Beaumont orthopaedic surgeon David D. Teuscher, M.D., a member of the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors, became president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board of Directors today.

“David is a skilled orthopaedic surgeon, a distinguished veteran of our armed forces, a hardworking academy volunteer, and a passionate advocate for patients and the orthopaedic profession,” said Frederick M. Azar, M.D., outgoing academy president, in a statement. “We are fortunate to have such an experienced and committed individual at the helm of this organization.”

Teuscher is a longtime academy member and leader and a past president of the Texas Orthopaedic Association and the Jefferson County Medical Society. Before entering private practice in 1993, he served in U.S. Army operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm and was chief of surgery at Fort Sill in Oklahoma.

In a statement, Teuscher said he is honored to serve in a leadership capacity with the academy and looks forward to the challenges ahead. As president, his goals include improving surgical safety, protecting the value of musculoskeletal care, and increasing access to the academy’s educational programs.

Teuscher serves as a public member on the State Bar’s Board of Directors and as chair of the board’s Facilities and Equipment Subcommittee. He also serves on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and as a team physician for Lamar University’s NCAA Division I athletic teams.

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