2005–2006 LFP class honored
During the 2006 Annual Meeting, graduates of the Leadership Fellows Program (LFP) class of 2005–2006 were recognized and the outstanding contribution of the Academy fellows who served as their mentors was also acknowledged.
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 II, 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: Stephen A. Albanese, MD; Mark D. Brown, MD; S. Terry Canale, MD; Robert D. D’Ambrosia, MD; Maureen A. Finnegan, MD; Gary E. Friedlaender, MD; Mark C. Gebhardt, MD; Richard J. Haynes, MD; Stuart Hirsch, MD; Shepard R. Hurwitz, MD; Ramon L. Jimenez, MD; E. Anthony Rankin, MD; Michael F. Schafer, MD; Scott B. Scutchfield, MD; and Vernon T. Tolo, MD.
2006–2007 LFP Class
An orientation session for members of the incoming 2006–2007 LFP class followed the graduation session. The new fellows met with their mentors and mingled with LFP alumni and mentors from all five years of the program.
The 2006–2007 LFP class includes: Leon S. Benson, MD; Pedro Beredijiklian, 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
The LFP identifies future leaders and prepares them to assume roles of responsibility within the AAOS. It combines didactic leadership training with an ongoing mentoring program that matches the participants with a 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.