Committee Listing


2021-22 Board of Directors and Committee Membership

OTA Board of Directors

President: Michael Archdeacon, MD
President-Elect: Brendan Patterson MD
2nd President Elect: Emil Schemitsch, MD 
Immediate Past President: Heather Vallier, MD
2nd Past President: Michael D. McKee, MD 
Chief Financial Officer:  Hassan R. Mir, MD
Secretary:  Thomas F. Higgins, MD
Member at Large:  Anna N. Miller, MD
Member at Large: Kyle Jeray, MD
Member at Large: Joseph Hsu, MD
Annual Meeting Program Chair: Gerard Slobogean, MD

Appointed Committees

Annual Program Committee
Gerard Slobogean, MD, Chair
Ed Harvey, MD, Co-Chair
Gregory Della Rocca, MD
Brett Crist, MD
Kelly Lefaivre, MD
Andy Choo, MD
Nirmal Tejwani, MD
Harmeeth Uppal, MD
Mark Lee, MD
Animesh Agarwal, MD

Ex-Officio Members:
Aaron Nauth, MD, BSFF Chair

Basic Science (Sub-Committee of Annual Program)
Aaron Nauth, MD, Chair
Andrew Evans, MD
Justin Haller, MD
John Wixted, MD
Michael Hast, MD
Christopher Lee, MD

Ex-Officio Members:
Jonathon Copp, MD, Resident Member
Andrew Trenholm, MD, Research Committee Chair
Emil Schemitsch, MD, Presidential Consultant
Saam Morshed, MD, SRI Committee Chair

Bylaws & Hearings Committee
Thomas DeCoster, MD, Chair
Steve Cherney, MD
Steve Morgan, MD

Education Committee
Brian Mullis, MD, Chair
Janet Conway, MD
David Weiss, MD
Theodore Toan Le, MD
Eben Carroll, MD
Michael Kain, MD
Jennifer Bruggers, MD

Ex-Officio Members: 
Thomas DeCoster, MD, OKO
Daniel Horwitz, MD, AAOS Trauma Content Committee Chair
Megan Cuoso, MD, Resident Member
Nicholas Danford, MD, Resident Member
Jennifer E. Hagen, MD, MS 2021 PA/NP Course Chair
Ryan M. Wilson, MPAS 2021 PA/NP Course Chair
Seth Yarboro, MD, 2021 Fall Resident Comprehensive Course Chair
Holly Pilson, MD, 2010 Fall Resident Comprehensive Course Co-Chair
Thuan Ly, MD, 2021 Spring Resident Comprehensive Course Chair
John Ketz, MD, 2021 Spring Resident Comprehensive Course Co-Chair
Eben Carroll, MD, 2021 Resident Advanced Trauma Techniques Course Chair
Derek Donegan, MD, 2021 Resident Advanced Trauma Techniques Course Co-Chair
Paul Tornetta, MD, AAOS/OTA Course Co-Director
J. Tracy Watson, MD, AAOS/OTA Course Co-Director
Lisa Cannada, MD, Core Curriculum Phase 5 Project Director
Kyle Jeray, MD, Core Curriculum Phase 5 Project Director
Samir Mehta, MD, Core Curriculum Phase 5 Project Director
Roy Sanders, MD, JOT Editor

Finance and Audit Committee
Hassan R. Mir, MD, CFO/Chair
Alan Jones, MD
Brendan Patterson, MD, President-Elect

Patient Education Committee
Christopher Domes, MD
Ed Harvey, MD
Philip Wolinsky, MD

Publications Committee
Michael Gardner, MD, Chair 
Roy Sanders, MD; JOT Editor-in-Chief
Emil Schemitsch, MD; OTA International Editor-in-Chief
Mark Hake, MD; OTA Video Library Chair
Bob Ostrum, MD; OTA Rockwood and Green Editor (1 rep)
Cory Collinge, MD; Rock and Green Living Textbook Editor
Mai Nguyen, MD
Steve Warner, MD

Ex-Officio Members: 
Hassan R Mir, MD, OTA CFO
Gerard Slobogean, MD, Annual Program Chair
Aaron Nauth, MD, Basic Science Focus Forum Chair
Brian Mullis, MD, Education Chair
Christopher Domes, MD, Pt. Education Committee Chair
Ted Miclau, MD, IOTA Chair

Richard Yoon, MD, Discussion Forum Committee Chair
Peter Wasky, MD, Resident Member
Jen McIntire, WK representative OTA Online
Brian Brown, WK representative R&G

Podcast (Sub-committee of Publications)
Sanjit Konda, MD, Chair
Paul Whiting, MD
Conor Kleweno, MD
Michael Blankstein, MD
Arun Aneja, MD

Ex-officio members:
Michael Gardner, MD - Publications Chair
Mike Donoghue, ConveyMD

Video Library (Sub-committee of Publications)
Mark Hake, MD, Chair
Paul Lafferty, MD
Jason Strelzow, MD
David Cinats, MD
Akshay Goel, MD
Joseph Hoegler, MD
Matthew Herring, MD
Joseph Johnson, MD
James Blair, MD
Philip Mitchell, MD

Research Committee
Andrew Trenholm, MD, Chair
Laurence Kempton, MD
Patrick Bergin, MD
Philipp Leucht, MD
Leah Gitajn, MD
Eric Swart, MD, FACS
Michael Beltran, MD
Andrew Duckworth, MD
Arun Aneja, MD
Frank Avilucea, MD
Prism Schneider, MD
Dave Wellman, MD

Strategic Research Initiative
Saam Morshed, MD, PhD, Chair
Paul Matuszewski, MD, 
Sheila Sprague, PhD
Chelsea Bahney, PhD
Mitch Harris, MD

Ex-Officio Members:
Andrew Trenholm, MD, Research Chair
Aaron Nauth, MD, Basic Science Focus Forum Chair
Dan Horwitz, MD, Fund Development Chair

Young Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons
Arvind Von Keudell, MD, Chair
Christina Seifert, MD
John Morellato, MD
Kevin Phelps, MD
Daniel Kaplan, DO, PT
Edgar Araiza, MD
Giselle Hernandez, MD
Nishant Suneja, MD
Burak Altintas, MD
Kyla Huebner, MD
Luke Lopas, MD
Matthew Riedel, MD
Steve Shannon, MD
Jane Liu, MD

Ex-Officio Members:
Michael Archdeacon, MD, Membership Council
Michael McKee, MD, Membership Council
Anna Miller, MD, Membership Council
Philip Wolinsky, MD, Membership Council

OTA Board Appointed Committees

Classification & Outcomes Committee
Meir Marmor, MD, Chair
Jarrod Dumpe, MD
Kyle Schweser, MD
Geoffrey Marecek, MD
Ashley Levack, MD
Zachary Working, MD
Gillian Soles, MD
Stephen Sims, MD

Ex-Officio Members:
Julie Agel, MD; Presidential Consultant
Jim Kellam, MD; Presidential Consultant
Mai Nguyen, MD; Presidential Consultant
Eric Meinberg, Ex-Officio Classification Compendium Rep
Eric Baranek, Resident member

Disaster Management Preparedness Committee
Roman Hayda, MD, Chair
Eric Meinberg, MD 
Kory Cornum, MD
Usha Mani, MD 
Ken Nelson, MD
Daniel Stinner, MD 
John Hagedorn, MD

Ex-Officio Members:
Jim Ficke, MD, FACS, COT Representative
Augustine Saiz, MD, Resident Member

Evidence Based Quality, Value & Safety Committee
Jaimo Ahn, MD, Chair
Clay Spitler, MD
Peter Krause, MD
Kyle Judd, MD
Mara Schenker, MD
William Reisman, MD
Jason Strelzow, MD
Ryan Harrison, MD

Ex-Officio Members: 
Anna Miller, MD, FACS, COT Chair
Alex Benedict, Resident Member

Fellowship & Career Choices Committee
Madhav Karunakar, MD, Chair
William Obremskey, MD
Michael Weaver, MD
Matthew Karam, MD
Paul Perdue, MD
Yelena Bodgan, MD
David Templeman, MD
Brad Yoo, MD
Joshua Gary, MD

Ex-Officio Members: 
Brock Walker, Fellow
Dan Schlatterer, Ex-officio

Fellowship Match Compliance Sub-Committee
Dan Schlatterer, MD, Chair 
Michael LeCroy, MD
Kyle Schweser, MD
David Biegler, MD
Paul Lafferty, MD

Ex-Officio Members: 
Lisa Taitsman, Presidential Consultant
Madhav Karunakar, Ex-officio

Fund Development Committee
Dan Horwitz, MD, Chair
Ross Leighton, MD
Brad Henley, MD
Joseph Hoegler, MD
Jeff Anglen, MD
Toney Russell, MD

Ex-Officio Members: 
Alvin Shieh, MD,  Resident Member
Hassan Mir, MD, OTA CFO
Andrew Trenholm, MD, Research Committee Chair

Health Policy & Planning Committee
Milan Sen, Chair
Bryant Oliphant, MD 
David Carmack, MD
Chris McAndrew, MD
Ashraf El Naga, MD 
Dan Schlatterer, MD 
Niloofar Dehghan, MD
Brad Dart, MD
Wade Gordon, MD

Ex-Officio Members:
Dane Brodke, MD, Resident Member
William Reisman, MD, EBQVS Liaison
Anna Miller, MD, COT Chair
Bruce Browner, MD, Presidential Consultant

Humanitarian Committee
Paul Whiting, MD, Chair
Todd Mailly, MD
Miguel Daccarett, MD
Rachel Reilly, MD
Emily Benson, MD 
Steven Becher, MD 
Rahul Vaidya, MD
Carla Smith, MD

Ex-Officio Members: 
Eliza Anderson, MD, Resident Member

Roman Hayda, MD, Disaster Management Chair
Lewis Zirkle, MD, Presidential Consultant
Hans-Christoph Pape, MD, International Relations Chair

International Relations Committee
Hans-Christoph Pape, MD, Chair
Kevin Tetsworth, MD 
Rodolfo Zamora, MD
Hiro Minehara, MD
Robert Zura, MD
Anjan Shah, MD
Victor de Ridder, MD
Meshal Alhadhoud, MD

Ex-Officio Members: 
Jeff Donahue, MD, Resident Member
Emil Schemitsch, OTA International Editor
Toney Russell, MD, Presidential Consultant
Paul Whiting, Humanitarian Chair
Ted Miclau, MD, IOTA Steering Committee Chair

Military Committee
Lt. Col. Christopher LeBrun, MD, Chair (USAF)
Jamie Lyn Engel, MD 
MAJ James Blair, MD (USA)
Benjamin Wheatley, MD 
Chrirstiaan Mamcczak, MD
LCDR Michelle Gosselin, BS, MD (USN)
Max Talbot, MD (Canadian Armed Services)
Chris Renninger, MD

Ex-Officio Members: 
Benjamin Childs (Army), MD, Resident Member 
MAJ Daniel Stinner, Presidential Consultant

Public Relations Committee
Jason Lowe MD, Chair
Theodoros Tosounidis, MD 
Jennifer Hagen, MD 
Paul Henkel, MD 
Don Anderson, MD 
Lori Reed, MD 
Craig Bartlett, MD

Ex-Officio Members:
Taylor Yong, MD, Resident Member
Nate Olszewski, MD, Resident Member
William Ryan, MD, Resident Member

Mike Githens, MD, OrthoInfo Project Team Co-Chair 
Jason Lowe, MD, OrthoInfo Project Team Co-Chair
Babar Shafiq, MD, Newsletter Editor

OTA Discussion Forum Committee
Richard Yoon, MD, Chair
Jeff Anglen, MD
Mike Beebe, MD
Yelena Bogdan, MD
Charles Moon, MD
Steven Cherney, MD
Niloofar Dehghan, MD
Nicholas Romeo, MD

Practice Management Committee
Frank Liporace, MD, Chair
Robert Reddix, MD 
Brian Cunningham, MD 
Adam Kaufman, MD 
Lisa Cannada, MD 
Michael Milshteyn, MD 
John Iaquinto, MD

Ex-Officio Members: 
Christopher Flanagan, MD, Resident Member
Brad Henley, MD, Presidential Consultant
William Creevy, MD, Presidential Consultant

Traveling Fellowship Committee
Anna Miller, MD, Chair
Andrew Burgess, MD 
Brendan Patterson, MD 
Phil Wolinsky, MD 
Samir Mehta, MD 

Ex-Officio Members: 
Heather Vallier, MD, Presidential Consultant

Elected Committees

Membership Committee
Marcus Sciadini, MD, Chair
Milton Little, MD
Toni McLaurin, MD
John Scolaro, MD
Catherine Humphrey, MD

Ex-Officio Members: 
Susan Scherl, MD, ex-officio
Dan Coll, PA-C

Nominating Committee
Michael McKee, MD, Chair
Michael J Gardner, MD
Gerard Slobogean, MD
Mohit Bhandari, MD
Saam Morshed, MD

Orthopaedic Organizational Liaisons
Douglas Lundy, MD; Presidential Line Rep
Madhav Karunakar, MD; BOS Match Oversight
Hasaan Mir, MD; Member Rep (also BOS rep to AAOS Health Care Systems Committee)
Kathleen Caswell, CAE; Executive Director Rep

ACS COT (American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma)
Anna Miller, MD, Chair
James R. Ficke, MD 
A. Alex Jahangir, MD
Clifford B. Jones, MD
James C. Krieg, MD
Carol A. Lin, MD
Hassan Mir, MD
Bryant W. Oliphant, MD
Michael Suk, MD, JD

USBJI BMUS Chapter Authors
Jaimo Ahn, MD (lead author)
Arvind Nana
Gudrun Mirck
Anna Miller
Christopher Renninger, MD
Lt. Michelle Gosselin, MD

Other Orthopaedic Liaison Positions
Bruce Browner, MD; Member-at-Large USBJI
Andy Schmidt, MD; Civilian Rep, EWI
James Ficke, MD; Board Member, National Trauma Institute

Diversity Task Force
Gil Ortega, MD, Chair
Emily Benson, MD
Lisa Cannada, MD
Jacque Krumrey, MD
Gerald Lang, MD
Milton Little, MD
Douglas Lundy, MD
Toni McLaurin, MD
Samir Mehta, MD
Sarah Pierrie, MD
Nirmal Tejwani, MD
Ex-Officio Members: 
Sarah Blumenthal, MD, Resident Member

Task Force on Moral Injury, Advocacy and Member Wellbeing
Matthew Garner, MD, Chair
Derek Donegan, MD
Milton Little, MD
Anna Miller, MD
Andy Choo, MD
John Tidwell, MD
Jeff Smith, MD
Ryan Will, MD
Kelly Lefaivre, MD
Phil Wolinsky, MD
Katy Metcalf, MD

Educational Audit Task Force
Ken Egol, MD, Chair
Brian Mullis, MD
Samir Mehta, MD
Jennifer Hagen, MD
Anjan Shah, MD
Usha Mani, MD
Paul Whiting, MD
Robert Reddix, MD
Yelena Bogdan, MD
Joseph Cohen, MD
Aaron Nauth, MD
Charles Moon, MD
Amanda Pawlak, MD (resident member)

Educational Outreach for LI Countries Task Force
Emily Benson, MD, Chair
Heather Vallier, MD
Samir Mehta, MD
Robert Zura, MD
Tim White, MD
Holly Pilson, MD
Doug Lundy, MD
Joseph Hoegler, MD
Todd Mailly, MD
Jason Lowe, MD
David Shearer, MD
Paul Whiting, MD

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