Rick Wright, MD, Elected as President of the American Orthopaedic Association

Rick Wright, MD

Rick Wright, MD, has been elected as the Second President Elect of the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA). The election occurred this week at the AOA Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Wright will serve as the 132nd president of the AOA.

The AOA, along with American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS), is a major orthopaedic organization, and we would like to acknowledge Dr. Wright on this great accomplishment. This honor recognizes his outstanding leadership abilities and contributions to orthopaedics.

Dr. Wright is the Jerome J. Gilden Distinguished Professor and Executive Vice Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery. He specializes in the treatment of sports-related injuries, with emphasis on the use of arthroscopy in treating problems involving the knee, shoulder, foot, and ankle. He has special interests in knee ACL and revision ACL injuries, meniscus injuries, articular cartilage injuries of the knee, shoulder instability and rotator cuff disease. He also performs primary total knee replacements.

Dr. Wright is a founding member of MOON (Multi-center Orthopaedic Outcomes Network) a multi-center sports medicine group studying knee ACL injuries and shoulder injuries with a prospective database. He is also a member of ROCK (Osteochondritis Dissecans Study Group) and is principal investigator for MARS (Multi-center ACL Revision Study).

Congratulations to Dr. Wright!