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Join the AAOS Team

Join our team of talented, motivated, and hard-working professionals – all with a shared commitment to helping orthopaedic surgeons from across the globe provide exceptional care for their patients.

With offices in Rosemont, Illinois, and Washington, DC, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) provides education programs for orthopaedic clinicians and is the trusted source of information on bone and joint conditions, treatments, and related issues.

Our core values – leading to serve, shaping the future, excellence together – unite our staff as we work to support one another and our members to promote our vision as the trusted leaders in advancing musculoskeletal health.

AAOS is the proud recipient of the following awards:

  • National Association for Business Resources' "Chicago's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For" 2021 and 2022
  • National Association for Business Resources' "Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation" 2021 and 2022
  • Chicago Tribune's "Top Workplaces" 2020, 2021 and 2022

Messages From Our Team

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Tom Arend, Chief Executive Officer

“At AAOS, our people truly are our most important asset and the key to our success.  We are always striving to be our best and believe that all perspectives and experiences matter. In the face of the challenging circumstances of the past few years, the hard work and dedication of our staff enabled us to continue delivering value to our members, their patients, and to the entire orthopaedic community.  I am proud, grateful, and privileged to be a part of this team.  I hope you consider joining us in our mission."

Our Mission is special. We serve our profession to provide the highest quality musculoskeletal care.

Our Staff is inspiring. We are innovative, collaborative, and at our best when we challenge ourselves and each other to excel and grow.

Our Benefits are unrivaled. Not only do we provide excellent medical and dental insurance, AAOS offers employees generous paid time off -- including four weeks of vacation – plus up to 40k in tuition reimbursement, flexible work schedules, and so much more. See the full AAOS Employee Benefits Package.

Our Culture is exciting! Our TEAM values of Teamwork, Empowerment, Accountability, and a Mindset of Growth create an environment that inspires people to work together to accomplish strategic goals, to expect the best from each other, and to support a commitment to continuous improvement and growth. And we have a great time celebrating our achievements!

Our Environment is hybrid! We ask employees to work in the office a minimum of 2 days a week and leadership is committed to continuously assessing what best meets our needs. We look to our employees to collaborate with their managers and determine a schedule that works for them based on their individual and business goals.

Our Voice is everywhere! Follow us on FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn

Working at AAOS

AAOS is headquartered in Rosemont, Illinois, and staffs an Office of Government Relations in Washington, DC. 

To get a real sense of what it’s like to work at AAOS, check out these photos from our Headquarters Office:

On-site Fitness Center
A socially-distant hike with Dino during the 2020 quarantine
On-site Fitness Center
On-site Fitness Class
Halloween Desk Decorating Contest
A socially-distant hike with Dino during the 2020 quarantine
AAOS Gives Back for the Holidays
Bring Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day
Halloween Desk Decorating Contest
Party in the Quads
Food Trucks Out Front
Health Fair
We LOVE Our Staff!
We LOVE Our Staff!
Ice Cream Social
Chili Cook-Off
Bring Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day
AAOS 2021 Virtual Holiday Party with "Laughter On Call"

Join the AAOS Team

No matter where you are in your career, take your next step with AAOS, the leader in advancing musculoskeletal health. Explore career opportunities below:

Perspective and current employees can review federal and state Employee Compliance Posters HERE.

Take Your Child to Work Day

Each year, AAOS offers its staff and their children a wonderful day of learning and exploration. In this endearing video, children of AAOS staff members talk about their parents and the work that they do.



The below link leads to the machine-readable files that are made available in response to the federal Transparency in Coverage Rule and includes negotiated service rates and out-of-network allowed amounts between health plans and healthcare providers. The machine readable files are formatted to allow researchers, regulators, and application developers to more easily access and analyze data. Please note the machine readable files are compressed with Gzip and are formatted to allow researchers, regulators, and application developers to more easily access and analyze data. For more information, contact hr22@aaos.org.

Transparency in Coverage - Machine Readable Files