AAOS Now, July 2014
Avoid Contempt Prior to Investigation
Recently, several lists have been posted on the Internet and in print concerning monies paid to physicians, including orthopaedists. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted total Medicare payments, Medscape posted its 2014 “Physician Compensation Report,” medical device companies have been posting payments for several years, and “Sunshine Act” payments will soon be posted as well. The amount of compensation paid to different specialists is the most innocuous list.
Pat on the Back...
James P. Bradley, MD, recipient of the 2014 Outstanding NFL Team Physician of the Year Jerry “Hawk” Rhea Award. Craig A. Butler, MD, and Kimberly J. Templeton, MD, appointed AAOS representatives to the National Quality Forum. Joshua T. Carothers, MD, awarded the Hip Society’s 2014 British Traveling Fellowship. Jeffrey S. Fischgrund, MD, appointed the first Harry N. Herkowitz, MD, Distinguished Chair in Orthopaedics at Beaumont Health System. Freddie H.
MORE Award Winners Honored
The Academy celebrated another year of excellence in reporting on bone and joint health-related news stories at the 2014 Media Orthopaedic Reporting Excellence (MORE) Awards. The awards recognize the efforts of journalists who further the public’s understanding of orthopaedic-related health issues. Winners were invited to attend the National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference (NOLC) for an awards banquet on May 1, 2014, in Washington, D.C.
Fellows Elect 2015 Nominating Committee
The members of the 2015 AAOS Nominating Committee have been identified. At its March meeting, the AAOS Board of Directors appointed the chair of the 2015 Nominating Committee and in May, the AAOS fellowship elected its six members. The 2015 Nominating Committee members are as follows: Daniel J. Berry, MD (Minn.), Chair Annunziato (Ned) Amendola, MD (Iowa) Kevin J. Bozic, MD (Calif.) Amy L. Ladd, MD (Calif.) Vincent D. Pellegrini Jr, MD (S. C.
Developing a New Strategic Plan
In March 2013, the AAOS Board of Directors appointed a Strategic Planning Project Team, which I chaired. We were charged with developing and documenting the AAOS’ future strategic direction in a new multiyear strategic plan, “Vision 20/20.” We adopted the following strategies for achieving our charges: Assess current and anticipated forces of change on the environment.
Make-over Planned for AAOS.org
It’s been nearly 8 years since the current design of the AAOS website—www.aaos.org—was adopted. In web technology time, that places the website somewhere in the Middle Ages. Although the website has had some minor facelifts over the years (most recently in 2012) (Fig. 1), the basic design has remained unchanged—fairly static and text heavy, functional but not intuitive, useable but not necessarily user- or mobile device-friendly. All that is about to change.
Orthopaedist Rides with Civil War Cavalry
“Civil War reenactments are very moving events,” said David V. Mungo, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon who practices at Alliance Community Hospital in Alliance, Ohio. “When you see the soldiers marching, smell the gun powder filling the air, and feel the ground shaking as the horses charge, it gives you a real appreciation for what our forefathers did during the Civil War.” For more than a decade, Dr.
Life Comes Full-Circle for Orthopaedic Surgeon from Ghana
Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, MD, will soon fulfill a long-awaited dream. Having built a career as an expert in spine reconstruction and the treatment of scoliosis and kyphosis at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City, Dr. Boachie-Adjei will leave the United States and return to his homeland of Ghana.
Frank D. Bates, MD May 23, 2011 Yarmouth, Maine Blair Rice Behringer, MD Dec. 11, 2013 Huntsville, Ala. John Cunningham Brothers, MD Nov. 9, 2013 Nashville, Tenn. J.B.V. Butler, MD Aug. 19, 2013 Bend, Ore. Bennett D. Cotten Jr, MD Sept. 24, 2013 Albany, Ga. James R. Degge, MD Feb. 20, 2014 Eugene, Ore. John M. Fenlin Jr, MD May 11, 2014 Philadelphia John B. Fenning, MD Feb. 18, 2014 Fort Myers, Fla. Maxwell P. Fonda, MD Dec. 22, 2013 Palm Desert, Calif.