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March 13, 2014

Raj Rao, MD, Elected to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ Board

NEW ORLEANS—Wisconsin orthopaedic surgeon Raj Rao, MD, was elected to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons(AAOS) Board of Directors at its 2014 Annual Meeting. A long-time active member of the Academy, Dr. Rao has served in several leadership capacities including chair of the AAOS Diversity Advisory Board from 2011-2014 and as an Academy Leadership Fellow in 2005.

Dr. Raj Raois a professor of orthopaedic surgery and neurosurgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. His special interests include degenerative conditions of the neck and back, spine trauma, tumors and deformity.

He participates in and contributes to many national scientific committees, including the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Advisory Panel on Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devicesand the Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Commission. Dr. Rao also is a member of the Executive Board of Directors of the Lumbar Spine Research Society, and an active member of the North American Spine Society (NASS) where he sits on the Board of Directors and chairs the Continuing Medical Education Committee.

Dr. Rao completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California. His fellowships include spine surgery at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan; a research fellowship in orthopaedic surgery at St. Joseph’s Hospital, London, Ontario, Canada; a research fellowship in spine surgery at Orthopaedische Klinik Seepark, Bremerhaven, Germany; and a research fellowship in orthopaedic surgery at Orthopaedic Hospital, Los Angeles, California.


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