AAOS Now, April 2016
E. Anthony Rankin, MD, Receives Diversity Award
When arrived at his first AAOS Annual Meeting in 1967, he found only two African-American orthopaedists in attendance. Back then, there were only about 10 board-certified African-American orthopaedic surgeons practicing in the United States. Spurred on by this lack of diversity, Dr. Rankin—who became the Academy's first African-American president in 2008—chose to devote a significant portion of his time and energy to making orthopaedics a more inclusive specialty.