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AAHKS’ Fellowship Education Improvement and Innovation Grant Program Distributes Over $1 Million to 58 Adult Reconstruction Fellowship Programs


For Immediate Release
December 12, 2022

Rosemont, IL – In June, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) launched the new Fellowship Education Improvement and Innovation Grant Program in partnership with Zimmer Biomet. The program is designed to allocate grant money to Adult Reconstruction Fellowship Programs that are addressing targeted areas of improvement, including patient optimization, high-risk/at-risk patients, diverse patient populations, site of care impact, registry-based research and advanced technologies in joint arthroplasty.

With 58 successful applications from programs across the United States, AAHKS was able to distribute $20,000 to each program. The funding will facilitate long-term goals of standardizing curriculums and improving training nationally.

“We are extremely excited to partner with Zimmer Biomet for this inaugural Fellowship Education Improvement and Innovation Grant Program. Our fellowship programs will benefit from the extra funding provided to each program to expand and improve their educational opportunities. In addition, the support will allow fellowships to address the much-needed areas of patient optimization, registry research and improved access to care for a more diverse patient population. We look forward to continued industry sponsored partnership to grow our fellowship programs,” said Dr. Bryan D. Springer, MD, AAHKS President.

With the new grant program, AAHKS is able to advance its commitment to education, one of the four pillars of its mission (education, advocacy, research and outreach). The commitment and dedication to education will continue as it also oversees the Adult Reconstruction Fellowship Match which is the largest orthopaedic subspecialty fellowship program by number of fellowship positions (202 positions in 112 programs) and augments education of Fellows in training through a monthly webinar series.

For more information on the Fellowship Education Improvement and Innovation Grant Program, visit the AAHKS website at Fellowship Grant Program | AAHKS


About the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Established in 1991, the mission of AAHKS is to advance hip and knee patient care through education, advocacy, research and outreach. AAHKS has a membership of over 4,600 surgeons and other hip and knee health care professionals.

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