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The AAO is a diverse group. Our 19,000 members are from all corners of the globe – practicing in a diverse range of modalities. You may use the information on this page in your own research. Please credit AAO when you do.

19,103
total AAO members.

AAO Members

Active: 8,430
Life Active: 1,258
Honorary: 3
Student: 1,619
Service: 118
Retired: 4,236
Foreign-Trained Academic: 30
International: 2,682
International Student: 727

AAO Members by Gender

69%
male members
31%
female members

Active
Male: 63.9%
Female: 36.1%

Life Active
Male: 92.0%
Female: 8.0%

Student
Male: 42.7%
Female: 57.3%

International
Male: 64.8%
Female: 35.2%

International Student
Male: 29.7%
Female: 70.3%

AAO Members by Age

30 and under: 8.3%
31-40: 19.2%
41-50: 18.7%
51-60: 16.6%
61-70: 14.4%
71-80: 11.6%
Over 80: 11.0%

*AAO membership data is current as of March 2023.

2023 AAO Economics and Patient Census Study

A bi-annual study conducted among AAO members that presents practice health metrics and notable differences among member groups and prior years. Due to COVID-19, the last study was conducted in 2019.

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