Congratulations Dr. Hatic & Dr. Weber!

Dr. Safet Hatic II and Dr. Chad Weber received their Award of Fellow by the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics this past weekend in Washington D.C. The AOAO presents the Award of Fellow to members of the academy who have established themselves as leaders in their communities, hospitals, and among their orthopedic colleagues.

"As the AOAO celebrates its 75th Anniversary, it's an incredible honor to have been bestowed the Award of Fellow. I'm particularly pleased to have shared the experience with my friend and colleague, Dr. Chad Weber." - Dr. Hatic.

Dr. Joseph DiCicco, Orthopedic Trauma surgeon at OASWO and awarded in 2002, presented Dr. Weber's award. "I was humbled and extremely honored to be presented the Award of Fellow this past weekend by my mentor and friend. It was a great evening to sit with my orthopedic peers, friends, and family to celebrate. My friend Dr. Hatic was also presented his award of Fellow by Dr. John Urse. It reinforces the effort and time spent away from your family, as you care for your patients and lead in both the community and hospital, is appreciated at many levels." - Dr. Weber.

Dr. Urse, senior partner at OASWO and previous President of the AOAO, received his AOAO Award of Fellow in 1994. "It's a great honor to be recognized as a Fellow by AOAO for research, teaching, and training. I was very privileged to present Dr. Hatic's award, as he is a great friend and surgeon."

Dr. Hatic and Dr. Weber were accompanied by their wives, Dr. Anna Hatic, and Dana Weber. Also in attendance was Dr. H. Brent Bamberger, OASWO Hand and Upper Extremity surgeon and Director of the Hand Center of SW Ohio. Dr. Bamberger was presented his Award of Fellow in 1995 and also served as a past President.

For more information about the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, please visit their website http://www.aoao.org/.