December 2003 AAOS Report
Names in the news
The University of Michigan Board of Regents has approved the appointment of James Carpenter, MD, associate professor of orthopaedic surgery, associate director of MedSport and director of surgical services for the University of Michigan Athletic Department, as chair of the of the department of orthopaedic surgery and the first Harold W. and Helen L. Gehring professor of orthopaedic surgery . . . Arthur M. Pappas, MD, longtime Boston Red Sox team doctor and his wife are donating more than $1 million in gifts to Auburn High School in Auburn, Mich., and $300,000 to a community foundation in the city. Dr. Pappas first became involved with the Boston Red Sox in the early 1970, when he brought orthopaedic consultations to the team . . . G. William Woods, MD, was named 2003 "Physician Executive of the Year" by the American College of Medical Practice Executives and the Medical Group Management Association. Dr. Woods is president and CEO of the Fondren Orthopaedic Group in Houston . . . John Hill, MD, who led a fight over physician autonomy at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura, Calif., has been named "Physician of the Year" by the Ventura County Medical Association. John Broms, MD, a retired orthopaedist, won the medical association's community service award for providing free medical care to the poor and uninsured. "I've got a heart for the homeless," Dr. Broms said.