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Meet the AOC Connect Distinguished Lecturers

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

Stephanie Blaney, MHA

Chief Administrative Officer, Columbia

Monica Kogan, MD

Residency Director, Rush University Medical Center

Brian Cole, MD, MBA

Chair, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush

Scott Boden, MD

Senior Advisor to CEO; AOC Board of Advisors; AOC Council Chair

Chair, Emory

William N. Levine, MD

Council Chair

Chair, Columbia University

Sheila Conway, MD

Council Vice Chair

Vice Chair, Atrium Health Wake Forest

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

Michael Archdeacon, MD

Chair, University of Cincinnati

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

Joe Bosco, MD

Vice Chair, New York University; AAOS President, 2020

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; AAOS President, 2023

Susan V. Bukata, MD

Professor and Chair of Orthopaedics – UC San Diego

Who we are: Richard Capra is part of the AOC Connect Team.

Richard Capra

President, AOC Connect

Former Chief Administrative Officer, UCSF Orthopaedics

Aaron Chamberlain, MD

Senior Medical Director, Intermountain Health

AOC Connect Distinguished Lecturer Regina Cunningham PhD

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

CEO, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Mary Duvanich, MS, MMHC

Chief Administrative Officer, Vanderbilt University

Sandy Emery, MD

Chair, West Virginia

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

Chair, Johns Hopkins

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

Vice President, Chief Wellness Officer, Hospital for Special Surgery; US Army Special Forces, Master Sergeant (retired)

AOC Connect Distinguished Lecturer Leesa Galatz MD

Leesa Galatz, MD

Chair, Board of Advisors, AOC Connect

Chair, Mount Sinai

Who we are: Grant Garrigues is part of the AOC Connect Team.

Grant Garrigues, MD

Associate Chief Medical Officer, AOC Connect

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush

Richard Gelberman, MD

Fred C. Reynolds Professor & Former Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University; AAOS President, 2001

Parker Gibbs, MD

Chair, University of Florida

Mark Gonzalez, MD

Chair, University of Illinois, Chicago

Who we are: Farshid Guilak is part of the AOC Connect Team.

Farshid Guilak, PhD

Chief Scientific & Innovation Officer, AOC Connect

Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Director of Research, Washington University

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

Kurt Hankenson, DVM, MS, PhD

Henry Ruppenthal Family Professor of Orthopaedic; Surgery and Bioengineering, University of Michigan; Associate Chair of Research Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery President, ORS

AOC Connect Distinguished Lecturer Mitchel Harris MD

Mitchel Harris, MD

Chair, Massachusetts General Hospital

MaCalus V. Hogan, MD, MBA

Chair, University of Pittsburgh – UPMC

Johnny Huard, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer and Director, Center for Regenerative Sports Medicine, Steadman Philippon Research Institute

Monte Hunter, MD

Chair, Augusta University

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; AAOS President, 2013

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

Karl Koenig, MD

Chair, University of Texas, Austin

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, Yale

L. Scott Levin is an AOC Connect Distinguished Lecturer

Scott Levin, MD

Chief Medical Officer, AOC Connect

Chair, University of Pennsylvania

Valerae O. Lewis, MD

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

Brandon McMahon

Director, Clinical Operations, Northwestern University

Alfonso Mejia, MD

Vice Chair, University of Illinois, Chicago

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

Terance Peabody, MD

Chair, Northwestern University

Steve Petrovic, MBA

Chief Administrative Officer, University of Cincinnati

Neil Ravitz is an AOC Connect Distinguished Lecturer

Neil Ravitz, MBA

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

Anthony Romeo, MD

Executive Vice President, Musculoskeletal Institute, Duly Health & Care

AOC Connect Distinguished Lecturer Arthur Rubenstein MBBCH

Arthur Rubenstein, MBBCH

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

Lee Rubin, MD

Division Chief, Yale University

Felix H Savoie, MD, FAAOS, FAOA

Ray Haddad Professor and Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery; Tulane University, New Orleans, La. USA; AAOS President, 2022

Tamara Scerpella, MD

Chair, University of Wisconsin

Eric Schips, MPA

Chief Administrative Officer, New York University

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; AAOS President, 2019

Mike West, MBA

CEO Emeritus – Rothman Orthopaedic Institute

Amanda Whitaker, MD

Chief Value Officer, UCD

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

AOC Connect Distinguished Lecturer Joseph Zuckerman MD

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; AAOS President, 2009

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