Boards and commissions

View the elected officials of the boards and commissions driving AO Trauma’s activities. 

AO Trauma International Board

The AO Trauma International Board (AO TIB) consists of the AO Trauma chairperson, regional representatives, and the chairpersons of the three global commissions.

AO Trauma regional boards

AO Trauma International consists of five regions. Each region has a regional board with its own budget and is fully responsible for all the region’s actions and activities.

  • AO Trauma International Board (AO TIB)

    AO TIB Chairperson
    Michael Baumgaertner

    AO TEC Chairperson
    Mark Reilly

    AO TRC Chairperson
    Pol Rommens

    AO TCDC Chairperson
    Muhammad Wajid  

    AO TESA Chairperson
    Reto Babst 

    AO TLA Chairperson
    Rodrigo Pesantez-Hoyos

    AO TMENA Chairperson
    Khalid Koshhal

    AO TAP Chairperson
    Sawaguchi Takeshi

    AO TNA Chairperson
    Milton "Chip" Routt

    Executive Director
    Tobias Hüttl

  • AO Trauma Europe and Southern Africa Board (AO TESA)

    Chairperson
    Reto Babst 

    Chairperson Elect
    Marco Berlusconi

    Community Development
    Nir Cohen

    Education
    Anze Kristan  

    Research
    Peter Giannoudis

    Regional Director
    Christoph Volz

  • AO Trauma Middle East and Northern Africa Board (AO TMENA)

    Chairperson
    Khalid I. Koshhal 

    Chairperson Elect
    ElZaher Hassan

    Education
    Ali Alyami 

    Community Development
    Hashem Al-Qdhah

    Research
    Ahmed Kholeif 

    Regional Manager
    Thomas Welte

  • AO Trauma Asia Pacific Board (AO TAP)

    Chairperson
    Takeshi Sawaguchi

    Education
    Jong-Keon Oh

    Community Development
    Marinis Pirpiris

    Research
    Mandeep Dhillon

    Regional Manager
    Isabella Wong

  • AO Trauma Latin America Board (AO TLA)

    Chairperson
    Rodrigo Pesantez-Hoyos

    Chairperson-elect
    Jorge Barla

    Education
    Paulo Barbosa

    Community Development
    Carlos Miguel Zublin

    Research
    Vincenzo Giordano

    Regional Manager
    Antonio Machado

  • AO Trauma North America Board (AO TNA)

    Chairperson
    Milton "Chip" Routt

    Community Development
    Rahul Vaidya

    Education
    Brett Crist

    Fellowships
    Tim Achor

    Research
    Josh Gary

    Executive Director
    Sharon Kneebone

AO Trauma global commissions

The AO Trauma Global Commissions (Education, Research and Community Development) operate globally, but have no direct authority within a region. They aim to share expertise and leverage resources across the regions.

  • AO Trauma Community Development Commission (AO TCDC)

    Chairperson
    Muhammad Wajid  

    Commission Member
    El-Zaher Hassan

    Commission Member
    Marinis Pirpiris

    Commission Member
    Nir Cohen

    Commission Member
    Carlos Zublin

    Commission Member
    Rahul Vaidya

    Community Development
    Commission Manager

    Christian Reus

  • AO Trauma Education Commission (AO TEC)

    Chairperson
    Mark Reilly

    Commission Member
    Anze Kristan  

    Commission Member
    Ali Alyami

    Commission Member
    Paulo Barbosa

    Commission Member
    Jong-Keon Oh

    Commission Member
    Brett Crist

    Business Manager
    Michael Redies

  • AO Trauma Research Commission (AO TRC)

    Chairperson
    Pol Rommens

    Commission Member
    Ahmed Kholeif

    Commission Member
    Vincenzo Giordano

    Commission Member
    Mandeep Dhillon

    Commission Member
    Peter Giannoudis

    Commission Member
    Joshua Gary

    Research Manager
    Philipp Büscher