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About MOS

Our Mission

Our mission is to...

  • Further the advancement of the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disabilities in the field of orthopaedic surgery in the state of Minnesota.
  • Further the advancement of teaching and research in the field of orthopaedic surgery in the state of Minnesota.
  • Further the advancement of the field of orthopaedic surgery in the state of Minnesota as it relates to socioeconomic change.

Who We Are

Minnesota Orthopaedic Society (MOS) is the state organization for orthopaedic surgeons in Minnesota. We are the state affiliate of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and consist of 150 members from a variety of practice and academic settings. Membership is open to practicing and retired orthopaedic surgeons and residents. We are also an inclusive body that provides an adjunct membership with our affiliate health care providers (non-operative orthopaedists, physician assistants, physical therapists, and others).

The Society holds an annual educational meeting and actively participates in the legislative and economic issues that affect its members.

President's Message

 By Michael Taunton, MD

Dear Colleagues, 

This time is one of changes and challenges in the way we practice medicine. With those challenges are renewed opportunities for us to work together and shape the future of orthopedics. The Minnesota Orthopedic Society (MOS) exists to develop a future in which excellent musculoskeletal care in our state continues to be widely available and is appropriately valued. 

The MOS exists to provide educational and networking social opportunities for its members. To that end, our Co-Chairs of the Annual Meeting, Dr. Aaron Krych and Dr. Jeffrey Macalena, are planning an educational and enjoyable event at the MOS annual meeting on May 13, 2016 at the Commons Hotel on the University of Minnesota campus. This year’s annual meeting will feature exciting guest speakers.  Dr. Freddie Fu will be the MOS heritage speaker, and Dr. Bernard Morrey will be the presidential guest speaker. In addition, the meeting will be focused on topics that will impact everyday orthopedic practice in Minnesota.  Please go to our website to register for the upcoming meeting.

The MOS exists to represent your voice to regulatory bodies and policy makers. Eric Dick, our MOS lobbyist, continues his important work on our behalf in working with state government. The MOS remains vigilant regarding potential legislation that might harm our practice and patients.

 If you are a member of MOS, thank you for your dedication to our specialty and the future of orthopedic care in our state. If you are in need of renewing your membership or would like to join, please visit our website www.mnorthopaedic.org. If you have questions about the MOS or wish to become involved in the Board, please reach out to me or any of the Board members.

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