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UI's Weinstein named president of American Orthopaedic Association

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A University of Iowa College of Medicine professor has been named president of the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA), the oldest national orthopaedic organization in the world.

Dr. Stuart L. Weinstein, UI professor of orthopaedic surgery, was elected to the position in June during the association's 110th annual meeting in Boca Raton, Fla. Weinstein is only the second UI faculty member to be named president of the organization. Dr. Arthur Steindler, former UI professor and head of orthopaedics, held the post in 1934.

Weinstein received his medical degree from the UI in 1972. He is a recognized expert in the areas of spinal deformity and hip disorders in children, pediatric hip joint mechanics, and the treatment of pediatric orthopaedic conditions. He is a director of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He has played a key role in developing the AOA's International Center for Orthopaedic Education, which fosters educational experiences for orthopaedic surgeons around the world.

The AOA was founded in 1887. Its mission is to enhance the quality of musculoskeletal health care in the United States and around the world through leadership and the acquisition and dissemination of relevant knowledge, skills and attitudes. The AOA is the parent organization of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, and the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Membership in the AOA is attained by those who have made a significant contribution to education, research and the practice of orthopaedic surgery.