Christine Pui, MD, FAAOS


Christine Pui, MD, FAAOS

Orthopaedic Surgeon
TRIA Orthopedics
Minneapolis, MN


Why did you join AAOS?
I joined AAOS because I wanted to belong to a group that can make a difference. As the largest organization of orthopaedic surgeons, AAOS has done so much to improve our field of medicine, from providing the educational resources to improve care to advocating for our patients in front of the government. 

How do you define success? 
There are many ways to define success. For me, success is finding happiness and feeling fulfilled in whatever you do, whether it be in your career or your personal/family life. 


Who is your biggest inspiration and why?
I have been fortunate to have too many great mentors throughout my career to name. One such mentor, Kevin Bozic MD, MBA, FAAOS inspired me to follow my interest in hip and knee arthroplasty and health policy. I respect his ability to set goals and work to achieve them. He is a great leader and an inspiring role model and has helped me throughout all the stages of my education and career.


How has the AAOS helped you throughout your career?
AAOS has provided me opportunities to learn and grow, from the opportunity to present research at the annual meeting to connecting with other like-minded surgeons to discuss cases, practice management and ideas for the future. It has provided me with the ability to meet with colleagues and mentors throughout my career as a resident, fellow and now, a practicing surgeon. AAOS also has many educational resources, including the annual meeting, JAAOS and online resources, that have helped me continue to learn about hip and knee arthroplasty and general orthopaedics through my career.


What advice would you give to new members of AAOS?
Take advantage of all the resources that AAOS offers us. Attend meetings and keep and maintain contact with colleagues during your career. They are your best resources as you move ahead in your practice.


Tell us a fun fact about yourself that not many people know?
I was an investment banker focused on technology and medical device companies before I went to medical school.