AOA Executive Committee

The AOA is led by: 


Rick W. Wright, MD, FAOA
Executive Vice Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine

First President-Elect

Christopher D. Harner, MD, FAOA
Professor, Vice Chair, Fellowship Director, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
McGovern Medical School aAt The University of Texas Health Science Center

Second President-Elect

Theodore W. Parsons, III, MD, FACS, FAOA,
Professor and Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Henry Ford Health System


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


Ann E. Van Heest, MD, FAOA
Professor and Program Director
University of Minnesota


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

First Past President

Regis J. O'Keefe, MD, PhD, FAOA
Washington University School of Medicine

Second Past President 

Sanford E. Emery, MD, MBA, FAOA
West Virginia University


Michael W. Chapman, MD, FAOA
Professor Emeritus, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of California Davis School of Medicine

Strategic Oversight Committee Representatives

Council of Orthopaedic Residency Directors/Academics Committee Chair

Joshua C. Patt, MD, MPH, FAOA
Program Director, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Carolinas Medical Center / Atrium Health 

Critical Issues/Educational Programming Committee Chair

Kyle J. Jeray, MD, FAOA
Chair, Department of Orthopaedics
Greenville Health System

Development/Donor Support Committee Chair

C. McCollister Evarts, MD, FAOA
Penn State College of Medicine

Leadership/Fellowship Committee Chair

Jeffrey C. Wang, MD, FAOA 
USC Spine Center  

Membership Committee Chair

Raoul P. Rodriguez, MD, FAOA
Tulane University Health Sciences Center

Own the Bone Committee Chair

Paul A. Anderson, MD, FAOA
University of Wisconsin

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



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

Samir Mehta, MD, FAOA
Program Director
Penn Muskuloskeletal Center

Lay Delegate

Daniel J. Post, MBA
Regional Executive Vice President
Trinity Health Illinois


Executive Director

Kristin Olds Glavin, Esq.