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March 26, 2015

William J. Maloney III, MD, elected American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ second vice president

LAS VEGAS - Orthopaedic surgeon William J. Maloney III, MD, was elected today 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 three-year term of volunteer service that crests with Dr. Maloney serving as president of the organization in 2017-2018.
Dr. Maloney is the Elsbach-Richards Professor of Surgery, and professor and chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Maloney has served on numerous AAOS committees, including the Council on Education. He currently serves as co-chair of the AAOS/American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) Combined Task Force on Maintenance of Certification (MOC). Previously, he was chair of the American Joint Replacement Registry Board of Directors (AJRR), and on the boards of directors for the Knee Society, the Hip Society, the Western Orthopaedic Association, and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS). Dr. Maloney is a past president of the Hip Society.
Dr. Maloney attended undergraduate school at Stanford University and received a medical degree from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. He interned and then served as junior, senior and chief resident in orthopaedic surgery at Stanford Medical Center, and also was a clinical fellow in hip reconstruction surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Prior to becoming orthopaedic chair at Stanford, Dr. Maloney served on the faculty of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine and as chief of orthopaedics at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.
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