About our president
M. Beckett Howorth Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and President of the AO Foundation
Robert McGuire has decades of experience as a clinician and educator leading fellow surgeons in support of the AO mission of promoting excellence in patient care and outcomes in trauma and musculoskeletal disorders. At the University of Mississippi Medical Center, He places great emphasis on educating residents and doctors who are early in their careers. His students recognize in him someone who is hands-on, passionate about teaching, and always ready to put in extra time. He also sees simulation as central to surgical education, particularly for younger generations.
Past Presidents 1984–2018
Chris van der Werken