AAOS Awards

Each year the AAOS honors three members with the following awards:

The recipients of these awards are recognized during YourAcademy at the AAOS Annual Meeting.

Nominations for these three prestigious awards are now open through December 17, 2021.

The recognition of AAOS members through these three awards is an important Academy activity and follows a consistent and fair Awards Protocol.

Diversity Award

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

2022 Diversity Award Nomination Form

Diversity Award Criteria

Humanitarian Award

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

2022 Humanitarian Award Nomination Form

Humanitarian Award Criteria

Tipton Leadership Award

The Tipton Leadership Award recognizes AAOS Active 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.

2022 Tipton Leadership Nomination Form

Tipton Leadership Award Criteria

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.

Learn more about the AAOS Achievement Award Program