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For Immediate Release
March 13, 2019

Michael P. Bolognesi, MD Takes Office as AAHKS President

Las Vegas – On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, Michael “Bolo” P. Bolognesi, MD took office as the 29th President of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) during the AAHKS Board of Directors meeting in Las Vegas.

Dr. Bolognesi is Professor of Surgery, Chief of the Adult Reconstruction Division, and Director of the Adult Reconstruction Fellowship in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke University School of Medicine. He completed medical school and his residency at Duke, followed by a Fellowship in Adult Reconstruction at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. After his training, Dr. Bolognesi joined the Duke academic faculty where his practice is focused on total hip and knee replacement, uni-compartmental arthroplasty, revision total hip and knee replacement and patient outcome optimization. He conducts a high volume of clinical research focused on studying the outcomes of these procedures as well as investigating the introduction of new technologies to advance this field of care.

As a member of AAHKS since 2005, Dr. Bolognesi has served on the Publications, Membership and Program Committees. He also served as a Guest Editor for the Journal of Arthroplasty and on the AAHKS Board of Directors.

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, advocacy and research. AAHKS has a membership of over 4,000 surgeons and other hip and knee health care professionals.

Denise Smith Rodd