AAOS Councils & Committees

The AAOS has more than 70 committees that report under its current Governance structure. The majority of committees report to one of the AAOS Councils with several committees reporting directly to the AAOS Board of Directors.

Each AAOS Council has been created by the Board of Directors, and its existence is not time-limited. The function of an AAOS Council is to plan, organize, direct, and evaluate an entire category of AAOS programs, products, and services. 

There are four AAOS Councils:

Advocacy Council

Adam J. Bruggeman, MD, FAAOS, FAOrthA - Chair

Education Council

Andrew H. Schmidt, MD, FAAOS - Chair

Research and Quality Council

David S. Jevsevar, MD, MBA, FAAOS – Chair

Membership Council 

Valerae O. Lewis, MD, FAAOS – Chair 


The Academy has launched the AAOS Leadership Institute (ALI) — a program exclusively for AAOS members that provides training, mentoring, and networking opportunities to help them acquire and enhance the key skills needed to succeed as a volunteer leader at AAOS.

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View Committee Appointment Program to apply for positions in AAOS Councils and Committees

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