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

nces. Having seen the changes throughout the course of my career, I am consistently enthralled with the progress we are making rehabilitating athletes of all ages," says Dr. Fu. "I look forward to serving as AOSSM president and challenging my colleagues to continue their dedication both in their local and national communities."

Dr. Fu has also garnered more than 120 professional awards and numerous major sports medicine and orthopaedic grants in clinical, basic scientific and biomechanical research. In 1999, due to Dr. Fu's medical achievements and their impact in the Pittsburgh community, Pittsburgh Magazine named him one of the 100 most influential Pittsburghers of the 20th century. He is also consistently listed in the magazine's annual "Best Doctors" issue.

In 2008, Dr. Fu and his wife made a $1 million commitment for the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF)/AOSSM/Dr. Freddie H. and Mrs. Hilda Pang Fu Research Award. The award will support research directed by a female orthopaedic surgeon researcher on a topic related to sports medicine; or directed by an orthopaedic surgeon researcher of either gender on a topic of special interest to female athletes.

The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) is a world leader in sports medicine education, research, communication and fellowship, and includes national and international orthopaedic sports medicine leaders. The Society works closely with many other sports medicine specialists, including athletic trainers, physical therapists, family physicians, and others to improve the identification, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports injuries.

For more information, please contact AOSSM Director of Communications, Lisa Weisenberger, at 847/292-4900 or e-mail her at lisa @ sportsmed.org. You can also visit the AOSSM Web site at '/>"/>

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