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Release: April 2, 2003

UI Physician Elected Academy Second Vice President

Orthopaedic surgeon Stuart L. Weinstein, M.D., recently won election as second vice president to the board of directors of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) at the organization's 70th annual meeting in New Orleans, La.

Weinstein is the Ignacio V. Ponseti Chair and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Iowa. Active in numerous professional organizations, Weinstein also served as president of the American Orthopaedic Association, the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. He has also served as an associate editor and a member of the board of trustees of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Weinstein currently chairs the International Center for Orthopaedic Education (ICOE) and the United States National Action Network of the International Bone and Joint Decade.

Weinstein has published more than 120 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals on a wide variety of pediatric orthopaedic conditions. His colleagues recognized Weinstein's many contributions to orthopaedics by awarding him the Bristol-Myers Squibb/Zimmer Award for Distinguished Achievement in Orthopaedic Research; the Kappa Delta /Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Clinical Research Award; the Russell Hibbs Award for Clinical Research, given by the Scoliosis Research Society; and the Arthur H. Heune Memorial Award, given by the St. Giles Foundation and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America in recognition of outstanding research contributions to pediatric orthopaedics. Weinstein also received an American, British, Canadian (ABC) Traveling Fellowship in 1985.

In addition to serving as chair of the Bone and Joint Decade Committee, Weinstein has served on numerous committees and task forces at the AAOS, including the Committee on Pediatric Orthopaedics, Annual Meeting Program Committee, International Committee and the Council on Education, to name a few.

The 26,047-member American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (www.aaos.org or http://orthoinfo.aaos.org), is a not-for-profit organization that provides education programs for orthopaedic surgeons, allied health professionals and the public. An advocate for improved patient care, the Academy is participating in the Bone and Joint Decade (www.usbjd.org), the global initiative in the years 2002-2011 to raise awareness of musculoskeletal health, stimulate research and improve people's quality of life. President Bush has declared the years 2002-2011 National Bone and Joint Decade in support of these objectives.

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