Ruth Jackson Orthopedic Society

Ruth Jackson (December 13, 1902 – August 28, 1994) was the first female board certified orthopaedic surgeon in the United States and the first female admitted to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. The RJOS was founded in 1983 as a support and networking organization for women orthopedic surgeons. The Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society (RJOS) is the oldest surgical women’s organization incorporated in the United States which continues to grow and welcome new members of both genders. RJOS works closely with the AAOS, provides leadership training for orthopaedists, residents and medical students, provides mentoring for medical students, and offers award and grants opportunities to support research. Dr. Burns has been a member since 2004, and the RJOS has provided both educational and research support to her.