SAN DIEGO, March 17, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California orthopaedic surgeon William J. Maloney III, MD, became president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board of Directors today at the organization's 2017 Annual Meeting. His presidency marks year three of a four-year commitment of volunteer service, after serving as a vice president of the Academy for the previous two years.
"As president, I look forward to prioritizing the needs of our membership and continuing to advance Academy orthopaedic education so that our specialty can continue to deliver the highest quality of patient care," said Dr. Maloney. "It is a privilege to serve my colleagues in this capacity."
Dr. Maloney specializes in joint replacement and is the Elsbach-Richards Professor in Surgery and professor and chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, Calif. He also is a team physician for the Golden State Warriors and San Francisco 49ers.
Dr. Maloney earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology at Stanford University and a medical degree from the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. He completed an internship and was junior, senior and chief resident in orthopaedic surgery at Stanford University Medical Center, and completed a fellowship in hip reconstruction surgery at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Maloney was on the faculty at the Washington University School of Medicine Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and was chief of orthopaedics at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.
Dr. Maloney worked on several AAOS committees, including the Council on Education. He championed the formation of the American Joint Replacement Registry, and chaired its board of directors. Additionally, Dr. Maloney has been a part of board leadership for the Knee Society, the Hip Society, the Western Orthopaedic Association, and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. He is a past president of the Hip Society, and a recipient of numerous research awards.
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.
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Orthoinfo.org for patient information on hundreds of orthopaedic diseases and conditions.
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