2017 AAOS-Federación Mexicana de Colegios de Ortopedia y Traumatología (FEMECOT) Program

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Date:24-28 October 2017
Location: San Luis Potosí, Mexico
Topic:Shoulder Instability
Rotator Cuff Tear
AAOS Faculty:Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo, MD, PhD
Jeffrey S. Abrams, MD
Leesa M. Galatz, MD
Mark A. Mighell, MD
FEMECOT Faculty:             Felipe Camara, MD
Fernando Hiramuro, MD
Milton Quijada, MD

AAOS Faculty

Dr. Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo_updatedJoaquin Sanchez-Sotelo MD PhD - Course Director
Mayo Clinic 

Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo, MD PhD practices as a Consultant in Orthopedic Surgery at the Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN, USA). Dr. Sanchez-Sotelo was born in Madrid, Spain. He graduated as Medical Doctor from Universidad Autonoma de Madrid Medical School (Spain) and obtained the #1 position in the Spanish National Exam for Medical Graduates in 1992.

Dr, Sanchez-Sotelo completed his Residency Program at Hospital Universitario La Paz and his PhD Program at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. He was then selected for a fellowship position at the Mayo Clinic and completed a two year program in adult reconstruction of the lower (hip and knee) and upper (shoulder and elbow) extremities.

Currently, Dr. Sanchez-Sotelo practices as Consultant in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Mayo Clinic, where he is actively involved in outpatient consultations, surgical procedures, research and teaching activities. Dr. Sanchez-Sotelo is also appointed as full Professor at the Mayo College of Medicine. He serves as Program Director for the Mayo Clinic Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship, and Vice Chairman for the Division of Adult Reconstruction. He has been presented the Mayo Clinic Teacher of the Year Award on two separate occasions and has received other research recognitions in the past, including the Mark B. Coventry, Melvin Post, Mid America Orthopedic Association,  Knee Society and AAOS Achievement’s Awards.

Dr. Sanchez-Sotelo is member of multiple professional societies, and currently serves as active member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery International Committee, active member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Membership Committee, as well as Associate Editor for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.

Dr. Jeffrey AbramsJeffrey S. Abrams, MD
Princeton Orthopaedic Associates

Dr. Jeffrey S. Abrams is an orthopaedic surgeon and managing partner for Princeton Orthopaedic Associates.

He has completed Sports Medicine and Shoulder Fellowships at University of Western Ontario under Dr. Richard Hawkins; Aspen and Glenwood Springs Sports Fellowship; and The Hughston Sports Medicine Fellowship under Dr. James Andrews.  His orthopaedic residency was at Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Medical School at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, and he graduated with honors from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  

Dr. Abrams is currently a Clinical Professor for Seton Hall University in the Department of Surgery and is a senior attending surgeon at University Medical Center of Princeton.  He continues to serve as Chief of the Shoulder Service at Princeton Orthopaedics.  Dr. Abrams served as President of the American and Shoulder Surgeons in 2012-2013 and continues to serve on the Board of Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.  He has served as President of the Arthroscopy Association of North America 2015-2016 and continues to be on the Board of Directors.  He is an active member of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and is on the Board for the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation.  He has been recognized in New Jersey as Educator of the Year in 2012, and New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame in 2014.

Dr. Jeffrey Abrams specializes in shoulder surgery and sports medicine.  He has been Board certified in orthopaedic surgery for the past 30 years, and has been a Board Oral Examiner.  Dr. Abrams is a consultant for Princeton University, College of New Jersey, International Management Group, and multiple professional teams and organizations.  

Dr. Jeffrey Abrams lectures both nationally and internationally, with over 800 lectures in the past two-and-a-half decades.  He has performed surgery on four continents and enjoys the role of mentoring and instructing.  He has served as Chairman of Education and named a Course Director, frequently designing and creating surgical-skills courses.  He has written and edited four textbooks on shoulder surgery, written over 65 peer review articles and textbook chapters, and works with the editorial staff for five orthopaedic publications.  

Dr. Leesa Galatz_updatedLeesa M. Galatz, MD
Mount Sinai Hospital

Dr. Galatz is the Mount Sinai Professor and Chair of the Leni and Peter May Department of Orthopedic Surgery and the Icahn School of Medicine at the Mount Sinai Hospital System in New York.  She specializes in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. She previously served as the Fellowship Director for the Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship as well as Chief of the Shoulder and Elbow Service at Washington University. Her primary research interest throughout her career has been basic science of rotator cuff disease and tendon healing as it pertains to cuff repair. She is a Co-Primary Investigator on two major projects funded by the National Institute of Health which focus on rotator cuff degeneration and repair, and tissue engineering strategies for tendon repair. Her research is complemented with clinical projects with her colleagues on Shoulder and Elbow problems.  

She has served as a faculty member in numerous courses on a national and international level, lecturing on a variety of clinical topics pertaining to Shoulder and Elbow pathology. She was the recipient of the Neer award for Basic Science Research at the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Open Meeting in 2009. She received the 2014 Kappa Delta Ann Doner Award along with her colleagues for research on the natural history of rotator cuff disease. In 2007, she was a European Shoulder and Elbow Traveling Fellow, sponsored by American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. She was an American British Canadian Traveling Fellow in 2009. She is the Associate Editor for Basic Science for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and is a peer reviewer for multiple other orthopedic publications. She has served as a Member at Large on the Board of AAOS and as a Delegate on the Board of AOA. She is currently a Member at Large on the Board of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. 

SCHOT - Dr. Mighell(3)Mark A. Mighell, MD
Florida Orthopaedic Institute

Dr. Mighell is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and he serves his profession as a national board examiner. He specializes in the treatment of injuries and disorders of the shoulder and elbow, and, having been trained in an American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons fellowship, he now trains three fellows each year. Additionally, Dr. Mighell treats patients using advanced surgical techniques including elbow arthroscopy, reverse total shoulder replacement, and shoulder reconstruction.  

Prior to joining Florida Orthopaedic Institute in 2001, Dr. Mighell served on active duty in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Portsmouth Naval Medical Center for seven years, and as Medical Director for the United States Navy during the previous four years receiving a Navy Commendation for duties performed. He is an active member of the American Orthopaedic Association, American Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons and has received the “Best Doctors in America” award annually since 2007.  

Multi-lingual in English, Spanish, French, Russian, German, Czech, and Slovak, Dr. Mighell has authored dozens of publications and has delivered numerous poster and oral presentations relating to his medical expertise. His outreach activities include acting as Team Physician to the Plant High School athletic departments, as well as mentoring college students who are interested in studying medicine.

Additional information regarding this program may be found on the FEMECOT website

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