Mencio named to direct American Board of Orthopaedic SurgeryDec. 3, 2015, 9:14 AM
Gregory Mencio, M.D., professor and vice chair of Orthopaedics at Vanderbilt, recently was named to serve as a director of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS).
He will serve a 10-year term.
The ABOS works to serve the best interests of the public and the medical profession by establishing standards for the education, practice and conduct of orthopaedic surgeons and thereby improve the quality of care and outcomes for patients.
“This is an opportunity to work with a group of orthopaedic leaders to promote the value of lifelong learning among orthopaedic surgeons in order to maintain our standing as a profession and to assure public confidence in the processes by which we are credentialed and maintain certification to practice our specialty,” Mencio said.
“I am looking forward to the challenges that this opportunity presents.”
Mencio, the Neil E. Green Professor of Pediatric Orthopaedics, has held positions on various other orthopaedic organizations, including his current roles as past-president of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America and the Tennessee Orthoapedic Society.