Herb Alexander, MD, FAAOS

AAOS Committee(s) or Council(s) you currently volunteer with:

Judiciary Committee

Why did you choose orthopaedics as your specialty?

Having sustained four fractures in sports activities as a child and teenager piqued my interest in orthopaedics. It was a natural choice since I knew at an early age that I wanted to be a surgeon. I figured it was probably better to learn orthopaedic surgery through training rather than continuing to personally endure orthopaedic injuries!

Why do you volunteer with AAOS?

Volunteering for the AAOS is one more way to give back.

What advice would you give an AAOS member who is considering applying for an open volunteer position?

Just do it. Pick an area that you're passionate about.