Fellow of The American Orthopaedic Association 

Members of The American Orthopaedic Association are referred to as Fellows of The American Orthopaedic Association (FAOA). 

What Does FAOA Mean?

This designation after a surgeon's name means that the surgeon has achieved recognition for exceptional accomplishments and leadership in the orthopaedic specialty. AOA Members have a demonstrated commitment to leadership in the various arenas of orthopaedic practice. 

How Does FAOA Distinguish AOA Members?

Membership in The American Orthopaedic Association is an earned membership that comes at the end of a stringent peer-reviewed process. Fewer than 10% of practicing orthopaedic surgeons have achieved AOA Membership.