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David A. Halsey, M.D.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

I had the privilege of joining the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital Department of Orthopaedics in November 2016. 

This year I have the honor of serving as the President of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. My commitment to the AAOS has included 12 years of service on the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and as Chair of the Council on Advocacy.  I also continue to serve as a national spokesperson for AAOS Winter Injury Prevention, Health policy matters and Practice management.

My special interests include lower extremity sports medicine, hip and knee arthroplasty, integrated practice models and orthopaedic health policy.

Additionally, I have had the opportunity to serve as an advisor to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  These roles included the AAHKS specialty society representative to the American Medical Association’s Relative Update Value committee, and the Commission on Ambulatory Payment Classification.

I am an instrument-rated pilot, an avid salt-water fisherman and active volunteer with the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Aviation Wing, Flotilla 11-9.

My wife, Katie Doremus Halsey is a personal trainer with a focus on nutrition and sports specific training. We live, work and play year-round in Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard.

Together, we have two wonderful adult children, Stephen Thomas Halsey (UVM 2010) and Kristen Ueland Halsey (Boston University School of Medicine – Physician Assistant Program 2017) who is a member of the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Orthopedics faculty, with Luke Oh, M.D. in the Sports Medicine Center.