AAOS Report - March, 2005

Dr. Lawrence Dorr, Dr. Laura Tosi receive humanitarian, diversity honors

Lawrence D. Dorr, MD, received the 6th annual 2005 Humanitarian Award at the AAOS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Dr. Dorr, a joint replacement surgeon, is also founder of the not-for-profit volunteer organization "Operation Walk." Dr. Dorr's charitable work has brought the gift of mobility and relief from pain to disadvantaged people as far away as China, Cuba and the Philippines, and as close to home as Los Angeles.

The Humanitarian Award honors AAOS fellows who have distinguished themselves through outstanding musculoskeletal-related humanitarian activities in the United States or abroad. The award, along with a $5,000 donation, was presented to Dr. Dorr on Feb. 24 during the Annual Meeting's opening ceremony.

The third annualAAOS Diversity Award was presented at the 2005 Annual Meeting to Laura L. Tosi, MD, chair of the department of pediatric orthopaedic surgery at the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Dr. Tosi's career has been characterized by her competence and sensitivity as an orthopaedist and her determination to break down barriers in medicine.

The Diversity Award recognizes Academy fellows who have distinguished themselves through their commitment to making orthopaedics more representative and accessible to the diverse population it serves.

The award includes a $5,000 donation to a cause selected by the honoree that will lead to greater diversity in orthopaedics.

The Diversity Award recognizes Academy fellows who have distinguished themselves through their commitment to making orthopaedics more representative and accessible to the diverse population it serves.

The 2005 award will be the third diversity award presented to an AAOS fellow. The award includes a $5,000 donation to a cause selected by the honoree that will lead to greater diversity in orthopaedics. Nominations can come from Academy fellows or candidate members eligible for fellowship, as well as from orthopaedic residents who have directly benefited from the activities of the nominee.


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