Patient Safety Committee

Overall Purpose/Mission

Support development, validation, and dissemination of culture and processes that improve orthopaedic surgical safety and inform Academy policy with regard to these issues.


    1. Align all activities to support execution and achievement of the mission, vision, goals, strategic objectives and metrics of the Strategic Plan and conduct all business in accordance with the Core Values as adopted by the Board of Directors.
    2. Review and monitor scientific and regulatory developments in the field of patient safety as it relates to orthopaedic surgery.
    3. Provide leadership within the AAOS insight on regulatory and advocacy issues where patient safety is involved.
    4. Contribute to AAOS editorial platforms.
    5. Collaborate with Research and Quality committees, BOS/BOC, other perioperative and safety organizations and other AAOS teams to advance quality and safety
    6. Propose new and manage existing Safety Position and Information Statements
    7. Develop practical patient safety tools, solutions, and educational resources) that aid in establishing a culture of safety.


Reporting Relationship

Research and Quality Council




Eight (8) Members-at-Large

Board of Specialty Societies Liaison

Board of Councilors Liaison


Term of Office

For chair, two (2) years; eligible for one (1) additional two (2) year term.

For members-at-large, two (2) years; eligible for one (1) additional two (2) year term.


Staff Liaison (title)

Lead Regulatory Science Specialist


Last updated: 11/11/2019