Ashley Bee Anderson, MD, LT, MC, USN

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Why did you join AAOS?

I joined the AAOS for professional collaboration, research, mentorship, and evidence based clinical practice guidance.

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

Yes, the Resident Assembly and Resident Research Committee.

How do you define success?

Success is an ongoing process, not an isolated event.

Who is your biggest inspiration and why?

My parents, family, friends, coaches, professors, Dr. Richard J. Hawkins, and the staff at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, especially Drs. Benjamin Kyle Potter, Jonathan A. Forsberg, and Jonathan F. Dickens. Each has taught me perseverance, grit, patience, and humility.  

What do you love most about AAOS?

The AAOS core values promote a community focused on providing excellent patient care through evidenced based medical, innovation, and interprofessional collaboration.

What advice would you give to new members of AAOS?

"Iron sharpens iron, as one man sharpens another." Therefore, early on, begin weaving a network of mentors that push and support you.

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

I once worked as a bicycle mechanic.