Skip to main content

Dr. Charles Saltzman Elected Vice President of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Chapel Hill, NC— Charles L. Saltzman, MD, Chair of Orthopaedics and the LS Peery Presidential Endowed Professor at the University of Utah, has been elected as Vice President of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) for a one-year term.

The ABOS Board of Directors consists of 21 members, which includes 12 Active Directors, six Senior Directors, two Directors-Elect, and one Public Member Director. ABOS Board Members serve one 10-year term while the Public Member Director serves a three-year renewable term. Nominations to the ABOS Board of Directors come from the American Orthopaedic Association, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the American Medical Association. For a full list of ABOS Board Members, go to

Dr. Saltzman was elected to the Board in 2012. He was most recently Secretary and has served as Chair of the ABOS Credentials and Research Committees. At Utah, Dr. Saltzman specializes in treating patients with foot and ankle conditions. He earned his medical degree at the University of North Carolina. Saltzman completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at the University of Michigan and a Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic.

The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Inc. was founded in 1934 as a private, voluntary, nonprofit, independent organization to serve the best interests of the public and the medical profession. These interests are achieved through the ABOS by establishing standards for the education of orthopaedic surgeons. These standards are evaluated by the ABOS through examinations and practice evaluations. More information can be found at