Azar Elected Treasurer of American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


Frederick M. Azar, MD, Chief of Staff of Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics and a professor at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering, has been elected to a one-year term as Treasurer of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS).

The ABOS Board of Directors consists of 21 members, which includes 12 Active Directors, six Senior Directors, two Directors-Elect, and one Public Member Director. All ABOS Board Members serve one 10-year term while the Public Member Director serves a three-year renewable term. Nominations to the ABOS Board of Directors come from the American Orthopaedic Association, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the American Medical Association.

Each organization nominates four physicians two out of every three years and the Board votes for one candidate from each nominee slate. Officers are current Board members elected by other Board members. For a full list of ABOS Board Members, go to

Azar was elected to the Board in 2016 and specializes in sports medicine. He serves as the team physician for the Memphis Grizzlies and Memphis-area colleges and high schools. He was previously President of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Azar earned his medical degree at the Tulane University School of Medicine.


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