American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Announces Its 2020-2021 Board of Directors

Posted On: November 10, 2020

Chapel Hill, NC—The Board of Directors of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) recently selected its 2020-2021 Officers and elected a new Director-Elect and a new Public Member.

Michael S. Bednar, MD, Chief of Hand Surgery at Loyola University Medical Center and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, will serve as ABOS President. He, along with the President-Elect, Vice President, and Secretary, hold their offices for one one-year term.

John Flynn, MD, Richard M. Armstrong Jr. Endowed Chair in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery and Chief of Orthopedics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, will serve as ABOS Vice President.

Gregory A. Mencio, MD, Neil E. Green Professor of Orthopaedics and Chief of Pediatric Orthopaedics at Vanderbilt University, will serve as ABOS President-Elect.

Ann E. Van Heest, MD, Professor and Vice-Chair of Education, in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Minnesota, will serve as ABOS Secretary.

Frederick M. Azar, MD, Chief of Staff of Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics and Professor at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering, has been re-elected as ABOS Treasurer for a one-year term.

“These orthopaedic leaders—all practicing orthopaedic surgeons—will do a fantastic job leading the ABOS for the next year,” said David F. Martin, MD, ABOS Executive Medical Director. “Like our Diplomates, these Officers represent a wide variety of specialties and bring special talents to the ABOS. Their unparalleled dedication will serve our Diplomates, our profession, and the public extremely well.”

The Board elected Michael D. Daubs, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UNLV School of Medicine, and Gregory P. Guyton, MD, Director of the Foot and Ankle Division in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, MD, as Director-Elects and Eric L. Conley, Executive Vice President at Froedtert Health and President, Froedtert Hospital, as the Public Member.

“The ABOS is excited to have Dr. Daubs, Dr. Guyton, and Mr. Conley as part of the ABOS Board of Directors,” said Martin. “They bring tremendous experience that will benefit orthopaedic surgeons and patients.”

The ABOS Board of Directors consists of 21 members, which includes 12 Active Directors, six Senior Directors, two Directors-Elect, and one Public Member Director. ABOS Board Members serve one 10-year term while the Public Member Director serves a three-year renewable term. Nominations to the ABOS Board of Directors come from the American Orthopaedic Association, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the American Medical Association. Officers are current Board members elected by other Board members. For a full list of ABOS Board Members, go to

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. More information can be found at


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