Adam Albaba, MD

Why did you join AAOS?

Joining AAOS is like joining a family; we share the same experience, it helps improve our knowledge, and they stay up to date with latest surgical techniques and updated medical knowledge.

How do you define success?

Success, in my mind, is defined by knowing that the choices I made, the words that I say, and the actions that I take are helping others to lead better lives. Always look for the better, never give up, and always be helpful and caring for patients and their families.

Who is your biggest inspiration and why?

To be honest, instead of looking for role models, I try to become one, this is my inspiration. I would love to be an inspiration for people around me and colleagues at work. I want to try my best each day, be attentive to the needs of my colleagues, the patients and their families, enjoy my time in work, and bring some positive energy to the team. I constantly work on my skills and knowledge, learning new things. There are no limits to inspiration.

What do you love most about AAOS?

The Annual Meeting and keeping all of us up to date. I love to hear all the issues, problems, and/or experiences of other physicians so that we continue to learn and grow from their experiences.

What advice would you give to new members of AAOS?

Trust this organization and read all the information on the website and watch all the latest videos that show new techniques in orthopaedic surgery.

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

When I came to the states, I became an eBay “number one seller” and built a company before I went back and finished my Fellowship training. I also volunteer for the Southeastern Elite Combat for martial arts as their volunteer sports physician.