Dr. Della Valle Inducted as President of the American Association for Hip and Knee Surgeons

March 9, 2018

Dr. Craig Della Valle, Director of the Division of Adult Reconstructive Surgery, has been inducted as the President of the American Association for Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS). Dr. Della Valle is the Aaron G. Rosenberg Endowed Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Chief of the Section of Adult Reconstruction at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He specializes in primary and revision total joint arthroplasty. He has more than 200 peer-reviewed publications on topics including unicompartmental knee arthroplasty, primary and revision total knee arthroplasty as well as total hip arthroplasty, hip resurfacing and revision total hip arthroplasty.

Dr. Della Valle served previously as Chair for the Education and Communications Council, Committee on Committees and Bylaws, Education Committee, Nominating Committee, and Patient Education Committee. He also served as Member at Large on the AAHKS Board of Directors and Finance Committee and as a member of the Nominating Committee, Research Support Task Force and the Values Project Task Force. Dr. Della Valle also served as the AAHKS Representative to the Fellowship Match Oversight Committee and currently serves on the Arthroplasty Today Editorial Board.

Dr. Della Valle is a native of New York and received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.  He completed his residency at the Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City.  During his residency he spent a full year devoted to clinical and basic science research in the field of adult reconstructive surgery.  Dr. Della Valle completed a fellowship in adult reconstructive surgery at Rush University Medical Center and Central DuPage Hospital.

You can read the full story on AAHKS website here.


Established in 1991, the mission of AAHKS is to advance hip and knee patient care through education and advocacy. AAHKS has a membership of over 3,700 surgeons and other hip and knee health care professionals.