Leading the Leaders

The AOA is led by:


Ann E. Van Heest, MD, FAOA
University of Minnesota

First President-Elect

Alexander J. Ghanayem, MD, FAOA
Loyola University Medical Center

Second President-Elect

Kyle J. Jeray, MD, FAOA
Prisma Health – Upstate


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


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


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

First Past President

Wayne J. Sebastianelli, MD, FAOA
Penn State University

Second Past President

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


Michael A. Simon, MD, FAOA
University of Chicago Medical Center

Executive Director

Kristin Olds Glavin, Esq.
American Orthopaedic Association

Council of Orthopaedic Residency Directors/Academics Committee Chair

Tessa Balach, MD, FAOA
The University of Chicago Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation Medicine

Critical Issues/Educational Programming Committee Chair

Joshua C. Patt, MD, MPH, FAOA
Carolinas Medical Center – Atrium Health

Development/Donor Support Committee Chair

Vincent D. Pellegrini, Jr., MD, FAOA
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Leadership/Fellowships Committee Chair

Jonathan P. Braman, MD, MHA, FAOA
Henry Ford Health

Membership Committee Chair

Gregory J. Della Rocca, MD, PhD, FACS, FAOA
University of Missouri-Columbia

Own the Bone Committee Chair

Kevin L. Kirk, DO, FAOA
Baptist Health – Mission Trail

Program Chair

Lisa Lattanza, MD, FAOA
Yale – New Haven Medical Center


Christopher J. Dy, MD, FAOA, FACS, MPH
Washington University School of Medicine

Hassan Mir, MD, FAOA, FACS, MPH
University of South Florida Morsani, Florida Orthopaedic Institute

Emerging Leader Delegate

Aaron Brandt, MD
Johns Hopkins University Department of Orthopaedics

Lay Delegate

Mark Peterson
P&G Alumni, Consultant