Leaders of the Orthopaedic Community

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.

AOA Membership

Member Center

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Member Benefits

What are the benefits of AOA Membership? See why to join the AOA.

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Member Types

Learn more about AOA member categories

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Events

AOA News for AOA Members

Shape the Future: Slate Nominations for AOA Leadership Positions Open

The Nominating Committee seeks nominations for the AOA Second President-Elect, Treasurer-Elect, Delegate-At-Large, and more. Deadline for submission: Wednesday, December 15, 2021. Review all open roles and submit here.

AOA Awards Nominations for 2022 Now Open

Nominations are now open for the 2022 AOA Distinguished Clinician Educator Award and Distinguished Contributions to Orthopaedics Award. Deadline for submission December 20. Review Awards criteria and submit your nomination here.

Serena S. Hu, MD, FAOA Installed as 134th AOA President

A dedicated leader of the AOA, Dr. Hu became the 2021-2022 AOA President during the 2021 AOA Annual Leadership Meeting. She gave an address entitled the Leadership Through Uncertain Times. Say congratulations to Dr. Hu on LinkedIn.

The AOA equips orthopaedic surgeons with knowledge and skills necessary to lead effectively in the ever-changing landscape of the healthcare environment.

Members are Fellows of the AOA

Fewer than 6% of orthopaedic surgeons achieve AOA membership. One benefit of being an AOA member is your access to a range of orthopaedic leaders across the specialty.

Just like your MD, DO, FACS, or FACSC, you’ve earned the right to use your Fellow of The American Orthopaedic Association (FAOA) credentials. Make sure to use your FAOA credentials in your bio, on your slides at conferences, and in other places that will help you connect with the select members of the AOA.

Membership Criteria
Membership Criteria

Consideration for AOA membership is thorough and focuses on a candidate’s experience in the five domains.

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Membership Process
Membership Process

Achieving AOA Membership is a peer reviewed process, with eight steps.

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Awards
Awards

AOA presents two awards to recognize a member’s personal achievement and contributions to orthopaedics.

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