Established in 1991, the mission of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) is to advance hip and knee patient care through education, advocacy, research and outreach. We are committed to access for all to the highest quality hip and knee care, as well as to our core values of inclusivity, volunteerism, life-long learning, integrity, proactivity, professionalism and humanitarianism. AAHKS has a membership of over 5,000 surgeons and other hip and knee health care professionals.

Board of Directors

Javad Parvizi, MD, FRCS

First Vice President
James I. Huddleston, III, MD

Second Vice President
R. Michael Meneghini, MD

Third Vice President
Antonia F. Chen, MD, MBA

Immediate Past President
Bryan D. Springer, MD

Rafael J. Sierra, MD

James A. Browne, MD

Matthew P. Abdel, MD                      
Jaime L. Bellamy, DO                      
Ronald E. Delanois, MD                     
William M. Mihalko, MD, PhD

Executive Director
Michael J. Zarski, JD

Councils and Committees

Committee members typically serve two-year terms from March to March. A call for Committee applications goes out at the end of each year, and members can apply online.

Council Chairs and Vice Chairs

Education and Communications Council:  Gregory G. Polkowski II, MD, MSc and James A. Browne, MD
Health Policy Council:  Adam J. Rana, MD
Membership Council: James D. Slover, MD, MS

Committee Chairs  (Staff Liaison)

Advocacy: Adam J. Rana, MD  (Joshua Kerr)
Committee on CommitteesJames I. Huddleston III, MD (Renalin Malvar-Ledda)
Digital Health and Social Media:  Shaun P. Patel, MD  (Kenneth Robinson)
Diversity Advisory Board:  Muyibat A. Adelani, MD and Adam A. Sassoon, MD, MS  (Chiara Rodgers)
Education:  Jeffrey B. Stambough, MD  (Sigita Wolfe)
Evidence-Based Medicine:  David S. Jevsevar, MD, MBA  (Sigita Wolfe)
Fellowship Match OversightElizabeth B. Gausden, MD, MPH  (Amy Bolivar)
FinanceJames A. Browne, MD  (Sharon Creed)
FOCAL:  William G. Hamilton, MD  (Amy Bolivar)
Humanitarian:  J. Craig Morrison, MD  (Chiara Rodgers)
Industry RelationsCory L. Calendine, MD  (Jeff Mitchell)
InternationalVictor H. Hernandez, MD, MS  (Joshua Kerr)
Member OutreachPeter K. Sculco, MD  (Eileen Lusk)
NominatingBryan D. Springer, MD  (Renalin Malvar-Ledda)
Patient and Public Relations:  Benjamin M. Stronach, MD, MS  (Kenneth Robinson)
Practice Management:  Alexander P. Sah, MD  (Joshua Kerr)
ProgramRan Schwarzkopf, MD, MSc   (Sigita Wolfe)
PublicationsChristopher E. Pelt, MD  (Kenneth Robinson)
Quality Measures:  Robert S. Sterling, MD  (Sigita Wolfe)
Research:  Ran Schwarzkopf, MD, MSc  (Chiara Rodgers)
Women in Arthroplasty:  Rina Jain, MD, FRCSC  (Eileen Lusk)
Young Arthroplasty GroupJesse I. Wolfstadt, MD, MSc, FRCSC  (Joshua Kerr)


AAHKS Staff members serve as the administrative core of the association located in the Orthopaedic Headquarters in Rosemont, Illinois, USA. View list.


2022-2024 News releases, weekly news blog, online press kit, media request instructions and the advertising rate card are in the AAHKS Newsroom.

Strategic Plan

The Strategic Plan is updated every three years by the Board of Directors to guide the association and the profession.


The AAHKS Bylaws detail the association’s purpose, membership descriptions, board structure and duties, committee and meeting structure and rules. Download the Bylaws.

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