Navigation Links
David W. Polly Jr., MD, Elected Secretary of Academy Board of Specialty Societies

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Orthopaedic surgeon David Polly Jr., MD, was elected Secretary of the Board of Specialty Societies (BOS), of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) (, at its 2009 Annual Meeting. Dr. Polly will also sit on the Academy's Board of Directors.

Currently a professor and chief of spinal surgery in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Polly also served his country on active duty in the United States Army for 25 years, then finished his service as chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

"I am honored to work with the Academy on behalf of the orthopaedic specialty societies," Dr. Polly explained. "It is a weighty responsibility to assume this role and I am very pleased to have been involved with the Board of Specialties for the last eight years."

Dr. Polly graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York and received his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS). He holds appointments as professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Minnesota and in the Department of Surgery at the USUHS. Dr. Polly completed an internship and orthopaedic residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center followed by a spine fellowship at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Polly has more than 92 peer-reviewed publications and has given more than 100 invited lectures, as well as visiting national and international professorships. He has chaired multiple national and international continuing medical education meetings. He has served as an officer for the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons and now as Secretary, for the Scoliosis Research Society.

He is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons, a lifetime member of the Association of Military Surgeons, and a member of the North American Spine Society. In 2002, Dr. Polly received the General Claire L. Chennault Award, as the outstanding teacher at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He has testified twice, before the Senate Defense Appropriations committee advocating better care for injured US soldiers.

"My vision and goal is to see that orthopaedic surgeons effectively convey the extraordinary benefits of orthopaedic interventions," stated Dr. Polly.

About AAOS


About BOS


    For more information, contact:

    Catherine Dolf
    C (847) 894-9112 or O (847) 384-4034

    Lauren Pearson
    C (224) 374-8610 or O (847) 384-4031

SOURCE American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. The Chopra Center Introduces Mind-body Health Programs for Spanish Speakers: Chopra en Espanol Connects Spanish Speakers Worldwide to Deepak Chopra and David Simons Global Message of Wellness
2. World-Renowned Golf Instructor David Leadbetter Promotes VaNu
3. maxIT Healthcare Names David H. Tucker as National Accounts Business Director
4. David G. Mutch Elected 41st President of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists
5. Dallas – Fort Worth Bariatric Surgeon Dr. David Kim One of Few in America Selected to Perform New Weight Loss Surgery Procedure
6. David Ortiz Celebrity Golf Classic Special Airing Sunday, January 25th on NESN
7. David Ashworth Joins MediKeeper as CEO
8. Feeding America, Martin Luther King III, David Arquette, Josh Groban and Herbie Hancock Join Forces to Combat Hunger in America on Presidential Inaugural Committee National Day of Service
9. David Welch, Friend, Advocate, Inspiration, Loses Courageous Battle to Brain Tumor
10. Rodale to Publish Dr. David A. Kessler
11. NeuroTexas Institute at St. Davids HealthCare Launches Consultative Scan Review Program for Physicians and Patients Seeking Second Opinion
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... Beddit® has launched a new Android app ... new app features a more intuitive SleepScore™ that rates sleep quality on a 100-point ... SleepScore is created by a proprietary algorithm. Beddit analyzes the data to provide an ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... In an ongoing Clinical ... Center (RMC) in Chicago, IL, UV Angel is evaluating the efficacy of its product ... intensive care units (totaling 30 beds) from May 2014 through October 2015 at a ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... , ... Today, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) learned that the ... the first time since 2011. In 2014, there were 9,967 fatalities involving an alcohol ... National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 32,675 people were killed in traffic crashes in ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... In ... nation’s Periwinkle Pioneers, individuals and groups responsible for advancing care for pulmonary hypertension ... Pioneers, nominated by the public, will receive special recognition throughout 2016 as part ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... Privately owned Contract Development ... expansion of its current state of the art research, development and manufacturing facility ... increase its manufacturing capacity as well as to support its clients’ growing research ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/25/2015)... , Nov. 25, 2015  Linden Care, LLC, ... optimizing treatment outcomes for patients suffering from chronic pain, ... for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) enjoining Express Scripts ... two companies. --> --> ... all of its legal options. --> ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... AVIV, Israel , November 25, 2015 ... (NASDAQ: KTOV ) (TASE: KTOV), a biopharmaceutical company ... simultaneous treatment of various clinical conditions, today announced the ... 3,158,900 American Depository Shares ( ADSs ), each representing ... purchase up to 3,158,900 ADSs. The ADSs and warrants ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... DUBLIN , Nov. 25, 2015 Endo International ... Rajiv De Silva , President and CEO, will discuss ... Healthcare Conference in New York on ... . Click on Investor Relations, and then the ... prior to the presentation,s start time to visit the site ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: