American Association for Hand Surgery AAHS
The American Association for Hand Surgery was founded by a group of American and Canadian hand surgeons.
The group received their training under Dr. Joseph L. Posch at the Grace Hospital in Detroit and shared a vision of forming an organization that would represent the interest of all surgeons practicing hand surgery.
In 1970, that vision became a reality.
The founding purpose of the American Association for Hand Surgery was to provide an educational forum to increase the professional expertise and knowledge of surgeons involved in hand surgery.
Today, the association has grown to over 1,300 members and has been expanded to include hand therapist and other health professionals who care for patients with hand and upper extremity problems.