AAOS names Dr. Kristy Weber second vice president — 5 things to know

Written by Megan Wood | March 17, 2017 | Print  |

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons named Kristy L. Weber, MD, the board of directors' second vice president during the annual meeting in San Diego on March 17, 2017.

Here are five things to know:

 

1. Dating back more than 15 years, Dr. Weber has been active in advancing the orthopedic field. She chaired the academy's council on research and quality as well as served on the following organizations' board of directors:

 

• AAOS
• American Orthopaedic Association
• Orthopaedic Research Society
• Musculoskeletal Tumor Society
• Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society
• Connective Tissue Oncology Society.

 

2. She serves as the orthopedic oncology chief at Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

 

3. She also is the director of Penn's Abramson Cancer Center's Sarcoma Program.

 

4. Specializing in the treatment of bone and soft tissue tumors, Dr. Weber utilizes complex limb salvage techniques around the hip, knee, shoulder and pelvis.

 

5. Dr. Weber completed her orthopedic oncology research/clinical fellowship at Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic.

 

"It is both an honor and a privilege to have an opportunity to serve in this AAOS leadership role," said Dr. Weber. "I look forward to shaping and guiding current and future Academy priorities, and serving members to ensure the most high quality care for our patients."

 

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