Orthopaedic Surgeons Connect, Collaborate and Care
Dr. Samuel Brown has been elected president of the Southern Orthopaedic Association. The SOA exists to circulate research, encourage scholarship and connect colleagues. Membership offers the chance to keep up with a fast-changing field and the chance to build your network. Conferences include continuing medical education, research papers, posters and presentations from medical residents. The field is constantly changing, but Dr. Brown and his colleagues work together to care for patients so they can live pain-free active lives.
As the new president of the Southern Orthopaedic Association, Dr. Samuel Brown leads and connects with other specialists for the most current research in bones and joints. The field is a fast-paced one and as the challenges shift, orthopedists need to stay current.
“I’ve been an SOA member for 20 years and served on the board for the past five. We work to educate our members, and the general public about health care and what orthopaedics can do for them to live healthier more active lives. We want them to know who to see, and when to see them for the best chance to get back on their feet,” he said.
The SOA is a regional organization that belongs to the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, connecting orthopaedic surgeons nationally. “The collegiality of the entire field and the shared expertise is a real benefit,” he said.
The Southern Orthopaedic Association (SOA) was founded in 1983 by a small group of dedicated physicians with a desire to establish a regional association for orthopaedic surgeons living in the southern states of the United States. SOA strives to serve its members and fulfill its mission of developing and fostering the art and science of medicine in the specialty of orthopaedic surgery. Foremost in this effort are the flagship Annual Meeting and the Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances. Active members reside in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, as well as Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. www.soaassn.org
Dr. Brown and the SMOC have been providing quality orthopaedic services to southeastern Virginia for more than 32 years. Each member of this highly distinguished practice is fellowship-trained in their respective areas of expertise and participates in the activities of numerous prestigious medical associations. SMOC, Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Center, Inc. was founded in 1984 and today includes specialty-trained orthopaedic, spine and pain medicine physicians, specialty trained physician assistants and physical and occupational therapists specializing in orthopaedic services, joint care and pain medicine.