James Rickert, MD
Dr. Rickert is a board certified orthopedist who loves practicing medicine in the small town of Bedford, IN. He completed his orthopedic residency at Columbia-Presbyterian Hosp. in NYC. He is a general orthopedist who sees a great variety of patients in a largely rural area of the state. He enjoys time with his nearly unmanageable family of five and is blessed with a wife of 19 years. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Indiana University. He may be contacted at :
Mark O. Hansen, MD
Dr. Hansen is a board certified orthopedist, practicing general orthopedics in South Central Indiana. Mark attended BYU and graduated with Highest Honors. He also spent 2 years as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in southern Chile from 1977-1979. He has practiced medicine as a General Medical Officer and Brigade Surgeon for the U.S. Army in Aschaffenburg, Germany from 1988-1990.
He currently serves as a board member for People and Animals Learning Service and for Prosthetics for the Dominican Republic. He is a member of Orthopedics Overseas and just completed an assignment in Peru in 2008. Finally, he volunteers at the Volunteers in Medicine Clinic in Bloomington, IN.
Walid Azzo, MD, PhD
Dr. Azzo practices orthopedics in Bluefield, West Virginia. He obtained his orthopedic training at Columbia-Presbyterian in NYC, and completed a fellowship in Joint Reconstruction at Case Western Reserve University. He also earned a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Miami. He is board certified and a member of The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.
William Salot, MD
I'll be 75 next month, and I've had a look at American health care for over half a century. I've served in the military--once doing four appendectomies at sea aboard a cruiser off Vietnam, and I was a resident when LBJ brought in Medicare. I can still recall how hip fracture patients shifted from public "charity" care to private funding. I trained and have been in private practice in Detroit and have served as chief at one of Detroit's three major trauma centers. In the 1970s, I became active within the AAOS, ultimately becoming Chairman of the Board of Councilors and even Secretary of the Academy. I currently practice with 7 great partners and know well how hard orthopedic surgeons work, but I also know the tremendous gratitude that our patients feel for what we do.
Rob Rutherford, MD
Thomas S. Boniface, MD
Dr. Boniface is a Fellow of the Institute for Professionalism Inquiry at SUMMA in Akron, Ohio where he participates in research and teaching of relationship based/narrative medical care and education. He is Professor and Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery at NEOUCOM, and he also teaches residents in Family Practice and Internal Medicine the joys of musculoskeletal medicine. Dr. Boniface is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a member of both the Ohio State and the Mahoning County Medical Societies. He is in practice with his brothers, Ray and Jim, in Boardman, OH.
Dr. Tom enjoys playing hockey, fly fishing, and old Italian cars. He is an Elder in the Presbyterian Church and is the Head Coach of the Cardinal Mooney Swim team. He lives in Poland, OH with his wife, Lisa, and their 4 children.
Dr. Page has an interest in health care disparities, working locally as a member of the leadership team and providing direct patient care through Project Access San Diego, a safety net health system, and nationally with the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society.
She serves as the AAOS representative to the AMA, the US Bone and Joint Initiative Chronic Osteoarthritis Management Initiative, and the Intersocietal Accreditation Committee MRI section. In California, Dr. Page serves on the board of the San Diego County Medical Society and as a voting delegate to and Council on Legislation member of the California Medical Association (CMA).
After an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr Page graduated cum laude from Harvard Medical School. She completed her orthopaedic residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, followed by a Foot & Ankle fellowship jointly at the Hospital for Special Surgery and Roosevelt Hospital. Dr. Page maintains a full-time clinical practice in San Diego with a large integrated care system (Kaiser Permanente).
Dr. Burney is an orthopaedic surgeon in private practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is a Team STEPPS Master Trainer, and is a certified National Faculty Member of the Institute for Healthcare Communication.
Dr. Burney has served as a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ Board of Directors, as Chair of the AAOS Board of Councilors, and as Chair of the AAOS National Membership Committee. He currently serves as Chair of the AAOS Communication Skills Mentoring Program and as a member of the AAOS Board of Directors’ Patient Care Project Team.
Dr. Burney has been and continues to be a tireless advocate for improving patient care, in general, and for patient centered medicine, in particular.
Tom Grogan, MD
Being a physician is the greatest honor in the world. Our patients give us a “gift”. They share their lives with us and put their trust in us to heal them. Francis Weld Peabody, a Harvard professor of medicine, stated it best when he wrote, “The secret in the care of the patient is in caring for the patient” (~1923)
I am a fellowship trained orthopaedic trauma surgeon. I spent the first 18 years of my professional career as a fracture specialist. I have worked as the head of the division of orthopaedic trauma at SUNY at Stony Brook for nine years and subsequently in both solo practice and group practice in a community hospital setting. Over the past ten years I have been the vice-chairman of orthopaedic surgery at Montefiore Medical Center. I receive tremendous professional fulfillment in my practice caring for a very challenging, multicultural population in the Bronx.
I am presently enrolled in a certificate program in bioethics at the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University. I am an AAOS communication skills mentor and Team STEPPS trainer. I have been a member of the AAOS committee on ethics and will be assuming the chair of the committee at our next academy meeting.
Joel Weddington, MD
Charles "Chuck" Magill, MD
Augusto Sarmiento, MD
Ray Bellamy, MD
Frank Maletz, MD
Think where man's glory begins and ends and say that my glory was I had such friends. William Butler Yeats.
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