California orthopaedic surgeon Jennifer M. Weiss, MD, became chair of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Communications Cabinet at the organization’s 2018 Annual Meeting.
The AAOS’ Communications Cabinet promotes musculoskeletal health, injury prevention, and the specialty of orthopaedics through media relations and internal and external communications, including its member magazine, AAOS Now. Through its activities, the Communications Cabinet oversees, coordinates and supports the leadership of the AAOS in the accomplishment of their goals and objectives within the priorities of the overall strategic plan and provides liaison support to other Councils, the Board of Specialties, Board of Councilors and other advisory boards.
Dr. Weiss is an orthopaedic surgeon at Southern California Permanente Medical Group, Los Angeles Medical Center and specializes in pediatric sports medicine. Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente in 2011, she practiced at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Santa Monica Orthopaedic Group as director of the Pediatric Sports Program.
Dr. Weiss graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. She completed her internship in general surgery and a residency in orthopaedic surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, followed by a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedics at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
She has been active with the AAOS for nearly a decade, and most recently served as a mentor in the Leadership Fellows Program, and was a fellow herself in that program in 2010 to 2011. Dr. Weiss also served on the nominating committee for the Board of Specialty Societies. In addition to holding a previous term on the Communications Cabinet, she also served as a Member at Large on the Board of Directors and on the Women’s Health Advisory Board.
Dr. Weiss also is an active member of the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America (POSNA), serving that organization as the most recent Communications Council Chair on their Board of Directors.
Dr. Weiss lives in Los Angeles with her family.