October – Vice President Announcement

American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Announces Appointment of Anthony Miniaci, MD, FRCSC,
as 2023-2024 Vice-President

SCHAUMBURG, ILLINOIS — The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) is pleased to announce that Anthony Miniaci, MD, FRCSC, has been elected as the Society’s 2023-2024 Vice-President, entering into the Society’s Presidential Line, with his presidential term beginning in October 2025 immediately after the 2025 Annual Meeting to be held in San Diego, California.

Dr. Miniaci’s service to the ASES Board of Directors began at the organization’s Annual Meeting held October 5-9, 2023, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Anthony Miniaci, MD, FRCSC

Dr. Miniaci currently serves as the deputy chief medical executive of Baptist Health Orthopedic Care, where he leads a team of surgeons actively involved in clinical research to improve patient outcomes worldwide. Prior to joining Baptist Health, Dr. Miniaci worked for Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Sports Health in Cleveland, OH, and Cleveland Clinic’s Sports Medicine Clinic in Toronto, Canada. He was also an orthopedic surgery professor at the University of Toronto and Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Miniaci has treated high-profile Olympic and professional athletes throughout his career, including players from the National Hockey League, the National Football League, and Major League Baseball. He served as the head team physician for the Cleveland Browns and as an orthopedic consultant to the Toronto Blue Jays.
Dr. Miniaci has served in leadership positions within the ASES and the ASES Foundation since becoming a member of the Society in 2000, most recently as chairperson of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Foundation. While in this role, Dr. Miniaci led the creation of the National Shoulder and Elbow Week, which improves shoulder care for patients throughout North America.

“Dr Miniaci has a long history of service to the ASES and the ASES Foundation, most notably his service as Chair of the ASESF and the growth/development of the Foundation during his tenure. He will undoubtedly continue his excellent leadership skills as ASES president” said Peter B. MacDonald, MD, FRCSC, ASES 2022-2023 President.

Dr. Miniaci will be the Society’s 42nd President since its founding in 1982.

The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) is a society made up of leading national and international orthopaedic surgeons who specialize in surgery of the shoulder and elbow. Through continuing education, the ASES Annual Meetings serve as a forum where persons involved in this field of medicine can meet, discuss new ideas and present scientific material. The membership, which is by invitation only, currently consists of over 1400 members.



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