A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) surgeon has been named the president of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. C. Lowry Barnes, chair of the UAMS Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, will be the 30thpresident of the association.
He was appointed to the role during a board of directors video conference on March 25.
Barnes is the Carl L. Nelson, M.D. Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery at UAMS. In addition to his UAMS duties, he lectures internationally on total joint replacement surgery and founded the HipKnee Arkansas Foundation, a nonprofit foundation to further research on arthritis.
He also holds four patents for orthopaedic surgery devices.
Barnes graduated from the UAMS College of Medicine in 1986 and completed a fellowship in adult reconstruction surgery and arthritis surgery at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.