Why the AOA?

Founded in 1887, The American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) is the oldest orthopaedic association in the world. At its core is its mission: "To identify, develop, engage, and recognize leadership to further the art and science of orthopaedics."

As leaders in orthopaedics, the AOA believed it could positively impact fragility fracture care.  It recognized:

  • the role of the orthopaedic surgeon as treating physician
  • the need for coordination of care between the orthopaedic specialty and other medical providers 

Physician Leadership

The Own the Bone program is guided by nationally-recognized bone health experts in orthopaedic surgery, endocrinology, rheumatology, women's and family health, and gerontology.

The Own the Bone Steering Committee advises on programmatic issues.

The Own the Bone Multidisciplinary Advisory Board engages the coordination aspects of an inter-specialty program.

Steering Committee

Kyle J. Jeray, MD
Chair, Own the Bone Steering Committee
Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center

Paul A. Anderson, MD
Vice Chair, Own the Bone Steering Committee
University of Wisconsin

Sanford E. Emery, MD, MBA
AOA President
West Virginia University

Gregory J. Della Rocca, MD, PhD
Duke University Medical Center

Shevaun M. Doyle, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery 

Michael Gardner, MD
Stanford University

Stephen L. Kates, MD
VCU School of Medicine

Frederick C. Redfern, MD
Henderson, NV

Eeric Truumees, MD  
Seton Brain and Spine Institute

Douglas R. Dirschl, MD, ex-officio
University of Chicago

Marc F. Swiontkowski, MD, ex-officio
University of Minnesota

Laura L. Tosi, MD, ex-officio
Children’s National Medical Center

Karen S. Cummings, PA-C, Consultant
University of Michigan

John T. Schousboe, MD, PhD, Consultant
Park Nicollet Health Services

Debra Sietsema, PhD, RN, Consultant
The CORE Institute

Multidisciplinary Advisory Board

Laura L. Tosi, MD
Chair, Own the Bone MAB
Children’s National Medical Center

Neil Binkley, MD
University of Wisconsin

Felicia Cosman, MD
Columbia University

Risa Kagan, MD
Sutter Health 

Jeffrey P. Levine, MD, MPH
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Jay S. Magaziner, PhD, MSHyg
University of Maryland at Baltimore

Christine Simonelli, MD, CCD
HealthEast Care System

Daniel H. Solomon, MD, MPH
Harvard Medical School

Nelson B. Watts, MD
Mercy Health