Georgia orthopaedic trauma surgeon Douglas W. Lundy, MD, MBA, was named chair of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Council on Advocacy today at the organization's 2017 Annual Meeting.
Dr. Lundy is co-president of Resurgens Orthopaedics in Marietta, Ga., specializing in the care of patients with multiple injuries and complex fractures. He practices at WellStar Kennestone Hospital where he is co-chair of the WellStar Musculoskeletal Service Line and past-chief of surgery.
Dr. Lundy graduated from North Georgia College in Dahlonega, Ga., and the Medical College of Georgia – Augusta University in Augusta, Ga. He completed his post-graduate training at Georgia Baptist Hospital in Atlanta and Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. In 2014, Dr. Lundy received his MBA from Auburn University in Auburn, Ala.
Dr. Lundy is committed to political advocacy and improving high-quality patient care. As an active member of AAOS, he served as treasurer of the Association's Orthopaedic PAC, a member of the Council on Advocacy, Communications Cabinet and as past-chair of the Medical Liability Committee.
Since 2012, Dr. Lundy has served as a director of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is the treasurer and chair of the Oral Examination Committee. He is the chief financial officer-elect for the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA). He previously served on the OTA's Board of Directors as a member-at-large leading the effort of the OTA to produce performance measures with the AAOS, and also as chair of the OTA Health Policy Committee, and on its Board of Specialty Societies.
Dr. Lundy also is very involved in foreign medical missions in Eastern Europe, Haiti, Asia and especially sub-Saharan Africa through the Christian Medical and Dental Association and the Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons. He and his wife Peggy, and their two sons reside in Mableton, Ga.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
With more than 39,000 members, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) is the world's largest medical association of musculoskeletal specialists. The AAOS provides education programs for orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals, champions and advances the highest quality musculoskeletal care for patients, and is the authoritative source of information on bone and joint conditions, treatments and related issues.