Lawrence E. Rosenthal, PhD, became deputy executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Academy, effective Oct. 30, 1995.
Previously, Rosenthal was deputy executive director of the American Academy of Dermatology for 18 years.
"Dr. Rosenthal comes to the Academy with a wealth of experience in medical association management," said William W. Tipton Jr., MD, executive vice president of the Academy. "His broad management experience spans vital association activities, ranging from education and membership services, to budgeting and information services. We are delighted that he is joining the orthopaedic family."
In this new Academy position, Rosenthal will be involved in the management of the day-to-day operations of the Academy, assisting Dr. Tipton, who became executive vice president in October 1994.
Rosenthal holds a PhD in Education Administration from Northern Illinois University (1974) and Masters' degrees from DePaul University (1963) and Roosevelt University (1965). For 16 years, he worked in educational environments including the Chicago Public School System, Chicago City Colleges, and Northeastern University. He also was director of systems development at the American Medical Association, where he was responsible for the conceptualization, design, and implementation of computer-based information systems.