AOA Executive Committee

The AOA is led by: 


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

First President-Elect

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

Second President-Elect

Serena S. Hu, MD, FAOA
Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Stanford University School of Medicine


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


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


Todd J. Albert, MD, FAOA
Surgeon-in-Chief and Medical Director
Hospital for Special Surgery

First Past President

Rick W. Wright, MD, FAOA
Dan Spengler Professor and Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Second Past President 

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


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
Vice Chair, Education, 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/Fellowships Committee Chair

Jeffrey C. Wang, MD, FAOA 
USC Spine Center  

Membership Committee Chair

April D. Armstrong, MD, FRCSC, FAOA
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Own the Bone Committee Chair

Paul A. Anderson, MD, FAOA
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics Authority

Program Chair

Rex C. Haydon, MD, PhD, FAOA
University of Chicago



Melvyn A. Harrington, Jr., MD, FAOA
Residency Program Director
Baylor College of Medicine

Samir Mehta, MD, FAOA
Program Director
Penn Musculoskeletal Center

Lay Delegate

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

Executive Director

Kristin Olds Glavin, Esq.