Joseph A. Bosco III, MD, named second vice president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Published: Mar 09, 2018

NEW ORLEANS, March 9, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York City orthopaedic surgeon Joseph A. Bosco, III, MD, became second vice president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board of Directors at the organization's 2018 Annual Meeting. His new role is the first in a four-year term of volunteer service that includes Dr. Bosco serving as president of the Academy in 2020-21.

Dr. Bosco is a professor and vice chair for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at NYU Langone Health. He specializes in sports medicine, total knee replacement, shoulder and elbow surgery.

"I am honored and privileged to become second vice president of AAOS and serve my colleagues in this capacity," said Dr. Bosco. "We will continue to prioritize and respond to the needs of our 38,000 members, in order to advance the Academy toward greater success-all with the end result of delivering the highest quality of care to our patients."

As a native New Yorker, Dr. Bosco earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. and attended the Larner College of Medicine at University of Vermont in Burlington. He completed an internship in general surgery and a residency in orthopaedics at University of North Carolina Medical Center in Chapel Hill, N.C., and completed his fellowship in adult reconstructive surgery at University of Arizona in Tucson.

Dr. Bosco has been a long-time active member of the AAOS, and was elected to the Academy's Board of Directors in 2013. He also was a member of the 2005 Leadership Fellows Program, and previously chaired the Annual Meeting Committee and served on the Council on Education.

Dr. Bosco is the proud father of two boys; Jack and Thomas.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
With more than 38,000 members, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) is the world's largest medical association of musculoskeletal specialists. The AAOS provides education programs for orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals, champions and advances the highest quality musculoskeletal care for patients, and is the authoritative source of information on bone and joint conditions, treatments and related issues.

Visit AAOS at: for bone and joint health news, stats, facts, images and interview requests. for inspirational patient stories, and orthopaedic surgeon tips on maintaining bone and joint health, avoiding injuries, treating musculoskeletal conditions and navigating recovery. for patient information on hundreds of orthopaedic diseases and conditions.


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