Kristy L. Weber, MD
Orthopedic surgeon Kristy L. Weber, MD, became the second Vice President of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board of Directors at the organization’s 2017 Annual Meeting. Her new role is the first position in a 4-year term of volunteer service that includes Dr. Weber serving as the first female President of the Academy in 2019–2020.
Dr. Weber is Chief of Orthopaedic Oncology in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Director of the Sarcoma Program in Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center. Dr. Weber specializes in diagnosing and treating adults, adolescents, and children with bone and soft-tissue tumors and focuses on complex limb-salvage techniques around the hip, knee, shoulder, and pelvis.
“It is both an honor and a privilege to have an opportunity to serve in this AAOS leadership role,” said Dr. Weber. “I look forward to shaping and guiding current and future Academy priorities and serving members to ensure the most high-quality care for our patients.”
Prior to joining the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Weber was Virginia & William Percy Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Oncology at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she also served as Division Chief of Orthopaedic Oncology and Director of the Sarcoma Program.
In 2006, Dr. Weber received the Kappa Delta Elizabeth Winston Lanier Award for her research in metastatic bone disease, and her continued research initiatives have greatly contributed to the understanding of this disease.
For more than 15 years, Dr. Weber has held numerous leadership roles to help advance the orthopedic profession. She chaired the AAOS Council on Research and Quality and served on the Boards of Directors of the AAOS, American Orthopaedic Association, and Orthopaedic Research Society, Musculoskeletal Tumor Society, among others.
Dr. Weber earned her medical degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. ■