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Reknowned Orthopaedic Surgeon to be Installed as President of Sports Medicine Society
Date:7/2/2008

artmouth Medical School before earning his medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh in 1977. Continuing his training at Pitt, he then completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery and a fellowship in orthopaedic research. Dr. Fu also fulfilled an internship in general surgery at Brown University and an international fellowship at the Hanover Trauma Center in Germany. Dr. Fu holds secondary appointments as professor of physical therapy, health and physical activity , and mechanical engineering at the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences . He also holds an honorary doctorate of science degree from Point Park University and an honorary doctorate of public service from Chatham University.

He joined the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine faculty in 1982 as an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery and director of sports medicine. He became clinical vice chairman of the department of orthopaedic surgery in 1990 and executive vice chairman in 1994. He is the editor of 28 major orthopaedic textbooks and author of 88 book chapters on the management of sports injuries. He has contributed to more than 280 international peer-reviewed research publications and has given more than 745 national and international presentations. He also serves on the editorial boards and as a reviewer of many orthopaedic journals, including the American Journal of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy and the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.

Dr. Fu has held numerous leadership positions for AOSSM, including four years on the Board of Directors. As a former president of the Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, he has been a member of 55 other professional and academic medical organizations. In 2009, he will assume the presidency of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS).

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