2017 AAOS-Sociedad Colombiana de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología (SCCOT) Program

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Date:  9-13 May 2017 
Location: Cartagena, Colombia
Topic: Hand and Shoulder Program

AAOS Faculty:                    Xavier Duralde, MD
 William Geissler, MD
 A. Lee Osterman, MD
 Ken Yamaguchi, MD
SCCOT Faculty: Hand
 Carlos Arroyo, MD
 Jorge Boretto, MD
 Alvaro Kafury, MD
 Elkin Lozano, MD
 Luis Felipe Naquira, MD
 Gustavo Mantovani, MD
 Alejandro Sandoval, MD 

AAOS-SCCOT Shoulder Program Agenda 

AAOS-SCCOT Hand Program Agenda

The 2017 AAOS-Sociedad Colombiana de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología was held in Cartagena, Colombia, May 10-13, 2017.

The two-day program focused on Shoulder and Hand and included ICLs and case presentations from each AAOS faculty, Dr. Xavier Duralde, Dr. Ken Yamaguchi, and Dr. William Geissler. The program attracted more than 200 attendees and the meeting had an attendance of 1,000 participants.  

Participant feedback was positive. 99.5% of participants said they would recommend this course to a colleague, while 100% of participants said they found the content useful for their practice. 

AAOS faculty enjoyed their experience in Colombia.

AAOS booth, including Orthopaedic Video Theater
Photo Credit: Daniel Navarro

AAOS Faculty

SCHOT - Dr. Duralde(1)Xavier Duralde, MD
Peachtree Orthopaedic Clinic

Dr. Duralde earned his AB from Harvard University in 1979 and his MD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1983. He remained at Columbia University for his orthopaedic training and fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery.

Dr. Duralde served his country as a Major in the United States Air Force from 1988 to 1992. While in the Air Force, he served as Chief of Surgical Services and Chief of the Department of Orthopaedics at the 20th Tactical Fighter Wing Hospital at RAF Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire, England.

Dr. Duralde is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and serves as associate adjunct professor at the Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Duralde has served as an orthopaedic surgeon to the Atlanta Braves since 1998 and became the Lead Orthopaedist in 2006. He is a member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Society, Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Association and the Major League Baseball Physicians Association. Dr. Duralde has authored many publications regarding the shoulder, including primary research papers and book chapters.

As an active member of the Peachtree Orthopaedic Clinic volunteer team, Dr. Duralde visits Haiti annually to offer his services at the Hospital Albert Schweitzer and outlying clinics.

Dr. William Geissler_revisedWilliam Geissler, MD
Mississippi Medical Center

Dr. Geissler received his M.D. degree from Tulane University Medical School in 1985. He completed his internship and residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and then completed and AO Orthopaedic Trauma fellowship in Aarau, Switzerland. Dr. Geissler then completed a one-year fellowship in Advanced Arthroscopy in Sports Medicine in Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Geissler returned to UMMC and completed a second fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery.

Dr. Geissler has served as faculty, moderator, and chairman in multiple arthroscopic and upper extremity courses both throughout the country as well as internationally. He has published nearly 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks and has delivered approximately 700 presentations nationally and internationally on sports medicine and upper extremity disorders. He has four published textbooks, three on advanced wrist surgery and one on athletic injuries to the upper extremity. Dr. Geissler is the Alan E. Freeland Chairman of Hand Surgery, Professor and Chief: Division of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, and Chief of the Section of Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine.

He joined University of Mississippi Medical Center Department of Orthopaedics in 1992 specializing in shoulder and elbow surgery, hand surgery, and advanced arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Geissler’s particular interest include upper extremity joint replacement, upper extremity trauma reconstruction, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Geissler is head team physician of numerous community high schools and the Mississippi Braves. In addition, he serves as a consultant for the Ole Miss Athletic Program. Dr. Geissler is the Program Director for the Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. A. Lee OstermanArthur Lee Osterman, MD
The Philadelphia Hand Center and The South Jersey Hand Center

He spent the next 10 years of training at the University of Pennsylvania where he attended medical school, completed his Orthopaedic Residency and also his Hand Fellowship under the guidance of Dr. F. William Bora. He then continued his specialty training with a Microvascular Fellowship at Duke University.

He returned to the University of Pennsylvania where he became a tenured Associate Professor and where he remained in practice until 1993. The opportunity then arose to join The Philadelphia Hand Center and The South Jersey Hand Center, a practice that encompasses the full gamut of upper extremity problems, from fingertip to shoulder and everything in between. Dr. Osterman is the current President of The Hand Center as well as the current Director of the Hand Fellowship program-a 7 person, ACGME accredited program which is co-hosted by The Hand Center and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
Dr. Osterman is a Full Professor of Hand and Orthopaedic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University and has received a number of awards and honors.

Dr. Osterman has served in many leadership roles. He is an active member and a past President of the American Association for Hand Surgery (AAHS) and is the current Chairman of the Hand Fellowship Directors for the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH). He is also a current member and the past President of the Eastern Orthopedic Association.

Dr. Osterman has received a number of grants, both scientific and commercial. He has done basic scientific research of electrical stimulation of healing, Schwann cell regeneration in peripheral nerve healing, anti-scar drugs, and distal radius fractures. He has pioneered innovative surgical techniques, including small joint and wrist arthroscopy. He is currently involved in clinical research for scapholunate injury reconstruction, ligament stabilization, wrist fusion, allograft nerve regeneration, Dupuytren’s Contracture, and upper extremity joint replacement. He has patented several devices, including plates for elbow fractures.

Dr. Ken YamaguchiKen Yamaguchi, MD
Centene Corporation

Ken Yamaguchi, MD, MBA, joined Centene as an Executive Vice President, Chief Medical Officer. Prior to this position, he was a full-time academic surgeon at Washington University. He continues to maintain the position of the Sam and Marilyn Fox Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery as part-time faculty and has been named as a Top Doctor in America by Castle Connolly yearly for nearly 20 years.

After earning his medical degree with distinction from George Washington School of Medicine, Dr. Yamaguchi also completed his residency there and then a fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery at Columbia University in New York. He then did elbow training at the Mayo Clinic.  He followed this with an MBA at the Olin School of Business at Washington University as well as numerous executive programs at the Olin, Kellogg, and Booth Schools of Business. Dr. Yamaguchi is an author of more than 200 publications and has given more than 150 presentations nationally and internationally. 

The recipient of various awards and honors throughout his career, Dr. Yamaguchi was selected to complete the American Orthopaedic Association’s prestigious John J. Fahey Memorial North American Traveling Fellowship, recognized with the Thomas M. Coffman Career Development Award from the Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation, and received the teaching awards numerous times for the Orthopaedic Department. In 2014 he received the Distinguished Teaching Award from the Washington University School of Medicine, given to only one member among the entire school faculty.  In 2014, he received the Ann Donner Vaughn Kappa Delta Award, considered the Nobel Prize for lifetime achievement in orthopedic research. 

Dr Yamaguchi has also been active in medical device innovation. He has worked with Zimmer-Biomet Corp and Tornier Corp (Wright Medical) to help develop highly successful joint replacement systems for both the shoulder and elbow.  Currently, he is the team lead in designing the next generation of shoulder replacement system for Zimmer-Biomet.

As Chief Medical Officer at Centene, his primary responsibilities in the area of Medical Affairs include oversight of: Clinical Policies, Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee, Clinical Programs, Clinical Analytics, Medical Management Operations (Utilization Management and Care Management), Medical Management Systems (support of medical management software), Data Governance and Quality Improvement.

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

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