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The 2023 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.

2023 sites*

  • ABC Medical Center, Mexico City, Mexico
    • Monday, April 24 – Thursday, April 27
  • Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, Arizona
    • Thursday, April 27 – Sunday, April 30
  • Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • Sunday, April 30 – Wednesday, May 3
  • 2023 AANA Annual Meeting | New Orleans, Louisiana
    • Thursday, May 4 – Saturday, May 6

*sites and dates are subject to change

2023 Traveling Fellows Godfather

Nicholas A. Sgaglione, M.D.

This once in a lifetime opportunity culminates at the 2023 AANA Annual Meeting in New Orleans, May 4-6 and the Biologic Association 4th Annual Summit, May 6-7.

If you have any questions, please contact Lynnsey Ruiz at

2023 Traveling Fellows

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

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

Also, be sure to check out The Arthroscopy Association of North America Advanced Arthroscopy Traveling Fellowship: A 10-Year History by Mary K. Mulcahey, M.D. and Brian R. Waterman, M.D.! is made possible by displaying online advertisements to our visitors.
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