Political Leanings of Physicians Shift Left

Changes to political contributions surprised us — do they surprise you?

  • Healthcare, while in recent years has been Republican-leaning, has shifted to approximate parity between the two major parties.
  • In 2022, the AAOS Political Action Committee (PAC) contributed slightly more to Democratic candidates.
  • Plastic Surgery PAC saw a similar switch in 2022.


Open Secrets. Political Action Committees (PACs). Accessed July 6, 2023.

Open Secrets. PAC Profile: American Assn of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Accessed July 6, 2023.