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MOA 2015 Annual Meeting Highlights

The MOA Annual Meeting was held on May 15, 2015, and featured impressive speakers, valuable AAOS and state legislative updates, Orthopaedist of the Year Award, Resident Paper Presentations, Election of New MOA Officers, an array of vendors and a lunch presentation by Michael McCaslin, CPA who provided valuable insight with his talk on “Private Practice Survival Strategies”. (Read More)

 

Robert Patz, MD Elected to Serve as President, Samantha Spencer, MD becomes MOA first Vice President and Dr. Richard Wilk Reelected as Treasurer/Clerk.

The Massachusetts Orthopaedic Association elected new officers at the Association’s Annual Meeting held on May 15, 2015 in Waltham, MA. The officers and Board members were unanimously elected by the members. (Read More)

 

Harris Yett, MD Honored with Orthopaedist of the Year Award

2015goodmanyettorthoyearMurray Goodman, MD (left) reflected on the many accomplishments of Dr. Harris Yett (right) during the presentation of the award for Orthopaedist of the Year at the MOA Annual Meeting on May 15, 2015.

The MOA 2015 Orthopaedist of the Year award was presented to Harris Yett, MD at the Association’s Annual Meeting on May 15th. He was joined by his wife, friends and colleagues and Murray Goodman, MD, presented him with the award. The award is the highest honor bestowed by the Association in recognition of distinguished service, contributions to patient care, teaching and mentoring of students and residents, and commitment and dedication to the practice of orthopaedics. (READ MORE)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn More About Your Practice Options to Remain Independent in the Changing Healthcare Arena

The MOA is pleased to provide members with the Association's legal primer, “Principal Strategic Options for Orthopaedists to Remain Independent in Our Rapidly Evolving Health Care System.”

The detailed white paper reviews options for Massachusetts' orthopaedic surgeons to continue in independent, private practice. The review is provided by Attorney Michael Blau, Foley & Lardner and the paper, spearheaded and initiated by the Massachusetts Orthopaedic Association was supported in part by funding from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and has been released nationally by the AAOS in an effort to inform all orthopaedic surgeons throughout the country of viable practice options. Click here to download your copy.

Israel "Bud" Hurwitz, MD - 2013 MOA Orthopaedist of the Year

MA-Ortho2013-57-TiEach year the MOA presents The Orthopaedist of the Year award to an outstanding member. The award is the highest honor bestowed by the Association in recognition of distinguished service, contributions to patient care, teaching and mentoring of students and residents, and commitment and dedication to the practice of orthopaedics.

This year's recipient was selected by his peers for his leadership role in Association and for his decades-long, unwavering dedication to patients and the practice of orthopaedic surgery. His contributions are noteworthy and we are pleased and proud to recognize his achievements and longstanding commitment to your colleagues and patients.

In 1981, Bud, as a founding director, formed and developed this Association of orthopaedic surgeons throughout the Commonwealth with the collective goal of fostering dialogue among orthopaedic surgeons concerning the collective concerns of the orthopaedic profession. In 1988, he served as President of the Association, leading the work on key legislative and regulatory issues impacting our profession, in particular the workers compensation system. His leadership and foresight helped shape the mission of this Association. Not only did he take a leadership role in MOA, he also served as Councilor to the AAOS and is an active member of the Massachusetts Medical Society where he has served as Councilor, President of Orthopaedic Section and Middlesex West District as well as Chairman of the Society's Interspecialty Committee.

His service to Marlborough Hospital as past president of Medical Staff, Chief of Surgery, ER Committee Chair and member of the Board of Directors illustrates his lifelong commitment to his profession and his patients. He has shared his enthusiasm, knowledge and experience with medical students as clinical instructor at both Tufts University School of Medicine and UMass Medical School, instilling his passion for the practice of medicine in many.

In 1952, he received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicne and completed his orthopaedic residency at Boston VA Hospital in 1963. Dr. Hurwitz served our Country as Captain of the U.S. Army Medical Corps and is an active member of the pro bono healthcare community, serving as the Medical Director for Metrowest Free Medical Clinic and Parmenter VNA and Hospice, where he also serves on its board. The MOA is proud to bestow the 2013 Orthopaedist of the Year Award to Dr. Hurwitz.

Photo: Dr. Bud Hurwitz (left) received the MOA Orthopaedist of the Year Award from friend and longtime colleague, Donald Hangen, MD at the Association's 2013 Annual Meeting on May 14, 2013.

NEW OFFICERS ELECTED

The Massachusetts Orthopaedic Association elected new officers at the Association's Annual Meeting held on May 14, 2013 in Waltham, MA. The officers and Board members were unanimously elected by the members.

Michael E. Ayers, MD, will serve as President for 2013-2014. Dr. Ayers, former Vice President of the Association, is a board certified orthopaedic surgeons in private practice with South Shore Orthopaedic Associates in Weymouth, MA. Dr. Ayers received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine and completed an orthopaedic residency at UMass Medical Center in Worcester, MA and a fellowship in Adult Joint Reconstruction at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA. Dr. Ayers is on staff at South Shore Hospital and is an active member of various committees including Medical Records, Operating Room, Trauma Peer Review and Trauma Performance Improvement. He resides with his wife and children in Plymouth County.

Serving as the Association's Vice President is Dr. Robert L. Patz, a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with a subspecialty interest in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery, in the greater Boston area for 10 years. Dr. Patz received his medical degree from Tufts Medical School and completed the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program at Boston University Medical Center. He completed a Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Fellowship at Orthopaedic Research of Virginia (ORV) in Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Patz is affiliated with the New England Baptist Hospital, where he is actively involved in the teaching of the New England Baptist Hospital Sports Medicine Fellows. Dr. Patz and his wife live outside of Boston with their children.

Reelected to serve as Clerk and Treasurer of the Association is Richard M. Wilk, MD. Dr. Wilk is the Interim Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA. He received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery and a Sports Medicine fellowship at the New England Medical Center. He is an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at Boston University School of Medicine and clinical instructor at Tufts University School of Medicine. He resides outside of Boston with his wife and children.

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