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AO Trauma NA Think Tanks


This year, Think Tank for experienced surgeons and the Think Tank for New Practicing Surgeons are scheduled to be held simultaneously at OneAO, 2024 on Thursday, April 4th in Phoenix, Arizona. The primary goals of the meetings are sharing our collective knowledge of difficult problems related to Orthopaedic trauma, mentoring and development of experienced AO Trauma NA Faculty, and carrying on the tradition of the AO.  As before, all surgeons invited will be both a teacher and a participant for this course.  The overall structure will be using a Discussion Group format to facilitate the sharing of thoughts and ideas. 


New Practicing Surgeons:

Leah Gitajn, MD, MSc

Associate Professor
Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

David Hubbard Portrait

David Hubbard, MD 

Chief, Section of Orthopaedic Trauma 
Program Director 
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 
West Virginia University 


Experienced Surgeons:  

Sean Nork, MD

Department of Orthopaedics
Harborview Medical Center
University of Washington

Thomas F. Higgins, MD

Chief of Orthopaedic Trauma
University of Utah Health Sciences Center

Michael Sirkin, MD

Orthopaedic Trauma
Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute

Michael Miranda, MD, M Div.

University of Connecticut

Bone and Joint Institute/Hartford Hospital


Hands on Sessions: Information Coming Soon!