Welcome to the Official Organization for
Physician Assistants who practice in Orthopaedics



I would like to congratulate all the newly elected candidates to the PAOS Board of Directors.  They were selected by a majority of the membership in a very competitive election.  You should all be proud of your efforts and willingness to devote your time to your professional organization.  I would also like to thank all of the candidates that felt compelled to join in on our election and their eagerness to offer their expertise to further our organization.  

Congratulations to:

President Elect – Sam Dyer
Secretary – Kemuel Carey
Northeast Regional Director – Christopher Wheeler
Southeast Regional Director – Steve Kelliam
South Central Regional Director – Randall Pape

Good luck to you all with your new responsibility.


Paul S. Desillier PA-C, MPAS
PAOS President

Recent PAOS News

2015 AAOS Annual Meeting

PAOS was represent in Las Vegas at the 2015 AAOS Annual Meeting by Sam Dyer, MHS, PA-C, Kemuel Carey, MHS, PA-C, ATC, and Tricia Marriott, MPAS, PA-C.  It was a great week in the exhibit hall Learn More...

PAOS forms alliance with AOA Own The Bone

PAOS forms an alliance with American Orthopaedic Association's Own The Bone program to promote increased awareness and improving the care of patients with osteoporosis and related fractures. In Learn More...

JAAOS - New PAOS Member Benefit!

PAOS has signed an agreement with Wolters Kluwer to provide PAOS members access to the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS) more commonly referred to as Learn More...

Harris Poll Shows PAs Are Trusted Healthcare Providers Who Improve Access

93 percent of respondents who have seen a PA agree PAs provide excellent patient service 

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A new nationwide study confirms that patients Learn More...

Thank you for joining us in Orlando!


It was a great week of learning and networking in Orlando at the PAOS 15th Annual CME Conference with 59.25 hours of CME available!  653 attendees joined us this year for an Learn More...

Join us in Orlando!

Join us in Orland for the 15th Annual PAOS CME conference September 29 - October 1, 2014.

Registration is now open at Learn More...

PAOS advocacy at AAOE meeting

PAOS was represented at the American Association of Orthopaedic Executives annual meeting in Washington DC June 1 - 3, 2014.  A great opportunity for advocacy as we answered questions about Learn More...

PAOS @ AAPA Impact 2014

Thanks to PAOS President Paul Desillier for representing PAOS in the exhibit hall at Impact 2014 in Boston!  PAOS President-Elect Tom Gocke and Vice-President Dennis Gregory advocated for Learn More...