Past President, Arthroscopy Association of North America 2005-2006
President and Founder,
Orthopedic Research Foundation of Southern Illinois and Arizona
Chief Director of Fellowships,
Hedley Orthopedic Institute, Phoenix, AZ
Dr. Chow is an active member of the American Orthopaedic Association and a diplomat and fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is also the 24th president of the Arthroscopy Association of North America (2005-2006), and a member of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.
Nationally, Dr. Chow has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Arthroscopic Surgery of North America, the Board of Trustees of the Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics. Currently, he is a clinical assistant professor at SIU School of Medicine in Springfield and Director of Orthopaedics at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan, Inc. Internationally, he is a member of the Canadian Orthopaedic Association, the Orthopaedic Association of China, and an honorary member of La Sociedad Argentina de Arthroscopic.
In a teaching capacity, he is a master instructor in arthroscopy at the Learning Center of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in Chicago. He has also been responsible for more than 100 presentations world wide including lectures, video tape productions, exhibit preparation and slide show development. Dr. Chow has authored, coauthored, and contributed to many articles and books. He is also active in both clinical and laboratory research. His book, Advanced Arthroscopy was published in November of 2001.
Dr. Chow’s other board of director appointments include: Arthroscopy Association of North America and Chinese Speaking Orthopaedic Society . He is president and founder of the Orthopaedic Research Foundation of Southern Illinois. In September 2000, he was awarded “Outstanding Alumni of the Year” by his medical school during its 100 Years Centennial Celebration.
Dr. Chow has many United States patents and is considered a pioneer in the development of Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release surgery of the wrist and Osteochondral Transplantation for chondral defect of the knee.