The AOA is proud to pay tribute to the exemplary orthopaedic surgeons, past and present, who have been recognized as a Pillar of the orthopaedic specialty.

Whether as a clinician, educator, or researcher, these individuals have provided essential support to others in the orthopaedic community. Through dedication and leadership, these individuals have inspired their peers, partners, fellows, and residents.  The AOA is proud to recognize and honor the following members as the AOA Pillars of the Orthopaedic Profession:

Celebrating the 2021 AOA Pillars of the Orthopaedic Profession

Andrew D. Bunta, MD, FAOA

Pillar Profile coming

William J. Kane, MD, PhD, FAOA

Pillar Profile coming

Mary S. Sherman, MD, FAOA

Pillar Profile coming

Champion Your Mentor

We invite you to Champion Your Mentor as a Pillar of the Orthopaedic Community by initiating a group gift to honor an AOA member. Gather others whom this individual has mentored or influenced professionally. If you are interested in becoming a Champion for an AOA Pillar of the Orthopaedic Profession, you can find more information here.