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Starkville Orthopedic Surgeon Chosen for National Leadership Role

Dr. Allen Butler, founder and CEO of Mississippi Bone and Joint Clinic and staff orthopaedic surgeon at OCH Regional Medical Center, has been selected by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) as one of ten national Leadership Fellows for 2105-2016.

The Leadership Fellows Program (LFP) is currently in its 12th year and is designed to identify emerging leaders in the field of orthopaedic surgery in order to further develop their leadership skills and prepare them for assuming leadership roles in the field of orthopaedics on both the state and national levels.

During his fellowship year, Dr. Butler will participate in leadership training in multiple venues around the country, including the University of Chicago and Washington, DC. He will also be given an appointment to an AAOS national committee and paired with a nationally known mentor in orthopaedics.

In addition to his busy orthopaedic practice, Dr. Butler currently serves as an adjunct professor in the Mississippi State University Department of Biological Engineering. He is on the editorial board for the Journal of Arthroplasty, the leading US journal devoted to hip and knee replacement surgery, where he serves as an elite reviewer for the journal.  

Dr. Butler is also a fellow of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons where he serves as one of two representatives from Mississippi.   He is a recipient of the Stenchfield Award from the Hip Society, a national award for excellence in research in hip replacement surgery. 

Dr. Butler has been affiliated with OCH Regional Medical Center for eight years and has previously served as the OCH Chief of Surgery. He has been instrumental in the development of the total joint program at OCH, which was awarded a five star Healthgrades rating in 2013 for excellent outcomes in hip replacement, knee replacement, and hip fracture treatment.

For additional information or an appointment with Dr. Butler, call (662) 323-9908.

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