March 21, 2013
CHICAGO– Orthopaedic surgeon Steven Douglas Knauer (“D.K.”) Ross, MD, of Orange, Calif. was named Board of Specialty Societies (BOS) chair for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons(AAOS) at its 2013 Annual Meeting in Chicago. The BOS, comprised of the leaders of 22 North American musculoskeletal specialty societies, addresses advocacy, continuing medical education, research, residency, fellowship and other mutual issues related to orthopaedics. The BOS also serves as a resource and advisor to the AAOS Board of Directors, and promotes unity and collaboration between the bone and joint health specialty societies and the Academy. Dr. Ross specializes in the medical and surgical care of orthopaedic foot and ankle problems, and is clinical professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center in Orange, Calif. He received his medical degree from the University of Southern California (USC) Medical School in Los Angeles, and completed a surgical internship and orthopaedic residency at Los Angeles County/University of Southern California (LAC/USC) Medical Center in Los Angeles, Calif. Prior to his appointment as chair, Dr. Ross served as chair-elect to the BOS. He also is the past president of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS)and the California Orthopaedic Association.
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