Boards and commissions

View the elected officials of the boards and commissions driving AO Trauma’s activities. 

AO Trauma International Board 

The AO Trauma International Board (AO TIB) consists of the AO Trauma chairperson, regional representatives, and the chairpersons of the three global commissions.

Michael Baumgaertner, AOTrauma International Board chairperson

Michael Baumgaertner (US)

Chairperson
AO Trauma International Board

Kodi Kojima (BR)

Past Chairperson
AOTrauma International Board

Wa'el Taha

Wa’el Taha (SA)

Chairperson
AO Trauma Education Commission

Samir Mehta (US)

Chairperson

AO Trauma Community Development Commission

Pol Rommens

Pol Rommens (DE)

Chairperson

AO Trauma Research Commission

Chang Wugh Oh

Chang-Wug Oh (KR)

Chairperson

AO Trauma Asia Pacific

Jonathan Monk

Jonathan Monk (UK)

Chairperson
AO Trauma Europe and Southern Africa

Rodrigo Pesantez-Hoyos

Rodrigo Pesantez-Hoyos (CO)

Chairperson
AO Trauma Latin America

Khalid Khoshhal

Khalid Khoshhal (SA)

Chairperson
AO Trauma Middle East and Northern Africa

Roger Wilber (US)

Chairperson
AO Trauma North America


AO Trauma regional boards

AO Trauma International consists of five regions. Each region has a regional board with its own budget and is fully responsible for all the region’s actions and activities.

  • AO Trauma International Board (AO TIB)

    AO TIB Chairperson
    Michael Baumgaertner

    AO TEC Chairperson
    Wa'el Taha

    AO TRC Chairperson
    Pol Rommens

    AO TCDC Chairperson
    Samir Mehta

    AO TESA Chairperson
    Jonathan Monk 

    AO TLA Chairperson
    Rodrigo Pesantez-Hoyos

    AO TMENA Chairperson
    Khalid Khoshhal

    AO TAP Chairperson
    Chang-Wug Oh

    AO TNA Chairperson
    Roger Wilber

    Executive Director
    Tobias Hüttl

  • AO Trauma Europe and Southern Africa Board (AO TESA)

    Chairperson
    Jonathan Monk

    Community Development
    Steven Velkes

    Education
    Reto Babst

    Research
    Peter Giannoudis

    Regional Director
    Christoph Volz

  • AO Trauma Middle East and Northern Africa Board (AO TMENA)

    Chairperson
    Khalid Khoshhal

    Education
    Saeed Al-Thani

    Community Development
    El-Zaher Hassan Ahmed

    Research
    Ahmed Kholeif

    Regional Director
    Philipp Büscher

  • AO Trauma Asia Pacific Board (AO TAP)

    Chairperson
    Chang-Wug Oh

    Past Chairperson
    Manyi Wang

    Education
    Vajara Phiphobmongkol

    Community Development
    Fan Liu

    Research
    Mandeep Dhillon

    Regional Director
    Isabella Wong

  • AO Trauma Latin America Board (AO TLA)

    Chairperson
    Rodrigo Pesantez-Hoyos

    Education
    Carlos Olarte Salazar

    Community Development
    Emilio Fantin

    Research
    Vincenzo Giordano

    Regional Director
    Jaime Acosta

  • AO Trauma North America Board (AO TNA)

    Chairperson
    Roger Wilber

    Past Chairperson
    Mark Reilly

    Community Development
    Langdon Hartsock

    Education
    Michael Sirkin

    Fellowships
    James Krieg

    Research
    Gregory Della Rocca

    Executive Director
    Steve Schwartz


AO Trauma global commissions

The AO Trauma Global Commissions (Education, Research and Community Development) operate globally, but have no direct authority within a region. They aim to share expertise and leverage resources across the regions.

  • AO Trauma Education Commission (AO TEC)

    Chairperson
    Wa’el Taha

    Chairperson-elect
    Mark Reilly

    Commission Member
    Reto Babst

    Commission Member
    Saeed Al-Thani

    Commission Member
    Carlos Olarte Salazar

    Commission Member
    Vajara Phiphobmongkol

    Commission Member
    Brett Crist

    Business Manager
    Michael Redies

  • AO Trauma Community Development Commission (AO TCDC)

    Chairperson
    Samir Mehta

    Commission Member
    El-Zaher Hassan

    Commission Member
    Fan Liu

    Commission Member
    Steven Velkes

    Commission Member
    Emilio Fantin

    Commission Member
    Langdon Hartsock

    Community Development
    Commission Manager

    Christoph Volz

  • AO Trauma Research Commission (AO TRC)

    Chairperson
    Pol Rommens

    Commission Member
    Ahmed Kholeif

    Commission Member
    Vincenzo Giordano

    Commission Member
    Gregory Della Rocca

    Commission Member
    Mandeep Dhillon

    Commission Member
    Peter Giannoudis

    Research Manager
    Philipp Büscher

Global list of AO Trauma officers

See all current AO Trauma boards, commissions, and country council officers and their terms of office

“The AO Trauma International Board is a multifunctional unit that promotes camaraderie and collaboration across all the regions, which might otherwise be impossible to attain. The board uniquely looks to the future, including the old and the new, helping AO Trauma move ahead as a unified and collegial international force.”

Berton R Moed (US)

X
Cookies help us improve your website experience.
By using our website, you agree to our use of cookies.
Confirm