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Florida Orthopaedic Institute Physician Presented with Prestigious Award from American Orthopaedic Association

By July 10, 2018May 22nd, 2019Announcements, Our Physicians


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Florida Orthopaedic Institute Physician Presented with Prestigious Award from American Orthopaedic Association

Tampa, Fla. – July 9, 2018 – Hassan Mir, M.D., Director of Orthopaedic Trauma Research at Florida Orthopaedic Institute, has been awarded the American-British-Canadian Traveling Fellowship by the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA).

Also known as the ABC Fellowship, the fellowship recognizes young leaders for their early contributions to orthopaedics, identifying and promoting their leadership skills to the broader orthopaedic community. Since 1948, fellows have traveled for four to five weeks touring orthopaedic centers in United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and North America, depending on the year.

Tours are designed to connect young surgeons with other orthopaedic leaders. It also helps prepare Fellows for the greater challenges of leading and improving orthopaedics, especially when confronting critical issues that impact the field.

“This is a distinct honor and one of the highest awards given in Orthopaedics,” says Roy Sanders, M.D., President and Chief Medical Officer of Florida Orthopaedic Institute. “The American Orthopaedic Association equips orthopaedic surgeons with knowledge and skills necessary to lead effectively in the ever-changing landscape of the healthcare environment. We’re proud of Dr. Mir and this prestigious recognition.”

Mir, who is also the Director of the Orthopaedic Residency Program at the University of South Florida, obtained his undergraduate degree at West Virginia University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He obtained his Doctor of Medicine from West Virginia University in 2003 and was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha. Mir completed his Physician Executive MBA at Auburn University.

Mir is involved with clinical and health policy research, medical education, and multiple national orthopaedic organizations. He has served as the Digital Editor for Orthopaedic Trauma Association International, on the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Diversity Advisory Board and Council on Advocacy, on the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Leadership Committee, on the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Trauma, and as a consultant reviewer for multiple journals. He has authored several articles and chapters and has presented his research at numerous national and international meetings. Additionally, he has participated as faculty at dozens of courses and training programs across the country.


About the Florida Orthopaedic Institute:

Founded in 1989, Florida Orthopaedic Institute is one of Florida’s largest orthopedic groups, providing expertise and treatment of orthopedic-related injuries and conditions, including adult reconstruction and arthritis, anesthesiology, chiropractic services, foot and ankle, general orthopedics, hand and wrist, interventional spine, musculoskeletal oncology, orthopedic trauma, physical medicine and rehabilitation, physical and occupational therapy, sports medicine, shoulder and elbow, spine, urgent care, and weight management, among others. The organization treats patients throughout its surgery centers in North Tampa and Citrus Park, an urgent care center in South Tampa, and 10 office locations in Bloomingdale, Brandon, Brooksville, Citrus Park, North Tampa, Northdale, Palm Harbor, South Tampa, Sun City Center and Wesley Chapel. For more information, please visit: and ‘like’ us on Facebook: