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March 14, 2014

Alan S. Hilibrand, MD, Elected Chair of the AAOS Communications Cabinet

NEW ORLEANS – Philadelphia-area orthopaedic surgeon, Alan S. Hilibrand, MD, was elected chair of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons(AAOS) Communications Cabinet at the organization’s Annual Meeting in New Orleans this week.
The AAOS Communications Cabinet promotes musculoskeletal health, injury prevention, and the specialty of orthopaedics through media relationsand internal and external communications, including the Academy’s member magazine, AAOS Now. Through its activities, the Communications Cabinet oversees, coordinates and supports the leadership of the AAOS in the accomplishment of their goals and objectives within the priorities of the overall strategic plan and provides liaison support to other Councils, the Board of Specialties (BOS), Board of Councilors (BOC) and other Advisory Boards.
Dr.Hilibrand is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in surgical and nonsurgical care of the spine. He is a professor of orthopaedic surgery and neurosurgery as well as the director of medical education for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Rothman Institute and Jefferson Medical College, both in Philadelphia.
A long track record of volunteer leadership with the AAOS, Dr. Hilibrand previously served as vice chair of the Communications Cabinet (2006 - 2010), as the deputy editor for spine for The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (2009-2014), and as a member of the AAOS CME Courses Committee (2011- 2015). He also was selected to participate in the Academy’s Leadership Fellows Program in the 2005 class. In addition to serving in these roles, Dr. Hilibrand is the President-Elect of the Cervical Spine Research Society, and an active member of the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA), the North American Spine Society and the American Medical Association. He previously served as a deputy editor of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS American).
Dr. Hilibrand earned a bachelors’ degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass., and his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn. He completed an orthopaedic surgical residency at University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich., and a Spine and Spinal Cord Injury Fellowship with Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
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