Alec Cikes, MD

Why did you join AAOS?

AAOS is an excellent source of education, a platform for learning as well as keeping updated in our professional field, not to mention the outstanding networking opportunities the AAOS offers to its Members.

Do you currently volunteer with an AAOS committee? If yes, which one(s)?

I am currently a Member of the AAOS International Committee.

How do you define success?

Follow up on our dreams and achieve our goals.

Who is your biggest inspiration and why?

My Grandfather was a general practitioner. Among other things, he taught me the values of being a doctor, and the dedication we must have to our patients.

What do you love most about AAOS?

The Annual Meeting.

What advice would you give to new members of AAOS?

To see the Academy as a great platform that can help each one of us in our career and achieve professional accomplishments.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself that not many people know?

I played NCAA div 1 football as a wide receiver, and I had a few orthopaedic surgical procedures done during my football years, which made me want to become an orthopaedic surgeon.