Committee Listing


2023-24 Board of Directors and Committee Membership

OTA Board of Directors
President: Emil H. Schemitsch, MD, FIOTA
President-Elect: Douglas W. Lundy, MD, FIOTA
2nd President Elect: Thomas F. Higgins, MD 
Immediate Past President: Brendan M. Patterson, MD, FIOTA
2nd Past President: Michael T. Archdeacon, MD, FIOTA
Chief Financial Officer:  Hassan R. Mir, MD, MBA, FACS, FIOTA
Secretary:  Anna N. Miller, MD, FACS, FIOTA
Member at Large:  Kelly A. Lefaivre, MD, FRCSC
Member at Large: Kyle J. Jeray, MD
Member at Large: George V. Russell, MD
Annual Meeting Program Chair: Nirmal C. Tejwani, MD, FRCS

Annual Program Committee
Nirmal Tejwani, MD, Chair
Leah Gitajn, MD, Co-Chair
Emily Wagstrom, MD
Niloofar Dehghan, MD
Reza Firoozabadi, MD
Andy Choo, MD
Samir Mehta, MD
Harmeeth Uppal, MD
Mark Lee, MD
Animesh Agarwal, MD

Ex-Officio Members:
Justin Haller, MD, BSFF Chair
Ted Miclau, MD, ITCF Chair
Gerard Slobogean, MD, Presidential Consultant

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
Matthew Karam, MD, Chair
Steve Cherney, MD
Steve Morgan, MD

Classification & Outcomes Committee
Ashley Levack, MD, Chair
Rachel Seymour, MD
Kyle Schweser, MD
Mo Refaat, MD
Eric Meinberg, MD
Sean Campbell, MD
Stephen Shymon, MD
Stephen Sims, MD
Brett Crist, MD

Ex-Officio Members:
Eric Mayer, MD, Resident member
Julie Agel, Presidential Consultant
Meir Marmor, MD; Presidential Consultant

Disaster Management Preparedness Committee
Daniel Stinner, MD, Chair
Mansur Halai, MD
Kory Cornum, MD
James Blair, MD 
Erin Farrelly, MD
Burak Altintas, MD
John Hagedorn, MD

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

Diversity Committee

Jacque Krumrey, MD Chair
Toni McLaurin, MD
Emily Benson, MD
Lisa Cannada, MD
Brianna Fram, MD
Gerald Lang, MD
Milton Little, MD
Joshua Namm, MD
Samir Mehta, MD
Sarah Pierrie, MD
Gregory Della Rocca, MD

Ex-Officio Members: 
Paulo Castaneda, MD, Resident Member

Evidence Based Quality, Value & Safety Committee
Clay Spitler, MD, Chair
Megan Wally, MD
Mark Fleming, MD
Mara Schenker, MD
Jonathan Dubin, MD
Jason Strelzow, MD
Ryan Harrison, MD
Borris Zelle, MD

Ex-Officio Members: 
Elizabeth Duckworth, MD, Resident Member
Anna Miller, MD, FACS, COT Chair

Bill Obremskey, MD, Presidential Consultant

Education Committee
Brian Mullis, MD, Chair
Steven Morgan, MD
Seth Yarboro, MD
David Weiss, MD
Madhav Karunakar, MD
Justin Siebler, MD
Jennifer Bruggers, MD
Michael Kain, MD

Ex-Officio Members: 
Kyle Gouveia, MD, Resident member
Frank Liporace, MD, AAOS Trauma Content Committee Chair
Scott E. Sexton, MD, 2023 PA/NP Course Chair
Kelly Harkins, 
PA-C, 2023 PA/NP Course Chair
Arun Aneja, MD, 2024 Fall Resident Comprehensive Course Past Chair
Jason Halvorson, MD, 2024 Fall Resident Comprehensive Course Chair
Jennifer Bruggers, MD, 2024 Spring Resident Comprehensive Course Chair
Matt Rudloff, MD, 2024 Spring Resident Comprehensive Course Co-Chair
Lisa Cannada, MD, Core Curriculum Phase VI Project Director
John Hagedorn, MD, Core Curriculum Phase VI Project Director
Samir Mehta, MD, Core Curriculum Phase VI Project Director
Derek Donegan, MD, 2024 Resident Advanced Trauma Techniques Course Chair
Matt Garner, MD, 2024 Resident Advanced Trauma Techniques Course Co-Chair
Paul Tornetta, MD, Fellows Course Chair
Dan Horwitz, MD, Fellows Course Co-Chair
Stephen Kottmeier, MD, Fellows Course Co-Chair
Dan Horwitz, MD, 2023 AAOS/OTA Course 
Gerald J. Lang, MD, 2023 AAOS/OTA Course 

William M Ricci, MD, JOT Editor
David Chafey, MD, Fracture Night in America
Samir Mehta, MD, Educate the Educators/Faculty Development Course
Nicole Ann Zelenski, MD, Hand Education
Tim Moore, MD, Spine Education
Susan Scherl, MD, Peds Education

Fellowship & Career Choices Committee
Mike Weaver, MD, Chair
Bill 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 
Christopher Lee, MD
Kyle Schweser, MD
Paul Lafferty, MD
David Beigler, MD

Ex-Officio Members: 
Mike Weaver, MD, Fellowship & Career Choices Committee Chair

Fund Development Committee
Bob Probe, MD, Chair
Ross Leighton, MD
Brad Henley, MD
David Teague, MD
Michael Archdeacon, MD
Brendan Patterson, MD
Toney Russell, MD
Arvind von Keudell, MD
Holly Pilson, MD
Hassan Mir, MD
Heather Vallier, MD

Ex-Officio Members: 
Mike Suk, MD, CFO-Elect
Prism Schneider, MD, Research Committee Chair

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

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

Global Relations Committee
Humanitarian Committee Membership
International Relations Committee Membership

Health Policy & Planning Committee
Milan Sen, MD, Chair
Bryant Oliphant, MD 
David Carmack, MD
Carol Lin, MD
Joshua Parry, MD 
Ashraf El Naga, MD 
Brad Dart, MD
Daniel Schlatterer, MD
Wade Gordon, MD

Ex-Officio Members:
Sandip Tarpada, MD, Resident Member
Jon Dubin, 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
Jesse Hahn, MD

Ex-Officio Members: 
Michael Polmear, MD, Resident Member

Roman Hayda, MD, Disaster Management Chair
Lewis Zirkle, MD, Presidential Consultant
Todd Mailly, 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
Arvind Nana, MD
Kees Jan Ponsen, MD

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

International Trauma Care Forum Sub-committee
Theodore Miclau III, MD, Chair
Hans-Christophe Pape, MD, Co-Chair
Paul Whiting, MD, Co-Chair
Zsolt Balogh, MD
Victor de Ridder, MD
Carla Smith, MD

Military Committee
Michelle Gosselin, MD, Chair (USN)
Jamie Lyn Engel, MD 
Benjamin Wheatley, MD (USA)
Christiaan Mamczak, MD
Ken Nelson, MD
Mark Fleming, MD
Chris Renninger, MD

MAJ Daniel Stinner, MD, Presidential Consultant
Joshua Simson, MD, Resident Member

Online Discussion Forum Committee
Richard Yoon, MD, Chair
Brian Page, MD
Mike Beebe, MD
Yelena Bogdan, MD
Joshua Napora, MD
Steven Cherney, MD
Niloofar Dehghan, MD
Drew Sanders, MD
Sushrut Babhulkar, MD
Brandon Yuan, MD

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

Patient Education Committee
Christopher Domes, MD Chair
Thomas Krupko, 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

Podcast (Sub-committee of Publications)
Michael Blankstein, MD, Chair
Malcolm DeBaun, MD
Jacqueline Dunahoe, MD
Joseph Patterson, MD
Jeremy Podolnick, MD
Gerard Slobogean, MD

Ex-officio members:
Michael Gardner, MD - Publications Chair
Mike Donoghue, ConveyMED
Laurlan Grisoni, ConveyMED

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

Publications Committee
Michael Gardner, MD, Chair 
Bill Ricci, MD; Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma Editor-in-Chief
Anna Miller, MD; OTA Textbook Editor-in-Chief
Emil Schemitsch, MD; OTA International Editor-in-Chief
Andy Schmidt, MD; OTA International Deputy Editor
Mark Hake, MD; Video Library Subcommittee Chair
Michael Blankstein, MD, Podcast Committee Chair
Mai Nguyen, MD
Steve Warner, MD

Ex-Officio Members: 
Tyler Moon, MD, Resident Member
Hassan R Mir, MD, OTA CFO
Nirmal Tejwani, MD, Annual Program Chair
Justin Haller, MD, Basic Science Focus Forum Chair
Brian Mullis, MD, Education Chair
Christopher Domes, MD, Patient Education Committee Chair
Ted Miclau, MD, IOTA Chair
Richard Yoon, MD, Discussion Forum Committee Chair
Jen Paul, WK Journal Publisher

Public Relations Committee
Babar Shafiq, MD, Chair
Jana Davis, MD 
Jennifer Hagen, MD 
Paul Henkel, MD 
Don Anderson, MD 
Jan Szatkowski, MD 
Amit Singla, MD
Hrayr Basmajian, MD

Ad-Hoc Members:
Conor McCarthy, MD, Resident Member
Jordan Johnson, MD, Resident Member (Newsletter)
Jacqueline Kakalecik, MD, Resident Member

Babar Shafiq, MD, Newsletter Editor

Research Committee
Prism Schneider, MD, Chair
Aaron Nauth, MD
Laurence Kempton, MD
Philipp Leucht, MD
Brandon Yuan, MD
Eric Swart, MD, FACS
Michael Beltran, MD
Andrew Duckworth, MD
Arun Aneja, MD
Herman Johal, MD
Augustine Saiz, MD
Dave Wellman, MD
Abdel Lawendy, MD

Kelly Lefaivre, 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
Bob Probe, MD, Fund Development Chair

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

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

Young Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons
Arvind Von Keudell, MD, Chair
Scott Pascal, MD
John Morellato, MD
Kevin Phelps, MD
Sarah Blumenthal, MD
Edgar Araiza, MD
Giselle Hernandez, MD
Nishant Suneja, MD
Derek Stenquist, MD
Kyla Huebner, MD
Luke Lopas, MD
Matthew Riedel, MD
Tony Christiano, MD
Jane Liu, MD

Elected Committees

Membership Committee
Milton Little, MD, Chair
Toni McLaurin, MD
Gillian Soles, MD
Thuan Ly, MD
Jason Davis, MD

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

Nominating Committee
Brendan Patterson, MD, Chair

Orthopaedic Organizational Liaisons
Douglas Lundy, MD; Presidential Line Rep
Madhav Karunakar, MD; BOS Fellowship Committee
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)
Bryan Oliphant, MD, Chair
Carol Lin, MD 
Hassan Mir, MD
Lisa Cannada, MD
Joey Johnson, 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

AI Task Force
Meir Marmour, MD, Chair

Anniversary Task Force
Edward Harvey, MD, Chair
Nirmal Tejwani, MD
Michael Bosse, MD
Michelle Gosselin, MD
David Teague, MD
Robert Probe, MD
Brendan Patterson, MD
Emil Schemitsch, MD
Heather Vallier, MD

Moral Injury, Advocacy and Member Wellbeing Task Force
Matthew Garner, MD, Chair
Derek Donegan, MD
Milton Little, MD
Anna Miller, MD
Jeff Smith, MD
Ryan Will, MD
Kelly Lefaivre, MD
David Chafey, MD
Jason Gould, MD
Phil Wolinsky, MD
Katy Metcalf, MD, Resident member

Patient Mental Health Task Force
Phil Wolinsky, MD, Chair
Heather Vallier, MD
Matt Ciminero, MD
William Hakeos, MD
Joseph Hsu, MD
Anna Miller, MD
Hassan Mir, MD
David Ring, MD
Daniel Stinner, MD
Malynda Wynn, MD
Sarah Hendrickson, MD

Taxonomy Project Team
Emil Schemitsch, MD, Chair