October 2003 AAOS Report

Names in the news

AAOS President James H. Herndon, MD, has been appointed to the Leapfrog Group's new Physician Advisory Group. The Leapfrog Group is a coalition of more than 140 public and private organizations that provide health care benefits to more than 34 million consumers in all 50 states . . . A member of the Massachusetts General Hospital Orthopaedic staff, Dinesh Patel, MD, chief of MGH Arthroscopic Surgery, recently received the 2003 John Clark Leadership Award, among the highest honors of the Federation of State Medical Boards. This is the first time a physician from Massachusetts has received the award . . . Alan H. Morris, MD, former chair, Council on Health Policy and Practice, was selected by Missouri Gov. Bob Holden to serve on the newly created 17-member Missouri Commission on Patient Safety . . . The University of Rochester Medical Center has appointed C. McCollister (Mac) Evarts, MD, senior vice president and vice provost for health affairs and Medical Center CEO.

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