Local physician appointed to leadership roles with international organization

Here’s the press release from KP Communications:

(Asheville, N.C.) – February 10, 2013: The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the preeminent provider of musculoskeletal education to orthopaedic surgeons and others in the world, has appointed local orthopaedic surgeon Gordon I. Groh, MD, to several leadership roles with the organization.

A board-certified specialist in shoulder, elbow and hand surgery at Blue Ridge Bone & Joint in Asheville and Hendersonville for the past 18 years, Dr. Groh has been named to the AAOS Shoulder and Elbow Program Committee, an educational body of select leading national and international orthopaedic surgeons who specialize in surgery of the shoulder and elbow.

He has also been reappointed to the Education Subcommittee for the 2013 AAOS annual meeting to be held in Chicago in March. In addition, he will present a course on “Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty – Beyond the Basics,” at that meeting, the largest gathering of orthopedic surgeons in the world, with some 30,000 attendees expected.

Dr. Groh is recognized nationally for his expertise, having been named one of the 65 Outstanding Shoulder Surgeons and Specialists in the country by Becker’s Orthopedic, Spine & Pain Management Review. He is also one of only four orthopaedic surgeons in the nation to hold memberships in the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) society as well as the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH).

He is Assistant Editor for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, the official publication for eight leading specialty organizations focusing on medical, surgical, and physical techniques for treating injury and disease of the upper extremity, and is a reviewer for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, a twice-monthly peer review journal for orthopaedic surgeons and researchers.

For more information about Dr. Groh, call Blue Ridge Bone & Joint at 258-8800 in Asheville or 692-4318 in Hendersonville, or visit www.DrGordonGroh.com. Appointments may also be requested online at www.brbj.com/appointment-request.

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