Gwo-Chin Lee, MD, FAAOS


Published 12/20/2023

AAOS Names Gwo-Chin Lee, MD, as the Next Editor-in-chief of JAAOS Global Research & Reviews®

AAOS announced Gwo-Chin Lee, MD, FAAOS, as the new editor-in-chief of the Journal of the AAOS Global Research & Reviews® (JAAOS Global). Dr. Lee began in August as editor-in-chief designee and will begin fully overseeing the publication Jan. 1, 2024. He is currently a professor of orthopaedic surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City.

Dr. Lee received his bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Stanford University in California and his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency training at the Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education in Rochester, Minn., and his fellowship in adult reconstruction at the Insall Scott Kelly Institute in New York City.

Dr. Lee specializes in hip and knee reconstruction at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, where he incorporates the use of advanced techniques and technologies and uses an individualized approach for each patient.

“The Journal of the AAOS® (JAAOS®) and more recently JAAOS Global have always been excellent resources for orthopaedic surgeons at various stages of their careers,” Dr. Lee said. “The caliber of high-quality, peer-reviewed content is unmatched, as it provides well-researched, topical, clinical, and balanced information on relevant topics affecting our daily practices. As a reader, contributor, and most recently deputy editor, [I have found that] JAAOS and JAAOS Global articles have been an invaluable asset for critical thinking and development of questions for my ongoing research projects and my clinical practice. I am honored to be appointed to this prestigious position by my peers and AAOS.”

Throughout his career, Dr. Lee has published extensively and given lectures in orthopaedics both nationally and internationally. Prior to joining Hospital for Special Surgery, he was a professor of orthopaedic surgery and served as director of the adult reconstruction fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Dr. Lee is the recipient of several orthopaedic research awards, including the Mayo Clinic Faculty Research Award and the Mayo Clinic Coventry Clinical Research Award. He was also honored with the Best of AAOS Adult Hip Reconstruction Hip Award in 2016 and an AAOS Achievement Award in 2017.

Highly involved in professional organizations, Dr. Lee holds positions in the Insall Club, the Knee Society, the Hip Society, the American Orthopaedic Association, and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. Among other AAOS volunteer positions, Dr. Lee served as a member of the AAOS Adult Reconstruction Hip Program Committee; a member of the AAOS Hip, Knee, and Adult Reconstruction Evaluation Committee; and a moderator and instructor at past AAOS Annual Meetings.

“We are all indebted to Dr. Fischgrund for his tireless efforts in making JAAOS Global what it is today,” Dr. Lee said of current JAAOS Global Editor-in-chief Jeffrey S. Fischgrund, MD, FAAOS. “The journal has increased in visibility and popularity among U.S.-based surgeons and institutions, and I would like to continue that positive momentum.”

Of his plans for the future of JAAOS Global, Dr. Lee said, “We are all part of a global orthopaedic community, and I would like to increase contributions from our international colleagues so that we can exchange ideas and techniques and grow together in learning and research.”