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March 21, 2013

Frederick M. Azar, MD, Elected American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons First Vice President

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March 21, 2013

CHICAGO – Memphis-based physician Frederick M. Azar, MD was elected first vice president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board of Directors at its Annual Meeting in Chicago this week. Dr. Azar serves as chief-of-staff of the Campbell Clinic, as well as a professor and director of the sports medicine fellowship program in the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.  He also was director of the department’s residency program for 10 years. Dr. Azar is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), and the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA), along with many other national and international groups.  Dr. Azar also serves as the team physician for the NBA Memphis Grizzlies, as well as the University of Memphis and Christian Brothers University sports teams.
Dr. Azar has volunteered with the Academy for nearly 20 years and graduated from the inaugural AAOS Leadership Fellows Program in 2003.  Having served most recently as 2ndvice president and Academy treasurer, and on numerous committees, Dr. Azar remains committed to the work ahead for the Academy.

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