Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons Honors Michael Bosse, MD

Michael Bosse, MD

Michael Bosse, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon and Director of Orthopaedic Clinical Research

The Allgood Award is the highest level of recognition the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons (SOMOS) grants to individuals. Recently, this group chose Michael Bosse, MD, orthopedic surgeon and director of Orthopaedic Clinical Research at Carolinas HealthCare System’s Carolinas Medical Center as a recipient of this honor.

The award was named after Colonel Brian Allgood, who served the United States of America as an orthopedic surgeon, a leader of character, and a champion for the wounded warrior. Col. Allgood was killed in combat in 2007 while serving in Iraq.

“This award comes from the orthopedic surgeons I admire and respect the most,” said Dr. Bosse. “Of past awards and those that might still come, none will be as significant or as meaningful to me.”

Long recognized as a skilled specialist in orthopedic trauma and an international leader in research, Dr. Bosse is currently co-principal investigator and clinical chair of the Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium (METRC). METRC is dedicated to assessing clinical conditions that are frequently experienced by military personnel returning from combat. Carolinas HealthCare System is among the 24 Level I trauma centers and four military hospitals in the United States.

Dr. Bosse is a retired U.S. Navy captain. He graduated from United States Naval Academy and the University of Maryland School of Medicine. A few of his many accomplishments include:

  • Serving aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort during Desert Storm
  • Leading a group of orthopedic surgeons to Haiti aboard Comfort in 2010 following the earthquake
  • Serving as leader of an important study on the outcomes of limb salvage versus amputation following severe traumatic injury
  • Founding member of the Carolinas MED-1 mobile hospital team.