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William J. Robb, III, MD, Elected Chair of Academy Board of Specialty Societies
Date:2/27/2009

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Orthopaedic surgeon William J. Robb, III, MD, was elected Chair of the Board of Specialty Societies (BOS) of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) (http://www.aaos.org) at their 2009 Annual Meeting and will serve on the Academy's Board of Directors.

The purpose of the BOS is to represent the interests of its orthopaedic specialty society members while promoting unity and collaboration between the specialty societies and the Academy. Acting as an advisory board, the BOS serves as a resource to its specialty society members as well as the AAOS Board of Directors and other Academy organizational units.

A graduate of the University of Iowa Medical School, Dr. Robb is currently chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at NorthShore University HealthSystem in Illinois and associate clinical professor at Northwestern University Medical School. His clinical practice is devoted to adult reconstructive knee surgery with research interests in computer assisted surgery.

"Orthopaedic surgery has 23 important specialty organizations that are critical parts of our future," Dr. Robb explained. "Recognizing this importance, the BOS will expand participation from each of its member organizations to foster unity and advance the entire specialty. I am honored to serve as this year's leader to our many rapidly growing and important orthopaedic specialty organizations."

Active in numerous professional organizations, Dr. Robb will also take the helm as president for the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) on February 28, 2009. He is currently a trustee and treasurer for the Orthopaedic Research Education Foundation (OREF) and a member of the American Orthopaedic Association, the American Medical Ass
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