Meet The Consortium

Amiethab Aiyer, MD
Contributing Editor

Dr. Aiyer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Miami/Miller School of Medicine. He is also a co-founder of OrthoMentor, a mentorship platform focusing on medical student education and advising.

Matthew Beal, MD
Contributing Editor

Dr. Beal is an Adult Reconstruction Surgeon at Northwestern Memorial Hospital as well as an Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Cara Cipriano, MD
Contributing Editor

Dr. Cipriano specializes in Musculoskeletal Oncology and Adult Reconstruction at Washington University in St Louis. She is the Director of Medical Student Education & Engagement for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, as well as a member of the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society’s Education Committee and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons’ Women in Arthroplasty Committee.

Elizabeth Dennis, MD
Contributing Editor

Dr. Dennis is a rising chief resident at Columbia University Department of Orthopedics in New York, NY. After residency she plans to pursue a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. She has been the resident member of the AAOS Womens’ Health Advisory Board as well as the AAOS Now Diversity Content Workgroup.

Andy Jensen, MD MBE
Contributing Editor

Dr. Jensen is a Chief Resident in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the Past Chair of the AAOS Resident Assembly and is the current host of the podcast JAAOS Unplugged.

Jonathan Kaplan, MD
Contributing Editor

Dr. Kaplan is an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon practicing at the Hoag Orthopaedic Institute in Orange County, California. He is a member of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society research committee and one of the founding members of OrthoMentor.

William Levine, MD
Contributing Editor

Dr. Levine is the Frank E. Stinchfield Professor and Chairman of Orthopedic Surgery at NYP/Columbia University Irving Medical Center and serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS).

Joshua Patt, MD, MPH, FAOA
Contributing Editor

Dr. Patt practices Musculoskeletal Oncology and Spine Surgery at The Carolinas Medical Center – Atrium Health. He is also a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Cory Smith, MD
Contributing Editor

Dr. Smith is a Senior Resident in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Greenville Health System in Greenville, South Carolina. He is a current Member at Large of the Executive Committee of the AAOS Resident Assembly with an interest in medical student mentoring and resident education. 

Matt Varacallo, MD
Contributing Editor

Dr. Varacallo is finishing his orthopaedic surgery sports medicine fellowship at the University of Kentucky. He is also head team surgeon for the DuBois Dream (of the NABL).  Beyond team coverage, Dr. Varacallo has a passion for mentorship, igniting his interest to co-found Orthomentor alongside Drs. Amiethab Aiyer and Jonathan Kaplan.  

Ryann Hoffenberg
Site Administrator

Ryann is the Communications Manager for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, focusing on internal/external communications and maintaining the consistent representation of the AAOS brand throughout all digital and print materials. She has a degree in Journalism from Illinois State University.