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2018-19 Board of Directors and Committee Membership

OTA Board of Directors

President:  David C. Teague, MD
President-Elect:  Michael D. McKee, MD
2nd President Elect:   Heather A. Vallier, MD 
Secretary:  Thomas F. Higgins, MD
Chief Financial Officer:  Douglas W. Lundy, MD
Immediate Past President:  William M. Ricci, MD 
2nd Past President:  Steve A. Olson, MD
Member at Large:  Chad P. Coles, MD
Member at Large:  Clifford B. Jones, MD, FACS
Member at Large:  Philip R. Wolinsky, MD
Annual Meeting Program Chair:  Michael J. Gardner, MD

Appointed Committees

Annual Program Committee
Michael Gardner, MD, Chair
Stephen Kottmeier, MD, Co-Chair
Andrew Choo, MD
Brett Crist, MD
Gregory Della Rocca, MD
David Hak, MD
Gilbert Ortega, MD
David Sanders, MD
Gerard Slobogean, MD

Ex-Officio Members:
Ed J. Harvey, MD, BSFF Chair

Basic Science Sub-Committee
Ed Harvey, MD, Chair
Andrew Evans, MD
Justin Haller, MD
Aaron Nauth, MD
Emil Schemitsch, MD
Christopher Lee, MD

Ex-Officio Members:
Tyler Morris, MD, Resident Member
Michael Archdeacon, MD, Research Committee Chair

Bylaws & Hearings Committee
Thomas De Coster, MD, Chair
Eric Meinberg, MD
Robert Reddix, Jr., MD

Education Committee
Samir Mehta, MD, Chair
Eben Carroll, MD
David Weiss, MD
Theodore Toan Le, MD
Utku Kandemir, MD
Hassan Mir, MD
Brian Mullis, MD

Ex-Officio Members: 
Thomas DeCoster, MD, OKO
Daniel Horwitz, MD, AAOS Trauma Content Committee Chair
John Morellato, MD, Resident Member
Edward Southard, MD, Resident Member
Carla Smith, MD, RCFC Chair
Michael Leslie, DO, RCFC Co-Chair
Jason Lowe, MD, Spring RCFC Chair
Frank Liporace, MD, Spring RCFC Co-Chair
Lisa Cannada, MD, Core Curriculum Phase 3 Project Director
Nirmal Tejwani, MD, FRCS, RATTC Chair
Cory Collinge, MD, RATTC Co-Chair
Paul Tornetta, MD, AAOS/OTA Course
J. Tracy Watson, MD, AAOS/OTA Course
Roy Sanders, MD, JOT Editor

Finance and Audit Committee
Douglas Lundy, MD, CFO/Chair
Douglas Dirschl, MD
Brendan Patterson, Immediate Past CFO

Publications Committee
Heather Vallier, MD, Chair 
Roy Sanders, MD; JOT Editor-in-Chief
Emil Schemitsch, MD; OTA International Editor-in-Chief
Ken Egol, MD; OTA Video Library Editor
Bob Ostrum, MD; OTA Rockwood and Green Editor (1 rep)
Cory Collinge, MD; Rock and Green Living Textbook Editor
Ted Miclau, MD; Governance Council Chair

Ex-Officio Members: 
Douglas Lundy, MD, OTA CFO
Michael Gardner, MD, Annual Program Chair
Ed Harvey, MD, BSFF Chair
Vindra Dass, WK representative JOT
Brian Brown, WK representative R&G

Research Committee
Michael Archdeacon, MD, Chair
Donald Anderson, MD
Patrick Bergin, MD
Philipp Leucht, MD
Victor De Ridder, MD
Anna Miller, MD, FACS
Reza Firoozabadi, MD
Kelly LeFaivre, MD
Mara Schenker, MD
Frank Avilucea, MD
Emil Schemitsch, MD
Andrew Trenholm, MD

Strategic Research Initiative
Saam Morshed, MD, PhD, Chair
Mohit Bhandari, MD, PhD, FRCSC
Mitch Harris, MD

Ex-Officio Members:
Michael Archdeacon, MD, Research Chair
Ted Miclau, MD, Governance Council Chair
Ed Harvey, MD, BSFF Chair
Dan Horwitz, MD, Fund Development Chair

Video Library
Ken Egol, MD, Chair
David Fuller, MD
John Gorczyca, MD
Harneeth Uppal, MD, MS, FACS
Anna Miller, MD, FACS
Rafael Neiman, MD
Matt Karam, MD
Rahul Vaidya, MD
Kyle Jeray, MD
Mark Hake, MD
Matthew Avery, MD

OTA Board Appointed Committees

Classification & Outcomes Committee
Matt Karam, MD, Chair
Jarrod Dumpe, MD
Mai Nguyen, MD
Geoffrey Marecek, MD
John Scolaro, MD
Meir Marmor, MD
Gillian Soles, MD
Julie Agel, MD; Presidential Consultant
Jim Kellam, MD; Presidential Consultant
J. Lawrence Marsh, MD; Presidential Consultant
MAJ Daniel Stinner, MD; Presidential Consultant

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

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

Evidence Based Value & Quality Committee
William Obremskey, MD, Chair
Clay Spitler, MD
Peter Krause, MD
Michael Leslie, MD
Gudrun Mirick, MD
William Reisman, MD
Jaimo Ahn, MD
Arvind Nana, MD

Ex-Officio Members: 
Anna Miller, MD, FACS, COT Chair


Fellowship & Career Choices Committee
Lisa Taitsman, MD, Chair
Madhav Karunakar, MD
Michael Weaver, MD
Animesh Agarwal, MD
Yelena Bogdan, MD
Jason Nascone, MD
David Templeman
Roy Sanders, MD
Brad Yoo, MD
David Zamorano, MD

Ex-Officio Members: 
Mikhail Bekarev, Fellow

Fellowship Match Compliance Sub-Committee
Jason Roberts, MD, Chair 
Michael LeCroy, MD
Robert Probe, MD
Dan Schlatter, MD
Paul Lafferty, MD

Fund Development Committee
Dan Horwitz, MD, Chair
Barry Davis, MD
Joseph Hoegler, MD
Brendan Patterson, MD
Toney Russell, MD
Lisa Cannada, MD

Ex-Officio Members: 
Jesse Putman, DO, Resident
Jaimo Ahn, MD, PhD, EBQVS Liaison
Arvind Nana, MD, MBA, EBQVS Liaison
Anna Miller, MD, FACS, COT Chair
Bruce Browner, MD, Presidential Consultant

Health Policy & Planning Committee
Todd Swenning, Chair
Gerald Lang, MD 
Samir Mehta, MD
Chris McAndrew, MD
Alex Jahangir, MD 
Manish Sethi, MD 
Niloofar Dehghan, MD
Bruce Ziran, MD 
Brad Dart, MD
John Campbell, MD

Humanitarian Committee
Richard Coughlin, MD, Chair
Todd Mailly, MD
Rachel Reilly, MD
Edward Rodriguez, MD 
Peter Trafton, MD 
Pat Yoon, MD

Ex-Officio Members: 
Jennifer Tangtiphaiboontana, MD, Resident Member
Roman Hayda, MD, Disaster Management Chair
Lewis Zirkle, MD, Presidential Consultant

International Relations Committee
Peter Giannoudis, MD, Chair
Ney Amaral, MD 
Fernando DeLaHuerta, MD
Theodore Toan Le, MD
Robert Zura, MD
Anjan Shah, MD
Hans-Christoph Pape, MD

Ex-Officio Members: 
Sara Putnam, MD, Resident Member
Toney Russell, MD, Presidential Consultant
Ted Miclau, MD, IOTA Steering Committee Chair

Military Committee
MAJ Daniel Stinner, MD, Chair (USA)
Lt. Col. Wade Gordon, MD (USAF)
James Blair, MD (USA)
CDR Kevin M. Kuhn, MD (USN)
Lt. Col. Christopher LeBrun, MD (USAF)
LCDR Christopher Smith, MD (USN) 
Max Talbot, MD (Canadian Armed Services)
MAJ Eric Verwiebe, MD (USA)

Ex-Officio Members: 
Michelle Gosselin, BS, MD, Resident Member

Public Relations Committee
Mark Lee, MD, Chair
Theodoros Tosounidis, MD 
Milan Sen, MD 
Joshy Gary, MD 
Jason Sansone, MD 
Lori Reed, MD 
Miguel Daccarett, MD 
Craig Bartlett, MD

Jason Lowe, MD

Ad Hoc: 
Mike Githens, MD, OrthoInfo Project Team Co-Chair 
Jason Lowe, MD, OrthoInfo Project Team Co-Chair
Josh Gary, MD, Newsletter Editor
Arvin Von Keudell, MD, Newsletter Resident Member

Practice Management Committee
Paul Appleton, MD, Chair
Lisa Cannada, MD 
Michael Beltran, MD 
Adam Kaufman, MD 
John Tidwell, MD 
Frank Liporace, MD 
John Iaquinto, MD

Ex-Officio Members: 
Matthew Riedel, MD, Resident
Brad Henley, MD, Presidential Consultant
William Creevy, MD, Presidential Consultant

Elected Committees

Membership Committee
Milan Sen, MD, Chair
Peter Althausen, MD
Emily Benson, MD
Conor Kleweno, MD
Gilbert Ortega, MD

Ex-Officio Members: 
Dennis Gregory, PA-C

Nominating Committee
William Ricci, MD, Chair
Four OTA Members will be Elected

Orthopaedic Organizational Liaisons
AAOS BOS
David Teague, MD; Presidential Line Rep
Lisa Taitsman, MD; BOS Match Oversight
Hasaan Mir, MD; Member Rep (also BOS rep to AAOS Health Care Systems Committee)
Kathleen Caswell, MD; Executive Director Rep

ACS COT (American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma)
Philip R. Wolinsky, MD, Chair
Bruce Ziran, MD 
James R. Ficke, MD 
Mark P. McAndrew, MD 
Clifford Jones, MD 
Anna Miller, MD 
H. Claude Sagi, MD
James C. Krieg, MD
A. Alex Jahangir, 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