Dr. Paul Tornetta named AAOS president

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons appointed Paul Tornetta III, MD, PhD, its 92nd president. 

Dr. Tornetta is the director of orthopedic trauma at Boston Medical Center as well as a professor and chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine of Boston University, according to a Feb. 14 news release from the AAOS.

"I am deeply grateful to the AAOS board of directors for entrusting me to take on this role and look forward to working alongside them and with the many volunteer and staff leaders in the organization to move our profession forward in the service of our patients," Dr. Tornetta said in the release. "We succeed only with each other, and I am optimistic about the future for our patients — and for us."

He will assume his yearlong tenure following the AOSS 2024 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, which ends Feb. 16, the release said.

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