Published on 05/14/2019

The Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) released the appointment of its new presidential line as well as the full slate of officers and board members for 2019-2020 at the 2019 Annual Meeting May 2-4 in Orlando, Florida.

Larry D. Field, M.D., has been named AANA’s new president for the 2019-2020 term, followed by Brian J. Cole, M.D., as first vice president and Mark H. Getelman, M.D., as second vice president.

Dr. Field was raised in Natchez, Mississippi and received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He is currently a Shoulder and Elbow Specialist at the Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center. In addition to being actively involved in AANA, he has published more than 250 scientific presentations both nationally and internationally on shoulder and elbow pathologies.

Frequently chosen as a “Top Doctor” in the Chicago metropolitan area since 2003, Dr. Cole is an Associate Chairman and Professor in the Department of Orthopedics at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. He also currently serves as the head team physician for the NBA Chicago Bulls team, co-team physician for the MLB Chicago White Sox team and DePaul University in Chicago. His expansive work in orthopaedics includes more than 1,000 published articles and 10 widely read textbooks in orthopaedics and regenerative medicine.

Dr. Getelman specializes in arthroscopic and minimally invasive reconstructive surgery in both shoulder and knee as well as sports medicine at Southern California Orthopaedic Institute (SCOI). He subsequently completed a one-year fellowship in sports medicine and arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery and serves as co-director of the Fellowship Program at SCOI. He has published numerous articles and scientific papers on shoulder, knee and ankle topics in addition to teaching the latest arthroscopic surgical techniques to physicians both nationwide and worldwide.

The slate of board members for 2019-2020 and their title is listed below:

Larry D. Field, M.D. – President
Brian J. Cole, M.D. – First Vice President
Mark H. Getelman, M.D. – Second Vice President
John M. Tokish, M.D. – Secretary, 1st Term
James W. Stone, M.D. – Treasurer
Louis F. McIntyre, M.D. – Immediate Past President
Robert E. Hunter, M.D. – Past President
Julie A. Dodds, M.D. – Member At-Large, 2017-2020
J. Martin Leland III, M.D. – Member At-Large, 2017-2020
Patrick St. Pierre, M.D. – Member At-Large, 2017-2020
Denver T. Stanfield, M.D. – Member At-Large, 2018-2021
Pietro M. Tonino, M.D. – Member At-Large, 2018-2021
Paul E. Caldwell, M.D. – Member At-Large, 2019-2022
Nikhil Verma, M.D. – Member At-Large, 2019-2022

AANA is an international professional organization of more than 4,500 orthopaedic surgeons and other medical professionals who are committed to advancing the field of minimally-invasive orthopaedic surgery to improve patient outcomes through education, research and advancement.

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