From The Presidents Desk

Welcome to AALOS

I want to welcome you to AALOS and thank you for your interest in our organization There are a number of new things happening at our organization which we believe are very exciting. Our meeting in March of this year was a success with over 100 attendees. Our meeting continues to grow. Dr Ken Rodriguez from Beth Israel Deaconess spoke about his inspiring career. We will have our annual meeting on Friday February 16 in San Francisco. Stay tuned for further details. As you can see we have a new website and we will in the coming months continue to add content. We will have sections directed at interested surgeons, residents and medical students We have inaugurated student scholarships aimed at allowing Hispanic M2-4 medical students interested in orthopedics to attend our national meeting and meet with orthopedic surgeons who can mentor them in their future careers. This has been sponsored by an IDEA Grant from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. We are beginning a mentorship program for Hispanic medical students interested in orthopedic surgery. Currently we are asking for volunteers who currently are in academic orthopedics who would be willing to mentor students. Once again we thank you for your interest in our organization. We welcome your participation. If you are interested in becoming a member please refer to the membership tab below. I would like to thank ZImmer Biomet for the support they have given to our organization.


Mark H Gonzalez MD, PhD

President AALOS