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

Suthorn Bavonratanavech

2014–2016
Thailand

Norbert Haas

2010–2012
Germany

Chris van der Werken

2006–2008
The Netherlands

René Marti

2002–2004
The Netherlands

Joseph Schatzker

1998–2000
Canada

Siegfried Weller

1994–1996
Germany

Martin Allgöwer

1984–1992
Switzerland

Nikolaus Renner

2016–2018
Switzerland

Jaime Quintero

2012–2014
Colombia

Paul Manson

2008–2010
United States of America

James Kellam

2004–2006
United States of America

Peter Matter

2000–2002
Switzerland

Christopher Colton

1996–1998
United Kingdom

Marvin Tile

1992–1994
Canada


AO Foundation Past Presidents Video

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