Wilhoit named new lay Board member

Wilhoit named new lay Board member

After graduating from the United States Naval Academy and despite being accepted by fifteen of the best medical schools in the nation, Zachary Wilhoit pursued a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT followed by a MBA from Harvard. He then decided to try his hand at business. It is no surprise that The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has elected this highly successful CEO to its Board of Directors at its 2007 Annual Meeting being held in San Diego, CA.

“I have always had an interest in medicine. I also bring the perspective of a business leader to this field that is faced with complex business issues – from using information technology to manage all types of patient and medical information to understanding the pressures employers confront when trying to provide a high level of healthcare to their employees. I hope to be a resource for the Academy. It is such an honor to serve as the lay member on the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board of Directors.”

As the CEO of E-TECH LLC – Ethnic Technologies – Mr. Wilhoit has achieved dramatic growth with high levels of quality and customer satisfaction. He is a recognized expert in the field of multicultural initiatives and global diversity. “Specific minority groups are at higher risk for certain diseases and respond differently to the various treatments available. I believe I will be able to help the AAOS Board interpret and understand the differing needs of our growing minority groups, in particular, the Hispanic, African American, Asian and American Indian populations.”

Over more than 30 years, Zack Wilhoit has also volunteered in hospital emergency rooms and has a realistic view of the enormous pressures physicians and our healthcare system face today.

Zachary Wilhoit

Main priorities for the Academy:

  • Interpret and help the Board understand state of the art digital IT and its applicability in various medical settings.
  • Help AAOS correctly influence both business and government decisions.
  • Help identify issues pro-actively and reach out to all AAOS members and stakeholders.

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