Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

The Knee Society will convene and nurture a diverse community of individuals dedicated to advancing the care of patients with knee disorders through leadership in education and research.  We are committed to increasing sex, gender, racial and ethnic diversity within The Knee Society while maintaining our reputation as the premier membership organization for thought-leaders in the areas of knee surgery.  We believe that fostering diversity within our organizations will help us better serve our patients, our profession, and our communities.

Application for the DEI Mentorship Program is now CLOSED.

"I am incredibly honored and excited to be selected for The Hip Society and The Knee Society DEI mentorship program. As an academic surgeon, I look forward to learning from incredible thought leaders in hip and knee arthroplasty." - Linda Suleiman, MD

"I am honored to be participating in this inaugural mentorship program. I look forward to learning from world-class hip and knee surgeons on ways to improve patient care and advance the field of hip and knee arthroplasty". - Anna Cohen-Rosenblum, MD

The Hip Society and The Knee Society are proud to launch a new mentorship program focused on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.  Our organizations are committed to fostering the next generation of leaders in arthroplasty from underrepresented segments of our orthopaedic community.  Whether your participation in this program leads you down the path of membership in The Hip Society and/or The Knee Society, it is sure to broaden your exposure to some of the world’s most recognized and respected names in our field, to facilitate personal connections, and for us – to enrich our organizations through new and lasting relationships and thought exchange with emerging leaders.

Deadline to apply for the program was June 1, 2023. No further applications, will be accepted.  (This mentorship program is for orthopaedic surgeons practicing in the US and Canada only.) 

DEI Committee Co-Chairs, Antonia F. Chen, MD and Charles L. Nelson, MD, are interviewed by Matthew P. Abdel, MD about this exciting new initiative.