Director of foot and ankle research at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C., Samuel B. Adams, Jr., MD, received the Orthopaedic Research Society/Orthopaedic Research Education Foundation Travel Award.
Spine surgeon Gunnar Andersson, MD, of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush in Chicago, received the Alfred R. Shands, Jr., MD, Award and Lecture from the Orthopaedic Research Society.
University of Rochester (N.Y.) Medical Center foot and ankle surgeon Judith F. Baumhauer, MD, received the Greater Rochester 2012 Athena Award.
Associate professor at the University of Washington in Seattle Jonathan Drezner, MD, was named president of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine.
The Orthopaedic Research Society/Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation honored Thomas Einhorn, MD, chairman of the orthopedic surgery department at Boston University School of Medicine, with the Distinguished Investigator Award.
Jeffrey Fischgrund, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich., was appointed to the board of directors of spine device company TranS1.
The Arthritis Foundation presented Robert P. Good, MD, chief of orthopedic surgery at Bryn Mawr (Pa.) Hospital, with the Sir John Charnley Award to recognize his excellence and achievement in the field of orthopedics.
Arizona governor Jan Brewer appointed orthopedic surgeon Ram Krishna, MD, to the Arizona Board of Regents, where he will serve an eight-year term.
The Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons recognized chair of orthopedic surgery at Detroit-based Henry Ford Hospital Theodore Parsons III, MD, with the Colonel Brian Allgood Memorial Leadership Award.
Bartow (Fla.) Regional Medical Center named Stuart D. Patterson, MD, an orthopedic surgeon with Central Florida Orthopaedic Surgery in Lakeland, chief of surgery.
Orthopedic surgeon Merrill A. Ritter, MD, has been named president of Operation Walk Indiana.
Giles R. Scuderi, MD, vice president of orthopedic services for North Shore-LIJ Health System, was appointed president of The Knee Society.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons recognized Franklin H. Sim, MD, professor of orthopedics at May Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minn., with the 2012 Diversity Award for his work training female and international physicians in residency and fellowship programs.
Robert Stein, MD, a Nashville, Tenn.-based orthopedic surgeon, received the Golden Apple Award from Health Volunteers Overseas for his efforts to provide medical care in Bhutan.
Toronto Blue Jays team physician Ron Taylor, MD, threw out the ceremonial first pitch at a recent game to celebrate his 35 years of services with the team.
Vernon Tolo, MD, editor-in-chief of the Journal for Bone & Joint Surgery and professor at the University of Southern California, was recognized with the William W. Tipton Jr., MD, Leadership Award from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
John R. Tongue, MD, an orthopedic surgeon in Lake Oswego, Ore., was named president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Joshua Jacobs, MD, of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush was named first vice president and Fred M. Azar, MD, chief of staff at Campbell Clinic in Memphis, Tenn., was named second vice president.
Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, N.J., named Raphael S.F. Longobardi, MD, chairman of the department of orthopedics.
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