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March 26, 2015

David Alexander Halsey, MD, of Vermont, named Academy Board of Specialty Societies chair

LAS VEGAS - Orthopaedic surgeon David Alexander Halsey, MD, of South Burlington, Vt. was named Board of Specialty Societies (BOS) chair for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) during its 2015 Annual Meeting. 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—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. Halsey is an associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at the University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington, Vt. He serves as the director of the adult hip and knee reconstruction service and is engaged in a variety of health policy research initiatives with special interest in the challenges of the rural academic medical center.
Dr. Halsey is a 19-year AAOS member, and has served in numerous leadership positions for the organization. Prior to serving on the AAOS Board of Directors as chair of the BOS, Dr. Halsey served a six-year term as chair of the AAOS Council on Advocacy, completing a six-year term as the Vermont Councilor.  Dr. Halsey is the only AAOS fellow to have served in all three roles: council chair, 6 years; BOS secretary, vice-chair and chair (3 years) and Board of Councilors secretary, vice-chair and chair (3 years) for a total of 12 years on the AAOS Board of Directors, six years as a voting member.
Dr. Halsey received his bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College in Vermont and a medical degree from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey. He completed a general surgery internship and an orthopaedic surgical residency at the University of Vermont.
Dr. Halsey lives in Vermont with his wife, Katie. He has two grown children: Stephen and Kirsten.
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