Bernard F. Morrey, M.D., is the emeritus chair of the Department of Orthopedics at Mayo Clinic. He holds the academic rank of Professor of Orthopedics at both Mayo and at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, and is the John and Posy Krehbiel Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Mayo. He has served in a number of extramural professional capacities, including Past President of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Past President of the American Orthopaedic Association, and Past President of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. He has been the chair of the Board of Trustees of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and also for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. He served for 8 years on the Board of Governors of Mayo Clinic where he was primarily responsible for monitoring and improving the cost effectiveness and quality of the Mayo practice. He is a member of numerous specialty orthopedic organizations, including the Orthopedic Research Society, Hip Society, Knee Society and American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. He has been recognized on numerous occasions for his contributions to the research arena – both clinically and administratively, nationally and abroad. . Additional academic interests include NIH supported basic research investigations involving joint kinematics and more recently he has investigated the genetic basis of host variation as it applies to the musculoskeletal system. He holds seven patents for orthopedic devices, and he has authored 12 major textbooks under four different titles. He has authored over 375 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Morrey’s major area of orthopedic interest is adult reconstructive surgery with particular emphasis on the hip, knee and elbow. He has been named a distinguished alumnus from both the Mayo Clinic and the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston.