February 2003 AAOS Report

Names in the news

Richard E. Grant, MD, has been elected president of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS). He is the first African American to serve in this post in the ABOS' 68-year history . . . The New England Orthopaedic Society has elected a new slate of officers. They are Thomas P. Goss, MD, president; William P. Rix, MD, president-elect; William E. Munsinger, MD, secretary; and John A. Bradford, MD, treasurer . . . The Western Orthopaedic Association elected a new slate of officers. They are Kent A. Reinker, MD, president; Blair C. Filler, MD, first vice president; Richard J. Haynes, MD, second vice president; Lawrence R. Housman, MD, secretary; and Robert C. Schenek Jr., MD, treasurer/historian . . . The Cervical Spine Research Society elected new officers at its 30th annual meeting held in Miami Beach, Fla., Dec. 5-7, 2002 under the leadership of Paul A. Anderson, MD, outgoing president. New board members are Paul R. Cooper, MD, president; Edward N. Hanley, MD, president-elect; Bradford L. Currier, MD, vice-president; Ronald I. Apfelbaum, MD, secretary; and Thomas A. Zdeblick, MD, treasurer . . .David S. Bradford, MD, professor and chairman, Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco, is stepping down as chairman effective Sept 1, 2003. A search for his replacement has been initiated. Contact Neal Cohen, MD, vice-dean of Academic Affairs, 513 Parnassus, Room S211, San Francisco, 94143-0410.

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