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Jeffrey Anglen, MD, FACS Named Chair of Academy Board of Specialty Societies

SAN DIEGO – Orthopaedic surgeon Jeffrey Anglen, MD, FACS was named Board of Specialty Societies (BOS) Chair for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) at its 2011 Annual Meeting in San Diego.

“I am honored to become Chair of the BOS and to represent members of the orthopaedic specialty societies on current and continuing musculoskeletal issues,” said Anglen. “We will continue the evolution of the BOS to best serve our patients, our societies and our profession – an ongoing process that has been advanced by previous officers of the BOS.”

The BOS brings together the leaders of musculoskeletal societies to address issues of mutual concern, such as advocacy, continuing medical education, research, residency and fellowship issues. The BOS also serves as a resource and advisor to the AAOS Board of Directors.

“There are many issues on the minds of the BOS for 2011. Whether we are tackling continuing challenges in resident and fellow education, getting the message out on Quality and Patient Safety or promoting orthopaedic research, I hope to help make decisions that empower and secure the nature of our specialty moving forward,” explained Anglen.  “Working with our colleagues on the Board of Councilors, the BOS advocacy agenda seeks to improve patient access to outstanding musculoskeletal care in the era of healthcare reform.”

Dr. Anglen currently is a professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics at the Indiana University in Indianapolis, Indiana. Prior to his work in Indianapolis, Dr. Anglen worked for Boone Orthopaedic Associates, in Columbia, Missouri, the University of Missouri Department of Orthopaedics in Columbia, Missouri and the Midwest Orthopaedic Clinic in Kansas City, Missouri.

He earned his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland and also served his internship in surgery and orthopaedic residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital.  Dr. Anglen received training in orthopaedic traumatology at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida.

Active in several professional societies, Dr. Anglen is past-president of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA), current director of American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) and member of the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) and American College of Surgeons (ACS) Board of Governors and Committee on Trauma.  He is on the Board of Directors for Indiana Orthopaedic Society (IOS) and Orthopaedics Overseas, among other professional memberships and positions.

Dr. Anglen has received numerous honors and awards throughout his career, including his continued accreditation for “Best Doctors in America” for the Central Region in 1996, 1998 and 2000 through 2011 and for “Indy’s 125 top doctors in Indianapolis Magazine from 2007 to 2010. He was mentioned in the Consumer’s Research Council of America’s “Guide to America’s Top Orthopedists” in 2007 and in the “Guide to America’s Top Surgeons” in 2006.

When he is not working, Dr. Anglen devotes his time to his wife Diane and four children, Rebecca, age 15, Sarah, age 12, Zachary, age 10 and Lexi, age 7.  He also enjoys travel, physical anthropology, Tai Chi Chuan, literature, and rooting for Missouri sports teams.

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