Research and Quality Council

Mission Statement:Advance the application of scientific knowledge to improve the safety and effectiveness of musculoskeletal care.


Vision Statement:Optimizing musculoskeletal health and eliminating complications through science.



  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. Educate the Fellowship, the public, and public policy-makers regarding clinical practice, regulatory affairs, standards, biologicals, patient safety, occupational health, and other related areas of importance in orthopaedic surgery. Facilitate and promote policies in these areas that are in the best interest of patients with musculoskeletal injuries and diseases.
  3. Develop evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and appropriate use criteria. Recommend to national organizations for use by members and policy makers.
  4. Disseminate and implement tools that facilitate physician use of AAOS's clinical practice guidelines and appropriate use criteria.
  5. Promote the use of evidence-based medicine into the scientific programs, educational activities, or evaluation-based endeavors of the AAOS.
  6. Promote the development of orthopaedic clinician-scientists, and provide programming to assist orthopaedic researchers to compete for grant funding, and maintain/expand relationships with the relevant agencies in our field (DOD, NIH, etc.)
  7. Stimulate, coordinate, and support the work of the committees reporting to the Research and Quality Council. Monitor committee programs, products, and services in the field of orthopaedic surgery for their effectiveness as they relate to the Fellowship and in health policy.
  8. Develop and implement specific annual action plans, based on the Strategic Plan, research and funding priorities, with goals, budget summary, and annual evaluation criteria clearly defined.


Reporting Relationship

Reports to the Academy Board of Directors.




Chairs of:

Committee on Healthcare Safety (7623) 

Committee on Devices, Biologics, and Technology (7882) 

Committee on Evidence-Based Quality and Value (7887) 

Clinical Practice Guidelines Section Leader (7887) 

CPG Derivatives Section Leader (7887) 

Performance Measures Section Leader (7887) 

Liaison Member from Health Care Systems Committee 

OREF Representative 

Board of Specialty Societies Representative 

Secretary of Board of Councilors 

Two (2) Members-at-Large 

Second Vice-President (Board Liaison) 


Term of Office

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

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

For Committee Chairs, two (2) years; eligible for one (1) additional two (2) year term (coincides with term as chair of the respective committee).


Staff Liaison (title)

Director, Clinical Quality & Value Department


Last Updated: 6/13/14