2017 AAOS-Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA) Program

JOA Lock up pic

Date:  18-21 May 2017
Location: Sendai, Japan
Topic: Rotator Cuff Tear: From Epidemiology to Treatment
AAOS Faculty:                   Felix H. Savoie III, MD
 Wayne Z. Burkhead Jr., MD
 William B. Kibler, MD
 Leesa M. Galatz, MD
JOA Faculty: Yasunari Fujii, MD
 Junji Ide, MD
 Teruhisa Mihata, MD
 Hiroyuki Sugaya, MD

AAOS-JOA Program Agenda

The Japanese Orthopaedic Association and AAOS held a joint program at the 90th JOA Annual Meeting in Sendai, Japan on 18 and 20 May 2017. The program was the fourth consecutive combined program held by the two societies.

The two-day program focused on Shoulder and included ICLs from AAOS faculty, Dr. Felix Savoie, Course Director, Dr. Wayne Burkhead, Dr. Leesa Galatz, and Dr. W. Benjamin Kibler, and a joint symposium with both AAOS and JOA faculty. The program attracted more than 150 attendees and the Meeting had an attendance of 8,600 participants.  

AAOS faculty enjoyed their experience in Japan. Dr. William Maloney, AAOS President, represented the AAOS Presidential Line and also presented an ICL at the Congress. 

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AAOS booth where meeting attendees received                AAOS-JOA Panel
information about AAOS resources.                                   Photo Credit: Scarlett Crawford
Photo Credit: Scarlett Crawford

AAOS Faculty

Dr. SavoieFelix H. Savoie III, MD
Tulane University School of Medicine/Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine

Dr. Felix H. “Buddy” Savoie is an internationally-recognized expert in the areas of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and Sports Medicine. He is ABOS-certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. A graduate of the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, he completed his internship and residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. After completing AO, Hand and Microvascular Surgery, and Arthroscopy fellowships, he returned to Jackson to enter private practice and serve as an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Mississippi. Dr. Savoie came to the Tulane University School of Medicine in 2007 after Hurricane Katrina to take on the mantle of Professor of Clinical Orthopaedics, Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine, and Director of the Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine. In July 2015, he was named Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics, and in January 2016 he was named the Ray J. Haddad Professor of Orthopaedics. He was the President of the Louisiana Orthopaedic Association for 2016 and is the current President of the American Shoulder and Elbow Society.

Dr. BurkheadWayne Z. Burkhead Jr., MD
University of Texas

A graduate of Southern Methodist University, Dr. W. Z. (Buz) Burkhead joined the W. B. Carrell Clinic in 1983. He earned his M.D. degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He then completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. This was followed by a fellowship in shoulder reconstructive surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio under Charles A. Rockwood, Jr., M.D.  The author of scientific articles, book chapters, and textbooks on the rotator cuff and dislocating shoulder, Dr. Burkhead has lectured at national, as well as international conferences. He was selected 1991 Presidential Guest Lecturer of the Japanese Shoulder Society and was a 1997 Traveling Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. In 2007 Dr. Burkhead was elected and served as President of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons.  

Dr. Burkhead is widely known for the creation of modular replacement for the shoulder, and the development of advanced techniques to improve the results from rotator cuff repair and surgery for the dislocating shoulder.  Dr Burkhead served as consultant Shoulder Surgeon to the Dallas Cowboys from 1990 until 1998 under head team physician Robert Vandermeer.  

Board certified, he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member and past President of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. He is also a Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Burkhead has privileges at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, Baylor University Medical Center, and North Central Surgical Hospitals.  

Dr. KiblerWilliam B. Kibler, MD
Lexington Clinic

Dr. W. Ben Kibler is the Medical Director for the Shoulder Center of Kentucky of the Lexington Clinic in Lexington, KY. He is the team physician and orthopedist for the Lexington Legends; class A minor league team in the Kansas City Royals Organization. He also is team physician for numerous colleges and high schools in the Lexington area. Currently, Dr. Kibler serves as a consultant for the U.S. Tennis Association and Women’s Tennis Association and is a founding member of the Society of Tennis Medicine and Science. Dr. Kibler is a Fellow and former Vice President for the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Kibler has presented and written prolifically on all areas of sports medicine. He specializes in the upper extremity, shoulder pathology, scapula, and biomechanics of tennis.

Dr. GalatzLeesa 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. 

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

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