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Blair C. Filler, M.D. Receives 2009 Tipton Award for Outstanding Orthopaedic Leadership
Date:2/26/2009

emy's representation among legislative and policy decision makers, and developing a protocol for use by the AAOS Admissions Committee in evaluating applicants for membership to help ensure professional integrity standards. Closer to home, Dr. Filler is credited with restructuring and revitalizing both his state and regional orthopaedic societies, the California Orthopaedic Association and Western Orthopaedic Association.

Dr. Filler served in the U.S. Navy from 1945 to 1946. He earned bachelor's and medical degrees from the University of Michigan, in 1950 and 1955, respectively. Dr. Filler interned at Los Angeles County General Hospital (1955-1956) and went on to complete residencies at the Joslin-Lahey Clinic (1956-1957) and at Veterans Administration hospitals in Boston (1957-1961), where he served as chief resident, orthopaedic surgery in his final year. He and his wife Dodie have resided in and around Los Angeles since 1961.

Prior recipients of the William W. Tipton Jr., M.D. Leadership Award are Michael F. Schafer, M.D. (2008), Stuart A. Hirsch, M.D. (2007) and Richard J. Haynes, M.D. (2006).

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