The 2024 AOA | USC APEX Leadership Conference: Achieving Peak Performance

The AOA is again partnering with the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business, Executive Education to bring you the next generation of the popular APEX Leadership Program. Debuting in 2024, the AOA|USC APEX Leadership Conference: Achieving Peak Performance will shift to a one-and-a-half-day module program to address essential leadership skills required of surgeons today. AOA’s signature blend of leadership development, with direct relevance to orthopaedics and issues confronting medicine, allows individuals at any stage of their career to expand their knowledge and leadership skills.

Registration Coming Soon!

Achieve your PEAK leadership skills during AOA’s two, one-and-a-half-day intensive, regional, module programs, developed specifically for the orthopaedic surgeon. Registration and program details coming soon!

April 12-13, 2024

USC Campus, Los Angeles, CA

September 13-14, 2024

Henry Ford Health, Detroit, MI

Learning Objectives

  • Develop a Strategic Mindset
  • Learn to Map Organizational Culture
  • Explore Effective Personal Leadership
  • Acquire Valuable Negotiating Methods & the Power of Persuasion
  • Improve Strategic Analysis for Competitive Advantage
  • Understand Leadership for High Performing Teams

The AOA is proud to recognize the alumni of the APEX Program.

2023 APEX Cohort:

Aravind Athiviraham, MD, FAOA, FRCSC
Eric M. Berkson, MD
E. Patrick Curry, MD
Elizabeth Dailey, MD
Michael E. Darowish, MD
Robert C. Decker, MD, FAOA
Matthew J. Dietz, MD, FAOA
Ashraf El Naga, MD
David Gendelberg, MD
David Greenberg, MD, FAOA
Christopher E. Gross, MD, FAOA
Kamran S. Hamid, MD, MPH, FAOA
Rex C. Haydon, MD, PhD, FAOA
Ginger E. Holt, MD, FAOA
J. Benjamin Jackson, III, MD, MBA, FAOA
Bryan T. Kelly, MD, MBA, FAOA
Brian K. Kwon, MD, FRCSC
Kristofer S. Matullo, MD, FAOA
Christopher McAndrew, MD
Janay McKie, MD
Robert F. Murphy, MD, FAOA
Daniel A. Osei, MD, FAOA
Nick Pallotta, MD
Joshua C. Patt, MD, FAOA
Benjamin Ricciardi, MD
Courtney E. Sherman, MD, FAOA
Micah Sinclair, MD
Kevin M. Taliaferro, MD
Vidyadhar Upasani, MD, FAOA
Robb Weir, MD, FAOA
Amanda T. Whitaker, MD


To view the remaining APEX Alumni, click here.