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AAOS 2024 Humanitarian Award to Soddo PAACS Orthopaedic Residency Founder, Duane Anderson

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) presented its 2024 Humanitarian Award to Duane R. Anderson, MD, FAAOS, for his commitment to improving healthcare access for the underserved population in Ethiopia as well as his dedication to training future orthopaedic surgeons.

The Humanitarian Award honors members of the AAOS who have distinguished themselves through outstanding musculoskeletal-related humanitarian activities in the United States or abroad. Dr. Anderson was recognized for his ongoing efforts in shaping the healthcare landscape in Ethiopia. (Full article can be found here)

"I am so grateful to receive the AAOS Humanitarian Award and am truly humbled. I believe God created us to want and need to be appreciated. God also created us for good deeds. It’s intrinsic to being a human and a physician,” Dr. Anderson shared. On his time in work in Ethiopia, he said, “I have become a better surgeon because of the sheer volume of cases that I did. I was privileged to train some brilliant Ethiopians in orthopaedic surgery. They will now carry on for me. I want to thank AAOS again for the award, and God and my dear wife for helping me the last 18 years."