To be a leader in the field of musculoskeletal research and education in order to advance the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries and enhance human performance and quality of life for people of all ages.


Under the leadership and reputation of internationally renowned orthopaedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews, AREF focuses on delivering educational training and information to practitioners and the sports medicine community. We focus our efforts on finding evidenced based solutions that deliver real world results for a diverse population. AREF researchers collaborate with board certified physicians to address issues that increase quality of life and enhance performance. We passionately work on injury prevention, return to performance protocols, effective repair, and rehabilitation for both amateur and professional athletes. AREF also facilitates the Eagle Fund, an important program providing world-class care to America’s injured warriors.