American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

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Humanitarian Endeavors

AAHKS supports the humanitarian efforts of its members with the Annual AAHKS Humanitarian Award and recognition of humanitarian organizations in which members are involved.

The Annual AAHKS Humanitarian Award

The Humanitarian Award recognizes AAHKS members who have distinguished themselves by providing humanitarian medical services and programs with a significant focus on musculoskeletal diseases and trauma including the hip and knee in the United States or abroad. The award recipient receives a $5,000 donation to the humanitarian organization providing hip and knee care in which they are involved.

The 2014 award recipient was Harpal S. Khanuja, MD, the 2015 award recipient was Adolph V. Lombardi Jr., MD, FACS., and the 2016 award recipient is Brian S. Parsley, MD. Nominate a colleague for the 2018 award.

Humanitarian Organizations

We recognize the voluntary work in hip and knee Surgery that our members provide without compensation to help those in need here in the United States and around the world. View the list of humanitarian organizations in which AAHKS members are actively involved.

Humanitarian Organization Recognition

AAHKS would like to recognize the humanitarian organizations in which members are involved by offering placement on the AAHKS website and complimentary exhibitor space at the AAHKS Annual Meeting. Learn about the criteria, and complete the application.