Galinat earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Va. He completed an orthopaedic residency at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and a fellowship in shoulder surgery and sports medicine at the Hospital for Special Surgery. He earned his master of business administration degree at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Dr. Galinat previously served on the Board of Councilors for 6 years. He also served on the Coding, Coverage, and Reimbursement Committee for 7 years. He is the first member of the Board of Directors from the state of Delaware.
Amy L. Ladd, MD, of California, became the new BOS secretary. She is a professor of orthopaedic surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine, where she is also vice-chair of academic affairs in the department of orthopaedics. In addition, she serves as chief of the Chase Hand & Upper Limb Center and assistant dean for medical school advising.
She received a bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College, and a medical degree from the State University of New York Upstate Medical Center. Dr. Ladd completed an orthopaedic surgery internship at Pacific Medical Center Seattle, followed by an orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and a hand surgery fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard University Medical School. She also completed a hand surgery fellowship at L'Institut de la Main in Paris, France.
In addition to serving in leadership roles at the AAOS—including being a member of the 2015 Nominating Committee and the Diversity Advisory Board—Dr. Ladd has served as president of the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society, and as a board member of the Perry Outreach Initiative as well as the California Orthopaedic Association.
Basil R. Besh, MD, became the new BOS Secretary. He is the medical director of FORM Hand, Wrist & Elbow Institute, as well as Precision Surgicenter, both in Fremont, Calif., where he is in solo practice.
Dr. Besh earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the Columbia University School of Engineering, and a medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed a surgery internship at New York University, followed by an orthopaedic surgery residency and fellowship in hand surgery at New York University—Hospital for Joint Diseases.
Dr. Besh currently serves in the leadership line of the BOC. In addition, he serves in leadership positions in other orthopaedic organizations, such as the Western Orthopaedic Association and the California Orthopaedic Association.
Council on Research and Quality Chair
New Hampshire orthopaedic surgeon David Jevsevar, MD, MBA, became chair of the Council on Research and Quality. Dr. Jevsevar is the chair of the Department of Orthopaedics and regional vice-president of orthopaedics at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, and the Geisel School of Medicine in Hanover, N.H.
He earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa., and a medical degree from the Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. He completed a general surgery internship at the Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh (now the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Mercy), a fellowship in biomechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass., and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and an orthopaedic surgical residency at Tufts University Affiliated Hospitals in Boston. He also holds a master of business administration degree from Auburn University in Auburn, Ala.
Dr. Jevsevar previously served as chair of the Committee on Evidence-Based Quality and Value and as a member of the Council on Research and Quality. He also has years of experience working and presenting within the AAOS Orthopaedic Quality Institute.