Koki Abe, MD

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Koki Abe, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Yokohama City University, Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Why did you join AAOS?
I joined the AAOS because it is a great group for orthopedic surgeons and provides very useful knowledge in training. This large group has prominent experts from all over the world, and they not only share their knowledge, but they also share their educational content, not only surgical knowledge, but also advanced efforts related to research.

How do you define success?
My definition of success is to make not only myself but also those involved happy. This is true in the treatment of my patients, but also in the field of research, where I hope that the research I am involved in will help someone in some way.

Who is your biggest inspiration and why?
My greatest inspiration is my peers in the same group. In my orthopaedic group, we have the opportunity to share so much in research as well as improving surgical techniques. Also, the variety of ideas and the way my supervisors implement them makes me strongly want to be like them.


How has the AAOS helped you throughout your career?
In terms of knowledge, the educational resources provided by AAOS have been very helpful. Orthopaedic Video Theater, ResStudy, and JAAOS articles have given me a lot of knowledge. In addition, the interaction and diverse discussions with many members at the Annual Meeting provide me with a good stimulus for myself.


What advice would you give to new members of AAOS?
There is a lot of educational content available, and the material should be fully utilized. In particular, attending conferences can be very stimulating.


Tell us a fun fact about yourself that not many people know?
I am an expert on digital gadgets and electronics, and I sometimes consult with colleagues and others on their purchases.