Fostering Leadership Through Recognition

Each year, AOA members select two renowned peers for special recognition by presenting the Distinguished Contributions to Orthopaedics Award and the Distinguished Clinician Educator Award. During the AOA Annual Leadership Meeting, recipients are presented with these awards that honor personal achievement and contributions to orthopaedics.

AOA Awards Hall of Fame

2020 Award Winner:  Dr. Terrance D. Peabody, MD, FAOA

Terrance Peabody

2019 Award Winner:  J. Lawrence Marsh, MD, FAOA

Marsh, J.Lawrence

2018 Award Winner:  Ann E. Van Heest, MD, FAOA

Van Heest, Ann

2017 Award Winner: Daniel J. Berry, MD, FAOA

2016 Award Winner: Robert J. Neviaser, MD, FAOA
2015 Award Winner:  Joseph D. Zuckerman, MD, FAOA

2014 Award Winner: James O. Johnston, MD, FAOA
2013 Award Winner: John J. Callaghan, MD, FAOA
2012 Award Winner: Peter J. Stern, MD, FAOA
2011 Award Winner: Russell F. Warren, MD, FAOA
2010 Award Winner: Andrew J. Weiland, MD, FAOA

2009 Award Winner: Jesse B. Jupiter, MD, FAOA

2008 Award Winner: Richard H. Gelberman, MD, FAOA
2007 Award Winner: Augustus A. White, III, MD, FAOA

2006 Award Winner: Frank Frassica, MD, FAOA
2005 Award Winner: Michael A. Simon, MD, FAOA
2004 Award Winner: J. Leonard Goldner, MD, FAOA
2003 Award Winner: Frank C. Wilson, MD, FAOA
2002 Award Winner: William F. Enneking, MD, FAOA

2020 Award Winner: John J. Callaghan, MD, FAOA

2019 Award Winner: Peter J. Stern, MD, FAOA
2018 Award Winner: William H. Harris, MD, FAOA
2017 Award Winner: Dan M. Spengler, MD, FAOA
2016 Award Winner: Richard H. Gelberman, MD, FAOA

2015 Award Winner: Marc F. Swiontkowski, MD, FAOA

2014 Award Winner: Sigvard Hansen, MD, FAOA
2013 Award Winner: Gary E. Friedlaender, MD, FAOA
2012 Award Winner: Stuart L. Weinstein, MD, FAOA
2011 Award Winner: James D. Heckman, MD, FAOA
2010 Award Winner: James R. Urbaniak, MD, FAOA
2009 Award Winner: Franklin H. Sim, MD, FAOA

2008 Award Winner: Roby C. Thompson, MD, FAOA

2007 Award Winner: Harlan C. Amstutz, MD, FAOA
2006 Award Winner: C. McCollister Mac Evarts, MD, FAOA
2005 Award Winner: Reginald R. Cooper, MD, FAOA
2004 Award Winner: Albert B. Ferguson, MD, FAOA
2003 Award Winner: Ignacio V. Ponseti, MD, FAOA
2002 Award Winner: Michael W. Chapman, MD, FAOA