Physician Stephen Albanese, professor and chairman of the department of orthopedic surgery at Upstate Medical University, has been elected president of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) at the organization’s annual meeting in June. POSNA is a professional society of more than 1,400 surgeons, physicians and allied health professionals dedicated to improving the care of children with musculoskeletal disorders.
Albanese has been a member at large on the American Academy Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) board of directors (2002-2004). He served seven years (2005-2012) on the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Review Committee (RRC) and was chairman for the final three years. He served a six-year term (2012-2018) on the ACGME board of directors and chaired the program requirements committee (2016-2018). During his 10-year term (2007-2017) on the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery board of directors, he chaired the oral examination committee (2010-2012) and served as president (2013-2014). ABOS is the national certifying body for orthopedic surgeons.
Albanese has been department chairman and residency program director at Upstate since 2000. He received his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Bucknell University and his medical degree from SUNY Buffalo College of Medicine. He completed an orthopedic surgery residency at SUNY Upstate Medical University and pediatric orthopedic surgery fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario.