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Release: Nov. 15, 2000
Buckwalter is president of American Orthopaedic Association
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Joseph A. Buckwalter, M.D., professor and head of the
University of Iowa department of orthopaedic surgery, was named president
of the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) during the 113th Annual AOA
Meeting, held last June 14-17. His term as president runs through June 2001.
Buckwalter plans to focus AOA's energies and resources on initiatives that
will contribute to the advancement of orthopaedics. "Our members' intellectual
ability, clinical skill and commitment to the profession are the greatest
strengths of the association," he said. "We need to use these strengths
to advance the specialty."
Orthopaedic surgeons achieve AOA membership by invitation only. Founded
in 1887, the AOA selects members based on their contributions to orthopaedic
education, research and practice. The association's mission is to advance
the art and science of orthopaedics by identifying, developing, engaging and
recognizing leaders in the profession.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between
the UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient
care, medical education and research programs and services they provide.