ANNOUNCEMENT FROM YOUR FOUNDATION BOARD
2023 GOSF PLANNED INITIATIVES:
1. A Health Policy Fellowship for orthopaedic residents who plan to stay in Georgia and orthopaedic surgeons in Georgia, realizing the importance of advocacy for both our surgeons and patients.
2. Grants for research at our 4 Georgia Orthopaedic residency programs: Emory, Augusta University, Atlanta Medical Center, Eisenhower Army Medical Center
3. Initiative to inspire Diversity, Equity, and Access within the field of orthopaedics in Georgia
4. A mission program to send residents to 3rd world countries to educate and work with their orthopaedists and residents.
All members of the present GOS Board and the GOSF Board among many other GOS members who attended the 2023 annual meeting have donated to the Foundation, collecting in excess of $20,000.
It is with great excitement that we announce the formation of the Georgia Orthopaedic Society Foundation. The Foundation is a project of the GOS Board of Directors that is several years in the making. The final hurdle was being awarded 501(c)3 status the summer of 2021 as a tax-exempt charitable foundation by the Internal Revenue Service. This status allows us to receive tax-deductible contributions. You see in the heading our logo and mission statement. Our primary goal is to support education and research.
The GOS Foundation Board of Directors
Stephen McCollam, MD – President
Jim Barber, MD – Vice President
Brad Bushnell, MD, MBA – Secretary-Treasurer
Snehal Dalal, MD
Kelly Homlar, MD
Leland McCluskey, MD
Todd Schmidt, MD
Chris Walsh, MD
Liz Neary, Executive Director GOS
GOS HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCEMENT
Purpose: The Hall of Fame honors iconic surgeons and individuals who have advanced the society and the profession through their leadership, service and/or dedication to educating orthopaedic surgeons in Georgia.
J. Wendell Duncan, MD was inducted into the Hall of Fame at the GOS 2023 Annual Meeting.