Washington, DC. (May 17, 2017) — Virginia orthopaedic surgeon Wilford K. Gibson, MD, was named chair of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Council on Advocacy prior to the Council’s April 2017 meeting and the 2017 National Orthopaedic Leadership Council meeting in Washington, DC. The Council on Advocacy plans, organizes, directs, and evaluates the Association’s legislative, regulatory, and health policy programs and initiatives.
Dr. Gibson is secretary and treasurer at Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists in Virginia Beach, Virginia, specializing in orthopaedic hip, knee and shoulder reconstruction and replacement and orthopaedic sports medicine. He has practiced in Virginia for over two decades, earning the Virginia Orthopaedic Society Career Award in 2015. Dr. Gibson previously served in the U.S. Navy where he received personal awards including the Navy Commendation Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.
Dr. Gibson graduated Cum Laude from the University of Richmond and was awarded an Armed Forces scholarship to attend the Medical College of Virginia. He completed his post-graduate training at Naval Regional Medical Center, a naval fellowship in orthopaedic trauma at Tampa General Hospital in Florida, and a hip reconstruction fellowship at Los Angeles County and Good Samaritan Hospitals. In addition to his particular interest in minimally invasive joint replacement and preservation, Dr. Gibson is passionate about sports medicine, serving as a team physician for Old Dominion University.
Dr. Gibson is committed to advocacy work and improving patient access to high-quality care. As an active member of AAOS, he served as chair and secretary of the Association’s Board of Councilors, chair of the Advocacy Resource Committee, and was a member of the AAOS Board of Directors. He is also active in the Virginia Orthopaedic Society where he served as president from 2007-2008. For fun, Dr. Gibson enjoys cycling, boating, and fishing. He lives in Virginia with his wife, Annette, and has three children.