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March 14, 2014

Evan L. Flatow, MD, Named Chair of the AAOS Council on Education

NEW ORLEANS?New Yorkorthopaedic surgeon Evan L. Flatow, MD, was named chair of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) Council on Education at the organization’s 2014 Annual Meeting. The AAOS Council on Education plans, organizes, directs and evaluates the multi-faceted education programs of the Academy in the areas of clinical orthopaedics, basic science, practice management, and patient and public education.
Dr. Flatow is the Lasker Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, and president of Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital, both in New York. His clinical research has focused on shoulder fractures, rotator cuff tears and shoulder replacement, while his National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded basic science research centers on the mechanisms of tendon fatigue damage.
Dr. Flatow has received numerous honors and awards. He is a four-time recipient of the American Shoulder and Elbow Society’s Neer Award, the organization’s highest award for shoulder research. He has helped to train many of the nation’s leading shoulder surgeons, has chaired or served on the faculty of most of the major national shoulder courses, and has been a sought-after speaker in Europe, Asia, South America and Austrailia. He has written five books and more than 170 articles and book chapters. He has been an AAOS volunteer for more than 20 years, and is the former chair of the committees on Shoulder and Elbow, Electronic Media Education and Publications.
Dr. Flatow received his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he was a shoulder fellow with renowned orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Charles Neer.  He completed a surgical residency at Roosevelt Hospital and an orthopaedic residency and fellowship at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Flatow spent 11 years on the faculty of Columbia University before joining Mount Sinai in 1998.
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