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John Tongue, MD

Academy 1st Vice President
Josh Jacobs, MD

Academy 2nd Vice President
Frederick M. Azar, MD

Chair, Board of Specialty Societies
Greg Mencio, MD

Chair, Board of Councilors
Fred Redfern, MD

Board Member-At-Large
Annunziato Amendola, MD

Board Member-At-Large
Matthew B. Dobbs, MD

Chair, Council on Research
and Quality
Kevin Bozic, MD, MBA


Humanitarian Award
Shafique P. Pirani, MD

Diversity Award
Franklin H. Sim, MD

Tipton Award
Vernon T. Tolo, MD

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2012 AAOS Public Service Advertisement Campaign

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Gregory A. Mencio, MD, Named Academy Board of Specialty Societies Chair

SAN FRANCISCO – Orthopaedic surgeon Gregory A. Mencio, MD, of Nashville, Tenn. was named Board of Specialty Societies (BOS) chair for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) at its 2012 Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
“I am honored to serve in this capacity, and hope to have a meaningful impact on the evolving medical landscape by addressing some of the health care reform issues that are affecting orthopaedics, while working to ensure the continued delivery of high quality care,” said Dr. Mencio.

The BOS, comprised of the leaders of 22 North American musculoskeletal specialty societies, addresses advocacy, continuing medical education, research, residency, fellowship and other mutual issues related to orthopaedics. The BOS also serves as a resource and advisor to the AAOS Board of Directors, and promotes unity and collaboration between the specialty societies and the AAOS.

In 2012, Dr. Mencio said he hopes to enhance collaboration among the orthopaedic specialties by more formally engaging the presidential lines of the societies to identify and address matters of mutual concern, to expand communications with residents and new members of the Academy about educational activities and opportunities within the orthopaedic specialties, and to increase awareness of important advocacy issues to ensure accessible and affordable care for our patients.

The “specialty societies need to continue to be content experts in collaborations with AAOS to optimally develop patient and physician education materials,” said Dr. Mencio. “By working together we can avoid redundancy and maximize effort.”
Dr. Mencio currently is professor and vice chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at Vanderbilt University and Chief of Pediatric Orthopaedics at the Monroe Carell, Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Dr Mencio earned his medical degree from Duke University in Durham, N.C. He completed his internship in general surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, residency in orthopaedic surgery at Duke University Medical Center, and a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedic surgery at Newington Children’s Hospital in Newington, Conn.

Active in several professional societies, Dr. Mencio is a past-board member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA). He also has served on committees of the Scoliosis Research Society and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Dr. Mencio has received numerous honors and awards throughout his career. He has been named among the “Best Doctors in America,” 2003-2011; and has received the Chief Resident Teaching Award from the Vanderbilt University Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation in 1996, 2002, 2003, and 2011. In 2007, he was honored with the John Moe Award at the Scoliosis Research Society Annual Meeting.
Dr. Mencio is an avid sports enthusiast. He and his wife, Madelyn, have two grown daughters: Alyson, age 26, and Marissa, age 24.


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