Dr. Mark Froimson is an orthopedic surgeon and the executive vice president and the President of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS).
He is the former chief clinical officer at Trinity Health in Livonia, Michigan, where he led the health system’s Unified Clinical Organization and oversaw all acute and continuing care clinical initiatives. He was also responsible for Trinity Health’s clinical performance improvement and evidence-based care programs.
Froimson specializes in hip and knee replacement surgery.
Froimson completed his undergraduate coursework at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey. In 1985, he earned his medical degree from the Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. Froimson also earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
Froimson completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York, New York. He also completed fellowships at Columbia University and University Hospitals of Cleveland.
Froimson practiced for seven years at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Cleveland before joining the Cleveland Clinic in 1999. In 2012, officials at the health system promoted Froimson to president of Euclid Hospital. In November 2014, he moved into his current position at Trinity Health.
Over his career, Froimson has held a number of leadership positions in key orthopedic organizations. From 2010 to 2014, he served as director of quality improvement for the Orthopedic and Rheumatologic Institute. He is also a past president of the Cleveland Orthopaedic Society. Currently, Froimson serves as first vice president and chair of the Health Policy Committee for the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.
Froimson is widely recognized for his work in orthopedics. He is consistently ranked as one of the best orthopedic surgeons in the country and is a two-time recipient of the Cleveland Clinic’s Innovator Award.
Froimson has published work in a variety of peer-reviewed journals, including the American Journal of Orthopedics and the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.