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March 13, 2014

Gerald R. Williams, Jr., MD Elected American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ Second Vice President

NEW ORLEANS?Today, Philadelphia-based orthopaedic surgeon Gerald R. Williams, Jr., MD, was confirmed in the position of second vice president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons(AAOS) Board of Directors at its Annual Meeting. The election begins the first of a four-year term of volunteer service that includes Dr. William’s presidency of the organization in 2016-2017.
Dr. Williams is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in the care and treatment of shoulders. He practices with the Rothman Institute at Jefferson in Philadelphia where he is the chief of the division of shoulder and elbow surgery. Dr. Williams has served in various faculty positions since 1990 and currently is the John M. Fenlin, Jr., MD, Professor of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at Jefferson Medical College.
After earning his bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Ursinus College, in Collegeville, Pa., Dr. Williams then was graduated with honors with a medical degree from Temple University in Philadelphia. He began his postgraduate training with an internship in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas, where he later completed a four-year residency in orthopaedic surgery and a one-year fellowship in shoulder surgery.
Dr. Williams previously served in several volunteer leadership roles at the AAOS including a two-year term on the Board of Directors and chair of the CME Committee, as well as a position on the Committee on Shoulder and Elbow (1999). Active in more than a dozen professional societies and councils, Dr. Williams has served as the president of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons and has been a member of the Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society (President from 2002), the Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society (President 2009), and the Mid-Atlantic Shoulder and Elbow Society (co-founder and President 2012-2014).
When Dr. Williams has free time, he enjoys spending it with his wife, Robin, and children, Mark and Alexis.
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