Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society Names ASIF ILYAS, MD as 2018-2019 President

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HARRISBURG, Pa. - Nov. 2, 2018 - PRLog -- The Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society (POS) recently inducted its 63rd president when Asif Ilyas, MD took the reins at the Society's annual fall meeting in Hershey. Dr. Ilyas, of Philadelphia, began his term on Friday, October 26, 2018.  He takes the Society's helm from Blair County's Angela W. Rowe, DO, MBA, FAOAO.  He practices with Rothman Orthopaedic Institute headquartered in Philadelphia.

Dr. Ilyas is a board certified Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in hand, wrist, elbow and orthopaedic trauma surgery. He is considered a world expert in "wide awake hand surgery" and also serves as the Consulting Hand Surgeon to both the Philadelphia 76'ers and the Philadelphia Eagles.

Dr. Ilyas is an Alpha Omega Alpha graduate of MCP-Hahnemann College of Medicine of Drexel University. After medical school, he completed his Orthopaedic Surgery training at Temple University Hospital and subsequently completed his fellowship as a Harvard Fellow at the prestigious Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston prior to returning to the Philadelphia area.

Having published over 150 scientific studies and papers, authored several textbook chapters, and serving as an editor and reviewer for multiple journals and textbooks, his research most recently has focused on opioids and pain management strategies to decrease post-operative opioid use and dependency. His work has culminated in the launching of the new Rothman Orthopaedic Institute's Foundation for Opioid Research and Education.

As president, Dr. Ilyas stated he intends to "enhance the Society as a vital organization through member-focused education and initiatives, improved governance, and a strategic advocacy agenda."

"POS is a medical professional organization in a changing environment for such entities.  This is a challenge I plan to meet head-on as President," Dr. Ilyas said.

In addition to his position with POS, Dr. Ilyas is actively involved in several professional societies.  He also maintains a full academic schedule which includes serving as a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Jefferson Medical College and as the Program Director of the Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery Fellowship. Dr. Ilyas also lectures extensively both nationally and internationally.

Advocating for excellence in the practice of orthopaedic medicine, POS is a professional medical specialty organization representing more than 1200 orthopaedic surgeons across Pennsylvania.  For more information on the importance of bone, joint and muscle health at every age, visit
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