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Congressional Ambassadors

AAOS has a Congressional Ambassador program for fellows who are willing to be a part of the orthopaedic community’s efforts to educate government officials and their staff about legislative and regulatory health policy issues. An Ambassador may help provide access to legislators and serve as a respected and knowledgeable voice on orthopaedic issues and those affecting the larger musculoskeltal community.

AAOS members who are interested in joining the Ambassador program should email Julie Williams at jwilliams@aaos.org. This program will provide additional resources and benefits in helping to develop or maintain relationships with legislators.

Distinguished Congressional Ambassadors 

The AAOS Distinguished Congressional Ambassador is a recognition given to an AAOS member who has demonstrated excellence in advocacy on behalf of orthopaedic priorities. 

  • 2021 - Robert Hagen, MD, FAAOS 
  • 2020 - Richard Bruch, MD, FAAOS
  • 2019 - John J. McGraw, MD, FAAOS