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Mark I. Froimson, MD Takes Office as AAHKS President

For Immediate Release
March 15, 2017

Mark I. Froimson, MDSan Diego – On March 15, 2017, Mark I. Froimson, MD, MBA took office as the 27th President of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) during the Board of Directors meeting in San Diego.

Dr. Froimson is Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer for Trinity Health – a nationwide, non-profit health care system. He formerly served as President and CEO of Euclid Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic Hospital, in Euclid, Ohio. He was staff surgeon in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic for over 16 years, during which time he held leadership positions including President of the Professional Staff, Vice Chair of the Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute, and member of the Board of Governors and Board of Trustees.

After receiving a degree in Philosophy from Princeton University, and his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Froimson completed his General Surgical and Orthopedic training at the University of California, Los Angeles and Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. He completed his Fellowship in Adult Reconstructive Surgery at the University Hospitals of Cleveland. Dr. Froimson is board certified in orthopaedic surgery. Once in practice, he received his Masters in Business Administration from the Weatherhead School of Business at Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Froimson served as the Chair of the AAHKS Health Policy Council and Committee, and currently serves on the Board of the Mid American Orthopaedic Association. The author of book chapters, abstracts and review articles, his work has been published in many scientific journals including the Journal of Arthroplasty, the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine and the American Journal of Orthopedics. He also serves in the editorial capacity for a number of scientific publications.


About the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons:

Established in 1991, the mission of AAHKS is to advance hip and knee patient care through education and advocacy. AAHKS has a membership of over 3,700 surgeons and other hip and knee health care professionals.

Denise Smith Rodd