Leadership Recognition and Acclaim: Fellow of the American Orthopaedic Association (FAOA)

Fewer than 10% of practicing orthopaedic surgeons have achieved AOA membership. These Fellows of the American Orthopaedic Association celebrate this accomplishment with the use of the prestigious designation of FAOA, following credentials. This designation demonstrates an AOA member’s commitment to leadership in orthopaedic practice.

Find out more about the FAOA designation.

Contributions to Thought-Leadership

AOA members convene annually around critical issues and skills development impacting the specialty. Membership in AOA affords exclusive opportunities to shape debate and solutions at hand, as members connect with other prominent leaders in the field. This includes the ability to submit symposium abstracts and serve as moderators of esteemed panels. AOA members receive discounted registration fees to the Annual Meeting, Leadership Education events, and more.

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery Subscription

Dues-paying members receive a subscription to the essential peer-reviewed scientific journal for orthopaedic surgeons, Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, and its online publications. (Corresponding, Senior, and Emeritus members, who are exempt from dues, can subscribe for a substantial discount.)

Subscription Details
  • 24 print issues of JBJS
  • Portable access to JBJS, JBJS Reviews, JBJS Essential Surgical Technique, and JBJS Case Connector
  • Individual mobile app access to the JBJS package of publication
  • Enhanced CME opportunities through JBJS’s expanded CME delivery platform
  • Automatic enrollment in the JBJS Affinity Program, which provides AOA subscribers with a 15% discount for JBJS educational offerings