March 21, 2013
CHICAGO– Thomas C. Barber, MD, of Oakland, Calif., was named chair of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) Council on Advocacy at the Academy’s Annual Meeting in Chicago this week. Dr. Barber is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in total joint replacement. He currently serves as Associate Physician in Chief for the Kaiser Oakland Medical Center with responsibility for the operating room and medical education.Dr. Barber received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard, and his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He completed an internship in general surgery at the University of Rochester, and his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Boston University. Dr. Barber has a great deal of experience and interest in the business and information technology aspects of orthopaedics, including digital imaging, electronic medical records, operating room efficiencies and contract negotiations. He has long been active in the Academy, serving as the chair of the Board of Councilors in 2010 and an AAOS Board member from 2007 to 2010. He also is a board member of the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR).
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