Learn About AAHKS
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 and advocacy.
The AAHKS Annual Meeting provides an opportunity for members of the profession to come together and educate each other on the best practices in arthroplasty. The agenda addresses a broad array of scientific topics such as implant design, outcomes, surgical techniques and complications of primary and revision total joint arthroplasty (TJA). The latest information available on socioeconomic issues affecting our specialty is another highlight of the meeting.
» View the 2016 Member Resource Guide with information about leadership, past presidents, hip performance measurement set, upcoming events, and more.
» The AAHKS staff members are available to assist you.
» The AAHKS Bylaws detail the purpose, membership descriptions, board structure and duties, committees and meetings.
» The AAHKS Strategic Plan AAHKS Strategic Plan guides the association and the profession.
William A. Jiranek, MD, FACS
First Vice President
Mark I. Froimson, MD
Second Vice President
Craig J. Della Valle, MD
Third Vice President
Immediate Past President
Jay R. Lieberman, MD
Brian S. Parsley, MD
Michael P. Bolognesi, MD
C. Lowry Barnes, MD
Joseph T. Moskal, MD
Ryan M. Nunley, MD
Javad Parvizi, MD, FRCS
Scott M. Sporer, MD
Michael J. Zarski, JD
Direct Line: 847.430-5070
Councils and Committees
Committee members serve from March to March, typically in two-year terms. A call for Committee applications goes out in January of each year, and members can apply online. Get details about the AAHKS Councils and Committees, their charges, structure and terms.
Health Policy Council: Richard Iorio, MD
Education and Communications Council: Brian D. Springer, MD
Membership Council: Ryan M. Nunley, MD and Javad Parvizi, MD, FRCS
Committee Chairs (Staff liaisons in parentheses)
Advocacy: Richard Iorio, MD (Joshua Kerr)
Committee on Committees: Mark I. Froimson, MD (Eileen Lusk)
Education: William P. Barrett, MD (Sigita Wolfe)
Evidence-Based Medicine: Adolph J. Yates, MD (Joshua Kerr)
Fellowship Match Oversight: Christopher J. Peters, MD (Sigita Wolfe)
Finance: C. Lowry Barnes, MD (Sharon Creed)
Industry Relations: Jonathan L. Schaffer, MD (Jean Furlan)
International: Stefano A. Bini, MD (Joshua Kerr)
Leadership Development: Jay R. Lieberman, MD (Eileen Lusk)
Membership Outreach: Brian M. Curtin, MD (Eileen Lusk)
Nominating: Jay R. Lieberman, MD (Eileen Lusk)
Patient and Public Relations: David F. Dalury, MD (Denise Rodd)
Practice Management: Frank R. Voss, MD (Joshua Kerr)
Program: John C. Clohisy, MD (Sigita Wolfe)
Publications: Harpal “Paul” S. Khanuja, MD (Denise Rodd)
Quality Measures: David R. Mauerhan, MD (Joshua Kerr)
Research: Javad Parvizi, MD, FRCS (Sigita Wolfe)
Web/Social Media: Jeffrey A. Geller, MD (Denise Rodd)
Craig J. Della Valle, MD, Second Vice President
Richard Iorio, MD, Advocacy Chair
William P. Barrett, MD, Education Chair
David C. Markel, MD, Research Chair
Jeffrey A. Geller, MD, Web/Social Media Chair
Michael J. Zarski, JD, Executive Director
Christopher J. Dangles, MD
Edward C. Tanner, MD (alternate)