Meet Your New IAOS President


Don O'MalleyDonald E. O'Malley, MD

Dear Fellow IAOS Members,

What an honor it was to be inducted as your new President on St. Patrick's Day during our 2017 Irish-American Orthopaedic Society reception held in beautiful San Diego, California.

Many of you may already know me, but for those who don't, here is a very brief history.

I earned my medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, where I continue to serve as Assistant Professor of Surgery. I trained at Bethesda Maryland Naval Hospital, honing my skills as a shoulder and upper extremity surgeon. As a Naval Flight Surgeon, I had the extreme pleasure to work as a member of the Space Shuttle Recovery Team and I worked with the Navy Flight Demonstration team, the Blue Angels.

After my 16-year Navy medial career, I settled in Cape Cod to practice orthopaedic surgery, with the goal of merging the high-tech ability of university-level hospitals with the one-on-one doctor/patient relationship seen in small community hospitals. Now established as the "Shoulder Guy", I perform reconstructive shoulder procedures, as well as total shoulder replacements for arthritis and post-traumatic conditions.

Induction Ceremony, March 17, 2017

And, now, as your new IAOS President, I would like to thank Dr. Eddie McDevitt for his exemplary service as our society's President over the past two years. The Irish-American Orthopaedic Society embodies a unique and wonderful heritage, and I urge you to reach out to me with any ideas or suggestions you may have to help our organization grow as we continue to contribute to the field of orthopaedic surgery.

Also, I'd like to remind you to pay your 2017 dues in support of our association. By keeping your 2017 dues current, then paying your dues next year for 2018, you will be eligible to attend the 2018 IAOS meeting in the scenic town of Westport, in County Mayo, Ireland. Once again, our meeting will coincide with the Mayo Arthroplasty Conference, being held in the beautiful Knockranny House Hotel on April 20-22, 2018.

Don't miss this great opportunity to embrace your Irish heritage and meet with friends and fellow colleagues!

Sláinte (May You be Well!),
Don O'Malley, MD

Spouse/Guest Tours

1916 Rebellion Walking Tour

Thursday, August 24, 10:00 am – 12 noon (Meet in the Westin Dublin Hotel Lobby at 9:45 am)

Join Lorcan Collins, author, historian, and podcaster, as he takes you to the relevant battle sites of the Easter Rising of 1916 – one of the most dramatic events in the history of Ireland’s struggle for independence from the British Empire. The executions of the leaders after the Rising awakened a generation to the cause of Irish freedom, resulting in the War of Independence, the formation of the Irish Free State and, as a result, the Irish Civil War.

Price $19


Dublin Food and Fashion Walking Tour

Thursday, August 24th, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm (Meet in the Westin Dublin Hotel Lobby at 1:15 pm)

If you love to eat and love to shop, this is the tour for you! Try on diamonds and cashmere scarves, enjoy luscious chocolates and savories made especially for you, smell exotic perfumes, and hear the stories and history behind them all when you visit Dublin boutiques and eateries.

Price $83


Kilkenny Day Tour

Friday, August 25th, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (meet in the Westin Dublin Hotel Lobby at 8:45 pm – returns to Lobby at 5:30 pm)

Travel by private coach to visit the Medieval City of Kilkenny. This city is small and compact enough to explore on foot and is full of fascinating historical buildings and contemporary shops, design galleries, and restaurants. Your Guide will take you on an epic journey of Kilkenny’s past followed by a tour of Kilkenny Castle, one of the most magnificent castle's in Ireland, built by the Normans who arrived in the city during the 12th century. Your tour of Kilkenny City also includes a visit to St. Canice’s Cathedral, Smithwick’s Experience Visitor’s Center (brewers of Smithwick’s Ale for over 300 years), and lunch at the charming Kyteler's Inn.

Price: $160 (minimum of 16 people)