What patients have to say

Below you’ll find links to testimonial videos from real patients. Their personal stories and experiences illustrate the value of using ABOS Board Certification as one of the main criteria when choosing an Orthopaedic Surgeon.

Patient Testimonials

 

John, Patient

A married father of three and former coach and teacher has had five successful orthopaedic surgeries.

 

Nina, Patient

After two successful hip replacement surgeries, this nurse can now climb stairs and walk her dog without pain.

 

George, Patient

Having knee surgery performed by an ABOS Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon gave this athlete confidence that he could get back in the game.

 

Roanne, Patient

Roanne believes that choosing an ABOS Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon was key to a successful outcome post shoulder surgery.

 

Erin, Patient

Multiple spinal fusion surgeries haven’t disrupted this grad student’s plans to work with children.

 

Patient Compilation

Orthopaedic Surgeons

 

Dr. Rick Wright, ABOS President

Dr. Rick Wright, President of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) and orthopaedic surgeon at Vanderbilt University on what ABOS Board Certification means to him. ABOS Board Certification demonstrates to patients a proficient, competent orthopaedic surgeon.

 

Dr. Doug Lundy, ABOS Past President

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) Past President Dr. Douglas Lundy, a trauma surgeon at Resurgens Orthopaedics, talks about "doing the right thing." He discusses the importance of maintaining an ABOS Board Certification as orthopaedic surgery is constantly evolving. Dr. Lundy also explains why patients should choose an ABOS Board Certified orthopaedic surgeon.

 

Dr. Kristy Weber, AAOS President

Dr. Kristy Weber, President of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and a tumor surgeon at the University of Pennsylvania, discusses why orthopaedic surgeons should be Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS). She also explains the differences between the AAOS and the ABOS and the relationship between the two organizations.

 

Dr. David Halsey, AAOS Immediate Past President

Dr. David Halsey, Immediate Past President of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), talks about the importance of ABOS Board Certification and Maintenance of Certification. Dr. Halsey also discusses the differences between the AAOS and ABOS and how the two organizations collaborate with each other.

 

Dr. Joe Bosco, AAOS First Vice President

Dr. Joe Bosco, First Vice President of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and orthopaedic surgeon at NYU Langone School of Medicine, talks about why orthopaedic surgeons should be ABOS Board Certified and why they should maintain their Board Certification.

 

Dr. Scott Porter, ABOS Director

Dr. Scott Porter, Director of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) and an orthopaedic oncology surgeon with Prisma Health System, discusses why he wanted to volunteer with the ABOS. He talks about how his view on ABOS Board Certification has changed since becoming a Director.

 

Dr. Ann Van Heest, ABOS Director

Dr. Ann Van Heest, a pediatric hand specialist at the University of Minnesota and Director of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS), talks about how to choose an orthopaedic surgeon. She also explains why it is important for orthopaedic surgeons to maintain their certification. Dr. Van Heest also discussed about the changes being made in orthopaedic education.

 

Dr. Donald Lee, ABOS Oral Examiner

Dr. Donald Lee, a hand surgeon at Vanderbilt University, has been a volunteer with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) for many years. He talks about his experience as a volunteer as well as how he got into being an orthopaedic surgeon. Dr. Lee discusses the importance of ABOS Board Certification and why patients should choose one.

 

Dr. Marlene DeMaio, ABOS Oral Examiner

Dr. Marlene DeMaio, an orthopaedic surgeon with Subspecialty Certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, talks about the importance of ABOS Board Certification to patients especially with how the field of orthopaedic surgery is evolving. Maintenance of Certification is important so orthopaedic surgeons are keeping up to date in their field. Dr. DeMaio is a long-time oral examiner with the ABOS.

 

Dr. Sergio Mendoza-Lattes, ABOS Diplomate

Dr. Sergio Mendoza-Lattes, an orthopaedic spine surgeon at Duke University, on what ABOS Board Certification means to patients and to himself.

 

Dr. Sandeep Mannava, ABOS Diplomate

Dr. Sandeep Mannava, an orthopaedic surgeon at the University of Rochester, talks about what ABOS Board Certification means to a young orthopaedic surgeon.

 

Orthopaedic Surgeon Compilation

 

Dr. David F. Martin, ABOS Executive Medical Director

Dr. Martin believes in the value of Board Certification. Hear his insights on the advantages of choosing an ABOS Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon.

 

Dr. David F. Martin, ABOS Executive Medical Director

Dr. Martin explains how maintaining Board Certification demonstrates an Orthopaedic Surgeon’s commitment to professional advancement and their patients’ safety.

 

Choosing an Orthopaedic Surgeon

Learn why it is important to select an ABOS Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon.

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

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