AAOS Now, December 2012
Taking the Measure of Your Dues
John R. Tongue, MD The AAOS is continually increasing the value of your membership with new programs and initiatives that address your needs. Although these programs have cost roughly $16 million over the past 10 years, as can be seen in the table that accompanies the “Treasurer’s Report—2012” on page 42.
Pat on the Back
New officers and board members for the North American Spine Society (NASS): Charles A. Mick, MD, president; William C. Watters III, MD, first vice-president; Heidi Prather, DO, second vice-president; F. Todd Wetzel, MD, secretary; Christopher M. Bono, MD, treasurer; Michael H. Heggeness, MD, PhD, immediate past president; Daniel Resnick, MD; Charles A. Reitman, MD; Zoher Ghogawala, MD; William Mitchell, MD; Christopher Standaert, MD; Christopher P. Kauffman, MD,; John G.
Mahmoud Elnokrashi Ibrahim Bakr Oct. 12, 2012 Cairo, Egypt William R. Barton, MD Nov. 4, 2012 Wheeling, W. Va Ivar W. Birkeland Jr, MD June 24, 2012 Seattle Irvin Cahen, MD August 1993 Sun Valley, Idaho William J. Callison, MD May 11, 2008 Asheville, N.C. Nathan Canter, MD Rochester, N.Y. James B. Dalton Jr, MD Richmond, Va. Marvin H. Dubansky, MD May 16, 2007 Cumming, Iowa Samuel H. Fraerman, MD June 2, 2012 Highland Park, Ill. Zachary B.
AAOS Board Takes Professional Compliance Actions
At its meeting on Sept. 22, 2012, the Board of Directors of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) considered the following compliance matters not related to the AAOS Standards of Professionalism and took the actions indicated. Barry R. Maron, MD Albuquerque, N.M. Expelled In August 2011, Dr. Maron entered into a Stipulated Order with the New Mexico Medical Board to permanently surrender his license to practice medicine in the interest of public safety and welfare. Dr.
AEEF Seeks New Projects for Funding
The AAOS Education Enhancement Fund (AEEF) Governance Committee is seeking new project ideas for development and funding. The AEEF supports innovative orthopaedic educational programs and projects that engage and benefit AAOS members. The AEEF Governance Committee monitors the investment of funds and approves funding proposals for projects.
Treasurer’s Report—December 2012
The bylaws of the AAOS direct the Finance Committee to “manage, supervise and control the financial affairs” of the organization. As your treasurer, I serve as chair of the Finance Committee; Daniel J. Berry, MD, immediate past president, and Joshua J. Jacobs, MD, first vice-president, are the other voting members of the committee. Other participants in Finance Committee meetings include John R. Tongue, MD, AAOS president; Frederick M. Azar, MD, second vice-president; Karen L.
New Leadership Fellows Announced
Selected by the Leadership Development Committee, the Leadership Fellows Program (LFP) class of 2013–2014 consists of 10 new LFP fellows chosen from 56 applicants. Established in December 2001, the LFP is a 1-year program that identifies future leaders and prepares them to assume roles of responsibility within AAOS. The LFP combines didactic leadership training with an ongoing mentoring program that matches the participants with an established leader within the orthopaedic community.
Orthopaedic Surgeon Takes to the Skies for Good Cause
A dedicated orthopaedic surgeon, Peter E. Rork, MD, is also passionate about aviation and dogs. He started flying as a teenager and worked his way through medical school as a sightseeing and charter tour pilot and flight instructor. “I always planned to incorporate flying into my practice,” said Dr. Rork, the longest-practicing orthopaedic surgeon in Jackson Hole, Wyo.
“Decide to Drive” Goes on the Road
If you’re a teenager, how do you tell drivers—your friends, your parents, or others—that they need to focus on the road? This fall and winter, the “Decide to Drive” campaign, a partnership between the AAOS and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (Auto Alliance), is visiting high schools across the country to provide teens with the tools to do just that—start and continue the life- and limb-saving conversation on the dangers of distracted driving. The first program took place Oct.
From Crayon Drawings to Blueprint Designs
More than 60 children from the area surrounding the Auburn-Gresham neighborhood let their imaginations soar during the Safe and Accessible Playground Design Day event at Faith Community of Saint Sabina. Children drew the playground of their dreams with crayons and markers in hand. The playground will become a reality on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, when hundreds of AAOS members and community volunteers to build a playground in just one day.