American Orthopaedic Association installs Hu as its first female president
Serena S. Hu, MD, FAOA, was recently named president of The American Orthopaedic Association at the 2021 Virtual American Orthopaedic Association Annual Leadership Meetings.
According to a press release, Hu is the first woman to serve The American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) within the presidential line since its origin in 1887.
Hu has held several leadership positions with the AOA such as program chair for the Combined AOA/COA Annual Meeting in 2014, as well as secretary and treasurer.
Hu is a professor, chief of the spine service and vice chair of quality, safety and value at the department of orthopaedic surgery at Stanford University. Additionally, Hu is the co-physician director at Stanford Medicine.
At the installation of her presidency, Hu presented a speech entitled, Leadership in Uncertain Times. She shared insight on how to lead others in difficult circumstances and how the new leadership principles of the AOA can be a tool for all orthopedic leaders.
Hu will serve as president of the AOA until 2022.