Arthrex Senior Clinical Specialist George Rego Named 2015-2016 President of Florida Academy of Physician Assistants
Senior Sports Clinical Specialist George Rego, MPH, PA-C, has been named the 2015-2016 President of the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants (FAPA), the statewide professional association of PAs. FAPA's 7,000 members accomplish joint professional goals of continuing medical education, communications and legislative advocacy.
As a senior clinical specialist within Medical Education, George teaches orthopaedic surgical techniques to surgeons from around the world in the Arthrex Surgical Skills Lab. He is also responsible for training the sales force to serve as technical consultants in the operating room environment.
"It is an amazing honor for a truly amazing person," said Medical Education Director Chris Adams. "We're very proud of George and what exceptional people we have here at Arthrex!"
For six years, George garnered top-tier experience in the field of orthopaedic surgery while working with Dr. Leon Mead. During his tenure with GulfCoast Orthopaedic Specialists, George assisted in over 5,000 surgical procedures, which included total knee/hip replacements, arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs, and Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction, among many other procedures. During that time, George also provided medical coverage for the Barron Collier High School Football program and helped organize volunteers for an annual event where physical exams were given at no cost to athletes with financial need.