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A group of LGBTQ+ surgeons, learners, and allies from all surgical specialties.

You are welcome here. 

Welcome Our Prism Institutional Members


AOSA recognizes that, for some LGBTQ+ people, joining an organization like ours could put your professional or personal safety at risk.


Our goal is to include as many members of our communities as possible, and to make it possible for you to participate in whatever way makes sense to you.


If you are unable to join the organization, but would like to receive news, updates, information, and opportunities, or if you have questions about what this means, please email us at


We will keep your contact information confidential. 

Check out our February Prism Spotlight interview with Valley Health System Department of Surgery. Watch the full interview clips on YouTube

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The AOSA online store is now open!

Get gear for you and your entire family to show your pride and allyship. A portion of your purchase proceeds will go to AOSA Scholarship and Organizational Funds.



The Association of Out Surgeons and Allies is an organization of LGBTQ+ Surgeons and allies which promotes acceptance, inclusion and equity in the surgical specialties to further learner engagement, support individual clinicians and researchers, and build a community.


The AOSA also intends to create a space for LGBTQ+ surgeons and trainees that promotes a dignified and successful surgical career without stigma, judgment, or discrimination. We aim to achieve this through a combination of outreach, education, mentorship, and professional development


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To build a community of health professionals that will champion the presence, development, and promotion of LGBTQ+ individuals in surgery.

  1. Enhance our community’s understanding of how to create and foster diversity, equity, and inclusion in surgery

  2. Facilitate and amplify LGBTQ+ surgeons’ success through dedicated mentorship networks

  3. Seek to be inclusive and supportive of LGBTQ+ surgeons with intersectional identities

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  1. Create a safe space for acknowledging self-identity

  2. Provide supportive environments for LGBTQ+ surgeons and learners to build community and develop mentorships

  3. Provide our members and allies with the conceptual basis to understand important topics in LGBTQ+ professional and healthcare disparities

These outreach and education objectives are intended to include professional goals, personal development, and the interconnection of both experiences.


  1. Develop a mentorship program for learners and faculty members

  2. Provide LGBTQ+ surgeons with the skills necessary to excel at all stages of their careers.

  3. Offer recommendations to other surgical organizations for LGBTQ+ inclusive programming and policy

  4. Afford educational opportunities for LGBTQ+ trainees through mentorship and scholarships

  5. Network with minority surgical associations to promote support and inclusivity of LGBTQ+ surgeons with intersectional identities

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