AO presidents

Current and past presidents of the AO

About our president

Florian Gebhard

Ulm University Medical Center, Ulm, Germany

Director of the Department of Orthopedic Trauma at Ulm University Medical Center, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Ulm University, and President of the AO Foundation

Florian Gebhard has decades of experience as a clinician and educator, leading fellow surgeons in support of the AO mission of promoting excellence in patient care and outcomes in trauma and musculoskeletal disorders. Always focused on the partnership between patients and clinicians, he is unfailingly dedicated to striving for the highest standards in surgical practice and education, and is actively involved in bringing innovative, technological advances into the OR to optimize patient treatment and outcomes. Keeping the patient front and center continues to motivate and inspire him to improve patient outcomes.


Past Presidents 1984–2021


Robert McGuire

2018–2021

United States of America

Nikolaus Renner

2016–2018

Switzerland

Suthorn Bavonratanavech

2014–2016

Thailand

Jaime Quintero

2012–2014

Colombia

Norbert Haas

2010–2012

Germany

Paul Manson

2008–2010

United States of America

Chris van der Werken

2006–2008

The Netherlands

James Kellam

2004–2006

United States of America

René Marti

2002–2004

The Netherlands

Peter Matter

2000–2002

Switzerland

Joseph Schatzker

1998–2000

Canada

Christopher Colton

1996–1998

United Kingdom

Siegfried Weller

1994–1996

Germany

Marvin Tile

1992–1994

Canada

Martin Allgöwer

1984–1992

Switzerland

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