Graduating LFP class honored

At Wednesday’s Opening Ceremony, AAOS President Stuart L Weinstein, MD, presented graduation plaques to the Leadership Fellows Program (LFP) class of 2005-2006 and recognized the outstanding contribution of the Academy fellows who have served as their mentors.

Members of the graduating 2005-2006 LFP class are: Alexander Blevens, MD; Joseph A. Bosco, III MD; Craig R. Bottoni, MD; David L. Cannon, MD; Thomas M. DeBerardino, MD; Daniel W. Green, MD; Alan S. Hilibrand, MD; Richard L. Illgen III, MD; Douglas W. Lundy, MD; Paul A. Manner, MD; Albert W. Pearsall IV, MD; Vincent J. Silvaggio, MD; Brett A. Taylor, MD; Kimberly J. Templeton, MD; and Kristy L. Weber, MD.

Serving as mentors to the fellows were: Richard J. Haynes, MD; Stuart Hirsch, MD; Michael F. Schafer, MD; Shepard R. Hurwitz, MD; Ramon L. Jimenez, MD; Stephen A. Albanese, MD; Mark D. Brown, MD; E. Anthony Rankin, MD; Robert D. D’Ambrosia, MD; Gary E. Friedlaender, MD; Scott B. Scutchfield, MD; Vernon T. Tolo, MD; S. Terry Canale, MD; Maureen A. Finnegan, MD; and Mark C. Gebhardt, MD.

2006-2007 LFP Class
Also present for the graduation were members of the incoming 2006-2007 LFP class. This week, members of the new LFP class also attended an orientation session, met with their new mentors, and attended a Friday night reception where they mingled with LFP alumni and mentors from all five years of the program.

The 2006-2007 LFP class includes: Leon S. Benson, MD; Jeffrey E. Budoff, MD; Ian D. Crabb, MD; Michael Q. Freehill, MD; Theodore J. Ganley, MD; Melvyn A. Harrington, MD; Lori A. Karol, MD; Jason L. Koh, MD; William N. Levine, MD; James J. McCarthy, MD; Raffy Mirzayan, MD; Raj D. Rao, MD; William B. Stetson, MD; and Michael E. Trice, MD.

Academy fellows who will serve as mentors are: Stephen A. Albanese, MD; Peter C. Amadio, MD; Mark D. Brown, MD; Alvin Howell Crawford, MD; Maureen A. Finnegan, MD; Gary E. Friedlaender, MD; Richard J. Haynes, MD; Stuart Hirsch, MD; Shepard R Hurwitz, MD; Ramon L. Jimenez, MD; Charles T. Price, MD; William J. Robb III, MD; Michael F. Schafer, MD; Vernon T. Tolo, MD; and John R. Tongue, MD.

LFP cultivates future leaders
Established in December 2001, the LFP identifies future leaders and prepares them to assume roles of responsibility within AAOS. The LFP combines didactic leadership training with an ongoing mentoring program that matches the participants with an established leader within the orthopaedic community. As advisor and confidant, the mentor fosters a close professional and personal relationship that continues throughout the fellowship year and beyond.


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