Who is behind AO PEER?

Designed by surgeon-researchers for other surgeons, AO PEER offers practical support and unique networking opportunities and acts as a springboard for young professionals to embark on an exciting scientific journey.

The program is led by a multidisciplinary task force of AO research experts:

Dino Samartzis

United States

AO Spine

Frankie Leung

Hong Kong

AO Trauma

Matthew Allen

United Kingdom


Risto Kontio



AO PEER is constantly evolving

AO PEER profits from the wealth of expertise available within the AO—through a commitment to best practices and excellence in research and education. AO PEER leverages these trusted resources, which were developed and evaluated by the AO PEER task force consisting of distinguished surgeon-researchers with the support of the AO Education Institute (AO EI), the AO Research Institute Davos (ARI), and the AO Innovation Translation Center (AO ITC).

Get in touch

Please share your feedback and ideas: Let us know how the AO PEER platform has helped you and how it can be improved to better suit your needs.

What course participants have to say

“The course content and delivery were simplified, which made learning easy. Lectures were presented in an interesting manner, which helped me to clearly understand the principles of clinical research.”

Adenaike Funmilola, maxillofacial surgeon, department of Dental and Maxillofacial Surgery, National Hospital, Abuja, Nigeria