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November 27, 2015 1:54 AM ET

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Company Overview of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Company Overview

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons provides education and practice management services for orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons was founded in 1933 and is based in Rosemont, Illinois.

6300 North River Road

Rosemont, IL 60018-4262

United States

Founded in 1933





Key Executives for American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Chief Executive Officer
First Vice President of the Board of Directors
Executive Vice-President
Editor-in-Chief of the Journal
Age: 54
Chair of The Board of Councilors
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Key Developments

Ken Sowards Joins to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board of Directors

Business consultant Ken Sowards was appointed lay member to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board of Directors. He assumed his new position at the organizations annual meeting. Sowards currently is a principal with RKS Consulting in Dallas, an independent professional services firm providing value enhancement strategy, operational optimization, process improvement, change management implementation, and mergers and acquisitions guidance for public and private companies. He has held senior executive responsibilities with service and technology companies, including experience with multiple start-up and rapid-growth businesses in the telecommunications, solar, data center services and interactive wellness/fitness office equipment fields. He also has served as chief financial officer and chief executive officer of several multimillion-dollar companies, and has extensive international experience.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Appoints David Alexander Halsey to the Board of Specialty Societies (Bos) Chair

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons announced that Orthopaedic surgeon David Alexander Halsey, MD, of South Burlington, Vt. was named Board of Specialty Societies (BOS) chair.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Selects Medline Industries as Preferred Distribution Partner

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) selected Medline Industries, Inc. as its preferred distribution partner of essential medical supplies and solutions for the next three years. Founded in 1933, AAOS is the preeminent provider of musculoskeletal education to 38,000 orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals worldwide. Through AAOS’ group purchasing program powered by Med Assets, the organization is enhancing savings even further for its members through this new partnership with Medline. Medline is providing its robust portfolio of patient-care products to AAOS members at a savings of anywhere from 10% to 30%. Through Medline’s online education resource Medline University, AAOS members can also access more than 250 continuing education courses at no additional cost.

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