Why did you join AAOS?
I was privileged to join AAOS as a Fellow in 1989. It is, in my opinion, the best organization among the medical specialties for both education and certification of its Members.
How do you define success?
Success is creating a goal, however lofty, and achieving it through hard work and ethical behavior.
Who is your biggest inspiration and why?
My biggest inspiration was my mentor and friend, Arthur F. Terry, MD, FAAOS. He taught me to persevere, maintain honesty and integrity despite the hardships of my practice, and to balance my life between my god, my family, and my vocation.
What do you love most about AAOS?
I love AAOS because of its emphasis on continuing education and its worldwide influence on Orthopedic Surgery. As I said above, it is the best medical organization in existence.
What advice would you give to new members of AAOS?
My advice to new Members would be to set your goal as high as you can imagine. Don't limit yourself. I have seen so much advancement in orthopaedics in my lifetime, I can only imagine what our successors will accomplish.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself that not many people know?
A fun fact that is not well known is that I had a hole-in-one last year, during the COVID-19 Pandemic, on April Fools Day! (April 1, 2020). None of my friends or my Club Pro believed me until my playing partners verified it under prolonged, intense scrutiny.