Emery to join leadership of Orthopaedic Board

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Sanford E. Emery, M.D., chair of the West Virginia University School of Medicine’s Department of Orthopaedics, has been appointed to serve as a director on the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Emery joins 19 other orthopaedic surgeons from around the country on the board. Previously, he worked with the board’s Spine Recertification Task Force and its Question Writing Task Force.

“I was honored to be asked to serve on the board. These are my colleagues. They’re some of the best known orthopaedic surgeons in the country, and most of them are at academic institutions,” he said. “They are not only high-quality surgeons but also leaders in the profession. I am honored to be included in those ranks.”

Sanford E. Emery, M.D.

Emery came to WVU, where he became professor and chairman, in 2003, after spending 15 years at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

A graduate of Dartmouth College, he received his medical degree from Duke University. During his tenure at Case Western, he received a master’s degree in business administration.

Emery is currently a member of the Orthopaedic Research Society, Cervical Spine Research Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Scoliosis Research Society, North American Spine Society, Academic Orthopaedic Society, American Orthopaedic Association, West Virginia Orthopaedic Society and American College of Physician Executives.

He also serves as a reviewer for three orthopaedics publications: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Spine and Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques.

Emery was named one of the “Best Doctors in America” in 2003-2004 and 2005-2006. A database of more than 50,000 doctors worldwide, the “Best Doctors” list includes physicians whose reputations for clinical excellence rank them in the top 5 percent of their specialties.

Founded in 1934, the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery is one of 24 certifying boards meeting membership requirements in the American Board of Medical Specialties.

The board establishes educational standards, which are evaluated by the board through exams and practice assessments.

For information on the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery see www.abos.org.

For information on the WVU Department of Orthopaedics see http://health.wvu.edu/services/orthopaedics/index.aspx.



For more information:
Angela Jones, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
asj: 07-08-09

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