Welcome to the website of the American Association for Hand Surgery
The American Association for Hand Surgery represents a diverse but cohesive mix of hand surgeons and hand therapists. With a mission to work together to advance global hand care and education, the AAHS continues to grow and expand its programs each year.
Comprised of over 1,400 members including orthopedic surgeons, plastic surgeons, general surgeons, microsurgeons, hand therapists, nurses, and basic scientists, the Hand Association is an inclusive organization that welcomes individuals who are interested in joining the organization to fulfill its mission.
As we watch our country go through pain and convulsions in response to the murder of Mr. George Floyd, and as we hear the cries of thousands and thousands of people asking for justice and equality, the American Association for Hand Surgery wants to assure all our members that we value all lives equally. Every life is precious.
We welcome all members regardless of their ethnicity, race, religion, creed or sexual orientation. Equality and justice are important elements of any democracy.
We add our voices to those crying for justice and equality. And we are saddened by the violence, property destruction, and looting which takes away from the nobility of making our voices heard.
Let us work together to ensure that every human being is treated equally and that the justice system is fair for everyone regardless of their economic, ethnic or religious status. We continue to strive for reflecting the diversity of all of our patients in this country through our members, committees, and Board of Directors. It is with this commitment that we will fulfill our goal of providing the best culturally competent clinical care and which guides us in our work on behalf of our members and our patients.
Nash Naam, MD
Looking to get involved with the AAHS? There are a number of ways you can become engaged with the Hand Association!