AAOS Leadership Nominations

Help Identify Our Future Leaders

The AAOS Nominating Committee is determined to cast a “wide net” for potential leaders. AAOS Fellows are encouraged to submit recommendations for a number of leadership positions. Nominations are currently open and will close on August 7, 2023.  Please submit your nominations electronically at Submit Your Nominations.

Following are the open positions, along with an abbreviated description of responsibilities, desired experience, and time commitments:

Second Vice President (succeeds to 1st Vice President, President, and Past President)

  • Sustained record of leadership in Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Leadership positions on the AAOS Board of Directors, Councils, Committees or similar experience in the Board of Councilors (BOC), Board of Specialty Societies (BOS), orthopaedic specialty societies, or state/regional orthopaedic societies
  • Required understanding of the AAOS governance structure
  • Required participation at all meetings of the AAOS Board of Directors and the Combined National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference (NOLC)/Fall Meeting
  • Participation in Executive Committee of the Board of Directors Meetings
  • Participation in assigned AAOS committees and Project Teams
  • Adherence to Roles and Responsibilities of Members of the Board of Directors
  • Preferred participation in the AAOS Leadership Institute (ALI)
  • Time commitment up to 180 days a year
  • 4-year commitment

Treasurer-Elect (succeeds to Treasurer)

  • Desirable to have previous or current participation on the AAOS Board of Directors, Councils, Committees or similar experience in the Board of Councilors (BOC), Board of Specialty Societies (BOS), orthopaedic specialty societies, or state/regional orthopaedic societies
  • Desirable to have some knowledge of financial and accounting practices of complex organizations
  • Required participation at all meetings of the AAOS Board of Directors and Finance Committee
  • Adherence to Roles and Responsibilities of Members of the Board of Directors
  • Commitment of 30-35 days per year
  • As Treasurer-Elect assist the Treasurer and become familiar with the financial and other workings of the Academy and Association
  • Preferred participation in the AAOS Leadership Institute (ALI)
  • 4-year commitment (one year as Treasurer-Elect and three years as Treasurer)

Member-at-Large [Age 45 and over] (over age 45 on February 19, 2024)

  • Desirable to have previous or current participation in AAOS Councils, Committees or similar experience in BOC, BOS, orthopaedic specialty societies, or state/regional orthopaedic societies
  • Required participation at all meetings of the AAOS Board of Directors
  • Participation in AAOS Project Teams
  • Adherence to Roles and Responsibilities of Members of the Board of Directors
  • Preferred participation in the AAOS Leadership Institute (ALI)
  • Commitment of 20-25 days per year
  • 3-year commitment

Member-at-Large [Under Age 45] (younger than age 45 on February 19, 2024)

  • Interest in AAOS governance
  • Required participation at all meetings of the AAOS Board of Directors
  • Participation in AAOS Project Teams
  • Adherence to Roles and Responsibilities of Members of the Board of Directors
  • Preferred participation in the AAOS Leadership Institute (ALI)
  • Commitment of 20-25 days per year
  • 3-year commitment

Nominees to the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)

[ABOS usually selects one Board Member from the six nominees recommended by AAOS]

  • Required attendance at ABOS meetings
  • Commitment of approximately 20 – 25 days a year
  • 7 to 10-year commitment

 

Please direct questions to governance@aaos.org