Jeff Abrams, MD (Princeton Orthopaedic Association, Princeton, N.J.). Dr. Abrams was one of the first physicians to perform rotator cuff repairs and stabilization surgery using arthroscopy and has assisted five surgical companies on equipment designs for minimally invasive procedures. He currently serves as a consultant to the National Hockey League, National Football League and Major League Baseball. He earned his medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, N.Y., and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Abrams' additional training includes a shoulder fellowship at the University of Western Ontario, a sports medicine fellowship in Aspen, Colo., and at the Houghston Sports Medicine Clinic in Columbus, Ga. In addition to working with patients, Dr. Abrams' career includes lecturing internationally and authoring several articles for publication. Dr. Abrams is a member of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons.
David W. Altchek, MD (Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City). Dr. Altchek is co-chief of sports medicine and shoulder service at Hospital for Specialty Surgery and has special expertise in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder. Among his several recognitions, Dr. Altchek has received the Charles S. Neer Award from the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons for his research on shoulder care. He is the author of more than 100 articles and book chapters on problems of the shoulder, elbow and knee. He is medical director for the New York Mets and a medical consultant for the National Basketball Association. Dr. Altchek received his medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, where he currently serves as a professor of surgery in clinical orthopedics.
James Andrews, MD (Andrews Institute of Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, Gulf Breeze, Fla.). Throughout his career, Dr. Andrews has made contributions to clinical research in knee, shoulder and elbow injury prevention and treatment as well as authored several articles on his research. He recently participated in a study outlining pitch count for young baseball players to avoid overuse injury. He is a past president of the American Orthopaedics Society for Sports Medicine and has served on the board of directors for the Arthroscopy Association of North America. Dr. Andrews is a team physician for the Washington Redskins. Dr. Andrews is the founder of Andrews Institute for Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine. He earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Tulane Medical School, both in New Orleans. Dr. Andrews serves on the medical and safety advisory committee of USA Baseball and on the board of Little League Baseball.
Eric Berkson, MD (Orthopedic Surgery of Quincy, Quincy, Mass.). Dr. Berkson has a professional interest in treating injuries to the shoulder, elbow and knee with an emphasis on arthroscopic techniques and rotator cuff repair. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Berkson participates in conducting research on several topics, including the biomechanics of pitching project, pediatric shoulder treatment and minimally invasive total joint replacements. He is director of the MGH Sports Performance Center and has a research appointment at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. During his career, Dr. Berkson has provided medical services for several high school and college level athletic teams as well as the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots and the Boston Bruins. Dr. Berkson has won several awards, including the Emerging Leader Award from the American Orthopaedic Association in 2004. He earned his medical degree from the University of Chicago and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Berkson also completed a sports medicine fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
Louis Bigliani, MD (Columbia Orthopaedics, New York City.). Dr. Bigliani is currently a physician with Columbia Orthopaedics in New York City and leads the practic'es center for research. He is also a professor and chair of orthopedic surgery and chief of the center for shoulder, elbow and sports medicine at Columbia University as well as director of the orthopedic surgery service at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia Medical Center. During his career, he has written hundreds of articles for peer review journals. He has previously served as the American Orthopaedic Association president and is a founding member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. Dr. Bigliani earned his medical degree at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Ill., and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at The New York Orthopaedic Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Bigliani's additional training includes a shoulder and implant surgery fellowship with The New York Orthopaedic Hospital.
David Dines, MD (Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City). Dr. Dines is a past president of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons and an orthopedic consultant for the US Open Tennis Tournament. He has a professional interest in shoulder replacement, sports shoulder injuries, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair and reverse shoulder replacement. He earned his medical degree at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark and completed his residency at HSS. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Dines has focused on research and has published several articles on shoulder surgery and sports medicine. He also developed the Biomet Biomodular Total Shoulder System and has won the Charles S. Neer Award for his research.
Frank Jobe, MD (Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, Los Angeles). Dr. Jobe is co-founder of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic and is credited with developing the modern ulnar collateral ligament repair, or Tommy John Surgery, often performed on professional pitchers. He is a founding member and past president of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. During his career, Dr. Jobe has worked with several professional Los Angeles teams, including the Lakers, Dodgers, Angels and Kings professional hockey team. He earned his medical degree at Loma Linda (Calif.) University and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Los Angeles Count Hospital. Dr. Jobe is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and previously chaired the organization's committee on the shoulder.
Anthony A. Romeo, MD (Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, Chicago). Dr. Romeo is a surgeon with Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush University in Chicago, and director of the section of shoulder and elbow at Rush University. Dr. Romeo earned his medical degree from St. Louis University and completed his residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He also completed a shoulder and elbow fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle. His professional interests include shoulder surgery, elbow surgery using arthroscopic techniques and sports medicine. In addition to his practice, Dr. Romeo has designed an advanced shoulder replacement system for treating arthritis. He is a member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Association of North America.
Nikhil N. Verma, MD (Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, Chicago). Dr. Verma is a physician with Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush with a professional interest in shoulder, elbow and knee injuries. Dr. Verma also serves as an assistant professor at Rush University Medical Center and has published several book chapters regarding shoulder and knee surgery. His research interests include healing of rotator cuff tendons after arthroscopic repair. Dr. Verma is a team physician for the Chicago Bulls and Chicago White Sox. He earned his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia and completed his residency at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago. His additional training includes a sports medicine and shoulder surgery fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.
Lewis Yocum, MD (Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, Los Angeles). Dr. Yocum is the medical director of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and an orthopedic consultant to several professional dance companies. He has authored several publications and books based on his expertise in shoulder surgery. Throughout his career, he has performed ulnar collateral ligament repair, or Tommy John surgery on several professional athletes, including Nationals' pitching ace Stephen Strasburg. He earned his medical degree at the University of Illinois and completed his residency at Northwestern University, both in Chicago. His additional training includes a fellowship in sports medicine at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles. Dr. Yocum is a fellow of the American College of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
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