CNOS is excited and honored to announce that Dr. Steven Meyer, one of our very own Orthopaedic Surgeons, has been selected as the 2022 Lawrence D. Door, MD Humanitarian Award recipient. This award is presented by the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) Humanitarian Committee.

The Humanitarian Committee commends Dr. Meyer for his many humanitarian accomplishments and service. In receiving this award, Dr. Meyer says, “I am deeply humbled and gratified by the AAHKS Humanitarian Award, realizing that it is the cumulative efforts of hundreds of supporters, partners and the entire team at CNOS.”

This award recognizes AAHKS members who have distinguished themselves by providing humanitarian medical services with a significant focus on musculoskeletal diseases and trauma, both in the Unites States and abroad.

Through Dr. Meyer’s STEMM (Siouxland Tanzania Educational Medical Ministry), he has provided more than 1,000 free surgeries, imported over $5 million dollars of equipment and spent countless hours educating healthcare professionals.

“Dr. Meyer is a true advocate for the people of Tanzania, especially the orphans. I’ve witnessed his relentless drive and dedication personally. After a 24-hour flight home from Africa and with no hesitation, immediately resuming his clinical duties to balance responsibilities with his partners but all to remain devoted to his trips to Tanzania,” says CNOS’s Brian D. Johnson, MD, a partner and friend of Dr. Meyer.