Now Accepting Abstracts for the 2016 SOMOS Annual Meeting!

The SOMOS 2016 Annual Meeting will be held at the lovely Resort at Squaw Creek in Olympic Valley, CA on December 12-16, 2016. We encourage individuals from all programs - military or civilian - to submit abstracts for consideration to be presented at our 58th Annual Meeting. The SOMOS meeting provides a unique opportunity for surgeons to discuss and learn about emerging techniques, treatment strategies, and patient care of all orthopaedic patients, with a special focus on our wounded warriors, trauma, and sports injuries. Abstracts are due by June 1, 2016. 

More information and abstract submission.



Welcome to the Board of Directors!

SOMOS would like to congratulate the following individuals on their election to the board of directors or on their move into new positions.

2nd Vice President
B. Kyle Potter, MD

Matthew Schmitz, MD

BOS Representative - Research
Jonathan F. Dickens, MD

BOS Representative - Health Policy
Craig Cameron, DO

Army Resident Representative
Kenneth Heida, MD

Navy Resident Representative
Theodore Steelman, MD

Air Force Resident Representative
Sarah Pierrie, MD

Reserve Representative – Air Force
James Ninomiya, MD, MS

Member at Large
Matthew Provencher, MD

Allied Forces Representative
Max Talbot, MSM, MD, FRCSC


SOMOS would like to congratulate Daniel Stinner, MD on his receipt of the Surgeon General’s Physician Recognition Award!

The Surgeon General’s Physician Recognition Award is an award presented to a top doctor in Army, inclusive of all specialties. Just three awards are given each year, one each to a Lieutenant Colonel, Major, and Captain). Dr. Stinner is a dedicated member of SOMOS, serving on the Board of Directors first as the Army Resident Representative and now as the current Board of Specialties Representative to the Communications Committee of AAOS.  Dr. Stinner has also just been voted the new military chair of the Extremity War Injuries Symposium in partnership with AAOS/OTA/SOMOS/ORS.