AOA Executive Committee

The AOA is led by: 


Sanford E. Emery, MD, MBA
Professor and Chairman, Department of Orthopaedics
West Virginia University School of Medicine

First President-Elect

Regis J. O'Keefe, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine

Second President-Elect

Rick W. Wright, MD
Residency Director, Washington University


Serena S. Hu, MD
Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine

Treasurer/Program Chair

Alexander J. Ghanayem, MD
Professor and Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation
Loyola University Chicago/Loyola University Medical Center

First Past President

Kevin P. Black, MD
Professor and Chairman, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation and Vice Dean
Penn State University College of Medicine University Park Regional Medical Campus  

Second Past President 

J. Lawrence Marsh, MD
Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Iowa Health Care


Terry R. Light, MD
Professor, Loyola University Medical Center

Strategic Oversight Committee Representatives

CORD/Academics Committee Chair

S. Elizabeth Ames, MD
Program Director, University of Vermont

Critical Issues/Educational Programming Committee Chair

Kyle J. Jeray, MD, FAOA
Vice-Chair, Academics, Greenville Health System

Development/Donor Support Committee Chair

C. McCollister Evarts, MD
Penn State College of Medicine

Leadership/Fellowship Committee Chair

James R. Ficke, MD
Chairman, Johns Hopkins

Membership Committee Chair

Donald H. Lee, MD
Professor and Fellowship Director, Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute

Own the Bone Committee Chair

Kyle J. Jeray, MD
Vice-Chair Academics, Greenville Health System



Keith Kenter, MD
Chair, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker School of Medicine

Scott E. Porter, MD, MBA, FACS
Associate Professor and Director, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program, Greenville Health System

Lay Delegate

Brian T. Smith, MHA, BEE
Associate Professor, Vice President of Medical Affairs and Clinical Practice Executive Director, Rush University Medical Center

Executive Director

Kristin Olds Glavin, Esq.