September 2004 AAOS Report

AAOS welcomes new medical affairs executive director

Robert H. Haralson III, MD, MBA, an AAOS fellow since 1972, joined the Academy staff on Aug. 23 as executive director of medical affairs. Dr. Haralson brings a distinguished orthopaedic career and a determined volunteer spirit to the position. In 1983-84, Dr. Haralson chaired the Board of Councilors. He served as treasurer of AAOS from 1988 to 1991, and he was a member of the AAOS Board of Directors from 1982 to 1984 and from 1988 to 1991. He also chaired the AAOS CPT and ICO Committee. Dr. Haralson was in private practice at the Maryville Orthopaedic Clinic in Maryville, Tenn. for more than 30 years. Before joining the Academy staff, he served as medical director of Southeastern Orthopaedics in Knoxville, Tenn.

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