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.