American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
9400 West Higgins Road, Rosemont, Illinois, 60018-4976
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) is an orthopedic organization. Founded at Northwestern University in 1933, as of 2015 AAOS had grown to include about 39,000 members. The group provides education and practice management services for orthopedic surgeons and allied health professionals. It also lobbies and works on public education. It describes itself as "the world's largest medical association of musculoskeletal specialists." It is a provider of musculoskeletal education to orthopaedic surgeons and others. Its continuing medical education activities include an annual meeting, multiple CME courses held around the country and at the Orthopaedic Learning Center, and various medical and scientific publications and electronic media materials.
Monthly nonpeer-reviewed news magazine published by the AAOS.
- Philip D. Wilson Jr. – president, 1972
- Joseph A. Bosco III, MD, FAAOS - president, 2020