2023 Diversity Panel
Moderated by Ramon Jimenez, MD

Ramon L. Jimenez, MD is a second-generation Mexican-American orthopaedic surgeon from Monterey, California. He is a champion of diversity in orthopaedics and has been a role model and mentor to Latinos and other minorities. Dr. Jimenez is only the second person in the history of the AAOS to receive both the Tipton Leadership and the Diversity awards.

Dr. Jimenez's parents instilled in him the importance of working hard, receiving a good education, and assimilating while remaining true to his culture. He has a career-long history of leadership focused on giving back to his profession, his heritage, and the community. He has worked diligently to advance important causes and initiatives that benefit his patients, colleagues, and the profession, including his commitment to identifying and training the next generation of orthopaedic physician leaders.

Dr. Jimenez has been involved with the AAOS at many levels, including the Board of Directors, Board of Councilors, Leadership Fellows program, patient and public education, physician-patient communications, and the U.S. Bone and Joint Initiative. He is also a founding member and serves as president of the American Association of Latino Orthopaedic Surgeons, which mentors young Latinos to a career opportunity in orthopaedics. He is a Past President of WOA and a Member at Large for the Western Orthopaedic Foundation (WOF).

In addition to his work in orthopaedics, Dr. Jimenez has become very involved with The Foundation for Hispanic Education, which oversees three local charter high schools and provides education and resources to support English language learners and educators.