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eMentor Needs You!

Volunteers are encouraged to mentor colleagues or to search for a mentor using the eMentor feature on the AAHKS website. Whether you are in medical school or have been in practice for some time, mentoring will enrich your experience as a hip and knee surgeon. It’s easy to become a mentor – register now!

Risk Adjustment Advisory Opinion Approved

Last week during the AAOS’ NOLC meeting in Washington, DC, the BOC/BOS Resolutions Committee, Brian S. Parsley, MD, and AAHKS members reviewed and edited the “Public Performance Measures for Orthopaedic Surgeon” advisory opinion. The following day, this resolution was approved: A. Resolved, that the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) will work with the US Centers for Medicare… Read More

In Memoriam: Fredrick F. Jaffe, MD

We were saddened to learn of the death of long-time AAHKS member Fredrick F. Jaffe, MD on April 16, 2014. Our deepest sympathy is extended to Dr. Jaffe’s spouse, Deborah Moody, MD, his family, friends and colleagues.

AAHKS President Interviewed by OrthoBuzz

Read the interview with Brian S. Parsley, MD featured on The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery‘s OrthoBuzz website. Dr. Parsley talks about the latest trends in treatment, the ACA, his international medical missions, and what he loves about his profession. I am truly blessed to be an orthopaedic surgeon and am surrounded by highly motivated and talented… Read More


AAHKS representatives led by Brian S. Parsley, MD, participated in the National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference (NOLC) in Washington, DC this week. Dr. Parsley guided policy discussions on GME accreditation and risk adjustment of performance measures for physician ranking and payment.

AAHKS Visits Capitol Hill

AAHKS representatives in town for the National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference (NOLC), took the opportunity to call on senators and representatives on Capitol Hill. Talks centered on issues affecting patient access as well as specific legislation such as SGR repeal.

News Format Changes

Our delivery of important news moves forward with a new format. Items formerly included in the “Friday Report” and the monthly “News You Can Use” will now be posted on an ongoing basis to the AAHKS News page on our website (available in the Quick Links menu on the homepage). Once a week, the items posted over the… Read More


Following up on an earlier meeting, Past President Thomas K. Fehring, MD discussed risk adjustment and quality measures with CMS staff led by Kate Goodrich, MD, MHS. Joining Dr. Fehring were Kevin Bozic, MD, MBA representing AAOS, and David Ayers, MD along with AAHKS Executive Director, Mike Zarski and AAOS staff.

Introducing eMentor: the new AAHKS online mentor program


AAHKS eMentor is a new online mentoring program available on the AAHKS website. This new program expands the traditional mentoring formula by allowing for matching, networking and reverse mentoring. To help launch a successful program, we asked the past resident mentors and the membership committee to sign up as mentors. It’s easy to become a mentor, Register now! See… Read More

SF Match Releases Results

The SF Match released match results to programs and applicants this morning for the 149 fellowship positions starting in July of 2015. This was our most successful match to date with 139 applicants matching (last year 129 matched out of 137 positions). The Match is currently contacting those programs with unmatched positions and will list those that indicated… Read More