Council on Research and Quality

To enhance the mission of the AAOS, the Council on Research and Quality promotes the most ethically and scientifically sound basic, clinical, and translational research possible to ensure the future care for patients with musculoskeletal disorders. The Council also serves as the primary resource to educate its members, the public, and public policy makers regarding evidenced-based medical practice, orthopaedic devices and biologics regulatory pathways and standards development, patient safety, occupational health, technology assessment, and other related areas of importance.

The Council on Research and Quality is currently chaired by Kevin J. Bozic, MD, MBA, and is comprised of the chairs of the six committees listed at the right of this page, two members at large, and:

  • AAOS Second Vice President, Representing the Board of Directors
  • Diversity Advisory Board Representative
  • Women's Health Issues Advisory Board Representative
  • Board of Specialty Societies (BOS) Representative
  • Board of Councilors (BOC) Representative
  • Communications Cabinet Liaison
  • Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) Representative
  • Healthcare Systems Committee Liaison


  • October 10


  • May 8
  • October 9

Council Information

For more information about the Council on Research and Quality please contact