The AAOS in Q1: 5 developments


From naming new leadership to elevating political candidates, here's what the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons did in the first quarter of 2022: 

1. The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons on March 24 named Felix "Buddy" Savoie III, MD, as its 90th president and selected its board leaders for the 2022-23 term.

2. Keith Feder, MD; Cato Laurencin, MD, PhD, and Andew Gurman, MD, were honored by the AAOS.

3. The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons developed a program aiming to standardize residency education. The Resident Orthopaedic Core Knowledge Program is designed to provide a baseline of core foundational knowledge. A pilot program was completed in 2021.

4. The political action committee of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons endorsed Al Olszewski, MD, who is running as a Republican for the Western Montana congressional district.

5. The American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons joined in filing an amicus brief supporting the American Medical Association and the American Hospital Association's lawsuit challenging the implementation of the No Surprises Act. 

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