Alexander Vaccaro: new AOSpine Member Representative-elect

On Friday, May 17th, 2019, the voting members of AOSpine that were present at the Global Spine Congress democratically elected Alexander Vaccaro as their member representative for 2020.

21 May 2019

Alex Vaccaro Member Representative
Left to right: Norman Chutkan, AOSpine International Community Development Chair; Alexander Vaccaro, AOSpine Member Representative-elect; Shanmuganathan Rajasekaran, AOSpine International Board Chair

Vaccaro commented: “One of my greatest aspirations was to climb the ladder in the AO so I could contribute more to a society that made me who I am today. I am who I am because the AO taught me how to do research, how to operate, how to think about problems, and how to collect my results. And now I have the honor to be the member representative on the international Board, I couldn't be happier, and I am going to serve it with 100% of my efforts.”

The Member Representative will serve for two years—one year with member elect status (guest without voting rights), and one year as a full member of the AOSpine International Board with voting rights. 

In addition to being an outstanding, internationally recognized spine surgeon or spine researcher, the eligible candidates must already have shown their commitment to AOSpine, be passionate about developing AOSpine and willing to devote a significant amount of time and travel to this function.

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Find out more about AOSpine and other areas of the AO's activities in 2018 in the annual report:

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