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  • 2016 Winter Meeting of The Hip Society and AAHKS - Archived Content Now Available
  • Daniel J. Berry, MD, President, The Hip Society
    The full-day program was presented on Saturday, March 5, 2016 in
    Orlando, FL by a world-renowned faculty of experts as 12 sessions
    covering a wide range of timely and relevant topics.
    For new registrants, one flat registration fee of $25 gives you access
    to archived content. Those who attended the program in Orlando, FL,
    and those who registered to view the live webcast, receive complimentary
    access to archives for one full year (March 5, 2017).
    REGISTER or LOG IN here to view.
    For the final program, click here.


  • Contact Us
  • The Hip Society
    Management Office

    9400 West Higgins Road, Suite 500
    Rosemont, IL 60018
    Tel: 1-847-698-1638
    Fax: 1-847-823-0536

  • Important Deadlines
  • June 1, 2016 - Abstract submission is now open for The Hip Society Summer Meeting, October 27-29, Boston, MA. Please see the Members Only section of the website for the submission link and additional information. Abstracts are due no later than 11:59 pm on June 1.
    July 1, 2016 - Applications due to host the 2017 HS Rothman-Ranawat Traveling Fellows. For the application link, please go to the Members Only section of the website.
    July 15, 2016 - Proposals due for multi-center research projects. Please see the Research tab for additional information.
    August 15, 2016 - Applications are now being accepted for The Hip Society's 2017 Rothman-Ranawat Traveling Fellowship. Click here for an application and additional information.  Information also can be found under the Education tab.
    December 1, 2016 - Manuscripts due for The Hip Society's 2017 Scientific Awards. Online manuscript submission opens in September 2016.
  • To Purchase the Adult Reconstructive Surgery of The Hip and Knee Self-Assessment Examination, visit

  • NEW! Contemporary Approaches to Adult Hip and Knee Reconstruction
  • The Hip Society and The Knee Society have partnered to bring this highly interactive CME-accredited course to general orthopaedic surgeons in a regional setting. The course, to be offered in three locations on May 20, 2016, will address timely and relevant topics in adult hip and knee replacement. For additional information, click here or register here.
  • Past Hip Society Rothman-Ranawat Fellows
  • 2016-2013 Rothman-Ranawat Fellows
    for a complete list click here



    Derek F. Amanatullah, MD, PhD
    Stanford University
    Redwood City, CA, USA
    Atul F. Kamath, MD
    University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Bharath Loganathan, MBBS, D.Ortho,
    MS (Ortho), MRCS (Edin)
    Shalby Hospital
    Ahmedabad, Gujaret, India
    Matthew J. Wilson, MBBS (Lond),
    FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Tr&Orth)
    Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre
    Exeter, Devon, UK




  • The Hip Society 2017 Rothman-Ranawat Traveling Fellowship - Applications Now Being Accepted
  • Applications are now being accepted for The Hip Society's 2017 Rothman-Ranawat Traveling Fellowship. This opportunity is open to four young orthopaedic surgeons from North America and throughout the world. The traveling Fellows will visit 10-12 sites in North America within a period of approximately 4-5 weeks, beginning on Saturday, March 18, 2017, in San Diego, CA (at the AAOS 2017 Annual Meeting and Specialty Day).
    The complete application packet must be submitted via email to The Hip Society at by August 15, 2016, 11:59 pm US CDT. Incomplete applications or applications received after the deadline, will not be considered. Click here for an application form and eligibility requirements.
  • The Hip Society Rothman-Ranawat Traveling Fellowship Donors

  • The Hip Society Rothman-Ranawat Traveling Fellowship is made possible through generous donations from the following:


    Diamond Level ($1,000,000)

    The Rothman Institute:
       Richard H. Rothman, MD, PhD
       William J. Hozack, MD
       Peter F. Sharkey, MD
       Javad Parvizi, MD
       William V. Arnold, MD
       James J. Purtill, MD
       Matthew S. Austin, MD
       Alvin C. Ong, MD
       Fabio R. Orozco, MD
       Gregory K. Deirmengian, MD
       Jess H. Lonner, MD
       Carl A. Deirmengian, MD
       Eric B. Smith, MD
       Zachary Post, MD
       Michael Harrer, MD
       Robert P. Good, MD
       Eric A. Levicoff, MD
       H. William Schaaf, MD
       Antonia F. Chen, MD, MBA




    Platinum Level ($750,000)

    Chitranjan S. Ranawat, MD


    Silver Level ($250,000)

    Adolph V. Lombardi, Jr., MD, FACS
    DePuy Synthes Joint Reconstruction
    Biomet, Inc.
    Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Stryker Orthopaedics
    Zimmer, Inc.

    Bronze Level ($100,000)

    Douglas A. Dennis, MD
    Lawrence D. Dorr, MD
    CeramTec GmbH

    Anderson Clinic Post-Graduate
    Medical Education Foundation:
       Charles A. Engh Sr., MD
       Gerard A. Engh, MD
       C. Anderson Engh, Jr., MD
       William G. Hamilton, MD
       Kevin B. Fricka, MD
       Nitin Goyal, MD


  • The Hip Society - British Hip Society Traveling Fellowship
  • Successful candidates of The Hip Society – British Hip Society Traveling Fellowship will travel throughout the United Kingdom for a period of three-four weeks and will be hosted by world-renowned experts in adult hip reconstruction. The program will include opportunities for scientific exchange, OR observations, close interaction with faculty, as well as social and cultural events. The deadline has now passed for 2016.
    Meet the 2016 Hip Society – British Hip Society Traveling Fellows

    Michael Blankstein, MSc, MD, FRCSC                                    Joseph M. Schwab, MD
    University of Vermont Medical Center                                   Medical College of Wisconsin
    South Burlington, VT                                                                 Milwaukee, WI

  • European Fellowship in Hip Reconstruction

    European Fellowship in Hip Reconstruction sponsored by the M. E. Müller Foundation of North America

    Program description 

    Deadline to submit application - TBA
    • Research

      A charge of The Hip Society's Research Committee this year is to establish and facilitate a platform for members to be involved with multi-center research studies. These studies can include any topic related to hip arthroplasty, hip joint preservation, health policy, patient outcomes, etc. that may be best served in a multicenter fashion.

      To that end, the Research Committee would like to request proposals from members of the Society for possible multi-center research studies. These proposals will then be vetted among members of the committee for feasibility, alignment with the mission of The Hip Society, and their clinical priority. Funding might be available in January of 2017 but is not definitive at this time. (Studies that are urgent in nature might be brought up to the tri-organizational level (AAHKS, The Hip Society, The Knee Society) for more in-depth consideration for funding.)

      We encourage you to send any proposals or study ideas that could be facilitated by this platform.


      When submitting your proposals, please include:

      •  A one-page summary of the study with proposed methodology;

      •  A statement on why you think this study would benefit from a multi-center approach;

      •  A proposed budget;

      •  A statement on how your study aligns with the mission of The Hip Society.


      Please email your proposals to The Hip Society ( by July 15, 2016. With any questions, please contact Richard Iorio, MD, Chair, Research Committee at



  • About the Hip Society
  • "The concept of developing a society within the ranks of Orthopedic Surgery in North America devoted to the diseases of and the surgery of the hip joint was originated by Frank Stinchfield. As president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic surgeons (AAOS), secretary of the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA), president of the American College of Surgeons, and Professor and Chairman of Orthopedic Surgery at Columbia’s School of Physicians and Surgeons, he was a man of broad experience and wide vision. …he saw the potential for a major role of total hip replacement surgery in the management of end-stage arthritic problems of the hip."
    William H. Harris, MD, D.Sc, Founding Member and Past President of The Hip Society

  • 50th Anniversary Project


    1968 – 2017

    50th Anniversary Task Force

    Vincent D. Pellegrini, Jr., MD - Chair

    Daniel J. Berry, MD

    A. Seth Greenwald, D.Phil. (Oxon)

    William B. Macaulay, MD

    Bert J. Thomas, MD


    The 50th Anniversary Project commenced in Las Vegas, NV, with video interviews of some of the more senior members of The Hip Society who were present. This project will span over the next three years, culminating in 2018. The task force, chaired by Vincent D. Pellegrini, Jr., MD, will be working on several commemorative items to reflect the history, vision, and many important contributions of the Society and its members to research and treatment of the hip joint.


    If you have any ideas regarding the project, or would like to submit any items of historical significance (i.e., photos, letters, old program books, etc.), please email or send your items to The Hip Society, 9400 West Higgins Rd., Suite 500, Rosemont, IL 60018-4976  (All items will be returned to the original owner unharmed.)


  • Mission
  • The Mission of The Hip Society is to advance knowledge of hip disorders, promote evidence-based treatment, and refine surgery of the hip in order to improve the lives of patients.
    For The Hip Society Bylaws click here
    For The Hip Society Strategic Plan click here
  • Vision
  • The Vision of The Hip Society is to be the premier independent professional association dedicated to the pursuit of new knowledge, and dissemination of advancements in clinical practice related to disorders of the hip.
  • Values
  • Knowledge

    The Hip Society’s principal function is the pursuit of knowledge about disorders of the hip and promoting its dissemination in an unbiased and transparent manner.



    The Hip Society promotes discovery and innovation through support of research that seeks to further our understanding and treatment of disorders of the hip.




    The integrity of The Hip Society is based on candid and honest discourse in an environment predicated on mutual respect and full disclosure of conflicts of interest.




    Through active collaboration with other organizations that embrace its mission, The Hip Society will expand its sphere of influence while preserving its strategic focus.




    The Hip Society supports its members as thought leaders in the field of hip disorders who have demonstrated excellence in the domains of diagnosis, treatment, and research.


  • Board of Directors
  • President - Harry E. Rubash, MD

    1st Vice President - Kevin L. Garvin, MD

    2nd Vice President - Douglas E. Padgett, MD

    Secretary - Craig J. Della Valle, MD

    Treasurer - Joshua J. Jacobs, MD

    Immediate Past President - Daniel J. Berry, MD

    Education Committee Chair - Kevin J. Bozic, MD, MBA

    Membership Committee Chair - Michael Tanzer, MD, FRCSC

    Research Committee Chair - Richard Iorio, MD

    Member-At-Large - Don S. Garbuz, MD, MHSc, FRCSC

    Fellowship & Mentorship Committee Chair (Ex-Officio) - Adolph V. Lombardi, Jr. MD
  • Education Committee
  • Kevin J. Bozic, MD, MBA - Chair
    Paul E. Beaulé, MD
    C. Anderson Engh, MD
    Don S. Garbuz, MD, MHSc, FRCSC
    Mark W. Pagnano, MD
    Harry E. Rubash, MD
    Scott M. Sporer, MD
  • Research Committee
  • Richard Iorio, MD - Chair

    Scott M. Sporer, MD

    Don S. Garbuz, MD, MHSc, FRCSC

    Emil H. Schemitsch, MD
  • Membership Committee
  • Michael Tanzer, MD - Chair

    Michael E. Berend, MD

    John C. Clohisy

    George J. Haidukewych, MD

    William A. Jiranek, MD
    Michael D. Ries, MD

  • Fellowship & Mentorship Committee
  • Adolph V. Lombardi, Jr., MD - Chair

    Craig J. Della Valle, MD

    Don S. Garbuz, MD

    Richard H. Rothman, MD, PhD

    Chirtanjan S. Ranawat, MD

    Scott M. Sporer, MD

    Lawrence D. Dorr, MD

    William J. Hozack, MD
  • Technology Committee
  • Paul E. Beaulé, MD, FRCSC

    Christopher L. Peters, MD

    Michael H. Huo, MD
  • Summer Meeting (Closed) of The Hip Society
  • Members Only May Attend


    October 27-29, 2016
    The Liberty Hotel
    Boston, MA
    October 5-7, 2017
    Hilton, Omaha
    Omaha, NE
    October 4-6, 2018
    New York, NY
  • The Winter (Open) Meeting of The Hip Society and AAHKS
  • March 18, 2017

    (at the AAOS Annual Meeting)
    San Diego, CA


    March 10, 2018

    (at the AAOS Annual Meeting)
    New Orleans, LA


    March 16, 2019

    (at the AAOS Annual Meeting)
    Las Vegas, NV






  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)
  • November 10-13, 2016

    26th Annual Meeting
    Hilton Anatole, Dallas, TX


    November 2-5, 2017

    27th Annual Meeting
    Hilton Anatole, Dallas, TX
  • The Hip Society Lifetime Achievement Awards
  • Clive P. Duncan, MD, FRCSC
    Recipient of the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award

    To say that Dr. Duncan has a deep passion for hip surgery is an understatement. Ever since becoming an orthopaedic surgeon, he has been working on improving hip health. From the time he moved to British Columbia, Canada from his native Ireland, via the United Kingdom, Dr. Duncan has been one of the leading hip surgeons in Canada. A gifted surgeon, he has dedicated his career to improving techniques of revision total hip arthroplasty. When the rest of the world regarded that an infected hip replacement bed needs to be free of any foreign material, Dr. Duncan developed the concept of a mobile spacer, which revolutionized the treatment of the infected hip replacement. He also established one of Canada’s and North America’s premier arthroplasty units, and has trained young surgeons from all over the world. The impact of his wisdom and knowledge has served to improve lives and mobility of millions of patients worldwide.
    Congratulations, Dr. Duncan!



    Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

    2014 Chitranjan S. Ranwat, MD
    2013 Charles A. Engh, Sr, MD
    2012 Thomas H. Mallory, MD
    2010 Jorge O. Galante, MD
    2008 William H. Harris, MD



  • The Hip Society Scientific Awards
  • Otto Aufranc, MD


    John Charnley, MD


    Frank Stinchfield, MD


    The Hip Society announces three awards for papers submitted from the various training programs or from practicing orthopaedic surgeons for presentation at the annual Hip Society open meeting. These awards are named after men who have made outstanding contributions to reconstructive surgery of the hip and will be based on the criteria that follow:
    The Otto Aufranc and John Charnley Awards: Papers submitted in these categories are to be based on innovative research, either clinical or basic, encompassing important advances in the management of hip disorders.
    The Frank Stinchfield Award: This prize is given to a resident or fellow in training who submits an outstanding contribution concerning hip problems.
    Any or all of these awards will be granted annually at the discretion of the Awards Committee of The Hip Society.
    The presenting author of each winning Award Paper will receive a $2,000 honorarium. His or her co-authors will receive certificates.
  • 2016 Scientific Award Winners

    The Missing Link: Re-Defining the Natural Progression of Osteoarthritis in Patients with Hip Dysplasia and Impingement

    Rafael J. Sierra, MD

    Co-Authors: Cody C. Wyles, BS; Mark J. Heidenreich, MD; Jack Jeng, MD; Dirk R. Larson, MD; Robert T. Trousdale, MD


    Total Hip Arthroplasty for Femoral Neck Fracture is Not a Typical DRG 470:A Propensity-Matched Cohort Study

    Alexander S. McLawhorn, MD, MBA

    Co-Authors: William A. Schairer, MD; Joseph M. Lane, MD; David A. Halsey, MD; Richard Iorio, MD; Douglas E. Padgett, MD



    A Multi-Center, Prospective, Randomized Study of Outpatient versus Inpatient Total Hip Arthroplasty

    Nitin Goyal, MD

    Co-Authors: Antonia F. Chen, MD, MBA; Sarah E. Padgett, PA-C; Timothy L. Tan, MD; Michael M. Kheir, BS; Robert H. Hopper, Jr., PhD; William G. Hamilton, MD; William J. Hozack, MD
  • Past Scientific Award Winners
  • For a listing of Scientific Award Winners, 1985-2016, click here

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