Leading the Leaders

The AOA is led by:


Wayne J. Sebastianelli, MD, FAOA
Penn State University

First President-Elect

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

Second President-Elect

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


Kyle J. Jeray, MD, FAOA
Prisma Health


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


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

First Past President

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

Second Past President

Theodore W. Parsons, III, MD, FACS, FAOA
Henry Ford Hospital Wayne State University


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

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

Development/Donor Support Committee Chair

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

Leadership/Fellowships Committee Chair

Jonathan P. Braman, MD, MHA, FAOA
University of Minnesota

Membership Committee Chair

Scott D. Weiner, MD, FAOA
Summa Akron City Hospital

Own the Bone Committee Chair

Stephen L. Kates, MD, FAOA
Virginia Commonwealth University

Program Chair

Charles A. Goldfarb, MD, FAOA
Washington University School of Medicine


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

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

Emerging Leader Delegate

Aaron Brandt, MD
University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine

Lay Delegate

Daniel J. Post, MBA
Banner University Medical Center Phoenix