68th Annual Mtg

VOS 69th Annual Meeting
April 15-17, 2016



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Please Help Us Spread the Word!
If a new surgeon joins your practice or relocates from out of state to your city, please let us know and invite them to join VOS. Nothing works better than an invitation from a colleague. Contact Greg Leasure at (804) 565-6305 or at

Dear VOS members,

Please click here to read the letter from AAOS President David D. Teuscher, MD regarding State Society memberships. We thank each of you for your Society participation. We have sent a version of this letter to all NON society Orthopaedists. If you know anyone in your area who may not be a member, please discuss the value of what we do and encourage their participation.

Thank You.

T.K. Miller, MD
President, VOS

Dr. Gibson Receives Virginia Orthopaedic Society Career Award

Hampton Roads area physician recognized for major contributions in the field of orthopedics

Dr. Gibson receives career award

Dr. Wilford K. Gibson, MD, FACS, FAAOS (right), of Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists (AOS) was honored with the Virginia Orthopaedic Society (VOS) Career Award at the society’s 2015 annual meeting last. The prestigious award is bestowed upon an orthopaedic surgeon who the VOS Board of Directors believes has made a significant contribution to those practicing in the field of orthopaedics, while also recognizing noteworthy achievements over a career of service to patients in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The award to Dr. Gibson signified his “enduring support of the Virginia Orthopaedic Society in its efforts to represent orthopaedic surgeons throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia,” said Dr. Mark Romness, MD, the immediate past president of the VOS. Dr. Romness presented the award at the society’s annual meeting at the Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia, in April. 

Fellowship trained in Sports Medicine, Dr. Gibson practices at AOS in Norfolk, where he focuses on injuries or conditions of the hip, knee and shoulder, providing reconstruction and replacement surgery.  He also serves as a team physician for Old Dominion University’s athletic programs.

The Virginia Beach resident is active in the leadership of both the VOS and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has been published in peer-reviewed journals and has a special interest in minimally invasive joint replacement and preservation, including the popular direct anterior hip replacement, or “jiffy hip.”
Dr. Gibson is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in Orthopaedic Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.

About Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists
Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists is a group of 23 orthopedic surgeons seeing patients at six locations in Chesapeake, Norfolk and Virginia Beach. With fellowship-trained surgeons, the group provides care in all orthopedic subspecialties; consisting of Spine, Scoliosis, Sports Medicine, Hand and Upper Extremities, Joint Replacement, Foot and Ankle and Physiatry; in addition to General Orthopaedics. AOS offers the latest technologies and the most advanced techniques in addition to courteous and sympathetic treatment and the highest quality of medical care.

Group Billing Available for VOS Members

The Virginia Orthopaedic Society (VOS) invites your practice/institution to participate in our Group Billing program.  The program was implemented three years ago, and we have 23 participating practices/institutions:

Advanced Orthopaedic Centers
Anderson Orthopaedic Clinic
Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists
Carilion Clinic Orthopaedics
Colonial Orthopaedics
Commonwealth Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
Countryside Orthopaedics, PC
Fredericksburg Orthopaedics
Inova Medical Group Orthopedic and Sports Medicine
Jordan Young Institute
Nirschl Orthopaedic Center
Orthopaedic and Spine Center
Orthopaedic Center of Central Virginia
Orthopaedic Associates, Ltd.
Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center
Tidewater Orthopaedic Associates
Tuckahoe Orthopaedic Associates
UVA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Virginia Institute for Sports Medicine
Virginia Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
Winchester Orthopaedic Associates, Ltd.

This program is a great deal for your group because you receive discounts on membership dues for all eligible physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners in your practice. New members receive a 25% discount on their first year of membership dues, and all current members receive a 10% discount on dues. There is one comprehensive renewal notice for all members in your practice or institution, requiring only one check for membership dues to be issued. There must be at least three eligible physicians, PAs or NPs in your practice.

If a physician leaves the practice and moves out of state, the VOS membership will be transferable to a new physician in the group. Any new members will immediately begin receiving benefits such as the e-newsletter, legislative updates, reduced registration fees at meetings, the online "Find a Doc" feature, and much more.

We will screen the list of physicians in your practice so that any members in your group who have already paid will not have to pay again this cycle.  It’s not too late to add your practice to the growing list and save on VOS membership dues!  Please contact Greg Leasure, Membership Manager, at (804) 565-6305 or with questions or to enroll in the Group Billing program.

Thank you for considering membership in the Virginia Orthopaedic Society for the physicians in your practice!

Welcome New Members!

Andrew R. Bishop, MD – Middleburg, VA 

Gens Goodman, DO – Alexandria, VA
Scott Wagner, MD – Bethesda, MD   

Kevin Staggenborg – Roanoke, VA            

Uniformed Services
Christopher Ellingson – Norfolk, VA 

Discounted Dues for Military

VOS offers a discount on membership dues for our members currently active in the military. To be eligible for this discount, a member must be an individual in the US Armed Forces engaged in the practice of orthopaedic surgery within any of the military medical installations in Virginia. The 2015 rate of $187.50 applies to new and current members.

Contact Greg Leasure at to arrange for this discount.

Sponsor your PAs and NPs
for VOS Membership

The Virginia Orthopaedic Society is pleased to offer a membership category especially for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants. The applicant must be sponsored by a current VOS member. Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants dues are $175. For more information and a membership application, please visit the VOS website,

Online Dues Payment

We are pleased to offer convenient online dues payment through the Society website. You will need your username and password to access this portion of the website. If this is your first time logging in, your username is your member number and your password is your last name (in lower case letters). If you need assistance with your log in information, please contact

Member Benefit! Online Job Bank

Please check it out HERE. Posting an opening is FREE to VOS members. Job postings can be made by non-members for $300 and listings remain on the website for 60 days. Please spread the news of this new service to all of your colleagues.