With the dedicated service of volunteer leaders, the American Academy of Osteopathy is able to fulfill its mission and deliver the programs and services that member physicians expect. The AAO has been blessed with outstanding leaders who have guided the organization into a position of prominence within the osteopathic medical profession. They welcome the participation of more members who may wish to volunteer their time and talent to serve on AAO committees and task forces in order to sustain the organization’s success.

The President-elect encourages AAO members in good standing to participate on the Academy committee(s) of their choice. Please note that the following committees may have limitations in the number of appointments: education, fellowship, international affairs and the Louisa Burns Osteopathic Research Committee. However, all AAO members are welcome to audit any committee meeting with courtesy advance notice provided to the chairperson and the AAO staff liaison to ensure adequate guest seating. If you have an interest in serving on an AAO committee, please download and complete the committee application form (in Word format) or submit the fillable PDF.


  • Awards Committee
  • Board of Governors
  • Board of Trustees: Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees
  • Bylaws Committee
  • Committee on Fellowship in the AAO
  • Education Committee: Education Subcommittee
  • Finance Committee
  • International Affairs Advisory Council
  • Investment Committee
  • Louisa Burns Osteopathic Research Committee: LBORC Research Grant Subcommittee, LBORC Research Poster Subcommittee, LBORC Research Training Subcommittee
  • Membership Committee: Osteopathic Medical Economics (Subcommittee)
  • Nominating Committee
  • Osteopathic Education Service Committee
  • Postdoctoral Training Committee: Postdoctoral Standards and Accreditation Committee (Subcommittee)
  • Publications Committee
  • RAAO council
  • Student Academies Committee