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Distinguished Lecturers

AOC Connect’s Distinguished Lecturers represent the best of the best in academic orthopaedic thought leadership.

AOC Connect Distinguished Lecturer Todd Albert MD

Todd Albert, MD

Korein-Wilson Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery; Chairman & Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College; Surgeon-in-Chief & CMO, Hospital for Special Surgery

AOC Connect Distinguished Lecturer Judith F. Baumhauer MD MPH

Judith F. Baumhauer, MD, MPH

Associate Chair of Academic Affairs and Professor, Division of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Rochester

AOC Connect Distinguished Lecturer Stefano Bini MD

Stefano Bini, MD

Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UCSF; Founder and Chair, UCSF Digital Orthopedics Conference; Chair, Digital Web and Social Media Committee, American Association and Hip and Knee Surgeons

AOC Connect Distinguished Lecturer Kevin P. Black MD

Kevin P. Black, MD

Vice Dean, College of Medicine’s University Park Regional Medical Campus; C. McCollister Evarts Chair & Professor, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Penn State

AOC Connect Distinguished Lecturer Scott Boden

Scott Boden, MD

Director, The Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center; Professor and Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, The Emory University School of Medicine; CMO,CQO, Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital; Vice President for Business Innovation, Emory Healthcare

AOC Connect Distinguished Lecturer Kevin Bozic MD

Kevin Bozic, MD, MBA

Inaugural Chair & Professor, Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care, Dell Medical School, University of Texas at Austin

Susan V. Bukata, MD

Professor and Chair of Orthopaedics – UC San Diego

AOC Connect Distinguished Lecturer Regina Cunningham PhD

Regina Cunningham, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

CEO, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

AOC Connect Distinguished Lecturer Cynthia L. Emory MD MBA

Cynthia L. Emory, MD, MBA

Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Wake Forest School of Medicine; Associate Chief Medical Officer – Surgery, Wake Forest Baptist Health

AOC Connect Distinguished Lecturer James R Ficke MD

James R. Ficke, MD

Robert A. Robinson Professor & Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; Orthopaedist-in-Chief of The Johns Hopkins Hospital

AOC Connect Distinguished Lecturer John M. Flynn MD

John M. Flynn, MD

Chief, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, CHOP; Richard M. Armstrong, Jr. Endowed Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery; Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania

Steven Forti, RN

Chief Wellness and Resiliency Officer – Hospital for Special Surgery; US Army Special Forces, Master Sergeant (retired)

AOC Connect Distinguished Lecturer Leesa Galatz MD

Leesa Galatz, MD

Mount Sinai Professor and System Chair, Leni & Peter W. May Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery, Mount Sinai Health System

Richard Gelberman, MD

Fred C. Reynolds Professor & Former Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University

Farshid Guilak, PhD

Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Director of Research, Shriners Hospitals for Children – St. Louis Chief Scientific & Innovation Officer, AOC Connect

AOC Connect Distinguished Lecturer Jo Hannafin MD PhD

Jo Hannafin, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College; Medical Director, HSS Stamford Outpatient Center; Director, Women’s Sports Medicine Center, Hospital for Special Surgery

AOC Connect Distinguished Lecturer Mitchel Harris MD

Mitchel Harris, MD

Edith M. Ashley Professor & Chair, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital

AOC Connect Distinguished Lecturer Joshua J. Jacobs MD

Joshua J. Jacobs, MD

William A. Hark, MD, Susanne G. Swift Professor and Chairman, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center

AOC Connect Distinguished Lecturer James Kang MD

James Kang, MD

Thornhill Family Professor & Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard University

L. Andrew Koman, MD

Professor and Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Executive Director; Musculoskeletal Service Line, Wake Forest Baptist Health

AOC Connect Distinguished Lecturer Lisa Lattanza MD

Lisa Lattanza, MD

Chair & Professor, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Yale University

L. Scott Levin, MD

Paul B. Magnuson Professor & Chair, Department of Orthopaedics, University of Pennsylvania Professor of Plastic Surgery in Surgery; Vice President and Associate Dean for Resource Development, University of Pennsylvania Co-Director, Penn Nerve Center

AOC Connect Distinguished Lecturer William N Levine MD

William N. Levine, MD – Chairman

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery & Bioengineering, Vice Chair for Research, University of Pennsylvania; Frank E. Stinchfield Professor and Chairman, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center; Orthopedic Surgeon-in-Chief, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Valerae O. Lewis, MD

Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Oncology – University of Texas; MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston

Regis J. O’Keefe, MD, PhD

Fred C. Reynolds Professor and Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine

AOC Connect Distinguished Lecturer Mark W. Pagnano MD

Mark W. Pagnano, MD

Professor & Chair, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic

AOC Connect Distinguished Lecturer Michael Parks MD

Michael L. Parks, MD

Clinical Director of Orthopedic Surgery, Vice Chair for Quality, Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery; Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College

Neil Ravitz is an AOC Connect Distinguished Lecturer

Neil Ravitz, MBA

Chief Administrative Officer, UPENN; Senior Vice President, AOC Connect

Arthur Rubenstein, MBBCH

Professor of Medicine, Former EVP of the University of 
Pennsylvania for the Health System & Dean of the School of Medicine

AOC Connect Distinguished Lecturer Lou Soslowski PhD

Lou Soslowski, PhD

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery & Bioengineering, Vice Chair for Research, University of Pennsylvania

AOC Connect Distinguished Lecturer Peter Stern MD

Peter Stern, MD

Norman S. and Elizabeth C.A. Hill Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery; (Former) Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Cincinnati

AOC Connect Distinguished Lecturer Tad Vail MD

Tad Vail, MD

James L. Young Professor & Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, San Fransisco

AOC Connect Distinguished Lecturer Mark Vrahas MD MHCDS

Mark Vrahas, MD, MHCDS

Levin/Gordon Distinguished Chair in Orthopaedics in honor of Myles Cohen, MD; Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

AOC Connect Distinguished Lecturer Kristy Weber MD

Kristy Weber, MD

President, AAOS – 2019; Vice-Chair, Faculty Affairs, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UPenn; Abramson Family Professor in Sarcoma Care Excellence

Mike West, MBA

CEO Emeritus – Rothman Orthopaedic Institute

AOC Connect Distinguished Lecturer Michael B. Wood MD

Michael B. Wood, MD

Former President & CEO, Mayo Clinic; Former Chairman of the Mayo Foundation’s Executive Committee; Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic

Theresa Wyrick is an AOC Connect Distinguished Lecturer

Theresa Wyrick, MD

Vice Chair, University of Arkansas; Co-Chair, AOC Connect Women’s Leadership Forum

Joseph Zuckerman, MD

Walter A.L. Thompson Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, New York University School of Medicine; Chairman, NYU Langone Health, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery; Surgeon-in-Chief, NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital

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