Traveling Fellowship



The 2024 Traveling Fellowship Application is now CLOSED.


Selected Orthopaedic Surgeons from different parts of North America will experience an unparalleled opportunity to forge relationships, learn new techniques in arthroscopy and cherish memories for years to come. Previous AANA Traveling Fellows attest that this “once in a lifetime opportunity” is the ideal space to witness a variety of surgical cases and techniques while gaining important tips and tricks to bring back to practice.


2024 sites*

  • Missouri Orthopaedic Institute, Columbia, Missouri
    Hosted by Clayton W. Nuelle, M.D., FAANA
    • Monday, April 29 – Thursday, May 2
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Hosted by AANA Second Vice President, John D. Kelly IV, M.D., FAANA
    • Thursday, May 2 – Sunday, May 5
  • New England Baptist Hospital/Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts
    Hosted by AANA First Vice President, Alan S. Curtis, M.D., FAANA
    • Sunday, May 5 – Wednesday, May 8
  • 2024 AANA Annual Meeting | Boston, Massachusetts
    • Thursday, May 9 – Saturday, May 11

*sites and dates are subject to change


2024 Traveling Fellows Godfather


      J.W. Thomas Byrd, M.D.


This once in a lifetime opportunity culminates at the 2024 AANA Annual Meeting in Boston, May 9-11.


If you have any questions, please contact Lynnsey Ruiz at


Why Become a Traveling Fellow?



The AANA Traveling Fellowship is funded by the AANA Education Foundation with generous donations from individuals and corporations. Learn more.


Want to learn more about previous AANA Traveling Fellows’ rich educational experiences?


Head over to the AANA Blog 


Past Traveling Fellows

2023 Traveling Fellows

  • Albert Gee, M.D., FAANA
  • Catherine Hui, M.D.
  • Theodore Shybut, M.D., FAANA
  • Peter Vezeridis, M.D.

2022 Traveling Fellows

  • Maj. Travis Dekker, M.D.
  • Brian C. Lau, M.D.
  • Harris S. Slone M.D.
  • Michael A. Zacchilli, M.D.

2021 Traveling Fellows

  • Adnan Saithna, M.D.
  • Kosta J. Economopoulos, M.D.
  • Lucas S. McDonald, M.D.
  • Robert W. Westermann, M.D.
  • Benjamin Graves, M.D.
  • Brian F. Grogran, M.D.

2019 Traveling Fellows

  • Michael H. Amini, M.D.
  • Aravind Athiviraham, M.D., F.R.C.S.C.
  • Fernando Hernández-Pérez, M.D.
  • Andrew J. Sheean, M.D.

2018 Traveling Fellows

  • Leslie S. Matthews, M.D.
  • Kelly G. Kilcoyne, M.D.
  • Diego Perez Salazar Marina, M.D.
  • Matthew J. Salzler, M.D.
  • Ivan H. Wong, M.D.

2017 Traveling Fellows
Report (PDF)

  • Michael J. Alaia, M.D.
  • Nathan K. Endres, M.D.
  • Patrick W. Joyner, M.D.
  • Christopher J. Tucker, M.D.

2016 Traveling Fellows
Life Lessons, Leadership, and Enduring Friendships 

  • Mary K. Mulcahey, M.D.
  • Cory Edgar, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Michael J. O'Brien, M.D.
  • Kevin W. Wilson, M.D., LCDR

2015 Traveling Fellows
Controversies, Camaraderie, and Cuisine 

  • Carl Dain Allred, M.D.
  • Carl R. Freeman, M.D.
  • Darius M. Moezzi, M.D.
  • Thomas V. O'Hagan, M.D., M.Ed.

2014 Traveling Fellows
A Fantastic Voyage 

  • Kevin R. Murray, M.D., M.S.
  • Alexander Golant, M.D.
  • Gregory C. Mallo, M.D.
  • Brian R. Waterman, M.D., MAJ, MC USA
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