Committee Listing


2022-23 Board of Directors and Committee Membership

OTA Board of Directors

President: Brendan Patterson, MD
President-Elect: Emil Schemitsch, MD
2nd President Elect: Douglas Lundy, MD 
Immediate Past President: Michael Archdeacon, MD
2nd Past President: Heather Vallier, 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: George Russell, MD
Annual Meeting Program Chair: Gerard Slobogean, MD

Appointed Committees

Annual Program Committee
Gerard Slobogean, MD, Chair
Ed Harvey, MD, Co-Chair
Leah Gitajn, 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:
Justin Haller, MD, BSFF Chair

Basic Science (Sub-Committee of Annual Program)
Justin Haller, MD, Chair
Andrew Evans, MD
Brian Le (Vu Hoan Le), MD
John Wixted, MD
Michael Hast, MD
Christopher Lee, MD

Ex-Officio Members:
Dane Brodke, MD, Resident Member
Prism Schneider, 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
Steven Morgan, MD
Janet Conway, MD
David Weiss, MD
Theodore Toan Le, MD
Eben Carroll, MD
Jennifer Bruggers, MD
Michael Kain, MD

Ex-Officio Members: 
Megan Cuoso, MD, Resident member
Kyle Gouveia, MD, Resident member
Thomas DeCoster, MD, OKO
Frank Liporace, MD, AAOS Trauma Content Committee Chair
Michael T. Talerico, MD, MS 2022 PA/NP Course Chair
Ryan M. Wilson, MPAS 2022 PA/NP Course Chair
Arun Aneja, MD, 2022 Fall Resident Comprehensive Course Chair
Holly Pilson, MD, 2022 Fall Resident Comprehensive Course Co-Chair
Jennifer Bruggers, MD, 2022 Spring Resident Comprehensive Course Chair
John Ketz, MD, 2022 Spring Resident Comprehensive Course Co-Chair
Eben Carroll, MD, 2022 Resident Advanced Trauma Techniques Course Chair
Derek Donegan, MD, 2022 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
Derek Donegan, MD Fracture Night in America
Samir Mehta, MD Faculty Development Course
Nicole Ann Zelenski, MD Hand Education
Tim Moore, MD Spine Education
Susan Scherl, MD Peds Education

Finance and Audit Committee
Hassan R. Mir, MD, CFO/Chair
Alan Jones, MD

Ex-Officio Members: 
Douglas Lundy, MD, Immediate Past CFO

Patient Education Committee
Christopher Domes, MD Chair
Philip Wolinsky, MD
Mary Kate Erdman, MD
Steve Cherney, MD
Paul Goodwyn, MD
Kathleen O'Brien, MD
Mani Kahn, MD
Adam Ross, MD
George Ochenjele, MD

Ex-Officio Members: 
Matthew Wells, MD - Resident member
Ed Harvey, MD - Presidential Consultant
Mike Githens, MD - OrthoInfo Project Team Chair

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
Anna Miller, MD; OTA Textbook Editor
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: 
Peter Wasky, MD, Resident Member
Hassan R Mir, MD, OTA CFO
Gerard Slobogean, MD, Annual Program Chair
Justin Haller, 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
Miranda Walker, WK representative, OTAI and JOT

Podcast (Sub-committee of Publications)
Sanjit Konda, MD, Chair
Paul Whiting, MD
Conor Kleweno, MD
Michael Blankstein, MD
Arun Aneja, MD
Joseph Patterson, 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
William Ryan, MD
David Cinats, MD
Akshay Goel, MD
Joseph Hoegler, MD
Matthew Herring, MD
Joseph Johnson, MD
James Blair, MD
Philip Mitchell, MD

Research Committee
Prism Schneider, 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
Augustine Saiz, 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:
Prism Schneider, MD, Research Chair
Justin Haller, 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
Anna Miller, MD, Membership Council
Kyle Jeray, 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:
Eric Mayer, MD, Resident member
Julie Agel, Presidential Consultant
Jim Kellam, MD; Presidential Consultant
John Scolaro, MD; Wound Classification Consultant
Mai Nguyen, MD; Presidential Consultant
Eric Meinberg, Ex-Officio Classification Compendium Rep

Disaster Management Preparedness Committee
Roman Hayda, MD, Chair
Eric Meinberg, MD 
Kory Cornum, MD
James Blair, MD 
Erin Farrelly, MD
Daniel Stinner, MD 
John Hagedorn, MD

Ex-Officio Members:
Noah Joseph, MD, Resident Member
Jim Ficke, MD, FACS, COT Representative

Diversity Committee

Jacque Krumrey, MD Chair
Emily Benson, MD
Lisa Cannada, MD
Brianna Fram, 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

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

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

Fellowship & Career Choices Committee
Mike Weaver, MD, Chair
William Obremskey, MD
Roman Natoli, MD
Matthew Karam, MD
Paul Perdue, MD
Yelena Bogdan, MD
David Templeman, MD
Kevin Kang, MD
Joshua Gary, MD

Ex-Officio Members: 
Jack Weick, MD, Fellow
Dan Schlatterer, MD, Fellowship Compliance Sub-committee chair

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

Ex-Officio Members: 
Lisa Taitsman, MD, Presidential Consultant
Mike Weaver, MD, Fellowship & Career Choices Committee Chair

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

Ex-Officio Members: 
Hassan Mir, MD, OTA CFO
Prism Schneider, MD, Research Committee Chair

Health Policy & Planning Committee
Milan Sen, MD, 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:
Sandip Tarpada, MD, Resident Member
William Reisman, MD, EBQVS Liaison
Anna Miller, MD, COT Chair
Bruce Browner, MD, Presidential Consultant

Humanitarian Committee
Paul Whiting, MD, Chair
Miguel Daccarett, MD
David Shearer, MD
Emily Benson, MD 
Steven Becher, MD 
Rahul Vaidya, MD
Carla Smith, MD
Brian Madison, MD
Todd Mailly, MD

Ex-Officio Members: 
Michael Polmear, 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
Vincenzo Giordano, MD
Anjan Shah, MD
Victor de Ridder, MD
Meshal Alhadhoud, MD
Kees Jan Ponsen, MD

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

Military Committee
Michelle Gosselin, MD, Chair (USN)
Jamie Lyn Engel, MD 
MAJ James Blair, MD (USA)
Benjamin Wheatley, MD 
Chrirstiaan Mamcczak, MD
Ken Nelson, MD
Max Talbot, MD (Canadian Armed Services)
Chris Renninger, MD

Ex-Officio Members: 
Joshua Simpson, 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 
Jan Szatkowski, MD 
Amit Singla, MD
Craig Bartlett, MD

Ad-Hoc Members:
Taylor Yong, MD, Resident Member
Jordan Johnson, MD, Resident Member (Newsletter)
William Ryan, MD, Resident Member

Babar Shafiq, MD, Newsletter Editor

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

Ex-Officio Members: 
Lena Josifi, MD, Resident Member

Practice Management Committee
Brian Cunningham, MD, Chair
Robert Reddix, MD 
Meelan Patel, MD 
Robert Wetzel, MD
Lisa Cannada, MD 
Michael Milshteyn, MD 
John Iaquinto, MD

Ex-Officio Members: 
Erin Stockwell, MD, Resident Member
Brad Henley, MD, Presidential Consultant
William Creevy, MD, Presidential Consultant

Traveling Fellowship Committee
Anna Miller, MD, Chair
Philip Wolinsky, MD 
Samir Mehta, MD 
Greg Della Rocca, MD

Ex-Officio Members: 
Brendan Patterson, MD, Presidential Consultant

Elected Committees

Membership Committee
Milton Little, MD, Chair
Toni McLaurin, MD
Gillian Soles, MD
Catherine Humphrey, MD
Jason Davis, MD

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

Nominating Committee
Heather Vallier, MD, Chair
Paul Gladden, MD
Mitch Harris, MD
Milton Little, MD
Robert Probe, 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
Brad Yoo, MD
Mara Schenker, MD

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

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
David Chafey, MD
Jason Gould, MD
Jeff Smith, MD
Ryan Will, MD
Kelly Lefaivre, MD
Phil Wolinsky, MD
Katy Metcalf, MD, Resident member

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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