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AAOS Governance & 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 or Cabinet with several committees reporting directly to the AAOS Board of Directors.

Each AAOS Council/Cabinet has been created by the Board of Directors, and its existence is not time-limited. The function of an AAOS Council/Cabinet is to plan, organize, direct, and evaluate an entire category of AAOS programs, products, and services. A Cabinet differs from a Council in that it serves the entire AAOS structure.

There are four AAOS Councils:

Advocacy Council

Wilford K. Gibson, MD, FAAOS - Chair

Education Council

Paul Tornetta, III, MD, FAAOS - Chair

Research and Quality Council

Robert H. Quinn, MD, FAAOS – Chair

Membership Council 

Elizabeth G. Matzkin, MD, FAAOS – Chair 


View Committee List Rosters and Charges 

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

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