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.

AAHKS Humanitarian Award Recipients

2023 Gregory W. Stocks, MD
2022 Steven J. Meyer, MD
2021 John W. Barrington, MD
2020 Michael J. Christie, MD, MPH
2019 Aaron A. Hofmann, MD
2018 Gerard A. Engh, MD
2017 Lawrence D. Dorr, MD
2016 Brian S. Parsley, MD
2015 Adolph V. Lombardi, MD, FACS
2014 Harpal S. Khanuja, MD

Nominate a colleague for the 2024 award.

Humanitarian Organization Recognition Application

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.

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 participate.

Operation Walk

The AAHKS OperationWalk Central Board facilitates and strengthens the partnership between AAHKS and Operation Walk chapters to enhance the mission of Operation Walk. View the list of chapters around the world and link to their websites.

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