SAN DIEGO, March 17, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rolling Hills California orthopaedic surgeon Ronald A. Navarro, MD, became a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board of Directors today at the organization's 2017 Annual Meeting.
Dr. Navarro is the regional chief of orthopaedic surgery at Kaiser Permanente in southern
California where he helps manage orthopaedic services from Santa Barbara to San Diego, with 13 individual Kaiser Permanente Medical Center Chiefs collaboratively leading more than 200 orthopaedic surgeons. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria, followed by Orthopaedic residency training at Harbor UCLA Medical Center with a post-residency fellowship program at the University of Pittsburgh in shoulder surgery, sports medicine and arthroscopy to complement his broad experience in general orthopaedics and fracture care.
Dr. Navarro has been actively involved with the AAOS for more than 15 years and currently serves on the Board of Specialty Societies Communications Committee. He previously served on the Board of Councilors, ending his term in 2017; participated in the Leadership Fellows Program as both a mentor and a fellow (Class of '03-04); and also held other numerous volunteer leadership positions within the AAOS. Additionally, Dr. Navarro represents all of California orthopaedic surgeons as a member of the California Orthopaedic Associations' Presidential Line. Dr. Navarro has also co-authored a number of articles in shoulder and knee surgery, and he participates in research that has been presented nationally and internationally.
Dr. Navarro was raised in Los Angeles, and attended Los Angeles public schools, where he dreamed to become an orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He currently resides in Rolling Hills, California with his wife and daughters.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
With more than 39,000 members, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) is the world's largest medical association of musculoskeletal specialists. The AAOS provides education programs for orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals, champions and advances the highest quality musculoskeletal care for patients, and is the authoritative source of information on bone and joint conditions, treatments and related issues.
Visit AAOS at:
Newsroom.aaos.org for bone and joint health news, stats, facts, images and interview requests.
ANationinMotion.org for inspirational patient stories, and orthopaedic surgeon tips on maintaining bone and joint health, avoiding injuries, treating musculoskeletal conditions and navigating recovery.
Orthoinfo.org for patient information on hundreds of orthopaedic diseases and conditions.
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