Welcome to the American
Association of Latino
Orthopedic Surgeons

Giving is not just making a donation. It’s about making a difference. “ —Kathy Calvin

Our Mission

The Mission of the American Association of Latin Orthopedic Surgeons (AALOS) is to improve the quality and accessibility of Orthopedic health care for the Hispanic Population in the USA.

Our efforts are aimed at improving cultural competency in the orthopedic profession and mentoring Hispanic students who aspire to become orthopedic surgeons. We strongly support efforts to diversify the profession of orthopedic surgery so that the cultural demographics of orthopedic surgery mirror the population of the USA.


Board of Directors



Ronald A. Navarro, MD


Alberto Bolanos, MD

Vice President

Erick M. Santos, MD. PhD


Victor H. Hernandez, MD MS


Ramon L. Jimenez, MD

Past President & Cofounder

Mark H Gonzalez, MD PhD

Past President



2024 Annual Meeting

Join AALOS at the Moscone Center, San Francisco, February 13th, 2024

LMSA Sawbones Workshop

(LMSA) is now accepting applications for the LMSA National Committee.

Latino Medical Student Assoc.

The LMSA & LMSA Southwest will be hosting their annual Conferences in 2024

For additional information on AALOS please contact Lonni Polizzi, Executive Director