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Josh Jacobs, MD

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Frederick M. Azar, MD

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Greg Mencio, MD

Chair, Board of Councilors
Fred Redfern, MD

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Annunziato Amendola, MD

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Matthew B. Dobbs, MD

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Kevin Bozic, MD, MBA


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Shafique P. Pirani, MD

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Franklin H. Sim, MD

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Vernon T. Tolo, MD

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Frederick C. Redfern, MD, Named Academy Board of Councilors Chair

SAN FRANCISCO — Orthopaedic surgeon Frederick C. Redfern, MD, of Henderson, Nevada was named chair of the Board of Councilors (BOC) of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) at the AAOS Annual Meeting in San Francisco. The BOC represents orthopaedic surgeons in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the US military, Puerto Rico, Canada, and four regional orthopaedic societies.

“It is a tremendous honor for me to serve as the leader of this esteemed group of talented men and women, and to represent their vision, passion and priorities to the Academy Board of Directors,” said Dr. Redfern.

As BOC chair, Dr. Redfern hopes to “work with all of the (BOC) committees,” as well as the individual state societies, to “make them strong” in advocating for various legislative and regulatory issues “that help orthopaedic surgeons optimally care for their patients.”

Specifically, Dr. Redfern plans to work with committees to support private practice, obtain Tort Reform at the state level, as well advocate for the passage of the Quality Healthcare Coalition Act of 2011 (HR 1409) by the U.S. Congress, which would level the playing field for physicians when negotiating with major insurance companies.

Most importantly, Dr. Redfern hopes to help Orthopaedic surgeons “become more comfortable in engaging their patients” and soliciting their help in advocating for continued access to health care.  “It’s important that Congress hear directly from patients,” said Dr. Redfern.

Dr. Redfern completed his bachelor’s degree at the University of Southern California, and earned his medical degree from the University of Nevada. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Southern California. Dr. Redfern has been in private practice since 1988.  He is certified in Sports Medicine by the American Board of Orthopaedic  Surgery.

He serves as a fellow of the AAOS and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), and is currently the past-president of the Nevada Orthopaedic Society, a position he has held from 2008 to 2010, and previously, from 2002 through 2005. Under his leadership, the Nevada Orthopaedic Society was named Orthopaedic Society of the Year by AAOS for the organization’s role in obtaining Tort reform in Nevada.  Dr. Redfern also supports medicine locally, as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Clark County Medical Society.

Dr. Redfern and his wife Sherri have two grown children: Laura, 23, and Anna, 21.


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