Roger Wilber, MD Elected as AO NA Education Advisory Board Chair

Learn about Dr. Wilber and his new position

16 June 2021

We are pleased to inform you that Roger Wilber, MD has been elected as chair of the AO North America Education Advisory Board (EAB).  He will start his four-year term on July 1, 2021. 

Dr. Wilber has worked actively within AO North America for 25 years and has held several leadership positions. In addition to his role as chair of the AO Trauma NA Board, he has served as chair of the Education Committee and is currently the leader of the Competency-Based Training and Assessment Programs task force, where he works to increase the scope of and improve our education processes. 

Dr. Wilber’s tenure of over six years on the AO Trauma NA Education Committee and his experience as a Regional Education Team Training member has enabled him to establish strong relationships within the organization, nationally and internationally.

Please join us in congratulating Roger and wishing him the best in his new role.

About Roger Wilber, MD

Dr. Roger G. Wilber graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1986, beginning his career in family practice. Following an internship at Highland General Hospital in Oakland California, he served as Lieutenant in the Alaskan Public Health Service for three years. An increased interest in musculoskeletal disorders inspired Dr. Wilber's return to training at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he completed an internship in General Surgery under the mentorship of Dr. John Border. His inclination to traumatology was further developed through the close training and friendship of Dr. Lawrence Bone in the Department of Orthopedics at SUNY Buffalo.

Dr. Wilber's primary focus became reconstruction of the pelvis and acetabulum, along with complex traumatic disorders and diseases of the hip. He completed a fellowship in adult reconstruction at Wayne State University under Drs. Jeffrey Mast and Keith Mayo and has spent over 23 years as a trauma and adult reconstruction surgeon at University Hospitals and MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. He is the current chief of adult reconstruction and pelvic and acetabular surgery at MetroHealth.

Dr. Wilber continues to pursue interesting projects in his field. He is dedicated to improving healthcare in developing regions, serving as a volunteer surgeon in Bhutan and a visiting professor across the globe. He collaborates with various organizations in developing healthcare technology to improve standards throughout medical practice and education.

About the EAB chair position

Responsibilities of the EAB chair include leading the development and implementation of the learning strategy through collaboration with clinical division boards, committees, and AO NA staff; representing AO NA at education platform meetings and advocating for AO NA learning needs at the level of the AO Foundation; and promoting collaboration across different organizations to forward AO NA strategic initiatives and achieve defined goals.

Position requirements include having proven leadership experience in implementing the learning strategy across the organization; being an innovative and results-driven advocate for learning, with a focus on what is needed to make AO NA learning more effective, relevant, and meaningful to learners; and possessing a full understanding of AO NA compliance and regulatory concerns as well as those of commercial supporters.

To read the full Education Advisory Board chair description, click here.

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