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Stephen Albanese, MD, elected vice president of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Stephen Albanese, MD, Chairman of Upstate Medical University Department of Orthopedic Surgery, was elected to the presidential line of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA), at the organization’s annual meeting in May. POSNA is a professional society of more than 1,200 surgeons, physicians and allied health professionals dedicated to improving the care of children with musculoskeletal disorders.  Albanese is currently Vice President of POSNA and will serve as president of the organization for one year, beginning in 2019.

Albanese has held other national leadership posts, including President of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS), the national certifying body for orthopaedic surgeons. Albanese also chaired the Oral Examination Committee for 2 years during his 10 year term as an ABOS Director.  Albanese is a member of the Board of Directors of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), where he currently serves as chairman of the Program Requirements Committee.

Albanese earned his medical degree from SUNY Buffalo. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Upstate and pediatric orthopedic fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.