American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research


In Memoriam: Tony N. Aram, MD

It is with sadness that we report the death of AAHKS member, Tony N. Aram, MD of Virgina on June 17, 2014. Our deepest sympathy is extended to his wife, children, family, friends and colleagues. Dr. and Mrs. Aram were active in medical missions serving humanitarian aid twice a year. His family has requested that donations be made… Read More

New Orthopedic Residency Program Approved at Center Led by Former AAHKS President

Larkin Community Hospital (LCH) in South Miami, Florida and Nova Southeastern University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine have launched a new medical residency training program in Orthopedic Surgery approved by the American Osteopathic Association. The Center for Advanced Orthopedics at LCH, led by former AAHKS President, Carlos Lavernia, MD, will be the main training site for the new orthopedic… Read More

Health Care Spending to Grow

According to The Hill, a new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) shows that as the economy improves, people are starting to spend more for health care – helping the industry to grow 6.8 percent next year. PwC analyzed employer-provided healthcare spending, and found that as the economy has improved, people feel more financially confident to get medical help and… Read More

Important July Dates

Friday, July 4 – AAHKS office closed for the Independence Day holiday. AAHKS News Update will resume July 11. Monday, July 21 – Deadline to submit nominees for the new Humanitarian Award. Nominate colleagues who provide humanitarian medical services with a focus on musculoskeletal diseases and trauma including the hip and knee in the US or abroad. The… Read More

AAHKS Participates in the Combined AOA/COA Meeting

Palais Des Congres

Mike Zarski, Executive Director, along with Krista Stewart, Membership and Advocacy Coordinator, attended the AOA/COA and AOA’s Council of Orthopaedic Residency Directors (CORD) Meeting this week. They reached out to new domestic and international members, met with leaders of the host organizations, and AAHKS leaders who were also in attendance.

AAHKS Members Among Those Inducted to AOA

AAHKS would like to congratulate the following members of the American Orthopaedic Association Membership Class of 2013. These members were recognized during a ceremony at the AOA meeting in Monteal, Canada: Thomas C. Barber, MD Oakland, CA Jeffery A. Geller, MD New York, NY Jason E. Lang, MD Winston-Salem, NC Robert S. Namba, MD Irvine, CA

Mentors Available on a Variety of Subjects

AAHKS members have signed up as mentors using the new eMentor program at, and they are ready to be matched with mentees. The eMentor program will benefit you whether you’re looking for an answer to a one-time question or would like to establish a contact for a longer period of time. Examples of mentoring subjects are: looking… Read More

Learn Hip Surgery Skills in Condensed Program

We invite you to participate in a newly-developed surgical skills course at the Orthopaedic Learning Center in Rosemont, Illinois from Thursday evening, July 24 through Friday, July 25, 2014. “Open and Arthroscopic Techniques for Adolescent and Young Adult Hip Preservation/Disorders” is a condensed, hands-on program that includes a full day in the surgical skills lab with individualized instruction… Read More

Pacira Joins AAHKS as Gold Corporate Sponsor

For their support and commitment to AAHKS, Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is recognized as a Gold Corporate Partner. The Corporate Partnership program allows AAHKS to recognize those in the industry that demonstrate a commitment to supporting AAHKS in addressing the medical, educational, socioeconomic and health policy issues that we face together. About Pacira “Our in-depth knowledge of the needs… Read More

AJRR to Provide Hip and Knee Replacement Outcomes to CMS

The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) recently received designation as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to report physician and patient observations and data. As a QCDR, the Registry could report hip and knee replacement outcomes to CMS. Beginning in 2015, physicians who send outcome data to an accredited… Read More