The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons named Daniel Guy, MD, its 2021-22 president March 15.
Dr. Guy, a Georgia-based orthopedic surgeon, spent the last two years as vice president of the academy. He is in private practice with Emory Southern Orthopaedics in LaGrange, Ga.
"It's an honor to be stepping into the role of president during such a pivotal moment in history, as together, we navigate an ongoing public health crisis, support important social change to remove inequities, and identify solutions to help us overcome hurdles in a value-based healthcare system," Dr. Guy said in a news release.
In his new role, Dr. Guy will lead the 39,000-member organization and oversee its five-year strategic plan for advocacy, partnerships and technology modernization, which began in 2019. He is a past president and board member of the Georgia Orthopaedic Society.
He earned his medical degree from the University of Louisville (Ky.) School of Medicine and completed his orthopedic residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Dr. Guy also completed the AO fellowship in adult reconstruction in Bern, Switzerland.