Our Board of Directors
Matthew Schmitz M.D.
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.
Prof Deborah Eastwood
Deborah is the Immediate Past President of the British Orthopaedic Association and holds the position of UCL Professor of Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at Great Ormond Street and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospitals. She specialises in paediatric orthopaedics and is known for her role as the lead surgeon for the Ponseti service for clubfoot deformity.
Miss Samantha Tross
Miss Tross has been heavily involved in increasing DEI in orthopaedics her whole career. Miss Tross has worked with numerous charities, as well as Bristol University, to improve access to medical school through mentoring. Dr Tross is a Trustee of the British Association of Black Surgeons and a member of the Cultural and Diversity Commitee of the British Hip Society, for which she helped set up and run the mentoring program.
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.
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.
Immediate Past 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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Dr Makena Mbogori
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.
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.
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.
Dr Lorraine Boakye
Latin America and Caribbean
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.
Dr Mbogori is passionate about the practice of orthopaedic surgery in her home country of Kenya and the greater African region. Dr Mbogori serves as the Executive Secretary of the Kenya Association of Women Surgeons (KAWS), which encompasses all female doctors pursuing a career in all the surgical fields in Kenya.
Dr Boakye is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, specialising in foot and ankle surgery. She is the first black woman in the orthopaedic surgery department. She is the 2023 recipient of the RJOS Courage Award. She also serves as the RJOS DAB liaison to the AAOS.
Kristy, L. Weber, M.D.
IODA Inaugural President
Dr Jennifer Green
IODA Immediate President