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Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA) Traveling Fellowship


The Japanese Orthopaedic Association sponsors three-week tours.

  • US Fellows travel during even years and visit top Japanese academic centers and historical landmarks for the JOA Traveling Fellowship.
  • Japanese Fellows are hosted by orthopaedic surgeons across the US during odd years. The tour begins or ends at the AOA Annual Meeting, depending on the year.

Eligibility Information

Applications for the 2014 JOA Traveling Fellowship are now closed. 

Applicants must:

  • be 42 years of age or less the year prior to the tour.
  • have passed the Certifying Examination of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS certified)
  • be a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • be available to travel to Japan the spring of 2014

Note: Former ABC and NATF Fellows are ineligible.

Questions? Please e-mail

2014 JOA Traveling Fellows

Leo T. Kroonen, MD, FAAOS, CDR, MC, USNR
Naval Medical Center
San Diego, CA

Hassan R. Mir, MD
Vanderrbilt University
Nashville, TN

Wakenda Tyler, MD, MPH
University of Rochester Medical Center Rochester, MN

Dan A. Zlotow, MD
Shriners Hospital for Children Philadelphia, PA



Thank you to the 2013 AOA-JOA Exchange Traveling Fellows Hosts

University of Utah
Oregon Health and Science University
University of Washington
University of Colorado-Denver
University of California-San Diego
Naval Medical Center-San Diego
University of California-Los Angeles
University of California-San Francisco
Stanford University
Reno Orthopaedic Clinic






The JOA created a fantastic itinerary for us - from operating to lecturing and historical sites to the technological wonders of Japan.

2010 JOA Traveling Fellows Diary Log excerpt