2010-2011 LFP graduates celebrated at Annual Meeting

The Leadership Fellows Program (LFP) class of 2010–2011 celebrated their graduation yesterday. To recognize their achievement, mentors presented each graduating member with a copy of Seeing Patients: Unconscious Bias in Health Care, by Augustus A. White III, MD.

Front row (left to right): Patricia L. McKay, MD; Arabella I. Leet, MD; Daryll C. Dykes, MD, PhD, chair, Leadership Development Committee; Stuart Hirsch, MD, LFP Alumni Rep; Julie A. Switzer, MD.Back row (left to right) Taizoon H. Baxamusa, MD; Laura Pfieffer, MD; Matthew T. Provencher, MD; K. William Kumler, MD; Walter Stanwood, MD; Robert S. Sterling, MD; Nirmal C. Tejwani, MD.

Established in December 2001, the LFP is a 1-year program that identifies future leaders and prepares them to assume roles of responsibility within AAOS. The LFP combines didactic leadership training with an ongoing mentoring program that matches the participants with an established leader within the orthopaedic community. As advisor and confidant, the mentor fosters a close professional and personal relationship that continues throughout the fellowship year and beyond.