AAOS awards 2019 Diversity Award to Dr. Michael Parks — 4 insights

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons recognized New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery's Clinical Director of Orthopedic Surgery Michael Parks, MD, with its 2019 Diversity Award.

What you should know:

1. Dr. Parks received the recognition for his research work on socioeconomic and racial disparities in arthritis care and total joint replacement surgery access. He's published several articles on racial differences in joint replacement outcomes.

2. AAOS established its Diversity Award to recognize AAOS members who are commitmented to making orthopedics more representative of patient populations.

3. Dr. Parks received the recognition at AAOS 2019, March 13-15 in Las Vegas.

4. On the honor, he said, "I am honored to be recognized by the AAOS. In order to provide care for an ever-increasing diverse population, we must understand their needs. The diversity of our faces helps with this understanding and ultimately our ability to provide excellent care for the patients we serve."

More articles on leadership: 
CalvertHealth clinicians join North American Partners in Anesthesia — 3 insights
Leadership training & anonymous reporting in anesthesia — 3 key insights
Colorado anesthesiologist's license suspended after allegedly obtaining opioids illegally — 4 insights

© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2019. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.

 

Top 40 Articles from the Past 6 Months