The Political Action Committee of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Orthopaedic PAC) formally endorsed fellow member and Alaskan orthopaedic surgeon Al Gross, MD, FAAOS, for the U.S. Senate. Dr. Gross, who is running as an Independent, is a lifelong resident of the state and is the second AAOS member running for Congress in 2020. Tennessee Senate candidate Manny Sethi, MD, FAAOS is seeking the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat held by retiring Sen. Lamar Alexander.

“This is a historic moment for our organization and the larger orthopaedic community,” said AAOS President Kristy L. Weber, MD, FAAOS. “Never have we had two orthopaedic surgeons simultaneously running for the U.S. Senate, much less two candidates from different political parties—it speaks to the diversity and leadership of our members in striving to serve not only their patients but also their country.” Full story.