American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

ABOS Announces Four Exceptional Residents for Advisory Panel

Posted On: June 13, 2024

Chapel Hill, NC—The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) has selected four exceptional orthopaedic surgery residents to participate as the fourth cohort of the ABOS Resident Advisory Panel. Many highly qualified orthopaedic residents from across the country applied for two-year terms on the Panel.

The new members of the ABOS Resident Advisory Panel are:

  • Hannah Gibbs, MD, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
  • Noah Harrison, MD, MS, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Kelly McFarlane, MD, MBA, Stanford University
  • Eric Taleghani, MD, University of Cincinnati

This cohort will join the third group of Advisory Panel members who were selected last year:

  • Justice Achonu, MD, Stony Brook University Hospital
  • Christopher Johnson, MD, PhD, University of Chicago
  • Mary Kate Skalitzky, MD, University of Iowa
  • Clay Townsend, MD, Temple University Hospital

The ABOS Resident Advisory Panel assists the ABOS by providing information which is used to support orthopaedic residents across the country. They work with the ABOS Graduate Medical Education Committee and the ABOS Communications Committee. One of the main goals of the Advisory Panel is to identify and work on a project each year that will benefit orthopaedic residents across the country.

All applicants submitted an application, curriculum vitae (CV), personal statement, and a letter of recommendation from their residency program director. These were reviewed by members of the ABOS Board of Directors who serve on the ABOS GME Committee.

“We look forward to working with this exceptional group of residents for the next two years,” said ABOS Executive Director David F. Martin, MD. “The Board will also miss the four residents who are transitioning off after their term is over as they have provided valuable feedback to the ABOS.”

The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Inc. was founded in 1934 as a private, voluntary, nonprofit, independent organization to serve the best interests of the public and the medical profession. These interests are achieved through the ABOS by establishing standards for the education of orthopaedic surgeons. These standards are evaluated by the ABOS through examinations and practice evaluations. The ABOS Board of Directors consists of 20 practicing orthopaedic surgeons and one public member. More information can be found about the ABOS can be found at


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