Our Board of Directors

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President

Dr Kristy L. Weber

Dr Weber specialises in the treatment of bone and soft tissue tumours as well as metastatic bone disease. She is the immediate past president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and was the Academy’s first woman president.

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Vice President

Dr Jennifer Green

Dr Green specialises in hand, wrist, and microsurgery. She is IODA’s founding member and is immensely passionate about increasing orthopaedic diversity and inclusion. Dr Green is the immediate past chair of the Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA) Orthopaedic Women’s Link (OWL) Committee and has been successful in driving diversity change.

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Second Vice President

Dr Marí Thiart 

Dr Thiart is a paediatric orthopaedic surgeon based in South Africa. Dr Thiart is a founding member of the South African Female Orthopaedic Surgeons' Society.

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Secretary

Dr Matthew Schmitz

Dr Schmitz is the orthopaedic chair at San Antonio Military Medical Centre – the largest orthopaedics department in the Department of Defence – and the sole paediatric orthopaedic surgeon in the United States Air Force.

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Treasurer

Dr Andrew Wines

 Dr Wines specialises in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle in adults and children. Dr Wines is also on Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA)‘s Board of Directors and chairs the AOA’s Champions of Change Committee. 

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Trainee Representative

Dr Simon Fleming

Dr Fleming is a London-based Trauma and Orthopaedic registrar. Dr Fleming is

also the Past Vice Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Trainee Doctors’ Group, and a Past President of the British Orthopaedic Trainees’ Association.

Regional Representatives

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Africa

Dr Linda Chokotho

Asia Pacific

Professor Margaret Fok

Professor Fok is Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor at The University of Hong Kong, with numerous publications on hand, wrist, and elbow conditions.

Europe

Dr Marie Fridberg

Dr Marie Fridberg is a trauma and paediatrics specialist based in Denmark. Dr Fridberg is the founder of the Danish Female Orthopedic Society (2016) and was the first woman on the Danish Orthopedic Association Board of Directors as Treasurer. She was among the founders and joined the first Board of Young Orthopedics Denmark in 2010 and has been an AO Faculty member (Denmark) since 2018.

Middle East

Associate Professor Dr Dalal Bubshait

Dr Bubshait is a paediatric orthopaedic consultant in Saudi Arabia. Dr Bubshait is well published, and a member of the Saudi Orthopaedic Association, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the International Musculoskeletal Society

North America

Dr Lorraine Boakye

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Latin America

Prof Patricia Fucs

Prof Fucs is a paediatric orthopaedic surgeon and Brazil’s only female full professor in orthopaedics. Prof Fucs was the Brazilian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology's first female president in 2018. She is the founding member of both the Brazilian Paediatric Orthopaedic Society (est. 1998) and the Latin America Paediatric Orthopaedic Society (est. 2000). Prof Fucs was also the International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology’s first female Executive Committee member.

 

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Dr Chokotho was among the pioneers who established the Women in Surgery Association of Malawi (WinSAM), and became its first president to create a platform for discussions about gender-related challenges in surgery.

Dr Boakye is a foot and ankle fellow at Harvard-Brigham and Women's Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr Boakye was the Administrative Chief Resident at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where she ensured recruitment and retention of a diverse resident cohort.
 

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