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GOSF HALL OF FAME

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

THE FIRST 25 YEARS ~ 1946-1971


Michael Hoke, MD     1st orthopaedists in Georgia

1st Medical Director of the SRH

1st Medical Director of the Warm Springs Foundation

Hiram Kite, MD GOS Pres ’49-’51  

2nd Medical Director of the SRH

Organized the orthopaedic section of the Medical Association of Georgia           

Founding member of GOS

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Charles Ed Irwin, MD Founder Georgia Orthopaedic Society

1st GOS President

2nd Medical Director of the Warm Springs Foundation

1st Georgian to be invited to join ASSH

FDR’s personal orthopaedist

Faculty combined Georgia Baptist/MCG orthopaedic residency program


F. Bert Brown, MD

Founding member of GOS;  1st GOS Sec-Treas;  GOS Pres ‘53


Ruth Waring, MD Founding member of GOS   

GOS Pres ’59-’60 (1st Female President)


Jack Hughston, MD Founding member of GOS;  ;  

GOS Pres ’67-’68

1st GOS Rep to BOC

1ST to promote OREF

Founder Hughston Clinic


Robert P. Kelly, MD Founding member of GOS;     

Founder Emory University Orthopaedic Residency Program

Chief Emory Univ. Orthopaedic Surgery Dept until 1974


Floyd Ted Bliven, MD GOS Pres ’63-’64

Chair MCG Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program until 1979

1st GOS Historian

Established GOS Residency Paper Award


Peter B. Wright, MD Founding member of GOS

1st Residency Program director MCG 1945


Jim Funk, MD GOS Pres ’61-’62

Founder Peachtree Orthopaedic Clinic Atlanta

Performed 1st THA & 1ST Knee Arthroscopy in Atlanta

Jim Funk Distinguished Service 

Award


Richard King, MD 1st Chairman Georgia Baptist Medical Center Orthopaedic Residency Program     

GOS Pres ’64-‘65


Bill Bondurant, MD GOS Pres ’65-’66

Kept early GOS minutes secure


Darius Flinchum, MD GOS Pres ’66-’67

Faculty combined Georgia Baptist/MCG Residency program teaching Residents with Dr. Irwin and Dr. Lovell 

 

Robert Wells, MD GOS President ’68-’69

1st GOS BOC Rep to be elected Chair of the BOC

1ST Georgia Orthopaedist to be elected President of AAOS ’81 

Jim Funk Award Winner 2012


Wood Lovell, MD GOS Pres ’58-’59

3rd Medical Director of SRH

Co-Founder Georgia Baptist Orthopaedic Residency Program

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