Opportunities for Donor Naming Privileges  

You're invited to join C. McCollister Evarts, MD, FAOA and Michael A. Simon, MD, FAOA in supporting the AOA's unique leadership role in the orthopaedic community. Honor a mentor, the memory of a loved one, your family or yourself by supporting one of the AOA's signature leadership initiatives.

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Thank You to C. McCollister Evarts, MD, FAOA

In recognition of Dr. Evarts’ transformational gift, the Executive Committee has chosen to honor him by renaming the Resident Leadership Forum as the C. McCollister Evarts Resident Leadership Forum.

Dr. Evarts' impact on orthopaedics has been significant. Among his many achievements, he has co-authored over 200 articles, edited numerous publications, held a wide range of visiting professorships and appointments, and participated on countless committees. He has served as Chair of two Orthopaedic Departments, CEO and Dean of two academic health centers, and been the recipient of many honors and awards—including the AOA’s Distinguished Contributions to Orthopaedics Award in 2006.

Dr. Evarts has served as President not only for the AOA (in 1985), but also for the AAHC, Hip Society, ABOS, and OMeGA Medical Grants. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine. He acknowledges that without the support of family and friends, all his other achievements would be diminished.

Thank You to Michael A. Simon, MD, FAOA

His gift created the Michael A. Simon CORD Lecture Series, which will ensure that the AOA’s Council of Orthopaedic Residency Directors (CORD) program secures the best speakers for the AOA’s CORD Conferences. 

Dr. Simon served as Interim Chairman for the Department of Surgery at the University of Chicago and as the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, Professor of Surgery. He has held numerous leadership roles in professional societies, including as President of the Illinois Orthopaedic Association, the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society, and the Academic Orthopaedic Society. 

He has been the Chair of ABOS and the JBJS. He has received many honors and awards—including the AOA’s Distinguished Clinician Educator Award in 2005. Dr. Simon is a 1983 alumni of the  American British Canadian Traveling Fellowship and served as AOA President in 2002.