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Joseph D. Zuckerman, M.D., Elected President of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Date:2/26/2009

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Joseph D. Zuckerman, M.D., first considered a life in medicine at the ripe old age of ten. He became enthralled with the weekly trials and tribulations of a young television doctor named Ben Casey. Although it was just a 1960's television show, it sparked an idea which led to an impressive and successful career as an internationally recognized orthopaedic surgeon. Today, Dr. Zuckerman was named President of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, (AAOS) (http://www.aaos.org/) at its 2009 Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.

"I am honored to assume the leadership position of this great organization," said Dr. Zuckerman. "It has always been my feeling that the AAOS President, with the help of the volunteers and staff, should be responsible for steering our ship in the right direction and also for expanding and improving the Academy's very important on-going initiatives."

"In my upcoming year as AAOS President, I have chosen to expand on the area of practice management because I feel it is so centrally important to every one of our members, particularly in these challenging times".

"I am extremely pleased that Joe Zuckerman is the new AAOS President," said E. Anthony Rankin, M.D., AAOS outgoing president. "The area of practice management is indeed a timely issue facing all our members, regardless of their practice setting. Dr. Zuckerman is a thought leader in orthopaedics and brings great strength to the Academy in the area of education. He also possesses outstanding organizational and managerial skills. I have greatly benefited by working with him over the past several years," noted Rankin.

Dr. Zuckerman says he plans to concentrate on other important issues facing the Academy including; emergency care, diversity in orthopaedics, advoc
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