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:
- Chicago Tribune's "2020 Top Workplaces"
- Chicago Tribune's "2021 Top Workplaces"
- National Association for Business Resources' "Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in Chicago" 2021
- National Association for Business Resources' "Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation" 2021
Messages From Our Team
Tom Arend, Chief Executive Officer
"Each week over the last year I have shared my thoughts about the pandemic with our staff, often coupled with my appreciation for them. I now want to take a moment to share my admiration for our team more publicly. The pandemic has been extremely difficult for all of us, personally and professionally. And crises amplify who we are, for better or worse. If we learned anything, it’s that when push comes to shove, we band together and look out for one another. I remain in awe of our staff’s resilience, their laser focus on accomplishing the goals of our strategic plan, the unity they demonstrate in pulling together to row in the same direction and their ongoing ability to bring out the best in themselves and their teammates. This team has been and continues to be remarkable, and it is my great honor and privilege to serve as their CEO. Thank you, Team AAOS, for everything you do." - March 1, 2021
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 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!
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Knee'd To Know
View our staff newsletter for an example of how we keep our employees connected across all departments.
Visit our patient education website, orthoinfo.org, for more information on musculoskeletal health.
SnackNation Surprise for AAOS Staff
AAOS surprised remote staff with healthy and delicious snack boxes from SnackNation!
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.