Dr. John Barrington Receives AAHKS Humanitarian Award

    Texas orthopaedic surgeon John W. Barrington, MD, received the prestigious 2021 Lawrence D. Dorr, MD, Humanitarian Award during the recent annual meeting of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS).

    Dr. Barrington, from the Joint Replacement Center at Baylor Scott & White Frisco and the Plano Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center in Plano, Texas, was honored for his leadership in bringing orthopaedic medical care to rural areas of Latin America and supporting childhood education in underserved regions of the world.

    He is the founder of MOVE Missions (Ministry of Orthopaedic Volunteers and Education), a non-profit that provides ongoing support to meet the medical and educational needs of underserved populations in the Dominican Republic. Through MOVE, he has performed hundreds of total hip arthroplasties and has helped to build an elementary school for 500 students. He trains medical students and residents from the US and the Dominican Republic to ensure enduring access to care once a mission is complete.

    Dr. Barrington graduated from the University of California Davis Medical School in 2000, then completed his residency at the University of North Carolina and joint fellowship at Harvard-Massachusetts General Hospital.

    The AAHKS Humanitarian Award recognizes AAHKS members who have distinguished themselves by providing humanitarian medical services and programs with a significant focus on musculoskeletal diseases and trauma in the US or abroad.