John T. Gill, MD, FAAOS


Published 3/8/2024

John T. Gill, MD, and Sean Tabaie, MD, MS, MBA, Named as New AAOS Board Members

AAOS appointed new members-at-large to its Board of Directors: John T. Gill, MD, FAAOS, and Sean Tabaie, MD, MS, MBA, FAAOS. They will assume their positions following the AAOS 2024 Annual Meeting.

John T. Gill, MD, FAAOS
Sean Tabaie, MD, MS, MBA, FAAOS

John T. Gill, MD, FAAOS
Among Dr. Gill’s many AAOS volunteer positions, he served as chairman of the Political Action Committee of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (OrthoPAC) for 8 years. He chaired the AAOS Board of Councilors and Advocacy Resource Committee, in addition to serving on the Nominating Committee, Advocacy Council, and Research and Quality Council.

Dr. Gill’s impact on government policy affecting the orthopaedic field has been extensive. Year after year, he has been integral to educating and lobbying members of Congress about issues such as physician reimbursement, patients’ access to care, quality, and research. He maintains focus on generating surgeon involvement in the legislative process through the OrthoPAC, the only nonpartisan PAC dedicated solely to representing orthopaedic surgeons on the federal level.

In his home state of Texas, Dr. Gill was president of the Texas Orthopaedic Association and a delegate to the American Medical Association’s House of Delegates representing the Texas Medical Association. An active volunteer in his community, he has been team physician for more than 20 years for the Dallas Independent School District, one of the largest school districts in Texas.

Dr. Gill specializes in knee surgery and sports medicine. In private practice for 35 years at Dallas Sports Medicine, he has been recognized as one of the top 25 knee surgeons in the country by Becker’s Healthcare. He holds a medical degree from University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, completed residency at University of Texas Southwestern and Affiliated Hospitals, and completed fellowship in sports medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

Sean Tabaie, MD, MS, MBA, FAAOS
Sean Tabaie, MD, MS, MBA, FAAOS, is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., and will serve as a member-at-large under age 45.

Dr. Tabaie is the co-chair of diversity, equity, and inclusion for the Joseph E. Robert Jr Center for Surgical Care at Children’s National Hospital. He also fosters diversity, equity, and inclusion on a national level as diversity liaison for the American Orthopaedic Association. In this role, he leads conference symposia and research collaborations that raise awareness of disparities in the orthopaedic surgery profession and in healthcare delivery to minority patients with musculoskeletal conditions.

Prior to his position on the AAOS Board of Directors, Dr. Tabaie served on the Research Committee and the Neuromuscular Quality, Safety, and Value Committee for the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, in addition to the American Orthopaedic Association’s Emerging Leaders Program. Dr. Tabaie has completed Level 3 of the AAOS Leadership Institute and recently served on the Pediatrics Instructional Course Committee.

Dr. Tabaie focuses on neuromuscular disorders, cerebral palsy, limb reconstruction, and trauma in children and adolescents. He has served at Children’s National Hospital for 7 years and is also assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery and pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C. Internationally recognized for his research and clinical leadership, he has published his work in more than 50 publications in the past 2 years.

Dr. Tabaie earned his medical degree from Chicago Medical School, then completed orthopaedic surgery training at Saint Louis University Hospital and fellowship at Shriners Children’s Northern California/University of California, Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. His commitment to excellence led him to a second fellowship at Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, where he furthered his skills in treating children with complex limb deformities.