Invited Speakers

      Dr. Paul Tornetta 


Dr. Paul Tornetta is Chief and Chair, Professor and Residency Program Director in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine and the Director of Orthopaedic Trauma for the Boston Medical Center.  Dr. Tornetta received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry and mathematics from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Penn.  He earned his medical degree from SUNY-Health Science Center at Brooklyn (NY), where he also completed his internship and residency in orthopaedic surgery, followed by a fellowship in Acetabular/Pelvic Fractures at the Hospital of the Good Samaritan in Los Angeles under Joel Matta, MD.

Dr. Tornetta has expertise in multicenter trials and trial methodology, serving on the executive committees of the SPRINT, FAITH, TRUST, and FLOW trials. He leads the Orthopaedic Trauma Research Consortium and was on the executive committee of the department of defense funded METRC consortium.  He has lectured extensively worldwide on orthopaedic trauma, evidence-based literature application, and education. He has served on the faculty of more than 250 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS) CME, Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) and international symposia and skills courses as well as developing new educational programs for these organizations.  An author of more than 250 peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Tornetta is also a lead editor for Rockwood and Green’s textbook on fracture care (an industry standard) and an editor of multiple other textbooks and textbook series. He has contributed to the field with the development of new surgical techniques as well as implants.

Dr. Tornetta has served many roles for national and international orthopaedic associations. He has been the chair of multiple committees, served on the board, and is the incoming chair of the Council on Education for the AAOS, is a past president of the OTA and was an American British Canadian (ABC) traveling fellow. The recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation clinical research award, several BUSM Robert E. Leach Resident Teaching Awards and OTA Bovill Awards, Dr. Tornetta has been named a Castle Connolly Top Doctor every year since 1999 and Boston Magazine Top Doc since 2006.


     Dr. Seth Leopold

Seth S. Leopold, M.D. specializes in surgical treatments for hip and knee arthritis. He is a professor in the Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at the University of Washington Medical Center and has been named one of "Seattle's Top Docs" by Seattle Magazine.   Dr. Leopold graduated from the Joan Sanford Weill Medical College of Cornell University in 1993.  He has a long-standing interest in medical publishing and has served as an Associate Editor for CORR® and the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, American Edition. He has made numerous scholarly contributions; much of the focus of his research has been in understanding and improving peer review and evaluating and eliminating some of the larger sources of bias that affect it.  Dr. Leopold's clinical interests include less invasive surgical treatments for arthritis, non-surgical treatments for arthritis and management of failed joint replacements.  Seth Leopold assumed the position of Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research® (CORR®) in 2012.  


     Dr. Vince Mosca

  • Dr. Vincent Mosca is a Professor in the Department of Orthopedics at the University of Washington School of Medicine and an academic full-time pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Seattle Children’s Hospital. He is the Director of the Pediatric Orthopedic Fellowship Program and the Foot and Ankle Service at Seattle Children’s Hospital. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina, and then did a 1 year fellowship in pediatric orthopedics at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada before starting his practice in Seattle.

    Dr. Mosca was the Director of the Department of Orthopedics at Seattle Children's Hospital and the Chief of Pediatric Orthopedics at the University of Washington in Seattle for 13 years. He stepped down from these administrative responsibilities in 2003 to devote more time to research and writing, while maintaining his very busy clinical practice.

    Approximately 90% of his clinical work, research, lectures, and publications pertain to the understanding of, and treatment for, deformities of the child’s foot. Dr. Mosca has authored or coauthored over 65 articles and book chapters. He has been an invited speaker/visiting professor in more than 100 medical centers and orthopedic conferences in the US, and in 67 orthopedic conferences in 30 countries outside the US. His book, published in 2014 and entitled Principles and Management of Pediatric Foot and Ankle Deformities and Malformations, is the culmination of his life’s work in the field.

    Dr. Mosca is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, the Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics, the Journal of Children’s Orthopaedics (Europe), and Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. He is listed in 14 national/international Who’s Who directories and has been listed in the book, The Best Doctors in America, since 1996. He is also listed in The Leading Physicians of the World directory. 


     Dr. James Lubowitz


James H. Lubowitz, MD is an orthopaedic sports medicine specialist in the “next phase” of a diverse career.  He is Founding Director of the Taos Orthopaedic Institute, Taos Orthopaedic Institute Research Foundation, and Taos Orthopaedic Institute Orthopaedic Sportsmedicine Fellowship training program.  And, to be specific, in the current phase of his career, Dr. Lubowitz is the Founding Director, “emeritus”.

After more than 20 years of caring for orthopaedic and sports medicine patients, (or actually 30 years including medical school, internship, residency and fellowship), and after performing more than 10,000 orthopaedic surgical cases in Taos and Santa Fe, New Mexico, Dr. Lubowitz has retired from clinical and surgical practice and serves full time as Editor-in-chief of Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery & Arthroscopy Techniques, the open-access companion journal to Arthroscopy.

In addition the academic positions above, Dr. Lubowitz serves as a team physician and member of the Medical Staff of the United States Ski and Snowboard Association.  He provides on-site medical coverage at training camps and World Cup Ski Race events for our US Ski Team Women’s Alpine athletes whom he has served since the 1990’s.

     Eric Bluman, MD, PhD

Dr. Bluman is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School; Associate Orthopaedic Surgeon, Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston; Staff Surgeon, Department of Surgery at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston; and Director of Research in the Division of Foot & Ankle Surgery, Brigham & Women’s Hospital.

Dr. Bluman earned his medical degree from University at Buffalo and completed his orthopaedic residency at Brown University in Providence, RI. Dr. Bluman completed two fellowships, one on orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery at the Institute for Foot & Ankle Reconstruction in Baltimore, and the other in orthopaedic traumatology at Brown University.

Dr. Bluman currently serves on the AOFAS Public Education and Public Policy Committees. He is also the representative to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board of Specialties Health Policy Committee. He is a reviewer for Foot & Ankle International; is on the editorial board of the Foot & Ankle Section of Orthopaedia; serves on the AOFAS/AAOS Project Team on Non-physician Provider Training; and is faculty within the Harvard Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgery Fellowship Program.

     Dr. Joseph A Bosco, III

AAOS Second Vice-President: Joseph A. Bosco, III, MD (NY)

Joseph A. Bosco, III, MD is Vice Chairman for Clinical Affairs of the NYU Langone Department of Orthopedic Surgery, and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Bosco has served as team physician for the Durham Bulls and Brooklyn Cyclones minor league baseball teams. From 2002 until 2004, he was a team physician for the New York Mets professional baseball team. He is a member of and held leadership positions in numerous professional societies, including The American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (former member Board of Councilors), The American Orthopedic Association, The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery (Former BOD member and presently Chair of the Annual Meeting Committee), The New York Academy of Medicine, The Eastern Orthopedic Association and the New York State Society of Orthopedic Surgeons (currently Vice President). He is the immediate past president of the BOD of The Orthopaedic Learning Center and served on the BOD of The Association of Professionals in Infection Control. He was chosen to, and completed, the prestigious American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Leadership Fellows Program.

Dr. Bosco has published and lectured, both nationally and internationally, on Alternative Payment Models and healthcare policy.

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