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Published 3/25/2022

AAOS Names Two New Council Chairs

AAOS has announced the two new chairs of the AAOS Education Council and the AAOS Research and Quality Council. Andrew H. Schmidt, MD, FAAOS, a Minneapolis orthopaedic surgeon, is the new chair of the Education Council, and New Hampshire orthopaedic surgeon David S. Jevsevar, MD, MBA, FAAOS, has been named chair of the Research and Quality Council. Drs. Schmidt and Jevsevar will assume their new positions following the AAOS 2022 Annual Meeting.

David S. Jevsevar, MD, MBA, FAAOS
Andrew H. Schmidt, MD, FAAOS

About Dr. Schmidt and the Education Council

The AAOS Education Council provides oversight and decision-making for the Academy’s education portfolio, which is developed in accordance with essential policies and standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.

A professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr. Schmidt has chaired the department of orthopaedic surgery at Hennepin Healthcare since 2014. On national and global levels, he has advanced faculty and student education that helped shape clinical practices.

Dr. Schmidt’s clinical expertise focuses on musculoskeletal trauma and adult reconstruction surgery. His research involved acute compartment syndrome, prevention of musculoskeletal infection, periprosthetic fractures, and hip fractures. His scientific findings have been published in international journals, and he has lectured throughout the world.

Dr. Schmidt has been active in establishing standards and educational programming for the Maintenance of Certification for orthopaedic surgeons to learn and improve throughout their careers. He has held numerous leadership roles with AAOS committees during his more than 20 years of volunteering for the organization, including as a member of the Board of Councilors and most recently chair of the Annual Meeting Committee. Dr. Schmidt was president of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) from 2013 to 2014 and has cochaired the former Extremities War Injuries Symposium, of which AAOS was a founding organization.

Dedicated to advancing orthopaedic science, he also serves as a peer reviewer for several orthopaedic journals, including the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, Journal of Knee Surgery, and Journal of Orthopaedic Research. He is deputy editor for OTA International Journal.

Dr. Schmidt holds a medical degree from University of California, San Diego and a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from University of Colorado, Boulder. He completed residency and internship at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland.

About Dr. Jevsevar and the Research and Quality Council

The AAOS Research and Quality Council advances the application of scientific knowledge to improve the safety and effectiveness of musculoskeletal care. The council educates AAOS fellowship, the public, and public policymakers regarding clinical practice, regulatory affairs, standards, biologics, patient safety, occupational health, and other related areas of importance in orthopaedic care.

Combining medical and business acumen, Dr. Jevsevar is dedicated to high-quality, safe, high-value orthopaedic care. In addition to clinical excellence in hip and knee arthroplasty, he has worked to raise the standards in value-based orthopaedic medicine for most of his career. These efforts have included assessing evidence-based care, program and care pathway development, quality, performance improvement, and clinical and patient-reported outcomes.

Dr. Jevsevar recently became chief executive officer of OrthoVirginia. Previously, he was chair of the department of orthopaedics at Dartmouth- Hitchcock Medical Center and associate professor of orthopaedics at the Geisel School of Medicine. He is also a member of the Orthopaedic Consultant Committee for Leapfrog Group and past member of committees on inpatient outcomes and orthopaedic institutional rankings for the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The breadth and depth of his leadership and involvement across AAOS have already made a significant impact on orthopaedic care. Most recently, he served as chair of the Committee on Devices, Biologics, and Technology, as well as the Knee Osteoarthritis Clinical Practice Guidelines Work Group, and he was a member of the Registry Oversight Committee and Bylaws Committee. In addition, he previously chaired the Committee on Evidence-based Quality and Value.

Integrating academic and clinical aspects of quality and safety, Dr. Jevsevar has published hundreds of peer-reviewed articles and presented throughout the nation to help medical professionals raise the bar in orthopaedic care.

Dr. Jevsevar received his medical degree from Georgetown University, a master of business administration from Auburn University, and a bachelor of science in biology from Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa.