Alan S. Curtis, M.D., FAANA Takes Office as AANA President

Alan S. Curtis, M.D., FAANA, Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Tufts University and Boston Celtics Team Physician, has been named president of AANA for 2024-2025.


Dr. Curtis has been appointed to the presidential position subsequent to the conclusion of the 2024 AANA Annual Meeting in Boston. His appointment follows a trajectory of dedicated service, having previously held the pivotal roles of second and first vice president and has been an Active Member of the organization for over 20 years. Throughout the past two decades with AANA he has held several leadership roles across various committees, which have been instrumental in launching innovative education initiatives that will keep the organization at the forefront in minimally invasive orthopaedic surgery.


An alumnus of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Dr. Curtis further honed his expertise through the completion of the Southern California Sports Medicine (SCOI) Fellowship. His orthopaedic talents have centered on the intricacies of shoulder disorders, particularly the nuances of rotator cuff repairs. Since 1994, he has served a team physician to the Boston Celtics.


Dr. Curtis is an advocate for fostering relationships between surgeons and their care teams, recognizing the pivotal role this connection plays in delivering optimal patient care and achieving superior outcomes. It is that commitment that underscores his efforts to integrate Physician Assistants, Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers into the fabric of AANA Membership and the AANA Annual Meeting.


Dr. Curtis joins a prestigious presidential line dating back to 1981, when the organization was formed to promote, encourage, support and foster the development and dissemination of knowledge of arthroscopy for the improvement of the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system. AANA is the primary source of continuing medical education for arthroscopists and the most respected conduit for new techniques and information on arthroscopy.

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