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AAOS Member Recognition Awards

The spirit of this recognition program is to encourage and celebrate active volunteer involvement by our members. We have established this Achievement Award Program to recognize your participation in our programs and elsewhere in orthopaedics. We hope to encourage and enhance individual growth of our members and to say thanks for their many contributions to education, research and advocacy in orthopaedics.

Diversity Award

The Diversity Award recognizes living Academy Fellows and Emeritus members who have distinguished themselves through their outstanding commitment to making orthopaedics more representative of and accessible to the diverse population it serves.

The 2020 awards nomination period is closed.

Humanitarian Award

The Humanitarian Award recognizes living Fellows, International, and Emeritus members of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons who have distinguished themselves through outstanding musculoskeletal-related humanitarian activities in the United States or abroad.

The 2020 awards nomination period is closed.

Tipton Leadership Award

The Tipton Leadership Award recognizes living AAOS Fellows or Candidate Members who have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities that have led to benefits for the orthopaedic community, patients and/or the American public.

The 2020 awards nomination period is closed.

AAOS Achievement Award Program

The spirit of this recognition program is to encourage and celebrate active volunteer involvement by our members. We have established this Achievement Award Program to recognize your participation in our programs and elsewhere in orthopaedics. We hope to encourage and enhance individual growth of our members and to say thanks for their many contributions to education, research and advocacy in orthopaedics.

AAOS Awards Policy