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Dr. Frederick Meyer, professor and chair of orthopaedics at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, was recently installed as president of Alabama Orthopaedic Society (AOS), a medical education association comprised of orthopaedic surgeons who are licensed to practice medicine throughout Alabama and the United States.
Dr. Meyer is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery with a Certificate of Added Qualification in surgery of the hand and upper extremity. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the Clinical Orthopaedic Society, the American College of Physician Executives, the American Orthopaedic Association, and is the immediate past president of the Clinical Orthopaedic Society, the second oldest orthopaedic society in the United States.
Dr. Meyer is also chair of the Council of Orthopaedic Residency Directors Education Committee. He has received numerous awards for Outstanding Teacher and Educator at each of the institutions where he has served.
Dr. Meyer served as a USA faculty member from 1982 until he was activated for military service during Operation Desert Storm in 1991. In 2001, he returned to USA as professor and chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. In 2004 he was appointed associate dean for the faculty practice at the USA College of Medicine and was later named director of compliance for the USA Health Services Foundation.
AOS is an advocate for all orthopaedists at the state and federal level and its purpose is the advancement of orthopaedic surgery in all its phases. AOS is represented at the national level by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).
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