Founded in 1887, the AOA is the oldest, most distinguished orthopaedic association in the world. It is the only national, multi-specialty orthopaedic association in North America solely focused on orthopaedic leadership issues.
The AOA's 1,500+ members have made a significant and outstanding contributions to education, research, and the practice of orthopaedic surgery. Members are considered a Fellow of The American Orthopaedic Association (FAOA) and use the designation in their credentials.
To identify, develop, engage and recognize leadership to further the art and science of orthopaedics
- Leadership Education
- Five Traveling Fellowships
- Council of Orthopaedic Residency Directors (CORD)
- Annual C. McCollister Evarts Resident Leadership Forum for PGY4 orthopaedic residents
- Emerging Leaders Program/Forum for orthopaedists between PGY5 and 13th year of Clinical Practice
- Own the Bone quality improvement program