Donor Highlight: Merrick J. Wetzler, M.D., FAANA

This month, the AANA Education Foundation would like to recognize Dr. Wetzler, who has been an AANA Member since 2011 and regular donor to the AANA Education Foundation since 2013.

Dr. Wetzler has been heavily involved in AANA from the start of membership, having served as an instructor for several AANA lab courses and on multiple committees, including Advocacy, Bylaws and Membership, and served as an associate editor for Arthroscopy, AANA's peer-reviewed journal, and remains on the editorial board.

To Dr. Wetzler, the AANA Education Foundation means having the opportunity to give back to AANA, starting with supporting AANA’s wide array of lab courses as well as the AANA Annual Meeting.

“The AANA Education Foundation allows Orthopaedic Surgeons, especially those in private practice like myself, to attend a course as well as act as instructors. This allows me and other Orthopaedic Surgeons the opportunity to stay on top of our game,” Dr. Wetzler notes. “Without experiences such as AANA lab courses or the AANA Annual Meeting, I wouldn’t be fortunate enough to interact with and learn from leaders all over the world, which is unique in and of itself."

The AANA Education Foundation also means having an outlet to give back to the next generation of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Having served as a lab course instructor and as a moderator for the 2019 AANA Annual Meeting, Dr. Wetzler takes tremendous pride in sharing his knowledge and skills to those who are early in their careers. This outlet is also how he makes his money matter – by giving back to Orthopaedic Surgeons who are just starting out, his contributions transcend his own time.

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