(Asheville, N.C.) – January 15, 2013: The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has appointed Asheville orthopaedic surgeon Gordon I. Groh, MD, to several leadership roles with the organization, the preeminent provider of musculoskeletal education to orthopaedic surgeons and others in the world.
A board-certified specialist in shoulder, elbow and hand surgery at Blue Ridge Bone & Joint for the past 18 years, Dr. Groh has been named to the AAOS Shoulder and Elbow Program Committee, an educational body of select leading national and international orthopaedic surgeons who specialize in surgery of the shoulder and elbow.
He has also been reappointed to the Education Subcommittee for the 2013 AAOS annual meeting to be held in Chicago in March. In addition, he will present a course on “Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty – Beyond the Basics,” at that meeting, the largest gathering of orthopedic surgeons in the world, with some 30,000 attendees expected.
Dr. Groh is recognized nationally for his expertise, having been named in 2011 one of the 65 Outstanding Shoulder Surgeons and Specialists in the country by Becker's Orthopedic, Spine & Pain Management Review. He is also one of four orthopaedic surgeons in the nation to hold memberships in both the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) society as well as the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH).
He is Assistant Editor for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, the official publication for eight leading specialty organizations focusing on medical, surgical, and physical techniques for treating injury and disease of the upper extremity, and is a reviewer for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, a twice-monthly peer review journal for orthopaedic surgeons and researchers.