April 2004 Bulletin

Bucholz elected AAOS president

Robert W. Bucholz, MD, became the 72nd president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons on March 12, 2004. Dr. Bucholz will focus his term on solidifying the continued relevance of the Academy to the fellowship and its preeminence as a professional association.
AAOS President Robert W. Bucholz, MD

A graduate of Yale College and Yale University School of Medicine, Dr. Bucholz is currently chairman and professor of orthopaedic surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, specializing in orthopaedic trauma and adult reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Bucholz has been a leader and volunteer with several professional organizations, including the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS), the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and the Orthopaedic Residency Review Committee, Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) and ABOS Question-Writing Task Force.

A prolific author and editor, Dr. Bucholz has written more than 60 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, Orthopaedic Decision-Making, and is co-editor of Rockwood and Green's Fractures . He has been visiting professor in the United States and abroad and has been presidential guest speaker for multiple international orthopaedic associations. His research activities have focused on fractures, bio-absorbable implants and bone graft substitutes.

Dr. Bucholz has received the ABC Traveling Fellowship, the Hip Society's Frank Stinchfield Award, the OREF Berg-Sloat Traveling Fellowship, the Western Orthopaedic Association Board of Directors Award and the Yale Orthopaedic Distinguished Alumni Award.

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