American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research


Make Our Voice Heard in the AMA

Hip and knee surgery is a small subspecialty, but the AMA is the country’s largest and most visible physician society. Because we help guide the AMA’s direction through a seat in the AMA HOD, the CPT and RUC, the AMA amplifies our voice at both federal and state levels. Hip and knee surgeons cannot afford to be sidelined… Read More

Calling All Residents to AAHKS Membership!

If you have colleagues who are residents, please extend an invitation to them to join AAHKS. At an annual dues rate of only $95, residents who join AAHKS as Arthroplasty Surgeons in Training enjoy all the benefits of membership including an annual subscription to The Journal of Arthroplasty, opportunity for a scholarship waiver to publish in Arthroplasty Today,… Read More

Is Your Member Profile Up-to-Date?

Check off one of your New Year’s Resolutions and log in to the AAHKS member portal to be sure your member profile is in order. Here are four things to check: Is your contact information correct? Did you opt in to the Find a Doctor directory? Are your dues paid for 2017? Log in to and click… Read More

Valuable New Member Benefit Begins

AAHKS members now have access to free premium accounts with OrthoEvidence – an online summary of published orthopaedic research from around the world. “AAHKS partnered with OrthoEvidence to make this service available to all members as part of our education mission,” said AAHKS Executive Director, Mike Zarski. Access to OrthoEvidence has already begun, and members received custom login… Read More

AAHKS Membership Update

Welcome New Members At the December Board of Directors meeting on Monday, the last round of new members will be submitted for approval – bringing the total to 567 new AAHKS members for 2016. International membership has increased by 16% including our first member from New Zealand. Renew Membership The new year begins the new membership year, and… Read More

Membership Renewal Reminder

The Membership Department would like to thank all of the members who have renewed their membership to date. If you have not renewed your AAHKS membership yet, you can log in to the AAHKS website. If you prefer to mail a check, please make payable to AAHKS, and mail to 9400 W. Higgins Rd., Suite 230, Rosemont, IL… Read More

Orthopaedists Offer Advice to Young Physicians on Academic Medicine

Orthopedics Today published an interview with four orthopaedists, including AAHKS past president John J. Callaghan, MD, on the challenges and benefits of pursuing academic medicine. They explore topics of balancing clinical practice, research, education and administration in their careers. “For me, the great benefit has been to get to know a lot of mentors and peers who are… Read More

Dr. O’Connor Accepts Yale Appointment

Dr. O'Connor

Past AAHKS President, Mary I. O’Connor, MD has been named the inaugural director of the Musculoskeletal Center at Yale School of Medicine and Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Conn. She has left her position as professor of orthopedic surgery at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and as medical director of the adult reconstructive fellowship at Mayo Clinic… Read More

Reminder: New AAHKS Address

Please remember to update your contact information for the AAHKS office. Our new address is 9400 W. Higgins Rd., Rosemont, IL 60018-4976. Our main phone number remains the same (847) 698-1200. You can access a list of staff members and their direct contact information on the AAHKS website.

Family Legacy Sets Milestone for AAHKS

Mesko Three

The AAHKS Board of Directors approved the most recent round of membership applicants at its board meeting on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 in Las Vegas. Included in the list was the 2,500th member of AAHKS – Daniel R. Mesko, DO. Dr. Mesko, who joins AAHKS as a resident member, is the son of AAHKS charter member, Wesley J.… Read More