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William W. Tipton Jr., MD 1940-2005

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(Reprinted from the AAOS Bulletin [vol. 53, no. 3, June 2005], in a slightly different form, with permission from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.)

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J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2005 Aug 01;87(8):1902-1902
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William W. Tipton Jr., MD, who served the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons as a volunteer, as executive vice president, and, later, as executive director of medical affairs, died on May 19, 2005. Dr. Tipton was known and respected not only in the orthopaedic community but also in the larger health-care arena for his untiring efforts to build coalitions and effect change.A renowned orthopaedic surgeon and educator, Dr. Tipton maintained a general private practice in Sacramento, California, for twenty-five years and also served as associate clinical professor at the University of California-Davis, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, before moving to Chicago in 1994 to assume the chief staff position with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. During his ten years at the Academy's helm, Dr. Tipton helped build a responsive, diverse, and expansive organization.
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