Celebrating 75 Years

Moving Osteopathy Forward since 1937 - The mission of the American Academy of Osteopathy is to teach, advocate, and research the science, art and philosophy of osteopathic medicine, emphasizing the integration of osteopathic principles, practices and manipulative treatment in patient care.



The American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO), the ‘Academy’ invites you to help us celebrate our 75th anniversary by purchasing and wearing a 75th anniversary shirt in various men's and women's sizes in four colors. The AAO bookstore offers publications about osteopathy, its history, philosophy, and contributions of the founders and masters of the profession. The Academy also provides educational programs to physicians who want to learn and practice hands-on osteopathic techniques. AAO Members enjoy discounts on publications and AAO events, a listing in the Search for a Physician database for practicing DO's and access to practice management with billing and coding training.


We encourage you to support the AAO Foundation, Foundation for Osteopathic Research and Continuous Education (FORCE). Join other supporters of osteopathic medicine by contributing to the Campaign for the Future with Campaign Chair, Guy A. DeFeo, DO and help build and promote the FORCE. You may also contribute to the annual Golden Ram Society campaign where your tax deductible donation supports the Academy’s educational programming. We also accept donations to support research and student registration at the AAO’s annual Convocation in March. For questions and more information, please contact Sherri L. Quarles, AAO Accountant.


Membership in the American Academy of Osteopathy is open to all osteopathic physicians who are members of the American Osteopathic Association; as well as supporters of osteopathic medicine. Join members as they advocate for osteopathic manipulative medicine through: the development of osteopathic skills, the promotion of research on the efficacy of osteopathic manipulative medicine, supporting student chapters at all colleges of osteopathic medicine, the opportunity to be a mentor or a protégé, and the opportunity to manage, develop and create postgraduate residency opportunities. Members also enjoy discounts on merchandise in the online store, on CME course registration, as well as receiving AAO publications of the American Academy of Osteopathy Journal (quarterly), Member Newsletter, “Did You Know”, and OsteoBlast.